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    • 10th November 2011
    • If you are a family with a disabled child and on a low income, it’s important that you call your energy supplier to see whether you qualify for a discount or a rebate worth up to £120 under the government’s new “Warm Home Discount Scheme“. The main group who benefit are pensioners – however some energy companies have included families with disabled children on a low income. Who qualifies and how much discount you can get, varies from provider to provider. Don’t leave it too late because five out of six energy companies recently admitted that they have a limited amount of money for the scheme!

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    • 10th November 2011
    • Couples caring for a disabled child are at greater risk of problems in their relationship, and relation breakdown. The charity Relate wants to help families with a disabled child to strengthen their relationships. They are currently offering up to four free or subsidised counselling sessions in our area. For more information, please call Ann Jinks (07745216998) or Andrea Wilson (07779298338).

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    • 4th October 2011
    • A free information event for parents and carers of children with additional needsOrganised in partnership by the Sheffield Parent Carer Forum and the Children and Young People’s Service

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    • 9th August 2011
    • Over the past 18 months, volunteers from the Parent Carer Forum have been working in partnership with a group of officers from Early Years, SNIPS and the Childminding Network to improve childcare for disabled children in Sheffield. The group was given a ring-fenced budget to work with, and was very willing to take on board parents’ proposals. As a result, the following initiatives have now been implemented:

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    • 30th June 2011
    • At almost every event and every consultation we have organised in the past two years, parents have raised concerns about a lack of Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) input for their children. We want to do something about this.

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