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Qualified Teachers of the Deaf (Hearing Impaired)

We provide support and advice for children and young people with hearing impairment from diagnosis or following a referral to our services.  We offer: Home Visits - advice and support to families in order to best develop language, communication and listening skills. We monitor the…

Questions to ask the surgeon or dentist

Important questions to ask the surgeon or dentist if you're thinking about having treatment abroad. Having all the information you need can help you make an informed choice about having treatment abroad. Questions to ask 1. What are your qualifications and where can I verify them?2. Do you have…

Raising low self-esteem

We all have times when we lack confidence and don't feel good about ourselves. But when low self-esteem becomes a long-term problem, it can have a harmful effect on our mental health and our lives. What is self-esteem? Self-esteem is the opinion we have of…

Ramadan health FAQs

Here are some frequently asked health questions about fasting during the holy month of Ramadan. These answers have been put together by medical experts and Islamic scholars and researchers.    Should you fast if you have diabetes? People with type 1 diabetes shouldn't usually fast, but people…

Real story: 'My cannabis paranoia'

Drugs counsellor Darren Gold, from Essex, smoked cannabis heavily for 12 years from the age of 15. His drug use led him into a life of petty crime, filled with several periods in prison. He attributes much of what happened to him to cannabis use. "I started…

The recipe for strong bones for life

Bone health is a bit like saving for your pension: hard to get excited about when you're young but the sooner you start, the better. Taking care of your bones is a lifelong investment that will pay dividends by helping you to stay fit and…

Reduce your cancer risk

There are no proven ways to prevent cancer, but you can reduce your risk of getting it. According to Cancer Research UK, 4 in 10 cancer cases can be prevented, largely through lifestyle changes. It will help to lower your risk of cancer if you: eat a…

Reduce your diabetes risk

Type 2 diabetes is often linked to being overweight. That means there are steps you can take to reduce your risk of developing it. Around 90% of people with diabetes have type 2 diabetes. If you maintain a healthy weight, you can reduce your risk of developing the…

Reference intakes explained

You'll see reference intakes referred to on food labels. They show you the maximum amount of calories and nutrients you should eat in a day. Daily reference intakes for the average adult aged 19 to 64 are: Energy: 8400kJ/2000kcal Total fat: less than 70g Saturates: less than…

Resources for SEND Learners

We, at the CAD 5-19 team have sourced some online learning resources for children with SEND at home during COVID19. We have provided a sample of specific links we feel will provide support for pupils with additional needs. These are not the only resources available,…
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