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Parents - Need an extra pair of hands over the summer?

Candidates - Want to gain valuable SEN experience?

The Snap Summer Scheme matches candidates looking to gain valuable SEN / Disability experience with families seeking an extra pair of hands. 

Candidates are paid at National Minimum Wage rate. They may or may not have experience; but we'll check they meet our key requirement of having a great attitude and wanting families to best enjoy the long summer holidays!

The Snap Summer Scheme is open to families in all parts of the UK with children (of any age, including young people and adults) with a disability or additional needs. 

Please see our website for terms, costs and more info:
Summer Scheme, Clients
Summer Scheme, Candidates, Job Seekers

Or call 020 7729 2200 to discuss your needs or availability

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See Hannah having a lovely time on Twitter!

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Are You Entitled to a Council Tax Discount?

It is likely that most of us will have seen an increase in our council tax bills this month.

Official figures show typical council tax bills in England have increased by 4.7% this month – the second biggest increase in a decade.

Local authorities in England can raise council tax by 2.99% plus a further 2% if they provide social care. Any that want to exceed that most hold a referendum. This year, 8 in 10 local authorities have imposed the maximum increase permitted.
Funding for adult social care and the police makes up a large amount of the increase.

There are ways you may be able to get help with your council tax:

  1. Your home or property may be exempt from council tax together
  2. You can get a discount
  3. You can pay less because you are disabled
  4. You can get a reduction if you are on a low income (or if you have someone living with you with a low income).

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Sandy Park Cafe 

Inside the Liverpool Café run by teenagers with special needs

The Sandy Park Café is a non-for profit social enterprise business helping young Two students stand in front of the Sandy Park Cafe people with Special Needs and Disabilities from Sandfield Park School gain valuable work experience to help them gain paid employment in the future.

Learn more about this great enterprise:

www.liverpoolecho.co.uk
www.sandfieldparkschool.com

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"I'm not just the girl in a wheelchair"

Isabelle Everest is attempting to win gold at the disability European judo championships for the third time in a row.

The 12-year-old from St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex is a wheelchair user.

She was diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a toddler and had corrective surgery to straighten her legs and feet at the Evelina London Children's Hospital.

See Isabelle in action!

hwww.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-sussex-47886192/isabelle-12-is-a-disability-judo-champion

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What is the Access Card?

Information, Evidence, Discounts and Opportunities for Disabled People

The Access Card is a card like no other, we translate your disability/impairment into symbols which highlight the barriers you face and the reasonable adjustments you might need.

This then informs providers quickly and discreetly about the support you need and may gain you access to things like concessionary ticket prices and complex reasonable adjustments without having to go into loads of personal detail.
All for just £15 for 3 years!


Find Out More:

>> Hannah McKearnen blogs about her experience using an Access Card  when attending the BBC6 Music Festival

>> www.accesscard.org.uk
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Spatial Inattention Grasping Home-Based Therapy

SIGHT stands for Spatial Inattention Grasping Home-based Therapy (also known as visuomotor feedback training). It is a neuropsychological rehabilitation therapy for people who have suffered a brain injury and who have spatial neglect or inattention symptoms (difficulty noticing things on one side of the world, usually on the most affected side).

The website enables clinicians, family, carers, and brain injury survivors with spatial neglect to access the therapy through registering with SIGHT. After you have registered, you will have access to the SIGHT manual, including clear step-by-step instructions on how to implement and administer the therapy

Find Out More:

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A Professional’s Guide to Sensory Impairment

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Feeling cut off from the world - social isolation is a common impact on clients after they have experienced a sensory impairment.

Imagine losing your sight suddenly due to illness or injury. The loss of one of our senses can be devastating. But imagine losing your hearing too. The effect of losing one or more of our senses can result in an individual's inability to interact with the environment. Even those living with a loving and supportive family or carers can experience feeling completely 'cut off' from the world.
 
Read this professional’s guide to explore the role of the occupational therapist in treating clients with sensory impairments, learn more about functional impacts and strategies to avoid clients becoming invisible. Two case studies have also been provided, to give the reader some practical insights and transferable ideas within clinical practice.

Read the Full Article:

A Professional’s Guide to Sensory Impairment

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Tax-Free Childcare:
Up to £4,000 per year!

Have you heard of Tax-Free Childcare? In 2017, the government launched a scheme to help working parents/carers with the cost of childcare. You can find out more about this by visiting the Nannytax website and reading their page on the topic.

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