In a nutshell:
A handy tool to de riddle the words you just might hear as a carer:
- An A-Z (almost) of words and meanings
- The opportunity to add to our dictionary
- The opportunity to tell us what’s wrong
Our carer’s dictionary includes jargon and aims to stop some of the confusion around certain terms.
- He or she is unlikely to achieve or maintain, or have the opportunity to achieve or maintain, a reasonable standard of health or development without provision of services from the local authority
- His or her health or development is likely to be significantly impaired, or further impaired, without the provision of services from the local authority
- He or she has a disability.
They look at the needs of disabled children (under 18 years of age) and their families and can also provide services for young carers. The assessment should consider all the help that your disabled child needs, the needs of any other children in the family and the help that you may need to care for the disabled child.