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Housing after leaving prison

If you are over 18 and have just left prison, your Probation Officer will be able to give you advice about what housing is available to you. Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Rehabilitation Company also runs three hostels in Fareham, Portsmouth and Southampton, mostly taking people…

Housing benefits

Depending on your income, you may be able to get help with your rent and/or council tax payments. Read all about housing benefits in the links below. No Limits Xtra is a specialist No Limits team who can help you with debt advice, access to…

Housing while studying away

Going away to college or university means you'll have to find somewhere to live whilst you're there. Your best bet is to contact Student Services or the Student Union at the college or university where you'll be studying. They will be able to tell you…

How speech and language develop

It isn't always easy to tell if a child has a speech or language difficulty.  If you're concerned and your child is not yet at school, contact your health visitor for advice. If your child goes to nursery or preschool, talk to staff there – they…

Ideas for careers

Choose a topic below for links to organisations that provide further information about careers in that field.

Improving Sensory Processing in Children who have Experienced Trauma

Sensory Integration difficulties occur when sensory signals are either not detected or don't get organized into appropriate responses. This can happen when a child suffers trauma or abuse in early life, affecting the basic sensory processing pathways of the brain. This can affect not just…

Inclusion Support Fund

Inclusion Support Fund:  This fund is specifically to support the inclusion of 3 and 4 year-olds who are funded through Nursery Education Funding. It’s for day nurseries, childminders, pre-schools, extended day pre-schools and out of school clubs who are Ofsted registered and who take Nursery Education Funding.Through…

Induction Training (3 Day Course)

The Induction Course is mandatory for all new foster carers, and should be completed within 1 year of approval. Once completed, it does not need to be repeated. The Induction Course comprises three days, consisting of the following sessions, and is based on the TSD…

Information about HIV for people living in Southampton

What is HIV and how do you get it? HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus and it weakens your immune system by destroying healthy cells that fight infection and disease. In cases where HIV remains untreated, patients can develop AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) which…

Internet Safety for Fostering

Paul is a mathematics teacher working with young people between the ages of 11 and 18 years.  He has a particular interest in teaching using technology. Paul is a foster carer for Southampton City Council.  The Internet Safety Training will cover the following:  Online 'code' for internet…

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