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Support for parents-to-be

Mums and dads-to-be across the South Tees are set to benefit from a new set of resources to help them from pregnancy into parenthood.  Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council and Middlesbrough Council have joined forces with the South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to launch…

Support Services

Some children, young people and families may need support with specific difficulties or challenges. You can find information here about council support, local and national support groups in addition to online support. You may also want to get involved with the local Parent Carer Forum.…

Supported Internships

Supported Internships A supported internship is a type of study programme that is focussed on supporting young people with SEND to get a job. A supported internship is different to other types of study programmes as its core aim will usually be work experience. Most…

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…

Talking about Alcohol & Drug Treatment

Attached (see download on the right) is a useful tool from the Children's Society to use with young people to help them understand parental drug use.This booklet is aimed at children and young people aged 10–14, but it can be adapted to suit the child or young…

Teenage Information Advice & Guidance Appointments

IAG appointments are available from the Stronger Families Service. The appointments will include delivering information, advice and guidance on a range of themes around Education, employment and training, benefits, housing, health and wellbeing, as well as providing an opportunity to offer quality support to our targeted young…

Tips for Going into Hospital if you have a Learning Disability

Going into hospital is a worrying time for any of us. It can be even harder for someone who has a learning disability. If you're looking after an adult or child with a learning disability, follow these tips to make a hospital stay go smoothly …

Top Tips for Positive Parenting

Understanding our own feelings.Feelings are signposts. Children learn from what they see us do. If we can express our feelings appropriately, they will learn how to do this too. Understanding our children's feelings and behaviour. Feelings fuel behaviour. It takes years to learn to manage…

Top Tips for Using NHS Services

Check out the Top Tips for using NHS services in the download section on the righthand side.

Traineeships

Traineeships A traineeship is an education and training programme with a core aim of work experience to help young people to become ready for work. Traineeships are for young people aged 16-24 who need the opportunity to develop their employment skills and knowledge. A traineeship…