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Adopting or fostering a child in care

Choosing to adopt or foster a child in care is likely to be one of the most challenging, but rewarding, decisions you'll ever make.  There are around 4,000 children in England who need to be adopted every year, and many more who need fostering. According to…

Adults Fact Sheets - Information to help you stay independent, safe and well

This page includes the following Fact Sheets: Home Service Delivery Team The Peterborough City Council Home Service Delivery Team brings together teams across Adult Social Care and Housing. It focuses on keeping you living safely and independently in your home for as long as possible.…

Adults Fact Sheets - Money Management

This page includes the following Fact Sheets: Paying for care Unlike the NHS, social care services are not free. How much you pay for your care depends on your level of income and savings. This fact sheet gives more information on the financial assessment process. The…

Adults Fact Sheets - Welfare Benefits

This page includes the following Fact Sheets: Attendance allowance - April 2020 Benefit cap - April 2020 Benefits for carers - April 2020 How benefits are affected by moving into a care home – adults over 18 - April 2020 Disability Living Allowance – April…

Adults Information Service - COVID-19 information

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Peterborough City Council and Cambridgeshire County Council, in response to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government direction, have launched a COVID-19 coordination hub to provide targeted support for those most at risk during the Coronavirus outbreak. The hub has a specific…

Advice for families of drug users

Lots of families in the UK are living with a loved one who is using or trying to come off drugs. If you're the parent, partner, child or carer of a drug user, you may feel worried, frustrated and alone. It's important to recognise this and get the help and…

After adoption: what help can we get?

During the adoption process, it is important to find out what support package will come with your child to help with any special or additional needs they may have. Some needs may not become apparent until later, perhaps during adolescence, so it's important that you know where to…

Alcohol support

Realising you have a problem with alcohol is the first big step to getting help. You may need help if: you often feel the need to have a drink  you get into trouble because of your drinking other people warn you about how much you're drinking…

Alcohol units

We're supposed to be keeping an eye on how much we drink, but how many of us really know what a unit of alcohol is? With so many different drinks and glass sizes, from shots to pints - not to mention bottles - it's easy…

Allergies at home

An important way of controlling your allergy is to reduce the indoor allergens that trigger your symptoms. You can do this by cleaning thoroughly and often. If you have an allergy, take as much care in reducing the number of allergens in your home as you…
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