This year, Mental Health Awareness Week runs from 10 – 16 May and the chosen theme this year is nature. During the long months of the pandemic, many of us experienced mental health problems, watched a loved one struggle, or just been generally...
Many children and their families face tough times when health and disability affect their lives. Parents are faced with having to give up work or reduce their hours to look after children with disability. Their schooling can be affected and their place in the community can be restricted through lack of access.
Disability is an emotional word and implies a less than perfect human being. However, we are all human beings. All different. The law recognises that children with a whole range of medical and disability related problems will face certain disadvantages in early life and into the transition into adulthood.
Laws exist to ensure that extra support is available in additional financial benefits, in compensating for the additional caring role parents will often need to take on, for the support that may be needed to assist the child and in terms of ensuring that education, training, social activity and basic needs of the child are affected as little as possible.
For advice call our care services for children team on 01616 966 229 or complete our online enquiry form and a member of the team will contact you directly.