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  1. First aid kit for babies

    More than 1 million children a year are involved in an accident in the home. Most aren't serious, but it's sensible to make sure your first aid box contains the essentials. Choose a waterproof, durable box that's easy to carry. It's much easier to take…
  2. Preparation for Adulthood

    Growing up and becoming an adult isn’t easy for anyone. It is a time of big change in your life. During this time you should be at the centre of any discussions about the future. You will need to think of a number of things.…
  3. Respite and Support

    Even the most capable parents and carers know that the best outcomes for their children or young people are achieved when families, agencies and the community work together. These pages are your essential resource for information about support that’s available for the whole family, including…
  4. Health

    We know you would rather spend time looking after the health needs of your child or young person than looking for information about health services. This section provides you with a core resource of specialist clinics, services and advice. What’s more, to help you identify…
  5. 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…
  6. Education and Childcare

    When choosing the right educational placement for your child or young person it is important to look at all the options available to you. This section helps you compare early years and childcare provision, schools, colleges and services from across the county, find out what…
  7. Health check

      Do you have a learning disability or support someone who does? By adding your name to the learning disability register you can get better healthcare - and you could have a free Annual Health Check. See the links below under related advice for more information about what…
  8. Healthy Eating

    There are many things that influence our physical health, including things that are out of our control, such as where we live or our financial situations. Small changes can add up to have a positive impact, and staying physically healthy helps us stay emotionally healthy…
  9. Introduction to exercise

      What is physical activity and sport? Physical activity means sport, exercise and fitness. For example, walking, running, cycling and swimming. Sport is a type of physical activity. Why is being active important? Physical activity and sport is good for your health and fitness. It…
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