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'Add-On' Register

The ‘Add-On’ Register is for families of children and young people with SEND (aged 0-25) living in Bournemouth, Christhurch and Poole.  This may include: Developmental and learning delays Speech, language and communication delays Physical disability (including hearing and vision) Emotional and mental health needs Medical…

Access to Leisure and Learning Scheme

Access to Leisure and Learning is a discount scheme that allows people with disabilities,  those on low incomes and those in full-time education (aged 16 years and over) to take part in leisure and sports activities at reduced rates. Find out more about the scheme including elibility,…

Assessment in Social Care for Children

The 1989 Children Act sets out conditions where a disabled child may be considered to be a ‘Child in Need’. It also explains that in certain cases it is the responsibility of the local authority to provide services to help a Child in Need. In…

Audiology (hearing services)

The audiology (hearing) service provides services for adults and children who are affected by hearing loss, distressing tinnitus and balance disorders. A range of support is provided at clinics accross Dorset. The service also run specialist clinics for children and for adults with learning disabilities. Find out…

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

Information about Autism Spectrum Disorders and support organisations for people with Autism and their families.            

BCP Council Short Breaks for children and young people with SEND

The BCP Council Short Breaks scheme provides activities for children and young people aged 0 to 19 years with special educational needs/disabilities, in a supportive and fun environment.  All sessions are supported by a high ratio of experienced and friendly staff who will ensure children…

Benefits and finance for children and young people with SEND

Support for Children under the Age of 16  Type of support  What and who is the funding for?  Find out more and apply  Disability Living Allowance (DLA)  This funding is for those looking after a child under 16 that:  has difficulty walking needs much more…

Cerebral Palsy

Information about Cerebral Palsy and support organisations for people with Cerebral Palsy and their families.

Contacts for complaints about hospitals and the CCG in Dorset

  Contact information for complaints about hospitals and the CCG in Dorset:    Poole General Hospital  Name: Jenny Williams Email: patientexperienceteam@poole.nhs.uk Tel: 01202 448499 Full details for Poole General Hospital    Royal Bournemouth Hospital  Name: Complaints Manager Email: complaints@rbch.nhs.uk Tel: 01202 704886 Full details for Royal Bournemouth Hospital    Dorset County Hospital  Name:…