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Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

What is Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)? Female genital mutilation (FGM) comprises “all procedures involving partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.” (World Health Organisation, Fact sheet N°241, 2010). Female Genital mutilation is…

Female sexual problems

Many women have problems with sex at some stage in their life. Here's a look at some forms of female sexual dysfunction (FSD) and advice on where to get help if it affects you. According to the Sexual Advice Association, sexual problems affect around one-third of young and…

Financial advice

Managing your finances can be tough, especially when money is tight.  Here you'll find advice about what to do now and how to plan ahead. 

Find out about Special Educational Needs

Welcome to the main Special Educational Needs information page on the Local Offer. Here you can find out about special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), how we identify children and young people with SEND and how we plan support. Most children with SEND can get…

Finding the right personal assistant for you

A personal assistant (or PA) is somebody that you can employ to help you with your day to day care and support needs. This could be anything from doing your weekly shop to help getting ready in the morning. Other areas that personal assistants can…

Finding work after caring

If you want to start or return to work, there are lots of things to consider and many schemes that can help you as a carer. You may need to return to work to earn money. For some carers who haven't worked for some time,…

Fitting and maintaining equipment

How your equipment is fitted and maintained depends on the type of equipment you have.


Flu is a common infectious viral illness spread by coughs and sneezes. It can be very unpleasant, but you'll usually begin to feel better within about a week. You can catch flu - short for influenza - all year round, but it's especially common in winter, which…

Food and drink

Get tips on ways to make your life easier and safer when eating and preparing food, and how to get support through food parcels if you are struggling.
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