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Watch: Free childcare information videos

Understanding and claiming the Free Early Education Entitlement (FEEE) can be a little confusing. The Education Support Service has produced three short videos below to help you find out more about the Free Early Education Entitlement (FEEE) and how it works in different kinds of…

Weight loss tips

Losing weight and keeping it off isn't easy, but it has many benefits. You may only need to make small changes to your lifestyle to maintain a healthy weight. Obesity is linked to serious health problems and increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease…

What is abuse and neglect?

Abuse and neglect is when someone is caused harm by an individual or group.  You can tell us if you have safeguarding concerns about yourself or someone else. This harm could be physical, psychological, financial, sexual or emotional or take many other forms and can be deliberate…

What is care and support?

Care and support describes the help some adults need in order to live as well as possible with any illness or disability they may have. It can include help with things like getting out of bed, washing, dressing, getting to work, cooking meals, eating, seeing…

What is insomnia and how much sleep do we need?

Sleeping trouble is the most widely reported psychological disorder in the UK, affecting a third of the population. Insomnia is defined as difficulty getting to sleep, difficulty staying asleep or having non-refreshing sleep. Having insomnia means that these difficulties happen three or more times a week, persist for at…

What to do if you've just been diagnosed with dementia

Whether your diagnosis came as a shock, or confirmed what you'd suspected for some time, it's important to plan ahead while you're still able to make clear decisions for yourself. If you've just been diagnosed with dementia, you may be feeling numb, scared and unable to take…

When a child dies: legal requirements

This page explains some of the things that have to happen after a child has died. By law, we have to review the death of every child under 18. The team who does this is called the Child Death Overview Panel (CDOP). The CDOP is…

When someone you care for dies

Caring for someone can become a major part of your life. When that person dies, as well as being a huge loss to you personally, it can leave a space in your life that can at first be hard to fill, especially if you're feeling…

Why 5 A Day?

Fruit and vegetables are part of a healthy, balanced diet and can help us stay healthy. It's important that we eat enough of them. Evidence shows there are significant health benefits to getting at least five 80g portions of a variety of fruit and vegetables every day. That's five portions…

Work and disability

Of the working-age people with disabilities in the UK, almost half are employed - but this figure should be higher. With the right support, many more could join their ranks. If you have a disability, you may be worried that it will limit your job…
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