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Digital Library

You can borrow ebooks and audiobooks using the BorrowBox app and website. We have both fiction and non-fiction titles for children and adults. The ebooks can be borrowed to read on Apple or Android devices, Kindle Fire tablets or on your computer.
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Changes to our Library Service

Sadly, due to the current situation we have had to suspend the book and toy library for the time-being. We will not be able to send out books or toys.  We are expecting this to be the case as long as the lockdown continues. If you currently have toys on loan we will contact you about returning them when the library re-opens. If you are ...
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Lockdown Lowdown from CIC

Okay, so here I go with my first ever blog - and what a time to start! So, we all know that we are in a crazy time just now with the Corona Virus and isolation. Here in Cerebra we are worried about you guys, and reaching out to try to help more than ever. The situation here in Cerebra is that all staff who ...
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Getting school transport for your disabled child

In October 2019, Margaret contacted our LEaP Project to thank us for the information within our to School Transport Guide which helped her to draft a Stage 2 appeal regarding her granddaughter’s refused school transport. Margaret’s granddaughter, P, who has Sotos Syndrome and is awaiting an assessment for Autism, had just transitioned to secondary school. Despite the school she was attending being unconditionally named in ...
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Cerebra and COVID-19

Despite the disruption caused by the current COVID-19 pandemic we would like to reassure you that Cerebra is still operational and able to support families who are living with a child with a brain condition. We are following Government guidelines to safeguard the health of our staff, which may result in changes in our normal way of working. So that you can receive our support ...
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Personal Independence Payments (PIP) Signposting

Disability Living Allowance for people aged 16-64 has been replaced by Personal Independence Payments (PIP). This means that if your child is 16 (or older) and wishes to make a new claim then they will have to claim PIP rather than DLA. Children who are already receiving DLA and then turn 16 will gradually be re-assessed for PIP. This is an ongoing process that is ...
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Helping Layla get a good night’s sleep

Because of her condition, Layla is also unable to communicate so she can’t explain how she is feeling or tell her parents what she needs. Understandably, this makes Layla feel very frustrated and her parents upset that they can’t always help. Layla's mum Emma was also concerned about the effect all of this was having on Layla’s development. Carwyn, one of our Sleep Practitioners, provided ...
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We want to make a complaint about the councils refusal to carry out an assessment

Use this letter if the council have refused to carry out an assessment of your family’s needs.
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We want to make a complaint about the councils refusal to carry out an assessment

Use this letter if the council have refused to carry out an assessment of your family’s needs.
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An ‘Awesome and Wobbly’ time in aid of Cerebra

On Tuesday 3 March, Leigh Day organised ‘Awesome and Wobbly’ - an incredible evening of music and comedy, all in aid of Cerebra. Huge thanks to them, our kind hosts at Proud Embankment, London and the incredibly talented Aaron Simmonds, Jo Coffey, Jack Carroll, Lee Ridley (AKA Lost Voice Guy) and DJ Basz! This event has played an important role in helping people understand more ...
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