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  1. Crisis Packages

    From time to time emergency situations arise in families and usually families are able to cope from within their own or local community resources. Occasionally however emergencies are such that families cannot manage from within their existing support networks or using the current levels of…
  2. CV or Curriculum Vitae

    A good CV can get you an interview It should outline your career aims, education and work experience to date. The information on your CV will also help you to complete application forms. It will help to have it in front of you when ringing employers about…
  3. Dates for your diary

    Dates for your diary What’s happening? Wednesday 28 September 2022 at 6pm Deadline to register interestThe online registration form must be submitted by this date. Tuesday 4 October at Lift Youth Hub, 4.30pm-6.30pm.  Wednesday 5 October at Platform Youth Hub, 4.30pm-6.30pm. Information sessionsIf you are…
  4. Debt advice

    Although you can’t get a bank loan or credit card until you are 18 years old ... ... many young people do get into debt by borrowing money from friends. If you find you are constantly short of money, or having to borrow money, you…
  5. Dementia

    The word dementia describes a set of symptoms that include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language. Dementia is caused when the brain is damaged by diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease, Vascular Dementia or a series of strokes. Dementia is a progressive disease…
  6. Designated Social Care Officer (DSCO)

    The role of the Designated Social Care Officer (DSCO) is to ensure high quality social care input and engagement with the Education, Health and Care needs assessment and planning process with a particular focus on how different roles are supporting coordination of social care input into…
  7. Diagnostic Assessment

    If your child’s needs are not clear a diagnostic assessment may be required. This is carried out by a group of professionals who are skilled in identifying a range of childhood disabilities. These may include learning disabilities, Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC), speech and language delay/specific language…
  8. Difficult relationship? Need advice?

    Need more information or help with difficult relationships with family and friends? Or are you finding it hard to cope and need to talk to someone? If you want to talk to someone outside the family about something that is worrying you, you can ring…
  9. Disability Access Fund, DAF

    Disability Access Fund, DAF, is paid to providers with 3 and 4 year olds who are accessing free early education. It is available for each child who is in receipt of Disability Living Allowance, DLA, and is a one-off payment to the provider of £615 per…
  10. Disability Living Allowance (DLA)

    Disability Living Allowance (DLA) is a tax free, social security benefit for children and young people up to 16 with an illness or disability. It is not dependent on your household income but only on your child’s needs. To get DLA, your child must need…
  11. Disability, know your rights

    There are laws that protect you from being treated less fairly than people without a disability. Understanding your rights and the adjustments you can expect from school, college, university and employers is important. It will give you, and those helping you, the confidence to plan ahead…
  12. Disagreement Resolution

    Any disagreement regarding special educational needs assessment or provision should try to be resolved through disagreement resolution. This could be between parents/young people with schools, colleges or the Local Authority. The Local Authority must make disagreement resolution services available to parents and young people. Disagreement…
  13. Disclaimer

    Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information provided in this directory, we do not accept any responsibility or liability for any errors that have occurred. It is recommended that you always check with providers that their service or organisation…
  14. Drinking too much? Need advice?

    Islington Drug and Alcohol Service for Young People offers free, confidential advice and support at T: 020 7527 5099 Islington Drug and Alcohol Helpline T: 0808 800 0019 is open 24 hours, seven days a week and can help you or someone you care about. There are other…
  15. Drugs, alcohol and addictions

    If drugs, alcohol or addictions are causing you, your family or friends a problem - there are people who can help you Islington's Young People's Drug and Alcohol Service (IYPDAS), offers specialist support for a range of drug, alcohol and addiction problems, such as gambling, for…
  16. Early Help services for families in Islington

    Bright Start 0-5 Support for families from pregnancy until your child is five. Family Support Surgeries, Monday-Friday between 9am-12noon: if you have a question, need some information, advice or guidance our family engagement workers are still here to talk over the phone. If lines are…
  17. Early Years SEN Funding Panel

    The purpose of additional SEND Funding Many children with special educational needs and disability may benefit from additional support/intervention. In the first instance this must be organised by the early years setting where existing provision resources and other non-financial support currently available from other external…
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