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Support groups for disfigurement

There are lots of groups that can offer support, information and advice on specific conditions that can cause disfigurement. Below are some examples, but the list is by no means exhaustive. Acoustic neuroma support British Acoustic Neuroma Association (BANA) BANA offers mutual support and information to people affected by…

Supported Internships

What is a supported internship? Supported internships are structured study programmes based primarily at an employer. They enable young people aged 16-24 with a statement of SEN, a Learning Difficulty Assessment or an Education, Health and Care plan to achieve sustainable paid employment by equipping…

Supporting children with autism into adulthood

For a teenager who has autism, growing up to become an adult with autism may have extra, unique challenges beyond those commonly faced by other teens. Families of children with autism will also have to adapt to the changes that being an independent adult with…

Supporting Children with Special Educational Needs to Start School in 2020

Making the move (transition) from a pre-school, nursery or childminder (early years education setting) and going into the reception year of school (Year R) can be both exciting and scary for children, and parents! The support we provide for children with Special Educational Needs and…

Supporting pupils at school with medical condition

  The Government have produced a report which gives guidance about the support that pupils with medical conditions should receive at school. The local authority must have regard to this guidance when making arrangements to support these pupils at school and also any activities taking…

Supporting someone with an eating disorder

If your friend or relative has an eating disorder, such as anorexia, bulimia or binge eating disorder, you will probably want to do everything you can to help them recover. You're already doing a great job by finding out more about eating disorders and how to…

Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP)

What is a STP? STP stands for sustainability and transformation partnership. These are 44 areas covering all of England, where local NHS organisations and councils have drawn up proposals to improve health and care in the areas they serve. STP can also stand for ‘sustainability…

Sweets, fizzy drinks and bottles

10 tips for parents on the top causes of tooth decay in children - and how to avoid them. Establishing good habits can help your child avoid oral health problems, such as tooth decay and gum disease.  Can I let my child have sweets? Most children want sweets, but you can help to prevent…

The taboo of incontinence

Incontinence is one of the last health taboos in modern society. Embarrassment stops many people from accessing the NHS services that can help them. Why is incontinence so embarrassing? Incontinence is surprisingly common. It's estimated that one in four of us will have a problem with bladder control at…
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