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Makaton

Makaton is a language programe using signs and symbols to help people communicate. It is designed to support spoken language and the signs and symbols are used with speech in spoken word order.

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Hate Crime and Disability

Learning disability and autism hate crime is any offence which is perceived, by the victim or any other person, to be motivated by a hostility or prejudice based on a person’s learning disability, autism or perceived disability and autism. This definition is intended to encompass crime where an individual is taken advantage of physically or financially due to their learning disability or autism, such as ‘mate crime.’

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Disability Discrimination

Understanding disability discrimination under the Equality Act 2010.

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School Based Support

Information about:
- Special Educational Needs support in schools
- Needs Assessments
- Support Plans
- Support in mainstream schools
- Barriers to inclusion
- Early years
- Services that help with education advice
- Complaint procedure
- School admissions and exclusions

Sleep problems

Tips on how to manage your child’s sleep and information about additional sources of help, advice and support.

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Wills and Trusts

Why you need to make a Will, things to consider when planning for the future of the person you care for with a learning disability, and what Trusts are and how they work.

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Mental Capacity Act

The Mental Capacity Act protects and empowers individuals who may lack the mental capacity to make their own decisions about their care and treatment. It is a law that applies to individuals aged 16 and over.

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Puberty, Sex and Relationships

The concept of puberty, social development and sexualised behaviour for people with special needs.

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Welfare Benefits

Welfare Benefits (DLA, PIP and Universal Credit) under a local and national perspective.

Power point on DWP relevant up to June 2020.

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  • I am very grateful for the help I have received from Centre 404.

    Rahwa cares for four children all under the age of 10 years including her daughter Danayt who has Down’s Syndrome. She approached us as she was feeling overwhelmed with her caring responsibilities, in particular with the challenging behaviour Danayt was displaying.

    “It was a very difficult time as I had no one else to help me and I didn’t understand the system.”

    Rahwa, family carer