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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…

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…

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.…

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.…

Medical and Nursing Support

If your child is registered with an Hounslow GP and is between the ages of 0-18 years and is unwell the first people you should speak to are: GP Health Visitor School Nurse If your child has a more complex health need your GP, Health Visitor…

Advocacy- Support in getting your views heard

SEND Support To get information and advice about all SEND matters. Telephone 020 8583 2607Email  SENDIASS@hounslow.gov.uk    Other organisations that can provide advice on SEND are IPSEA SOS!SEN Advocacy services Voiceability -a service for specific advocacy needs- including support for those with hearing impairment for 3 services; NHS Complaints Advocacy, Independent…