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Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships give you the chance to earn and learn at the same time and take between one to four years to complete. What is an apprenticeship? Apprenticeships are a mixture of on-the-job and off-the-job training for young people and adults 16 and over. On-the-job, you…

Ask the GP: smoking Q&As

GP Dr Michael Apple answers some of your queries about quitting and the health risks of smoking. I smoke fewer than five a day. What's the harm in that? Almost a third of smokers smoke fewer than 10 a day and often don't see the point…

Ask, Listen, Do

Top tips for families and carers - an NHS England project Making feedback, concerns and complaints easier for families and carers of children, young people and adults with a learning disability, autism or both. The top tips in the download document are about giving feedback,…

Assessing your care and support needs

If you have care and support needs and find it difficult to look after yourself, your local authority may be able to advise you and provide you with some help. The best way to get help from your local authority is to ask for a…

Assessment by Local Authorities

All Local authorities with their partner agencies must develop and publish local frameworks for assessment, which must be based on good analysis, timeliness and transparency and be proportionate to the needs of the child and their family. Each child who has been referred into local…

Asthma

Asthma is a common lung condition that causes occasional breathing difficulties. It affects people of all ages and often starts in childhood, although it can also appear for the first time in adults. For easy-to-follow guides please see the links on the right of this…

Asthma attack: what to do

Asthma attacks kill three people in the UK each day. But many of these deaths could be avoided. Every 10 seconds someone has a potentially life-threatening asthma attack. Find out what your risk of having an attack is using Asthma UK's asthma attack risk checker. If you're…

Asthma triggers

Some people are much more likely than others to develop allergies, such as asthma, hay fever and eczema. Certain 'triggers', such as pollens, household cleaners or pets, can cause an allergic response. What can trigger asthma? Many things can make asthma worse. Keep a list of your triggers when…

Autism and going to the cinema

As cinemas are often places that are not easily accessible, autism-friendly screenings (AFS) aim to make families feel welcome, comfortable and relaxed in an environment that can otherwise seem traumatic. Families are able to enjoy a film in an environment designed for people on the…

Autism hour

The world’s first mass participation National Autistic Society Autism Hour launched in 2017 with over 8,000 Autism Hours being held across the UK. It's a chance for you to shop with the lights dimmed and the noise lowered and for shops and their employees to learn…
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