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'My son has autism'

Deborah Packenham, from Barnet, has three children. Her youngest son, Johnny, 11, has autism. She describes her experience of caring for him as he grew up with the condition. "Johnny is my third child and he wasn't like the other two. He was much more…

30 Hours Childcare and Tax-Free Childcare

The countdown is on!  Don’t forget if you have a 3 or 4 year old child the deadline for applying for the extended Early Years Education funding (‘30 Hours Childcare’) is the 31 August for your child to take up a childcare place from September 2021.…

About Continuing Care

What is Continuing Care? NHS Continuing Care is provided to a small group of children and young people up to the age of 18 who need a tailored package of community support. All children receiving continuing care have a range of complex health needs that…

About short breaks in Hampshire

What is a Short Break? A Short Break enables children and young people with disabilities and/or additional needs to join in with safe, fun and interesting activities while at the same time giving parents/carers an opportunity to have a short break from caring. There are…

Access to Work Grants

An Access to Work grant can pay for practical support if you have a disability, health or mental health condition to help you: • start working • stay in work • move into self-employment or start a business The grant is not for business start-up…

ADHD Parenting Tips

Life with a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD or ADD) can be frustrating and overwhelming, but as a parent there is a lot you can do to help control and reduce the symptoms. You can help your child overcome daily challenges, channel their…

Adult Social Care

  Hampshire County Council Adult Services provides information and access to services for people with social care needs. To find out more on Adult Social Care in Adult Services please visit the external link on the right.  Here you can find information on care and…

Advice for UK Service families in Hampshire

Hampshire County Council recognises the disadvantage frequently experienced by UK service personnel as a result of the fact that they can be moved at short notice. Many Hampshire schools have extensive experience of working with service families and children. Areas of the county significantly affected…

Advocacy

There are several charities within Hampshire that offer Advocacy. What is Advocacy? Advocacy is helping people to speak up and have their views and wishes heard. It helps people access their rights as members of the community. The services are free and anyone can ask…

Alternative therapies - a starting point

Accessing alternative, or complementary therapy, is becoming increasingly popular for a lot of people, though it is very much down to the individual as to what avenues they choose to go down. Depending on the attitude of your family doctor, they may be willing to…
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