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How to get direct payments

Instead of receiving support through council services, now you can get money to pay directly for the services you need. You’ll need to speak to your SEN officer about getting a personal budget to do this. Direct payments give you more flexibility and choice in…

SEND Strategy for Hounslow 2018-21

Joint Council, Hounslow CCG and partners SEND Strategy 2018 to 2021 In Hounslow, we are committed to ensuring the best possible experiences and outcomes for our children and young people who have special educational needs and or disabilities (SEND). The draft vision for SEND was…

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…

Housing advice

Information and advice on all issues related to housing can be found on the Hounslow Council website. If you would prefer to speak to someone, please call 020 8583 3842 and choose one of the following options: Council tenant enquiries and repairs Leaseholders and landlords…

Exam Access arrangements

How do SEN or Disabled Pupils gain access to public examinations? What is an exam access arrangement? This is a special adjustment that a pupil with special educational needs or a disability requires in order to be able to take an examination. For example, a…

Toileting, Bowel & Bladder

In Hounslow there is a specialist service for children and young people who are having bowel and bladder problems (including constipation, soiling, daytime wetting and bedwetting) which are common in childhood, and it is not unusual for teenagers to have them too. The Paediatric Bladder…

COVID-19 Lessons led by celebrities

Here's what various celebrities are offering you and your children for free to help with homeschooling 9.00am - PE with Joe Wicks 10.00am - Maths with Carol Vorderman 11.00am - English with David Walliams 12.00pm - Lunch (cooking with Jamie Oliver) 1.00pm - Music with Myleene Klass…

Difficulties eating, drinking and feeding

If a child refuses food or has difficulty with eating, it can often leave parents feeling very anxious, helpless and frustrated. This is especially so for disabled children. A disabled child can have difficulty feeding for several reasons, such as: finding it difficult to chew,…

Sleep difficulties

Children with special needs or a disability (for different reasons) are much more likely to have problems with sleep than other children. Without specialist support, sleep problems can continue for years. Sleep deprivation not only affects a child’s learning, behaviour, mood and health but also…

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.…