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November 2018 Xchange Enewsletter

We hope you all had a good Halloween!

Here is almost the last Newsletter before we start 2019! - and it's another great issue with lots of exciting, festive articles and events.

It was nice to meet some of you at the Teenager 2 Adult Event and get some new members! But if you didn't make it don't worry, we have over a page of updates and advice for you.

Two important articles to see in this issue are:

1. The amazing awareness raising video made with local young people
2. Personal travel budgets from Dorset County Council and the difference they can make

Your News

New online Short Break Care Passport

08/11/2018

NEW!! The old Xchange Care Passport has now been updated and simplified for 2017 and beyond. it's easier for you to give your child's details and situation to different organisations. It's easier to create and update online and you can print, email and change it at any time. You can even have a copy sent automatically to Dorset County Council short break providers.

LATEST CHATTERBOXES MAGAZINE: 30TH ISSUE
The latest Chatterboxes magazine is now here!

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Short Break Care Passport

Short Break Care Passport

The NEW easy way to tell organisations about your child’s needs. Save it, print it, email it and change it as you need.

Dorset Parent-Carer Council

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Dorset Local Offer

Dorset Local Offer

Dorset’s Local Offer is the one-stop place to find SEN and disability information for children and young people aged 0 to 25. You can easily search for up-to-date information on childcare, education, health, social care, activities and more.

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Dorset Carers Card

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Carers in Crisis emergency card & key fob

Carers in Crisis Card

The Carers in Crisis card scheme has now ended from September 2018. For more details and future schemes click the READ MORE link below.

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