Translated brochures on disability and disability information services for clients who speak a non-English language
A wide range of leaflets on disability, open by community language. Excellent Australian resource.
Link [Last update: 2006-01-16; 10:59]
Contact a family: translated leaflets
Contact a Family, the charity for families with disabled children, has produced its two most frequently requested fact sheets in a number of community languages, targeting both new settlers to the UK and hard to reach communities.
The first factsheet, 'When Your Child Has Additional Needs' is available in the four languages most widely spoken by new settlers Arabic,Farsi, Mandarin and Somali as well as in Bengali and Urdu.
This factsheet sets out what help families with disabled children can expect, lists the professionals families are likely to encounter, and details the role of various statutory authorities, like social services, or the local health authority. It also explains what families can do if they are not happy with the services they receive, and has special sections on subjects of particular concern such as childcare, respite care and the benefits system.
'The Tax Credits Guide' which explains what tax credits are, how to claim them and outlines how much families are entitled to, is available in the four languages spoken by new settlers. Tax credits are a valuable source of extra income for families with disabled children, and it is especially important for new settlers to claim, as many take very low paid jobs while they find their feet.
The factsheets can be downloaded from Contact a Family's website at link below, and, are also available from the charity's Helpline on 0808 808 3555. The Helpline answers queries on any aspect of bringing up a disabled child, and offers an interpretation service for callers who do not speak English.
Link [Last update: 2006-01-16; 11:09]
Disability and special educational needs (SEN)
Leaflets are available at the site below from the Parents Centre in English, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Greek, Gujarati, Hindi, Punjabi, Somali, Turkish, Vietnamese, Urdu and Welsh.
Link [Last update: 2006-08-30; 15:10]