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Annual Health Checks - Mencap Easy Read

If you have a learning disability and have joined the learning disability register, you might also be able to have a free Annual Health Check. What is an Annual Health Check? An Annual Health Check is done by your doctor once a year. Your doctor will…

Changing Places - Accessible toilets in Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough has a number of purpose-built Changing Places toilets for disabled people. Changing Places toilets are bigger than standard wheelchair accessible toilets, which don't provide changing benches or hoists, and are too small to accommodate a wheelchair user and more than one carer. Changing Places toilets are…

DfE Advice & Guidance Booklets

There are specific guidance booklets produced by the Department for Education to help all settings, parents, carers and young people understand the new Code of Practice. Please click on the most relevant link below: Guidance for parents and carers Guidance for children and young people…

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…

Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP) Guidance

In Middlesbrough, the majority of children with special educational needs and disability(SEND) will have their needs met in the child's local mainstream school, sometimes with the help of outside specialists. In some cases, children attend specialist bases in mainstream schools or special schools depending upon…

Explaining Coronovirus to Children

Are you having difficulty explaining Coronovirus to your child. Download the 'Explaining Coronovirus to Children' document. Its straight forward easy read.

Guide to Aids, equipment and adaptations - Contact

Contact have produced a Guide to help parents/carers and young people when it comes to finding out about Equipment, aids and adaptions that many young people need to help them in their day to day lives. You can download the guide from the downloads section…

Helping Your Child Sleep - Contact Booklet

Contact have produced a booklet to help support parents and carers of children with disabilities when it comes to issues that can arise around sleep. Take a look at the booklet in the download section on the right hand side of this page

How to Read your Gas and Electric Meters and Your Bills Explained

National Energy Action (NEA) is the national charity seeking to end fuel poverty. NEA has produced a number of leaflets that can help you understand your household bills. Download the How to Guides from the righthand download section of this page.

Increasing Awareness of our Local Offer

We continue to work hard to raise awareness of the Local Offer across Middlesbrough. We have been reaching out to young people, families and professionals by a variety of means and speaking to as many people as we can. Take a look at the downloads…