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The Care Act 2014

This advice and guidance is concerned with the Care Act 2014 and how if affects you if you are receiving services from Adult Social Care.

Help with your household bills

Dealing with household bills can sometimes feel a bit overwhelming. Am I on the best tarrif? Can I afford to pay this month's bills? What can I do if I can't pay my bills? Who can I turn to for help? There are lots of…

Health and Wellbeing

Looking after your own health and the health of your family is an important part of everyday life. Feeling good and functioning well both physically and mentally means you and your family can make the most of opportunities and enjoy life to the full. Eating…

Family Health

We all want good health for ourselves and our families. Eating well, getting enough exercise and sleep, having a good work-life balance are important to us all. Finding the right services when we need them is important. There is lots of advice available on how…

Leisure and Recreation

We all need time to relax and get away from the daily routine. Maybe spend family time kicking a football in the park, swimming at the leisure centre or discovering something new in the libraries and museums. Whether you are looking for a Zumba class…

Teenage Pregnancy

Being pregnant and having a baby as a teenager can be a scary, confusing and complicated. Knowing where to get help and who to turn to for support is important.  What financial help can I get? What will happen at school?   Parents also need  advice…

What is the Local Offer?

Our vision for children and young people in Sandwell with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) is that they will be able to achieve their aspiration for a healthy ordinary life through meaningful employment and fulfilling relationships within the community of their choosing.To help with…

Free Childcare for 3 and 4 year olds - 30 hours (Extended Entitlement)

Working parents with 3 and 4 year old children may be entitled to an extra 15 hours a week of flexible free childcare giving them 30 hours childcare a week for at least 38 weeks a year (1140 hours a year).  Free childcare is an…

Free Childcare for 3 and 4 year olds - 15 hours (Universal Entitlement)

All 3 and 4 year old children are entitled to a maximum of 570 hours of free childcare a year (15 hours a week for 38 weeks a year). Children can start with an approved provider the term after the child's 3rd birthday. Free childcare…

Sandwell SEND Updates

Latest news The information on these pages has been put together to enable parents who have a child with special needs and/or disabilities (SEND) to find the information they are looking for in one place.  Once we are aware of information which is of interest…