Information and advice

Autism and Medication: Safe and Careful Use

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This guide for families, provides strategies and resources for parents of children with autism who take medications. Read more »

Autism information from the BBC

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A section of the BBC website about autism with news stories, audio and video reports. Read more »

BASS North Somerset

BASS is a monthly advice service for adults with autism spectrum conditions which takes place in Weston-super-Mare every second Wednesday of the month, from 12.30-4.30pm. Read more »

Bath and North East Somerset Advice Service

The Advice Service, for adults with autism spectrum conditions and Aspergers and their family or carers living in Bath and North East Somerset, will take place every Wednesday at the Percy Community Centre in Bath from 1pm-5pm. Read more »

Care Bill factsheets

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The Department of Health has published a range of factsheets will help professionals to better support people to get the care and support they need, following the changes introduced by the Care Bill, published in 2013. Read more »

Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice helps people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free information and advice, and by influencing policy makers. Read more »

Compass Disability Services

Supporting disabled people and carers to have a better quality of life. Read more »

Contact a family

Contact a family is a UK-wide charity providing advice, information and support to the parents of all disabled children.

Council For Disabled Children

The Council For Disabled Children aims to embrace everyone who plays a partnership role in the lives of disabled children. Read more »

DIAL Weston and North Somerset

DIAL (Disability Information Advice Line) Weston and North Somerset is a disabled led voluntary organisation which offers free, impartial and confidential disability information and support to people in the North Somerset area. Read more »

Disability Information and Advice Line services (DIALs)

Disability Information and Advice Line services (DIALs) provide information and advice to disabled people and others on all aspects of living with a disability. Read more »

Five Ways to Wellbeing app

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The Five Ways to Wellbeing app, developed by Somerset Public Health, helps people improve their well-being through everyday activities No rules, no regulations. Read more »

Mind in Sedgemoor

Mind in Sedgemoor offers help and support to anyone experiencing mental ill-health. Read more »

Parentline Plus

Parentline Plus works to offer help and support through an innovative range of free, flexible, responsive services, shaped by parents for parents. Read more »

Sibs

Sibs is the only UK charity representing the needs of siblings of disabled people. Read more »

SINePost e-bulletin, May 2014

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This month’s e-bulletin from Somerset Intelligence team at Somerset County Council includes features on the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment summary report 2013/14, new data on levels of personal debt, and the Opinions and Lifestyle Survey: Illness and Disability. Read more »

Somerset Advice Network

Somerset Advice Network has been set up to make it easier for people to access information and advice when they need it. Read more »

The Disability Law Service

The Disability Law Service aims to demystify the legal system by giving concise and timely legal advice and information. Read more »

Total Advocacy

An advocacy service to support individuals who reside in Somerset and have been assessed as being in the highest need of advocacy and who require a professional issue-based, time specific advocacy service. Read more »