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Child Tax Credit & Working Tax Credit

Are you missing out on financial help with your childcare costs?  HM Revenue and Customs administer the Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit.  They no longer produce printed information leaflets.  The information below is a brief overview of the credits, where to obtain more…

Disabled Children: A Legal Handbook

A legal handbook is an authoritative yet accessible guide to the legal rights of disabled children and their families in England and Wales. The handbook aims to empower disabled children and their families through a greater understanding of their rights and entitlements. It is essential…

Guide to Personal Budgets

A Personal Budget is an agreed amount of money that is allocated to you personally by the Local Authority following an assessment of your care, support and educational needs.  This is for support to meet your needs that you decide and control.  The Children with Disabilities team…

High Needs Funding for Mainstream Schools

Mainstream schools can apply for additional High Needs Funding to support young people with Special Educational needs whether they have an EHCP or a SEN Support Plan. Funding is requested based upon our matrix descriptors. You can download the guidance document and the descriptors from…

Higher Education

Higher Education Many young people with an Education, Health and Care plan successfully progress into higher education. There is funding and support available to make sure that students with a learning difficulty, health problem or disability get the support they need to complete their studies.…

Life Skills Checklist - Preparing for Adulthood

The Preparation for Adulthood team has produced a Life Skills sheet to help develop the essential skills for independence. The list is designed to give young people and families some ideas about useful skills for the future. Not everyone will be able to achieve every…

Money Advice and Support within Middlesbrough.

You can download a list of free money advice and support services in Middlesbrough from the right handside of this page. 

Sure Start Maternity Grant

Sure Start Maternity Grant  If you’re on a low income and getting certain benefits or tax credits, you could get a Sure Start Maternity Grant (SSMG). This is a one-off payment to help towards the cost of having a baby. The grant is tax free…
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