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How equipment is provided

There are two types of equipment: Complex Aids of Daily Living (CADLs), such as profiling beds and hoists, that are provided on loan if recommended by an occupational therapists or other health professional. The equipment will be delivered to your home with us retaining responsibility…

How long will I get support for? 18 to 21 year-olds

The amount of support you get as a care leaver depends on your age and your circumstances.  Support from us should be provided until you’re 21. Once you’ve left care, we must: keep your pathway plan under regular review maintain your access to your leaving…

How long will I get support for? 22 to 24 year-olds

The amount of support you get as a care leaver depends on your age and your circumstances.  Support from your local authority should be provided until you are 21. Support may continue beyond your 21st birthday if you are already in education or training. If…

How to get to sleep

If you have difficulty falling asleep, a regular bedtime routine will help you wind down and prepare for bed. Few people manage to stick to strict bedtime routines. This isn't much of a problem for most people, but for insomniacs, irregular sleeping hours are unhelpful. Your routine depends…

How to keep your baby or toddler active

Ways to get your baby moving Why tummy time is important Baby bouncers, walkers and seats Physical activity for toddlers Enjoy being active together Activity for young children with a disability Coping with a very active toddler Does my child have attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)?…

How to prevent germs from spreading

Germs can be spread from person to person or by touching unclean equipment or surfaces. To stop the spread of germs, focus your efforts on cleaning areas in the house where germs are more likely to spread, such as the kitchen and toilet. Use either…

How to report adult safeguarding concerns

Safeguarding is aimed at anybody aged 18 or over who has care and support needs and who is unable to protect themselves from either the risk or the experience of abuse or neglect.  Local services must work together to safeguard adults in a way that…

How to work as a personal assistant

Working as a personal assistant (or PA) is a career that can make a real difference to peoples lives. Personal assistants are skilled individuals who must be adaptable to meet their employers assessed needs. If you would like to work in a caring role and…

Immunisation

Immunisation is the best way to protect your children from serious diseases. Have your children immunised at the right times to make sure they stays healthy and prevent the spread of childhood diseases. Immunisation against certain illnesses in adults is also important. Check that you…
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