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Learning disabilities

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Children with learning disabilities do not learn certain skills as quickly as other people. They may, therefore, need extra help in certain aspects of their lives. The skills in question will depend upon the type of needs they may have. Page contents: The difference between…

Hospital services for children and adults with SEND

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Coming to hospital, whether planned or in an emergency, can be a worrying time.   For children and people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), a hospital visit can be even more challenging, and may happen more often depending on the disability.  This article covers information about the additional help and support your child or any person…

Tax credits

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This section covers some of the benefits and financial support that you or your child may be entitled to. Page contents Universal credit Tax credits Disability premiums Child benefit and child tax credit Universal Credit Universal Credit is a single benefit that is replacing the…

Legal Aid

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Depending on your income and level of savings you may be entitled to legal aid. Further details are available on the GOV.UK website as well as a calculator that can work out if you are eligible for Civil Legal Advice (CLA) If you are eligible,…

Wills and trusts

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Making a Will is always important, but even more so if you have a disabled child. If you leave money to them as an absolute gift, it can affect any means-tested benefit that they may be claiming. This may also leave them in a vulnerable…