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Would it be helpful to have an information film with BSL and subtitles explaining routine antenatal care, screening tests, choices for birth, pain relief, parentcraft, postnatal care on hospital websites?
As a midwife I have cared for a deaf couple during two pregnancies and realise how little information they received despite offering double appointments with a BSL interpreter. I wonder if it might be helpful to make a film available which covered all the basics about maternity care and answered FAQs we could then spend appointment time focussing on your individual pregnancy and answering your questions. If the film had a voiceover and subtitles it might be a valuable resource for parents with visual impairments and learning disabilities as well.
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Comedy Night in Stoke as part of our Disability Arts Festival!!
I really hope that this isn't inappropriate, and if it is then please delete immediately. I work with FRONTLINEdance and we are running a Disability Arts Festival throughout October in Stoke on Trent. This Saturday night we have Laurence Clark's show 'an irresponsible father's guide to parenting', which gives a frank, honest and very funny account on becoming a disabled parent. It's Pay What You Decide which means that you book ok for free, then if you'd like to make a donation AFTER the event you are welcome to do so, but absolutely no financial obligation at all. Thank you! https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/faf-in-partnership-with-the-mitchell-arts...
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I am looking for a cot that can be accessed by someone sitting on the ground or a wheelchair ?
Iam looking for any cots that can be accessed by someone sitting on the ground or by a wheelchair. ? Does anyone have any recommendations .? Thanks
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Who is responsible within English Social Care...?
I am severely disabled and terminally ill single parent. Child not involved with Father either. Long story but after finally complaining to Adult Social Services that my needs are firstly going to be to prioritise my 10 yr old child’s care, which is what they still hadn’t acknowledged I need help with so my daughter can safely live with me - I can’t care for myself. Suddenly they’re referring my child to children’s social services! Please can somebody tell me where I stand (or sit Haha) legally? Who is supposed to help me? And my child? I
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PLEASE READ -URGENT NEED OF LAWYER
⭐️DISABLED PARENTS - I HAVE A PLEA FOR HELP OF ANY FORM TO; •FIND A LAWYER THAT SPECIALISES IN HUMAN RIGHTS AND PUBLIC LAW I am a disabled single parent, been in receipt of Direct Payments since 2011. My circumstances have become so dire and strained over years and the relationships with family and friends, lost after continuous pressure of having to help and be relied upon. I complained to the council last year after my desperate need to ensure my daughters wellbeing. I still needed an assessment of the care hours so that I could viably have care in place for my daughter. I can’t rely on the only two family members we have any longer but we have no one otherwise. After I’d complained again, THEN almost been conned into signing a funding assessment; I broke down by the realisation this wasn’t getting sorted and my/daughters needs HAVE to be logistically addressed etc. Disabled parents know what that means! 13/05/19 I had a funding assessment at home. I noticed it wasn’t the assessment I’d been given a few days prior and provisionally approved - it was one I’d broken down in frustration to as logistically it didn’t allow me to viably have my daughters care in place by means of a P.A, to support me/ ensure daughters wellbeing. 19 months on, we’ve not been assessed for our needs! Or had it taken into consideration that they’re expecting me to employ someone I can only provide a sofa for, overnight! Complaint including this has been closed by council. Report didn’t address my issues! They’ve shut me up as I take hours, seriously, to construct a paragraph. Can’t speak on the phone and have NOBODY helping me. A solicitor didn’t understand legislation and how statutory regulations for our assessments of needs and that of direct payments have not been done in accordance with legislation. The legal team-two different solicitors from council, referred me back to Social Services and ignored me when I had proof and argument to legally dispute their inaccuracies. If they did things in accordance with legislation, these things wouldn’t be happening! I AM BEGGING SOMEONE TO HELP ME BECAUSE THIS GETS A WHOLE LOT BIGGER AND COMPLICATED. ........ INVOLVING COUNCIL I AM CERTAIN SOMEONE CAN HELP ME GET A LAWYER TO TAKE WHAT THEY HAVE DONE, TO JUDICIAL REVIEW. MY HEALTH IS “ON DETERIORATION” SOMEONE PLEASE HELP BE ABLE TO GET DISABLED PARENT AND THEIR CHILDREN, ACKNOWLEDGED! I CAN EXPOSE WHATS HAPPENING WITH DISABLED PARENTS WITH HELP I CANT POP MY CLOGS KNOWING THAT OTHER PEOPLE WILL CONTINUE TO GO THROUGH THIS AND IN TRUTH DARE NOT SAY HOW NEGLECTED THEY ARE/OTHERWISE LOSING THEIR RESPONSIBILITY OF THEIR CHILDREN. SO many lawyers I have had communication with either don’t have capacity and/or expertise to take this case. Also, the majority of whom don’t understand “needs” and how direct payments work. Or should! They’ve threatened to stop my direct payments now as I’ve disputed what they’re doing legislatively. THANKS FOR READING MY BABBLE- PLEASE HELP
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Sign Language Interepreters for Parents in School Meetings
hello all, A friend of mine, could really do with going into their daughters school, and having a face to face meeting. The problem is I think the school havent been very forecoming regarding providing a Sign Language Interepter. I was just wondering if I someone give me some advise, are the school under any legal obligation e.g the Equalty Act to provide a intepreter? Thanks in advance
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Equipment to help with parenting 6 month old baby
Hi there, I have fibromyalgia and have recently gone into a flare up since a period of illness. I am looking for some equipment that would help me with looking after my daughter. As she gets bigger I am struggling to lift her and carry her. I use a power chair to get about and my daughter no longer wants to be in a sling. Any suggestions welcome x
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Looking for good mental health advice places for dealing with toxic people
I am 21 weeks pregnant and my hubby and step son are very excited. Unfortunately when I fell ill with my current condition, my family stopped contact. I informed them when I first found out I was pregnant, which they were not too bothered about. When I announced it publicly, it seemed to re-ignite some kind of hatred for me and after a few days, I started receiving messages from relatives (aunts, cousins, etc) being really nasty and telling all kinds of lies, from me not telling anyone I was pregnant (which we proved we did) to me being money grabbing and work shy, not sick. They then decended to the fact I am cruel for forcing a child to come into this work, knowing their parent is disabled and sick, how I am a shame on the family and a sicko. It was very upsetting and I am trying my best to remain calm as stress causes crashes in my illness and I am scared of hurting the baby who is currently health, fine and my condition is not hereditary, so I think its just prejudice shining through. Does anyone know any good resources or places I can get advice on dealing with this nasty side of pregnancy with a disability?
