Useful Links

Useful Links

•    Health

NHS Choices  
This is website is full of information about all aspects of health issues.
NHS Choices Website

The National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) are responsible for looking at what treatments are offered to patients.  They produce reports to show which treatment are most helpful and those that are not.
NICE website 

•    Autism  

The National Autistic Society offers help, advice and information for young people and their family members. 
National Autistic Society Website 

•    Eating Disorders  

B-eat is a charity for people their families and friend’s who experience difficulties with eating disorders. 
B-eat Website

•    Substance Misuse  

Addaction is a charity that provides advice and support for people who use alcohol or drugs.    
Addaction Website

Young Addaction provides services to young people in Lancashire 
Services for young people in Lancashire Addaction Website 

•    Mental Health

Young Minds
Young Minds is an independent charity that focuses on the mental health and emotional wellbeing of children and young people.  Young Minds also offers information, advice and support for parents and carers.  There is a lot of useful information about mental health and services that are available as well as news about campaigns they are involved in.
Young Minds Website 

Royal College of Psychiatrists
The Royal College has lots of information about mental health.  There are downloadable leaflet and there is a section for young people. 
Royal College of Psychiatrists Website 

•    Learning Disabilities

British Institute of Learning Disabilities (BILD)
BILD Website 

Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities
Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities Website

Mencap Website 

Valuing People Now - is the update of the Government’s vision for people who have learning disabilities.
Valuing People Now Website

Learning Disabilities Partnership Boards were established following the Government White Paper Valuing People.  In Central Lancashire 2 of the
Partnership Boards have websites with lots of useful information.

Chorley and South Ribble Partnership Board Website

West Lancashire Partnership Board Website

•    Disability

Aiming Higher
Aiming High for Disabled Children is the Government’s transformation programme for disabled children’s services in England.  The vision behind Aiming High for Disabled Children is for all families with disabled children to have the support they need to live ordinary family lives, as a matter of course. Supported by substantial new funding and measures designed to make the system work better, the AHDC programme aims to deliver: 
Aiming Higher on Lancashire County Council Website

Contact a Family
Contact a Family is a charity that offers advice and support for families of children who have disabilities.  It has lots of useful information on the website including a comprehensive list of conditions experienced by children and young people.
Contact a Family Website

FIND – The Family Information and Network Directory
FIND is operated by Lancashire County Council.  It recruits to and manages the voluntary Disability Database.  It also gives information about services and activities for children and young people who have disabilities.  Find has an on-line directory of services.  Additionally, parents who sign up to the database receive a quarter magazine.
FIND on Lancashire County Council Website 

•    General

Young People’s Service
Young People's Service Website

Person Centred Planning (PCP)
Person Centred Planning is a set of ways of planning your life.

  • It is called ‘Person Centred’ because:
  • It puts you in charge of planning your life
  • Finds out what matters to you
  • Thinks about your gifts, and what people like and admire about you
  • Listens to you and the people who care about you
  • Finds ways to move toward your dreams
  • You and the people round you learn and grow together

Chorley and South Ribble Partnership Board PCP Website 

Helen Sanderson Associates Website

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