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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…

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…

Making Your Voice Heard: Independent advocacy for adults

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.

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, there are many sources of support available. Some of these are listed below. Please be…

Offer to children with disabilities and their families

This document outlines the services which are available to support children and young people with SEND and their families, including the thresholds for accessing services from the Children with Disabilities (CWD) social care service. The guidance outlines how the differing needs of children and young…

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…

Personal budgets for children and young people in Rutland

What is a personal budget? Once any help and support have been agreed through an assessment process, a budget value is then approved by Rutland County Council and/or the health service to provide this. This fund is known as a personal budget. A personal budget…

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…

Preparing for Adulthood information, ideas and resources

The Preparing for Adulthood programme (PfA) is delivered by the National Development Team for inclusion (NDTi), and funded by the Department for Education as part of the Delivering Better Outcomes Together consortium. The Preparing for Adulthood programme's website offers resources on a range of topics, including Independent Living, Education,…

Rutland Parent Carer Voice: Q&A with Rutland County Council

Rutland Parent Carer Voice frequently ask Rutland County Council questions on behalf of parents and carers about services for children and young people with SEND. Here are the latest from Autumn 2019. Read the questions and answers
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