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Balance exercises

These simple balance exercises can be done at home to help improve your health and mobility. Don't worry if you've not done much exercise for a while, these balance exercises are gentle and easy to follow.  Wear loose, comfortable clothing and keep some water handy. Build…

Bathing

If you feel that you may need additional equipment to help your child enjoy bathing or maybe you need help just to get them into the bath or shower you should speak to your child’s occupational therapist (OT). If there isn’t an occupational therapist working…

BCG (TB) vaccine side effects

Virtually everyone who has a BCG vaccination will develop a raised blister at the site of the injection immediately afterwards. This is normal and nothing to worry about. BCG injection scar Two to six weeks after the injection, a small spot may appear at the site of…

BCG TB vaccine: frequently asked questions

How well does the vaccine work? Why is TB still a problem? How common is TB in the UK? Is TB contagious? How do I know if my baby needs the BCG vaccination? I have an allergy. Could anything in the BCG vaccine trigger that…

BCG tuberculosis (TB) vaccine

The BCG vaccine protects against tuberculosis, which is also known as TB. TB is a serious infection which affects the lungs and sometimes other parts of the body, such as the bones, joints and kidneys. It can also cause meningitis. Read more about tuberculosis (TB). Who should have the…

Beach safety

Every summer, lifeguards respond to thousands of incidents on UK beaches. To stay safe at the seaside, be informed about the dangers and follow these simple tips. In 2014, lifeguards from the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) responded to 17,050 incidents, helping more than 19,350 people in difficulty on some…

Beat school exam stress

Tests and exams, including GCSEs, can be a challenging part of school life for both children and parents. But there are ways to ease the stress. 1. Watch out for exam stress Look out for signs of exam stress. Stressed children may be irritable, not sleep…

Bedroom Tax

From April 2013 a rule on the number of bedrooms you are allowed was introduced to housing benefit and universal credit for working age people renting from a local authority, a registered housing association or other registered social landlord. Currently it is down to individual…

Before and After School Clubs (Out of School)

In Hampshire there is a range of Ofsted registered or approved group settings and individuals (childminders) providing before and after school care. Out of school clubs:• provide safe and stimulating play opportunities for school age children at times when schools are not open• can operate before school…

Benefits Cap

You’re not affected by the benefit cap if anyone in your household qualifies for Working Tax Credit or gets any of the following benefits: Disability Living Allowance, Personal Independence Payment, Employment and Support Allowance (if they are in the Support Group) and others not directly…
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