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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. 

Helpful hints and tips for writing Keeping in Touch letters (Letterbox)

We all know how important keeping in touch (Letterbox) letters are for children in supporting them to build a full sense of identity and belonging. Being open and honest about adoption and their connectedness to both their adoptive family and birth family builds a foundation for their future.

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

University of Exeter is seeking volunteers aged 14 to 18 years old

Take part in research to design a support programme to help teenagers to develop problem solving, planning and organising skills! Find out how you can help the University of Exeter’s research on adapting Teen Online Problem Solving (TOPS) intervention for teenagers who have been adopted.

You Can Adopt – Recruitment Campaign – request for life stories

You Can Adopt would love to hear from parents who can speak passionately about their adoption journeys – including the ups and downs, the rewards and the challenges, and ultimately why it’s been so worthwhile.

New birth family services mapping project launched

The Family Rights Group has recently launched a groundbreaking project to map support services for birth families in England. These services include advice, peer-to-peer support, and therapeutic assistance.

We welcome Cornwall Council and the Isles of Scilly adoption to our Regional Adoption Agency

Adoption services for Cornwall Council and the Isles of Scilly join the Regional Adoption Agency, Adopt South West, from Monday 1 April 2024.