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Speaking up for you

If you are 16 years old or older, you will be the main person making decisions. Having someone to speak on your behalf is known as advocacy. An advocate can support you to express your views about education, your future plans and how you prepare…

Your Home

There are several housing options available for people with SEND. Which one is most suitable for you depends on your own needs and wishes.  To find out more, you can either: Click the 'view all services' button to see all services that offer help with…

Living independently

Living independently means having choice and control over all aspects of your life. This might involve: choosing where you live enjoying time with family and friends taking part in leisure activities studying, training and working Living independently does not mean living alone without support. It…

Personal Health Budgets

Personal Health Budgets  A personal health budget is an amount of money to support a person with continuing care needs or particularly complex health needs that we are not able to meet using locally commissioned health services. The most important thing about a personal health…

Making Your Voice Heard: Independent Advocacy

The Council will involve you in any decisions made about you and your care and support. If you are unable to or have difficulty being involved, then an independent advocate might be needed.

Frequently Asked Questions for Carers

This page answers some frequently asked questions carers may have about the support available to them.

Direct Payments - Managing Your Own Care and Support

If you have eligible care and support needs, a direct payment can help you to have more control over your life and support your independence. If you are a carer, a direct payment can support you to carry out your caring role.

A Young Persons Guide To Thriving With ADHD

If you’ve just found out you have ADHD, you might be upset, even a bit annoyed. But you may also be relieved, because it explains why you do things in a certain way. And you may want to find out more about ADHD and where…

The Housing Options Service

Preventing Homelessness If you face the threat of becoming homeless, you need to make every effort to resolve your housing difficulties. The Council has limited housing resources and most people who become homeless are not entitled to the highest priority for rehousing. If you need…

Rutland Youth Council Small Grants

This is the Rutland Youth Council Small Grants official online application page. You can apply for a small grant of up to £250 if you are aged 11 to 19, or aged 11 to 25 with a special educational need or disability. The money can…
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