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Preparing for Adulthood - Good Health

Preparing for adulthood For young people with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND), planning for adulthood begins in Year 9 (the school year in which a child has their 14th birthday), and in some cases will continue until their 25th birthday.  We often call this…

Health (Adults)

Health Accessing health services and finding your way around the system can feel complicated. This page includes information and advice to help you get the help you need.   Doctors Online Pilot If you are registered with an Octagon Medical Practice in Peterborough you can fill…

Autism: the facts

Autism is a lifelong developmental disability. On its own, autism is not a learning disability or a mental health problem. But some people with autism have an accompanying learning disability, learning difficulty or mental health problem. Autism is a spectrum condition. This means that while all people with…

Autism diagnosis for adults

Have you ever wondered if you're autistic? Finding out if you're autistic could help answer questions that may have bothered you all your adult life. There are a number of online autism tests, but these vary in accuracy and none will be able to tell if you're definitely…

Making sense of your medicines

To get the best results from your medicines, it's important to use them as they are intended. You need to: Take the right amount of medicine at the right times, in the right way and for the right number of days.  Get advice from your pharmacist or GP…

Autism (Adults)

Autism Autism is often called the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). It is a lifelong, developmental disability which can include Aspergers. Autism is not an illness or disease and cannot be 'cured'. Those who are diagnosed are all different but can be very clever people. Some autistic…

Caring for someone with autism

If you care for someone with autism, their wellbeing will be your main concern but don't ignore your own needs. Getting help and support and the occasional break will be good for you as well as the person under your care. Benefits and help for…

Mental Health - African and Caribbean communities

There's nothing unusual or shameful about mental illness. Most of us have problems at some time in our lives, such as money worries, stress at work or the death of a loved one, which can affect our mental health. Find out how to recognise the signs and where…

Sensory Impairment (Adults)

Sensory Impairment Sensory impairment covers: Visual impairment Deaf and hard of hearing Dual sensory loss (Deaf/Blind)

Dementia

Dementia If you are concerned that a family member has dementia, the first step is to arrange for them to see a GP.  The word dementia describes a set of symptoms that may include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language. Dementia is…
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