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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…

The Virtual School

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The South Gloucestershire Virtual School team is responsible for raising the educational standards of South Gloucestershire’s looked-after children.  The school is virtual in the sense that it is not a physical school building that students actually attend.   The Virtual School team works in partnership with you and your child, early years settings, schools, colleges, universities and social workers.  They ensure that your child’s education is…

Physical disabilities

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Physical disabilities cover many different conditions that present with difficulties of physical functioning, mobility, dexterity or stamina Children and young people with physical difficulties may have an acquired or inherited physical condition. The effects of a physical difficulty can be reduced through making changes to…

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…