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Caring for someone with autism

If you care for someone with autism, their wellbeing will be your main concern but don't ignore your own needs. Getting help and support and the occasional break will be good for you as well as the person under your care. Benefits and help for…

Chicken curry

Spice up your mealtime with this simple and tasty chicken curry dish. It's a family favourite - just be aware that this recipe is medium fat rather than low fat. Serves: 2 Time: 60 minutes Ingredients Curry 1 tbsp olive oil (or vegetable oil) 1 large onion,…

Chickenpox vaccine

The chickenpox vaccine protects against the varicella zoster virus that causes chickenpox. The chickenpox vaccine is not part of the routine childhood vaccination schedule. It is currently only offered on the NHS to people who are in close contact with someone who is particularly vulnerable…

Chickenpox vaccine FAQs

Who should have the vaccination? Why isn't the chickenpox vaccination part of the routine childhood immunisation schedule? If I want the chickenpox vaccination for my child, can I get it free on the NHS? I'm not sure if I had chickenpox as a child. How…

Chickenpox vaccine side effects

Common side effects The most common side effects of the chickenpox vaccine are: soreness and redness around the site of the injection - this happens in around one in five children and one in four teenagers and adults a mild rash - this happens in 1 in 10 children and 1 in 20…

Child vaccination appointment checklist

When your baby or child is due for a routine vaccination, you may receive a notice in the post, detailing an appointment. You should let your GP practice know if you are unable to attend the vaccination appointment. They will be able to rearrange your child's appointment, but it…

Childcare suitable for pre-school age children

Information and advice about childcare suitable for pre-school aged children If you are looking for childcare for a pre-school aged child apart from care in the family there are childminders, day nurseries, nannies or homechildcarers for 0 - 2 year olds.  Childminders can also care…

Childcare suitable for school aged children

Some school children need safe care before and after school hours and/or during school holidays. Breakfast clubs and after school clubs care for children before or after school. They can be based on school sites, in community centres, church or village halls, nurseries or pre-schools.…

Childhood vaccines timeline

These are the routine vaccinations that are offered free of charge on the NHS to all babies and children in the UK. 6-in-1 vaccine Protects against: diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, Hib (Haemophilus influenzae type b) and hepatitis B. Given at: 8, 12 and 16 weeks of…

Children and bereavement

The following information could help if your child has lost a loved one or if a loved one is dying. If your child has a loved one who's dying If a child has a loved one who is going to die, they can benefit from special support.…