Learning disabilities

What is a learning disability?

A person with a learning disability will have a reduced ability to understand new or complex information or to learn new skills, or to cope independently in every day life. These disabilities must have been present from childhood and have had a lasting effect on development. It is important to remember that people with a […]

Support into employment with the ROSE programme

For most people with learning difficulties, paid employment is one of the main goals in adult life. Employment is a vital part of promoting social inclusion and the benefits are much more than just financial. Being in employment helps to build self-esteem, confidence and independence. The Realistic Opportunities for Supported Employment (ROSE) programme has been […]

Havering Care Point accessibility features

We aim to make it as easy for you to access our information and get in touch with us. We follow the latest accessibility standards in designing and developing our website. We aim to meet, if not exceed, the ‘AA’ (or ‘AAA’) standard of the Website Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Guidelines published by the World Wide […]

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Caring and communication difficulties

Communication comes in different forms, including verbal (spoken), written word, lip reading, sign language and even body language. The person you’re caring for may develop communication issues as a result of a physical condition, such as hearing difficulties or visual impairment, or as a result of a condition affecting the brain, such as Alzheimer’s disease […]

Accessible toys, play and learning

Toys for children with physical or learning disabilities need to be safe for them to use and suitable for their particular needs. Non-specialist toys can be suitable, but you do need to make sure they are safe for your child to play with. For example, if your child is likely to put the toy in […]

Get active with a disability

A guide to getting active if you have an impairment or a long-term health condition. This guide will help you: build activity into your day search for activities or classes browse activities and sports Build activity into your day To improve your health, try to put some time aside to do activities that improve your heart health and […]

Havering Family Services Directory

Havering Family Services Directory (FSD) is a guide to services, organisations and activities for children, young people, adults, families/carers and professionals in and around Havering. The FSD provides information about: Childcare Health and Wellbeing Activities Special Educational Needs Finance Leisure and Recreation Find out more about the Havering Family Services Directory

Advocacy services

Advocacy services help people – particularly those who are most vulnerable in society – to: access information and services be involved in decisions about their lives explore choices and options defend and promote their rights and responsibilities speak out about issues that matter to them What is an advocate? An advocacy service is provided by […]

Work and disability

Of the working-age people with disabilities in the UK, almost half are employed – but this figure should be higher. With the right support, many more could join their ranks. If you have a disability, you may be worried that it will limit your job prospects or that you won’t be able to find work. […]

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