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Caring for an alcoholic

If you're a carer for a problem drinker, finding help can be a frustrating experience. People who care for problem drinkers sometimes have to struggle to get the recognition and support they're entitled to. "They have not always been perceived as 'legitimate' carers," says Drew Lindon…

Carers' breaks and respite care

Your carer's assessment may identify that you need a break from caring from time to time. Equally, the person you care for may also want to have a break without you. See Accessible day trips and activities for help planning their trip. Replacement care and respite care Replacement…

Bullying: how to stop it

If you're being bullied, you may feel isolated or frightened. You may find it hard to make friends or talk to people your age. But you don't have to put up with bullying. To stop the bullying, speak to someone. Asking for help is not…

Mental wellbeing hub for young people launched in Oxfordshire

Young people suffering psychological challenges, made worse by COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, will have access to an information hub giving contact details of local professional support services and resources, thanks to a new scheme from Oxfordshire County Council.   Teenagers face daunting choices, such as deciding between…

Thame couple become foster care ambassadors

A couple from Thame, recently honoured for their fostering work, have been chosen as this year’s regional ambassadors for Foster Care Fortnight, 10 - 23 May. Louise and Colin Day have been foster carers for two years. Last year, Louise received Oxfordshire County Council’s foster…

Resources advice & guidance about SEN

Advice about special educational needs 1 Hour Autism & Sensory Issues Online Video Presentation By Paul Isaacs APB Member (link to Youtube video)  

Bullying: advice for parents

Knowing or suspecting that your child is being bullied can be very upsetting, but there's lots you can do to help tackle the problem. Bullying is one of the biggest concerns for parents, according to Family Lives, a support organisation for parents. If you find…

Caring for children with complex needs

If your child has been diagnosed with an illness, disability or sensory impairment that needs a lot of additional support for them to live day to day, they might be described as having "complex needs". A child might have complex needs from birth, or following…

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.…

Actively Disabled

Getting active with a disability Taking part in activities is important for all young people, including young people with disabilities or difficulties. It’s your chance to get out, get active and get involved with other people. And, most importantly, have some fun! Different types of…