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Adult Personal Budgets - Direct Payments

What is a direct payment? Personal Budgets from Adult Social Care, Direct Payments If you receive community care services from Hackney Council, you can choose to have cash payments to arrange your own help instead of getting services organised by social services. These payments are…

Adult Personal Budgets Brokerage

Personal Budgets from Adult Social Care, Brokerage If you like the idea of having more choice but don’t like the idea of being an employer and managing the money and the other responsibilities that come with it you could approach an agency to provide you…

Adult Personal Budgets where Hackney's social care services provide and manage the service

Adults Personal Budgets where Hackney adult social services manage the budget and services for you: This the arrangement where adult social care speak with you to find out what you need and then arrange the services for you. You do not HAVE to have a…

Adult Social Care - Needs Assessment

Before services can be arranged for you, you will need to have a needs assessment to establish your need for help from social care services, and to arrange services to meet those needs. A new national needs assessment framework including eligibility criteria and a standard…

Adults Personal Budgets - How we decide what support is needed?

Adults Personal Budgets How we worked out what you could get? The Council will assess the level of someone's need for each area under their Fair Access to Care Criteria of Critical or Substantial Needs. You can always have someone you trust with you at…

All about Wiki websites and how they help families and young people with SEND...

What is a wiki website? Wiki websites help young people and their families to show their interests and hopes for the future to others that are involved with the family. They are able to hold important and helpful information on a young person that helpfully…

Autism - information and support

Autism is a lifelong condition that affects social interaction, communication, interests and behaviour. Autism is on a spectrum and is often called Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC). This means that even though children and young people with ASD have the same…

Bullying - information and support

Bullying - children and young people with SEND The internet has huge benefits to all young people including young people with SEND. However children and young people with disabilities are at an increased risk of being bullied including in online environments.   The charity Mencap ran a…

Cerebral Palsy - information and support

Cerebral Palsy is the name for a group of lifelong conditions that affect movement and co-ordination. This is caused by a problem with the brain that occurs before, during or soon after birth. Crebral Palsy (CP) is the most common of all childhood disabilities, affecting…

Choosing and paying for childcare - Children with SEND

Choosing childcare for children with SEND Choosing the right childcare can be a difficult decision for every parent, but it is particularly challenging if your child has a special educational need or disability (SEND).  In this article you will find information on: Finding childcare What…
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