Articles on Family Information Services (178)

  1. Carer's Allowance

    Carer’s Allowance is the main benefit for carers. If you are looking after someone for 35 hours a week or more, you may be eligible. The carer does not have to be related to, or live with, the person they care for.  https://www.gov.uk/carers-allowance A carer can claim…
  2. Help from your GP

    Caring can take a toll on your own health and wellbeing so it is especially important to look after yourself. It is important you identify yourself as a carer to your GP Practice so they are aware of your situation and can offer extra support if…
  3. Safeguarding vulnerable adults and children

    Safeguarding means looking out for and trying to protect others in our community who are vulnerable or may be at risk of harm. If you think that someone is at risk, you must raise an alarm. Everyone can make a difference. Abuse can be: Physical…
  4. What is Dyspraxia?

    What is Dyspraxia? Developmental dyspraxia is an impairment or immaturity of the organisation of movement that presents problems in coordinating movements. For example, people with dyspraxia may have difficulties with driving, cooking, riding a bicycle and sports involving  hand-eye co-ordination. It is an immaturity in…
  5. Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (BHFT)

    Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (BHFT) We deliver joined up physical and mental health services, helping people to remain independent at home for as long as possible and providing the care and support that best meets the needs of our patients, in the most suitable…
  6. Childcare Contracts and Complaints

    Your contract with your childcare provider Before your child starts at a childcare setting you will need to sign a contract with your chosen childcare provider e.g. childminder, pre-school day nursery etc. Signing a contract with a childcare provider is a legally binding document, which…
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