Accredited workshops on Accessing Public Services, DLA and Sleep

27 February 2018

Guide to claiming disability living allowanceWe are delighted to announce that our workshops on Accessing Public Services, DLA and Sleep have been accredited by the CPD Certification Service.

This means that our information workshops have reached the required Continuing Professional Development standards and benchmarks and that the learning value of each has been examined to ensure integrity and quality.

Our research has shown that families can experience difficulties accessing public services, completing the Disability Living Allowance (DLA) forms and with their children getting a good night’s sleep. Our workshops aim to give families the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to tackle these issues.

Accessing Public Services

While UK law provides powerful rights to accessing health, social care and education support services, the law can be complicated and difficult to understand. Even when you know what your rights are, it can be daunting, exhausting and sometimes intimidating to challenge public officials. This workshop can support you by unpicking potential problems and give you the tools you need to resolve them. The workshop will help you get the best out of our Accessing Public Services Toolkit.


This workshop will help you to use our DLA Guide to complete the DLA claim form. It also looks at the common problem areas, busts some of the myths around DLA and gets you to assess whether you’re getting the correct rate of DLA for your child (if you already claim it). If you’re not, we’ll talk about how to go about challenging the decision. The workshop also takes a brief look at related benefits.


We will help you to understand and support your child’s sleep. The workshop looks at why sleep is so important, what can affect it and strategies to improve problems such as settling, night waking, early rising and sleeping alone. The workshop supports the advice given in our Sleep Guide and by the end of the workshop you should feel more confident to tackle your child’s sleep problem.

If you would like to host one of these workshops please call us on our Freephone number 0800 3281159.


2 thoughts on “Accredited workshops on Accessing Public Services, DLA and Sleep”

  1. Do you have anybody , any advisers that work in London yet ?
    I asked a few years back now and was told there is no possibility of getting any support as I am in London and am not getting anywhere with no support from anywhere with 2 asd children . I tried NAS they can’t help unless you live in a certain borough? ! . I get no support from local authorities, I know how to spell respite but have never had it . I keep on getting told there is things out there but dont qualify for anything I’m giving up had enough

    1. Hi Wendy, if you give our helpline a call on 0800 3281159, they should be able to advise you. Hope this helps!

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