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Coronavirus information and resources

The Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic is having a huge impact on family life. It is important that families can access the right support throughout the crisis.  We have put together useful information on health,employment,money,relationships and mental wellbeing. There is also the latest local Coronavirus information, Government guidance…

COVID-19 Health and Wellbeing Support

The Covid-19 (Coronavirus) is affecting every aspect of family life. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is more important than ever at this time. Getting the right support for health and well being means that daily life can continue as near to normal as is possible. There…

COVID-19 Money and Benefits Support

The Covid-19 (Coronavirus) health crisis is affecting every aspect of people's lives. Worrying about your job,paying the rent or mortgage, putting food on the table is stressful. Knowing where to turn for advice and support is important  and will help you to feel more in…

Debt Advice and Money Saving

Advice on dealing with debt as well as advice and information on how to make your money stretch futher, how to make savings and how to cope with the rising costs of everyday living: BetterOff Sandwell Keep on top of your budget, search for jobs…

Early Help and Care

Some families of children and young people with SEND will require additional help and support and may need help with accessing community activities whether these are universal or specialist. What is important is that this help is effective and that it can be accessed early…

Early Years and Childcare

It is important that children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and their families have access to services as early as possible. At the Early Years stage identification is usually through a health agency (e.g. health visitor or paediatrician). Once identified, and with the…

Education

What does special educational needs mean? If a child has a learning difficulty or a disability that makes it harder for them to learn than most children of their age, they may have special educational needs (SEN). As many as one in five children may…

Education after 16

All children and young people have the right to full-time education up to the age of 16 and now must attend education, attend training or be employed from 16-18. Many young people with special educational needs and disabilities benefit enormously from these last few years,…

Education, Health and Care Plans (EHC Plan)

What is an Education, Health and Care Plan? An Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan is a legal document which describes a child or young person’s aged up to 25 special educational needs, the support they need, and the outcomes they would like to achieve.…

Family Support

Family life is full of rewards and challenges. Finding the right support at the right time is important. Family Support has a range of information and advice services for parents and carers. Search for a local or national service using the categories below.   Due…