Resources – April 2015

ResourcesOver the Wall
Charity providing free camps for children with life-limiting illnesses and their families.

Time Specialist Support Ltd
Autism befriending and support agency covering the North West of England.

Breaks for carers
Information on carers’ breaks and respite care, (NHS Choices).

Some useful links for arranging holidays: 

Kids Sleep Dr
Free app for parents to record children’s sleep patterns and read tips relating to the patterns,  (Evelina Childrens Hospital).

Company supplying scents / aromas with potential uses for additional needs.

Pupil premium: schools with good disadvantaged pupil results
Lists of schools in England that have achieved notably good results in basic subjects with disadvantaged pupils, and those where such pupils made notably good progress between Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 4 (Dept for Education).

Maternity and Paternity Leave
Calculator for parents’ leave and pay from 5 April, (only applies to England, Scotland and Wales).

Preparedness Tips for the Sick or Disabled
Article by Vince Tuscano about being ready for emergencies, (Survival Life).

Managing medical devices, April 2015
Guidance on the acquisition, maintenance, re-use and disposal of equipment used in disability or sickness.  It also includes advice on accessories such as batteries and chargers.  The guidance is designed for organisations providing equipment to members of the public, but would also be of interest to families maintaining equipment themselves, (Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency, MHRA).