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Disability Living Allowance: Can you claim for higher level needs?

Thinking about your Disability Living Allowance application renewal or first application – it might understandably inspire feelings of dread! This very helpful free webinar will guide you through, recommended by parents. 

Neurodiversity toolkit: Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)

Did you know that around 80% of people with Autism Spectrum Condition have eating difficulties? This is usually to do with sensitivity to the sensory experience of food. However, not every eating difficulty meets the criteria for ARFID; it’s important to know what to look out for.

Supported internships

Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) Early Transition planning reviews: Supported internships

LGBTQ+ Adoption and Fostering Week 2024

For members of the LGBTQ+ community thinking about adopting or fostering, the question absolutely shouldn’t be “Will my sexual orientation or gender identity count against me?” 

LGBTQ+ people from ethnically diverse backgrounds called to adopt

Social workers can struggle to find appropriate adoption and fostering placements for looked after children from ethnically diverse backgrounds. Too few approved adopters and foster carers share the same culture and heritage as these children.

Questions about adoption from LGBTQ+ people

Here are some questions from LGBT+ people about adoption that we’ve answered.

New Family Social podcast: Adoption, fostering and tea

The UK’s LGBTQ+ adoption and fostering charity, New Family Social add new episodes to its series of podcasts discussing adoption and fostering with people “who’ve done it”:

Free Eating disorder online workshops for parents and carers

Funded by the NHS, these online courses offer five free sessions to carers/parents supporting undiagnosed and diagnosed eating disorder needs, using the ‘New Maudsley’ approach.