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Nursery Issues
So many thing have been rudely said by my sons new nursery even befire he started. From the get go I have been told "they are not here for me to get a rest" even though my placement was only given due to doctors letter stating I needed to get more rest. I'm a single mummy to two kiddies the youngest was 3 two weeks ago. He started his induction week Monday just passed and it's been horrid for me. The settling in process at this nursery is a bit weird in the sense that parents stay in nursery and play with there child all week. My sons first day was great. He ran away straight away to play and did not see him again until time to leave. Parents had yet more paper work to do. Tuesday I had an appointment so my mum had to take him and she said he was fine. Wednesday was where it started to go wrong. I did as i was told and walked about, played with my son for 1hr 40 mins before practically callopsing as i need a rest. I had sat down for 6 mins exactly and was told by staff I had to get up and play with my child. I have a chest infection this week so feeling extra awful. This was the first day for lunch and he point blank refused lunch and had a mini meltdown, saying he was not hungry ect. No other member of staff tried to come and help to coax him in to try some lunch. Head teacher then comes over and tells me to go home and he would not be getting lunch next two days and just to come in and go before lunch time. How is that helping/fixing the situation? Thursday was a libery trip where everytime I tried to join in with singing I had a caughing fit, bad day for vertigo, and tremor too. Exhausted as i could not used a pushchair to balance myself as library was a walk away. Staff more or less ignored me. Friday was in the nursery but was ment to be the park. There was no way i could walk 2 hours to park ect, no reigns for my son and no pushchair to balance myself. No staff had been informed and i had to wait for 35 mins in hallway, of course my son was not happy and shouting I want to go play. Eventually got into play room very late and again mostly ignored and just left to wander about with my son and play with him. Went home at time i was told with even a goodbye except for receptionist on the way out the door. Thursday I had emailed the head teacher as she was unavailable whilst I was there and was told he is struggling to settle in, and imature, and i would have to come in all next week and until he will sit and eat all lunch. So next week I've had to cancel appointments ect and now face being on my feet for 4 hours at a time in this place, where I get told not to sit down. Told it could take weeks. Also told they would see how he goes day by day and would discuss it with me. No one has told me anything regarding Thursday or Friday probably because no one paid attention..His key worker is off after he met her for 5 minutes. My anxiety is bad as im exhausted and tremor is bad and other parents/teachers are talking about it. I know they all wonder why I am like i am. I think at least staff should be aware of my issues and be offering support.
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Parental rights as disabled in usa
I live in Minnesota a sate of the usa. I've been reading a lot about how parents who arr disabled are getting their children taken away because of a disability. I'm currently pregnant and have schizophrenia. I have two questions. My first question is that grounds to get my parental rights taken away/baby taken away when I have them? My second question if i get married will that prevent that from happening (my partner does not have a disability)
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Antenatal Classes
I am currently 26 weeks pregnant and I am due to start antenatal classes in September but my question is, do they provide these specifically for people with disabilities? I live in Ellesmere, Shropshire.
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I am looking for a car seat that would enable one handed fastening, anyone know what to look at.
I take care of my grandson often and for long periods of time. I am unable to get out and about with him, on my own. This is because securing the straps on his car seat is a real problem; due to my disability I can only use one hand.
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Can I get any kind of help after surgery?
I am a single parent with little to no support with raising my child. I'm currently going through the process of getting my osgood schlatters disease fixed (fingers crossed) but this may require me to have invasive surgery on both knees. Which will make looking after my 3 year old a little, impossible. I'm aware that the hospital may offer me support afterwards for myself. But I'm wanting to know if there's any help out there that covers the care of my child that I won't be able to provide. This is my main concern. Or would I have to rely on family? (which I have very little left of and no one is able to take the time out of their lives to provide the help).
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Services available to physically disabled women during labour/delivery
Just wondering if anyone knew any services that women with physical disabilities can use to help with safe births and maternal satisfaction, I've seen a lot for antenatal and postnatal but not a lot of services dedicated solely for labour.
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Having MS and not always able to move child away
I've read about the best ways to deal with your child, which in my current case with a one year old, is to pick them up so to move them away from where they shouldn't be, which is most of the time at the moment. What can/should I say or do to me avoid having to get up and physically move him?
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