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Carers Passport

A Carer Passport is a record which identifies a carer in some way and sets out an offer of support, services or other benefits in response. A Carer Passport helps to improve and embed identification, recognition and support for carers in the day-to-day life of…

Caring for someone with autism

If you care for someone with autism, their wellbeing will be your main concern but don't ignore your own needs. Getting help and support and the occasional break will be good for you as well as the person under your care. Benefits and help for…

Cerebral palsy

Overview-Cerebral palsy Contents Overview Symptoms Causes Diagnosis Treatment Cerebral palsy is the name for a group of lifelong conditions that affect movement and co-ordination. It's caused by a problem with the brain that develops before, during or soon after birth. Symptoms of cerebral palsy The symptoms…

Child car seats: the law

Children must normally use a child car seat until they’re 12 years old or 135 centimetres tall, whichever comes first. Children over 12 or more than 135cm tall must wear a seat belt. You can choose a child car seat based on your child’s height…

Childcare Choices

The government is introducing new ways to help parents with childcare costs.  Whether you have toddlers or teens, you could get support.   15 hours free childcare for 2 year olds For families in England, receiving some form of support With 2-year-old children 15 hours of…

Childcare for Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Choosing childcare can be a difficult decision it is a huge part of your child’s development and helps them become more independent learning through play building friendships and gaining skills that will help them through life. Here in Wigan all our childcare providers are fully…

Children's flu vaccine

The children's nasal spray flu vaccine is safe and effective. It's offered every year to children to help protect them against flu. Flu is caused by the influenza virus. It can be a very unpleasant illness for children. It can also lead to serious problems, such…

Choosing Childcare

Families use childcare for many reasons - to help you work, look for jobs, train or study or just take time out, and to help your child’s development. In Wigan we have various types of childcare providers including childminders, school nurseries, pre schools, Out of…

Cot death

Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) – sometimes known as "cot death" – is the sudden, unexpected and unexplained death of an apparently healthy baby. In the UK, around 200 babies die suddenly and unexpectedly every year. This statistic may sound alarming, but SIDS is rare and the…

Down's syndrome

What is Down's syndrome?-Down's syndrome Contents What is Down's syndrome? Advice for new parents How to help children and young people Support for adults Support for families and carers Other health conditions Down's syndrome is when you're born with an extra chromosome. You usually get…
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