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Baby and toddler meal ideas

If you need some inspiration to help you cook healthy and tasty food for your kids, try these meal ideas.  They're not suitable as first foods, but fine once your baby is used to eating a wide range of solid foods. When preparing food for babies,…

Baby and toddler play ideas

Ideas to help your child play and learn You can give your child lots of different opportunities to play, and it doesn't need to be difficult or expensive. Look at books and sing songs and nursery rhymes with your child. It's fun and will help…

Baby and toddler safety

Each year 40,000 under-fives are admitted to hospital following accidents, and lots of these accidents are preventable. Here's how to protect your baby or toddler from some of the commonest accidents that affect young children. Choking Suffocation Strangulation Falls in babies Falls in toddlers Poisoning Burns…

Back to School September 2020

This information is sourced from Gov.uk Schools have received Public Health England endorsed guidance on protective measures they should implement to be as safe as possible and reduce the risk of transmission of coronavirus. Measures such as staggered break times, increased hygiene and handwashing, and…

Balance exercises

These simple balance exercises can be done at home to help improve your health and mobility. Don't worry if you've not done much exercise for a while, these balance exercises are gentle and easy to follow.  Wear loose, comfortable clothing and keep some water handy. Build…

Basic communication strategies

These ideas will help everyone who’s involved in a child’s life to play a part in developing communication skills. They can be used in all activities, including play, and during daily routines such as dressing and mealtimes. Listen to the child’s noises and words, and…

Bedwetting

Bedwetting is common in young children, but gets less common as children get older. Most children respond well to treatment, although they may still wet the bed from time to time. This page covers: Treatments you can try at home When to see your GP Bedwetting…

Benefits and Benefits Advice

Benefits can be a very complex area simply because what you are entitled to will depend on your personal circumstances. What one person is entitled to can be very different from another person even though on the surface, it may look like they have similar…

Bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder, formerly known as manic depression, is a condition that affects your moods, which can swing from one extreme to another. People with bipolar disorder have periods or episodes of: depression - feeling very low and lethargic mania - feeling very high and overactive (less severe mania is known…

Black health issues

If you're African or African Caribbean and you live in the UK, you're more likely than people from other cultures to have certain health conditions, including high blood pressure (hypertension), diabetes and prostate cancer. This is also the case for some mixed-race people of African or African Caribbean…

Can I get free therapy or counselling?

If you want to try a talking therapy, ask your GP. They will know what's available locally and can help you decide which treatment is best for you. Lots of GP surgeries provide counselling or therapy services on the NHS. If counselling or therapy isn't…

Care and Support

Being the parent of a child can be one of the best experiences of your life, it can be difficult too. Every child is unique and as parents you will be faced with new challenges along the way with each stage of development bringing its…

Childcare

In this section you will get information on how to access childcare settings to enable you to work, look for jobs, train, study or just take time out. Please read our advice pages below, under useful information, related to specific childcare settings along with leaflets in the links under related files on…

Coram Family and Childcare News

New research by Save the Children has found that more than one million families with children will rely on charity food parcels this Christmas, the Independent reports. Some 37 per cent of Britain’s poorest families – about 1.3 million – will turn to food parcels over the…

Coronavirus/COVID-19

Please find below some resources that may be helpful for parent carers of children and young people with SEND or children and young people themselves. • National Autistic Society – guidance and helpline for parents’, young people and staff: https://www.autism.org.uk/services/nas-schools/vanguard/news/2020/march/coronavirus-(covid-19)-advice.aspx  • Mencap - Easy Read…

Covid-19 support

West Berkshire Council is here to help families who are struggling and need assistance with food or other forms of support. Help is available for families struggling to access food this half-term. There is no reason for any children in West Berkshire to be going…

CTPLD - Community Team for People with Learning Disabilities

Newbury CTPLD Health Team is based at West Street House, West Street, Newbury on the first floor. The team consists of Community Learning Disability Nurses, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Physiotherapists and Specialist Dietitians. The main objective of the team is to…

Debt Support Services

Debt Support Centre Thousands of people in the UK are struggling with debt and being in debt can be very stressful, so National Debt Centres make getting the right advice as easy as possible. All debt problems can be solved, so if you are struggling…

Depression support groups

Depression can make you feel isolated. It can be helpful to meet with other people who understand what it's like. This is sometimes called "peer support". Self-help groups allow people with depression to provide, as well as receive, help. How to find depression support groups Visit…
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