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BVI - Resources and Materials

There are many ideas for resources and materials on the RNIB website, as well as links to other sites. The following links show ideas for classroom resources and ideas for parents and carers. Some links show the variety of assistive technology available and how iPads…

BVI - Training

Each child and young person with a vision impairment is different. Training is available for those caring for and teaching children and young people with a vision impairment and will be based around the individual and their needs. For Staff The SEND Teaching Support Team can offer…

Calculating the costs of having a baby

The Money Advice Service has developed a Baby Costs Calculator to enable you to check how much the essentials cost are for you. Their research shows that a baby could cost as much as £7,200 or as little as £1,600 in their first year, excluding childcare: Click…

Childcare and Early Years

Are you looking for childcare and don't know where to begin? Finding the right care for your child is really important.  Give yourself plenty of time to look in to different options available.  There are many childcare options available in Cumbria, you can find details about the different childcare providers below or…

Childcare Sufficiency Report

Childcare Sufficiency Report The Childcare Act 2006 places a duty on local authorities to ensure, that provision of childcare is sufficient to meet the needs of parents in their area, in order for them to work or undertake education or training. Cumbria's Childcare Sufficiency report…

Childcare support while you study

Financial help avaialble for students with children:

Children with Disabilities Team (CWD)

Social Care for Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) - for children in need of suport : intensive intervention There are 3 Children with Disabilities Teams within Cumbria County Council covering Carlisle and Eden, Allerdale and Copeland and Barrow and South…

Children's Audiology Service

Children’s Audiology is here to test the hearing of all ages of children from birth through to school leaving age.  Children are offered an appointment because there is some concern regarding speech or hearing, or because they have had a hearing screening test in school…

Children's Continuing Care Arrangements

To discuss Children's Continuing Care and whether it might be appropriate for your child or young person please contact your Children’s Community Nurse or ring the team in your area for advice. This NHS Continuing Healthcare and NHS-funded Nursing Care leaflet [PDF 5,258KB] is a guide for…
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