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Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) means there is inflammation in a child’s joints that isn’t caused by any other condition. It refers to a number of different types of arthritis that occur under the age of 16. JIA is more than just painful joints. There are…

Looking after your baby's teeth

You can start brushing your baby's teeth as soon as they start to come through. Use a baby toothbrush with a tiny smear of fluoride toothpaste. Don't worry if you don't manage to brush much at first. The important thing is to get your baby used to…

MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine

The MMR vaccine is a safe and effective combined vaccine. It protects against 3 serious illnesses: measles mumps rubella (german measles) These highly infectious conditions can easily spread between unvaccinated people. Getting vaccinated is important, as these conditions can also lead to serious problems including…

Nannies and Au pairs (also known as a Home Childcarer)

For many families a Nanny or an Au Pair is a well-liked alternative to nurseries or childminding, they can offer flexibility for parents looking after children in their own homes.  Nannies can work on a daily basis or live in the home providing early starts…

Platt Bridge Start Well Family Centre

(A Sure Start Registered Children’s Centre) We provide support and services for the communities of Hindley and Hindley Green; Abram and Platt Bridge; Ashton and Bryn. What's on Please selet the Activity timetable Where? You can access our services at our linked sites: Hindley Bryn…

SEND Advice and guidance for parents form the DFE

Who is this guide for? This guide is for parents and carers of children and young people aged 0-25 years who have special educational needs (SEN) or a disability. What is it about? This guide describes how the system that supports children and young people…

Setting up a new Business - Gov.UK

Looking to set up your own business?  You will find lots of help on the Gov.UK website from starting and growing to Tax and registering.

Shining A Light On Suicide

Suicidal thoughts are far more common than people realise and can happen for lots of different reasons. With the right help and support, your feelings will change and you can overcome your suicidal thoughts. If you are concerned about someone else, or have been bereaved…

Sleep and tiredness after having a baby

Looking after a baby can be really tiring - especially in the first few months after the birth when your child is likely to wake several times during the night. Most parents cope with a certain level of tiredness. But if you're feeling low, bad tempered…

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Within this category you can find various information, services and activities for children, young people and adults.   Each category has filters to help you narrow down your search. Activities - Find your local activities where you can take part in lots of fun and stimulating…
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