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Health and Wellbeing

Welcome to your Health & Wellbeing Support Pages - keeping well and healthy is really important for everyone. The links provide advice and information to help you make healthier choices and support services available. If you have worries or questions about your health, you can…

School Admissions: Fair Access Protocol

The Fair Access Protocol from Rutland County Council explains the rules and regulations schools and colleges must follow to make sure any child or young person without a school place, are found and offered a place as quickly as possible.

Help With Childcare Costs

You can get help paying for childcare if it’s provided by a: registered childminder, playscheme, nursery or club childminder with an Ofsted-registered childminding agency registered school home careworker working for a registered home care agency This is known as ‘approved childcare’. Check what help you…

Personal Assistant Network - PA

A Personal Assistant (PA) is someone who is employed to provide everyday care and support for adults, children or young people. This may include personal and domestic care, helping someone access their local community, as well as other day to day activities. Having a PA to provide support…

Financial crisis support

Rutland County Council's website has information to help you if you're struggling due to sudden financial hardship, for example damage caused by a flood or fire, or if you need help to leave a violent relationship. 

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…

What is Advocacy?

Advocacy is about supporting disabled people, older people and others who may be vulnerable. Advocacy can be very important if you need to start, change or stop something in your life. These can be changes to social care services or education which may affect you.…

Children, Young People and Families Participation and Engagement Framework

Why Participation and Engagement? Participation and Engagement gives children and young people a chance to be involved in shaping and designing the support and services they can use.  It is about listening to what matters most to them and taking their views seriously. Participation and…

The Mental Capacity Act

The Mental Capacity Act is designed to protect people who cannot make decisions for themselves or lack the mental capacity to do so. This could be due to a mental health condition, a severe learning difficulty, a brain injury, a stroke or unconsciousness due to…

Mental health – find the support that’s right for you

It is common for people to experience changes in mood, stress levels and emotions, especially at times of change or when their physical health is impaired. Depending on the issues you are facing, there are many sources of support available If you want to find…
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