Suppliers of Additive Free Products
Manufacturers of a range of No Added Sugar Peanut Butters & Fruit Spreads. Also Natural Syrups, Fruit Concentrates and Molasses. Molasses has a high level of Selenium, a deficiency of which has been linked to hyperactivity in children. Products available in health food shops and some retailers. www.meridianfoods.co.uk
Rocks Organic Fruit Squashes
Manufacturers of a range Organic Dilutable Fruit Squashes. We use no Articificial Colours, Preservatives, Flavours or Sweeteners. Suitable for families wishing to avoid artificial ingredients in their diets. Products available in health food shops, Tesco, Sainsburys, Asda, Waitrose, Morrison. www.rocksorganic.com
For children with special needs
Disability Guide – Applying for a Grant
No nonsense practical information on how to cope with disability and a step-by-step guide on how to apply for a grant. quotationcheck.com/disability-guide-newbies
The Guide to Universal Credit
There are many people who are suffering an enormous amount of stress as a result of the new credit system and the challenge of working through the Coronavirus Alert makes it even more important to find our way through the application process. This guide has been prepared to help people who may be struggling. www.businesscostsaver.co.uk/guide-to-benefits/
An Education provider must not discriminate against a disabled pupil because of a reason that is related to their disability. It is unlawful for an education provider to treat disabled students less favourably compared to other students.
The following are forms of discrimination which are prohibited under the Equality Act 2010 :
- Discrimination arising from a disability
- Direct discrimination and indirect discrimination
- Failure to make reasonable adjustments
Disability is defined in section 6 Equality Act 2010 as: ” a physical or mental impairment that has substantial and long-term adverse effect on a person’s ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities”
- Normal day-to-day- activities that people do on a regular basis, ie walking, dressing cleaning, having a conversation.
- Long-term- the impairment should have lasted, or expected to last at least a year.
- Substantial- not minor or trivial
- Physical Impairment- includes sensory difficulties such a visual or hearing impairments
- Mental impairments- including learning difficulties, AUTISM, DYSLEXIA, SPEECH AND LANGUAGE DIFFICULTIES AND ADHD- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
For further information contact Child Law Advice Service. Coram, Children’s Legal Centre https://childlawadvice.org.uk/ and www.childrenslegalcentre.com
The B.I.R.D. Centre – Brain Injury Rehabilitation and Development
B.I.R.D. is a national Charity, founded in 1982, offering neurological assessment and treatment to children and adults with brain injury and/or learning difficulty, including hyperactivity. www.b-i-r-d.org.uk
The British Institute for Brain-Injured Children (BIBIC)
bibic is a national charity offering practical help to families caring for children with conditions like autism, aspergers, cerebral palsy, Down’s syndrome, developmental delay, brain injury, and specific learning difficulties like ADHD, dyslexia and dyspraxia. www.bibic.org.uk
The Dyspraxia Foundation is a country wide charity, founded in 1987 as the Dyspraxia Trust by two mothers who met at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children. www.dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk
YoungMinds Parents Helpline
A helpline for any adult concerned about the emotions or behaviour of a child or young person.
YoungMinds Parents Helpline talks to thousands of parents and carers every year who are worried about issues such as depression, self-injury, behavioural problems and school phobia, and can discuss concerns about anyone up to the age of 25. Offers information and professional advice, via a telephone and email service – 0800 018 2138
(Our opening hours are 10am to 4pm every weekday, with an evening session on Wed from 6pm to 8pm.)
YoungMinds Parents Helpline www.youngminds.org.uk
At DisabledHolidays.com we understand that families could be anxious about travelling with a child who has ADHD. Our job is to take away the anxiety by providing all the support needed at every step including choosing, booking, preparing to go, holidaying and returning home. www.DisabledHolidays.com
nasen (National Association of Special Educational Needs)
nsen supports thousands of practitioners by providing relevant information, training and resources to enable staff to meet all pupils’ needs. Working with dedicated education professionals, nasen aims to ensure that practice for special and additional needs is both effective and current. www.nasen.org.uk
Other Organisations & Services
Foods Matter Magazine
Hundreds of articles and research reports on allergy, intolerance and sensitivity, and related health problems.
www.foodsmatter.com or call 020 7722 2866 for further information and subscription details.
