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  1. Disability Living Allowance (DLA)

    Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for children may help with the extra costs of looking after an eligible child who:  Is under 16 Has difficulties walking, and or, Needs more looking after than a child of the same age. The DLA rate is between £21.80 and…
  2. Working: Your Rights

    Your legal rights when working and caring As a working parent with a disabled child, you may have a legal right to take time off (Parental Leave) in certain circumstances. You may also be able to request a change in your working week (Flexible Working)…
  3. Early Years - Integrated Two Year Check

    Health visitors carry out a development check for all children at the age of two. Additionally, where two year olds are attending an early years childcare setting, the childcare provider will also do an early years progress check. From 2015 these two checks have been integrated and,…
  4. Carers - Emotional Wellbeing

    A carer is anybody who looks after a family member, partner or friend who needs help because of their illness, frailty or disability. All the care they give is unpaid. Many carers don't see themselves as carers. It can be difficult for carers to see…
  5. Financial problems and relationships

    Redundancy, debt and money worries can all put pressure on your relationship with your partner. Denise Knowles, a relationship counsellor at Relate, offers advice on how to ease the strain.  If you're made redundant, loss of income is the most obvious difficulty, but being without…
  6. Debt and hardship

    In this section you will find information on: where to get advice and local support, claiming benefits you maybe entitled to and saving money on household bills. For a comprehensive list of local services click on the ‘View all services and advice’ link on the…
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