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24+ Advanced Learning Loans

You can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the costs of a course at a college or training provider in England. Loan eligibility does not depend on your income and there are no credit checks. Check if you’re eligible before you apply for an Advanced Learner…

Accessible Activities Cornwall 2020

Click below to view activities in your area.  We do our best to keep this information up to date and as accurate as possible, but please ensure you contact the activity provider prior to attending to ensure the activity is going ahead. 

Adding a father's name to a birth certificate

Re-register your child’s birth to add the natural father’s details to the birth record. The form you fill in depends on whether: you marry the natural father after your child’s birth was registered - you must re-register the birth by law you’re not married but you want…

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Advice for families of drug users

Lots of families in the UK are living with a loved one who is using or trying to come off drugs. If you're the parent, partner, child or carer of a drug user, you may feel worried, frustrated and alone. It's important to recognise this and get the help and…

Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia, affecting an estimated 850,000 people in the UK. Dementia is a progressive neurological disease which affects multiple brain functions, including memory. The exact cause of Alzheimer's disease is unknown, although a number of things are thought to…

Assistance when out and about: sensory bags, visual aids etc

ASDA Shopping aids, Makaton shopping listHappy Little Helpers shopping lists are now available in more than 300 of our larger stores to make trips to the supermarket less stressful for autistic children. They were created by our brilliant Middlesbrough colleague Jenny, whose five-year-old son Charlie has…

Benefits and financial support

When a child or young person has a special educational need or disability, the family may be eligible for certain benefits and financial support. We’ve listed some of the main options available.    

Bereavement Payment

You may be able to get a £2,000 Bereavement Payment if your spouse or civil partner died before 6 April 2017. This is a one-off, tax-free, lump-sum payment. If your spouse or civil partner died on or after 6 April 2017 you may be eligible…

Carer's Needs Assessment

A carer is someone who gives regular care and support to someone else and isn’t paid for it.  If you’re an unpaid carer, you can have a carer’s assessment, which looks at the support you need to look after someone else. You can have a…
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