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Care Homes - What are they?

  Most people want to live in their own for as long as possible, there are a vast range of support and services available to help them to do this, a good starting point is to use this portal to search for help. Even if you…

Respite

We can provide support to enable people to take a break or have a holiday following a Carers Assessment. In many cases the support is provided to enable a carer to have a break from caring. Breaks can range from a few hours to overnight…

Accessing Independent Financial Advice

Improvements in healthcare and standards of living mean we're all living longer. For some, these additional years are not always spent in the best of health and as a result, a growing number of older people require care. If you have to fund your own…

The Transforming Care Programme in the Black Country

Children, young people and adults with a learning disability and/or autism have the right to the same opportunities as anyone else to live satisfying and valued lives, and to be treated with dignity and respect.  They should have a home within their local community, be…

Short Breaks and Respite

Short breaks provide invaluable support for disabled children, young people and their families. While children are given opportunities to become more independent, have fun, enjoy new experiences, form friendships with their peers; their families are able to take time out of their caring role. This…

Short Breaks and Respite Statement

City of Wolverhampton Council is required to provide Short Breaks[1] for families living in the city with a child/young person aged 0 to 25 years with a disability. This statement and our commissioning strategy form the basis of our plans for short break services. It…

SEND - Preparing for Adulthood

What does Preparing for Adulthood mean for my son/daughter? The SEND Code of Practice is very clear that discussions about longer-term goals for young people should start early at Year 9 (age 13-14). These discussions should focus on your son/daughter's strengths, capabilities and the outcomes…

SEND - Health

Working with parents and the council, we have developed a set of health service guides for children and young people with a special educational need or disability (SEND). The guides help children, young people and their families/carers to learn about the services available to them across…

Proposed All Age Travel Assistance Policy

Policy for the provision of travel assistance for children and young people attending educational establishments and adults attending social care venues.   July 2019
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