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  1. Education Centres / Alternative Provision

    Hampshire has seven Education Centres (EC) known elsewhere as Pupil Referral Units (PRUs) for KS3 and KS4. Places are commissioned for either pupils who are: permanently excluded, those at risk of permanent exclusion and for pupils with medical needs or who are emotional vulnerable and…
  2. Elective home education

    Hampshire County Council is committed to supporting families who choose to home educate their child. Taking responsibility for your child’s education is a major decision and parents need to be sure they can undertake education effectively. The impact on family life can also be considerable…
  3. Eligibility criteria

    The Care Act introduces a national eligibility threshold for care and support. The eligibility threshold consists of three criteria, all of which must be met. The eligibility threshold for service users is based on identifying: 1. whether a person’s needs are due to a physical…
  4. Eligible for Social Care?

    Question: I have been told I do not meet the criteria for social care what can I do? Your rights:Hampshire Local Safeguarding Children Board and Hampshire Children's Trust have agreed clearly defined thresholds for services. You should have been given a copy of the eligibility…
  5. Employability skills

    Employability Skills are key skills that you need to be able to get a job and are useful when you are working. These include: Communication skills Being able to explain what you mean in a clear and concise way, either in writing or when you…
  6. Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)

      Who can claim? You can claim Employment Support Allowance if: you have a long term illness or disability affects your ability to work. you’re employed, self-employed, unemployed or a student on Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or Personal Independence Payment (PIP). you are 16 or over…
  7. The Equality Act 2010

    The Equality Act 2010 replaces multiple anti-discrimination laws with a single Act. It simplifies the law, removing inconsistencies and making it easier for people to understand and comply with. It also strengthens the law in important ways to help tackle discrimination and inequality. More information…
  8. Equipment and therapies

    There is a wealth of practical help and equipment available to meet the developmental and daily living needs of your child or young person. To help you find the right solutions, this section brings together information about a variety of suppliers, NHS services and therapy…
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