The magazine provides information on products and suppliers. Refer also to www.freefromfoodawards.co.uk
Dietary Alert Card
For people with food intolerances and allergies. Especially helpful when eating out or abroad. www.dietarycard.com
Gut and Health Allergies
Experts say that the link between gut and the brain is very real. KnowYourDNA has a special section on Gut & Health Allergies . They’ve also published an article “The Relationship between Gut Health and Anxiety”.
Provides the best water-softener alternative to salt-based water-softener systems. The Lifesource water-softener system uses no salt magnets and is maintenance-free. www.lifesourcewater.com
Fresh Water Filter & Water Purifiers
A new website promoting private education in Britain and includes featured articles and case studies on health topics such as ADHD and dyslexia. Of special interest for ADHD sufferers is “My ADHD can be bothersome.It’s me and I see it as a gift”. www.tom-brown.com
A new health and wellness website featuring medically reviewed news, reference, medical imagery, video and interactive tools. www.boots.com/wellness
Rehab 4 Addiction
A resource page to help people living with addiction and mental health issues. Based in Hampshire. Rehab4addiction
Information and contacts website for Dyslexia. www.bdadyslexia.org.uk
Natural Therapy for All
An online web directory listing complementary therapists (counsellors, hypnotherapists, acupuncturists etc) all over the UK. www.naturaltherapyforall.com
Website promoting awareness of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and providing information and practical help. www.adders.org
Recycling Links for Kids
Ollie Recycle’s www.olliesworld.com/uk/index.html
Problems With Mobile and Cordless Phone and WIFI
There is now an increasing amount of information saying that many sensitive people are affected by the Electro- Magnetic Frequencies (EMF’s)- which are the wave lengths used by the new equipment. There are websites which can give you more information. www.wiredchild.org/children.html and www.powerwatch.org.uk/science/studies.asp
Online Guide to Screen Addictions and Digital Use
As many people are spending more time glued to gadgets and computers. ‘Screen addiction’ is becoming a real problem, so it’s more important than ever for children and adults alike to learn and develop healthier digital habits. Guide on Screen Use and how to Manage it
MCS-Aware the Charity for Environmental Illness
MCS-Aware.org is a Charity which provides information and support for anyone affected by Multiple Sensitivities including Chemicals, Foods and Electro-sensitivities. Members receive a Free e-newsletter, quarterly magazine and support. www.mcs-aware.org
Diet Watch for Common Food Allergies
Food allergy advice www.dietspotlight.com/diet-watch-common-food-allergies
An awareness group that aims to educate the public about the dangers of prescription drugs and medical devices.
Food and Behaviour Research (FAB)
A charity providing information about nutrition and how it can play an important role in the prevention and management of many kinds of difficulties in behaviour, learning and mood. www.fabre
A Good Night’s Sleep
With the stress of COVID-19 impacting the sleep of millions across the world, sleep-deprived parents need all the help they can get to ensure a peaceful night for their baby as well as themselves. www.moshikids.com/sleep-regression
Sleep Kid have recently published an in-depth medical guide on ADHD and sleep. It includes some of the latest studies, findings and solutions for those who have ADHD related sleeping problems. www.sleepkid.com/adhd
The Complete Guide to Insomnia – and How you can Manage it
Causes, Different Types and how they can affect Health & Wellbeing. Advice on managing insomnia and helping you back into a sleep routine. www.howtosleep.co.uk/guides/the-complete-guide-to-insomnia
Liverpool ADHD Group for Adults – Ladders of Life
Advice for anyone 18 or over with ADHD in the Liverpool area. www.meetup.com/liverpool-adult-adhd-laddersof-life-meetup.com
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