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Further information about direct payments

Find answers to all your direct payments questions CarePlace You can find thousands of local care and support organisations and individuals.  This means you can organise your own care, and find assistants without having to go through social services.  Visit the CarePlace website here Carers…

Guide to abbreviations & jargon

Listed below, in alphabetic order, are abbreviations used to describe children's disabilities and phrases relating to special educational needs and professionals or agencies who may be involved in the assessment and education of your child. If you think anything is missing please email: thelocaloffer@hounslow.gov.uk

Hearing impairment

Signs that indicate your child may have a hearing difficulty As a young baby, your child should start responding to your voice and be startled by loud noises. He should start to turn and look at familiar sounds (like a favourite TV programme). By a year…

Help with childcare costs

COVID-19 Temporary measures As part of social distancing measures to limit the spread of coronavirus it may be necessary for childcare providers to introduce a temporary cap on numbers to ensure that safety is prioritised. For that reason, you may not be able to secure a place…

High Needs Funding

Schools may want to consider applying for high needs funding if it is felt that a pupil requires additional support above the £6k threshold.  High needs funding applies to children from reception upwards.  If additional funding is required for a child in nursery then an…

Higher education and university

All UK universities can support you if you have special needs and disabilities.  Find a course You can find information about all the courses available to you at the UCAS website Find the university disability officer If you have a disability, mental health condition or learning difficulty…

Hiring care

You can use your direct payments to buy agreed services. carers assistants care agency We’ll give you all the support you need to hire people. Employing relatives The home family is so important to someone’s care. And direct payments are not designed to replace that.…

Hiring care with direct payments

You can use your direct payments to buy agreed services. carers assistants care agency We’ll give you all the support you need to hire people. Employing relatives The home family is so important to someone’s care. And direct payments are not designed to replace that.…