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  1. Life Begins at Home

    Every family wants a home that is safe and secure, with enough space to live healthily and happily. There are often straightforward and affordable interventions that families can put in place to adapt their current housing to create an environment where they can manage their…
  2. Light Therapy

    Light therapy or phototherapy consists of exposure to daylight or to specific wavelengths of light using different types of equipment (such as lasers, light-emitting diodes, fluorescent lamps, dichroic lamps or very bright, full-spectrum light—by a so-called light box). The light is administered for a prescribed…
  3. Living on the border of Hampshire

    Neighbouring authorities You may live in Hampshire but access services or schools in another authority or you may live in another authority but access services and schools in Hampshire. In either of the above situations you may need to be aware of our neighbouring authorities’…
  4. Local Implementation Groups

    The LIG (Local Implementation Group) is a forum for people with learning disabilities, carers and professionals who meet once a month for two hours (except in August) in their local community. The forum is a co-produced Partnership, for adults living in Hampshire and those preparing…
  5. Looking after your teeth

    Taking care of your general health and your mouth is the key to making the most of your smile. Brushing your teeth twice a day (last thing at night before you go to bed and on one other occasion) with fluoride toothpaste and having regular check-ups with a…
  6. Makaton

    We all want our children to be able to communicate.  Makaton is a system that is used with some children who struggle in this area. Makaton is a language programme using signs and symbols to help people to communicate. It is designed to support spoken…
  7. Makaton in Early Years

    Makaton is a language programme using speech, signs and symbols which provides basic communication and everyday vocabulary which helps to develop language and literacy skills.Using Makaton helps adults and children who may have communication difficulties to develop their basic communication skills. These basic skills are…
  8. Managing Someone's Money

    Appointeeship An appointee is responsible for managing a person's benefits, and also for paying bills and managing a small and limited amount of savings in case of unforeseen circumstances. Appointeeship may be the best course of action if the person has a low level of…
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