Contact (formally Contact a Family), have launched a new free service for families with disabled children who may be feeling overwhelmed, confused, and/or exhausted during the COVID-19 crisis, and need support, reassurance and a listening ear.
You can book a free, confidential 1:1 phone appointment with a family support adviser who can offer you emotional and practical support to help you and your disabled child.
For more information, see Contact's website
To see available appointments, click here
Great news for the Changing Places campaign this month! New legislation has been passed for all new, large public buildings to have at least one Changing Places facility. Additional funding has also been agreed for Changing Places facilities in motorway services.
Zack Kerr (below), has been a leading figure in the campaign which has seen a remarkable increase in the number of facilities and raised awareness.
As Zack notes in his video, lockdown has given able-bodied people an experience of what it's like not to be able to use a toilet when out, something very much taken for granted.
Snap has been supporting the Changing Places campaign, here's MD, Sally Britton with Sarah Brisdion at Looathon in May 2018!
Read more at Changing Places
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A Line Art has a great selection of accessible art projects for children. Their online videos are BSL Interpreted, see How to Create a Paper City, below.
'A Line Art's Anna Bruder has developed a huge following for her unique brand of interactive art and musical theatre shows where children and adults take part together'.
The Unicorn Theatre
Age recommendation: For 3-7 year olds and their families. BSL interpreted
This government webpage gives current advice on face coverings and includes an exemption badge to save and display on a mobile phone or print.
For all details, click here
A Personal Injury Trust can be prepared if someone has received a compensation award for a personal injury. The award would be managed by the Trust.
Why make a Trust?
There are several reasons why a Personal Injury Trust might be appropriate to put in place. The most common reason to set up a Trust is to protect a compensation award from assessment for means-tested benefits, now and in the future...
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To check or not to check – what are the questions?
Certain pre-employment checks are required to be undertaken on a would-be new recruit. For example, right to work checks to comply with immigration rules are part of the recruitment process and there are consequences if such checks are not made. In the care sector, DBS checks are also mandatory. Many employers will also check references, the ability to drive, and professional qualifications. Offers of employment can be made conditional on such checks being met or responses being “satisfactory”, with offers being withdrawn if the potential employee does not fulfill those conditions.
However, what about checking the health of your new recruit – what is acceptable, when and what are the risks?...
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