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  1. 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…
  2. 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…
  3. 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…
  4. 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…
  5. Advice for single parents

    If you're bringing up a child on your own, don't be afraid to ask for help from friends and family. You may also find that other single parents are a good source of support. Finding support as a lone parent You could: accept help from relatives and…
  6. 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…
  7. 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…
  8. After adoption: what help can we get?

    During the adoption process, it is important to find out what support package will come with your child to help with any special or additional needs they may have. Some needs may not become apparent until later, perhaps during adolescence, so it's important that you know where to…
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