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What is respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)? Arabic translation
الفيروس التنفسي المخلوي هو المسبب الأكثر شيوعا للسعال و نزلات البرد. معظم الأطفال يصابون بالفيروس قبل بلوغهم العامين. قد يسبب الفيروس المخلوي التنفسي السعال و الزكام للبالغين والأطفال الأكبر سنًا، أما للأطفال الصغارفهو المسبب الرئيسي للإلتهاب الحاد للرئة المسمى بالقصيبات بل إنه السبب الأكثر شيوعا للقصيبات عند الأطفال والرضع الأقل من سنتين في هذه الحلقة، سنوضح كيفية التعرف على علامات الفيروس التنفسي المخلوي ، و الطرق الممكنة للتخفيف عنهم.،بمافي ذالك  اللجوءإلى الطبيب أو الإتصال بخدمات الطوارئ      
04:43
March 23, 2022
RSV (respiratory syncytial virus - wirus syncytialny układu oddechowego) - Polish translation
RSV (respiratory syncytial virus - wirus syncytialny układu oddechowego) - to jeden z najbardziej powszechnych wirusów odpowiedzialnych za kaszel i przeziębienie. Prawie wszystkie dzieci zarażają się nim przed ukończeniem 2 roku życia.  RSV może powodować katar czy kaszel u dzieci i dorosłych, ale u małych dzieci jest główną przyczyną poważnej infekcji dróg oddechowych, zwanej zapaleniem oskrzelików. W zasadzie, to właśnie najczęstszy powód występowania zapalenia oskrzelików w dzieci poniżej 2 roku życia.  W tym odcinku wyjaśniamy, jak rozpoznać objawy RSV i co możesz zrobić by je złagodzić, w tym także kiedy skonsultować sie z lekarzem czy wezwać pomoc w nagłych wypadkach.
03:52
March 21, 2022
What is RSV (respiratory syncytial virus)? - Somali translation
RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) waa mid kamida faayras yada keena hargabka/durayga ama qufaca. Ku dhowaad carruurta oo dhami way qaadaan faayraskan wakhtiga ay laba (sano) jirsadaan.  RSV hargab iyo qufacba wuu ku keenaa carruurta iyo dadka waawaynba, laakiin carruurta yaryar waa ka ugu badan ee ku keena infagshanka khatar ah ee laabta/xabadka ee loo yaqaano bronchiolitis. Xaqiiqdii, waa ka ugu badan ee bronchiolitis ku keena carruurta ka yar laba sano.  Warbaahintan, waxaanu kuugu sharixi doonaa sida loo garto calaamadaha RSV iyo waxaad ka qaban lahay, sida marka aad u baahantay innaad la xidhiidho dhakhtarkaaga ama addeega ‘emergency’ ga.
04:45
March 08, 2022
Beth yw firws syncytaidd anadlol (FSA neu yn saesneg RSV- respiratory syncytial virus)?
FSA (feirws syncytaidd anadlol) yw un o'r firysau mwyaf cyffredin sy'n achosi peswch ac annwyd. Mae'n cylchredeg yn eang yn y DU yn ystod misoedd yr hydref a'r gaeaf, gan gyrraedd ei uchafbwynt ym mis Rhagfyr. Mae bron pob plentyn wedi'i heintio â'r firws erbyn ei fod yn ddwy flwydd oed. Gall FSA achosi peswch neu annwyd mewn plant ac oedolion, ond mewn plant ifanc dyma brif achos bronciolitis. Mewn gwirionedd, dyma achos mwyaf cyffredin bronciolitis mewn plant o dan ddwy oed. Yn y bennod hon, mae ein harweinydd iechyd Amanda yn esbonio sut i adnabod arwyddion FSA a beth allwch chi ei wneud i'w lleddfu, gan gynnwys pryd i gael cyngor gan eich meddyg neu help gan y gwasanaethau brys. Nodyn: Mae’r recordiad hwn yn gyfieithiad o drawsgrifiad Amanda i’r Gymraeg, wedi’i ddarllen gan ein Cydlynydd Gwybodaeth a Rhwydwaith Cymru, Dylan.
04:04
March 08, 2022
Getting direct payments to buy social care for a disabled child
A direct payment is an amount of money that you could get from social services to buy care and support for your child following an assessment of their needs. Listen to our welfare rights expert Derek explain how to get direct payments, what advantages they offer and what they can be spent on.  This episode covers the rules in England, but similar rules apply in the other UK nations.
05:04
March 07, 2022
What is respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)?
RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) is one of the most common viruses that cause coughs and colds. It circulates widely in the UK in the autumn and winter months, peaking in December. Almost all children are infected with the virus by the time they’re two years old. RSV may cause a cough or cold in children and adults, but in young children it is the main cause of bronchiolitis. In fact, it’s the most common cause of bronchiolitis in children aged under two. In this episode, our health lead Amanda explains how to spot the signs of RSV and what you can do to alleviate them, including when to get advice from your doctor or help from emergency services.
03:22
February 08, 2022
Payments of Disability Living Allowance and Child Disability Payment when your child goes into residential accommodation
Listen to our family finances adviser Derek explain what the rules are around payment of Disability Living Allowance - and Child Disability Payment in Scotland - when your child goes into residential accommodation. Find out more: contact.org.uk/benefits-changes-in-circumstances
03:20
February 02, 2022
Home to school transport for 5-16 year olds in England
In this episode, Lesley from the education team on our helpline talks about home to school transport for children of compulsory school age - that's 5-16 year olds. Lesley explains the criteria local authorities use to decide who gets free school transport; how to apply for it; and what to do if your request is denied. This podcast is for families in ENGLAND only. For more about school transport, including in the other UK nations, visit contact.org.uk/school-transport
11:29
November 23, 2021
Transferring from Disability Living Allowance (DLA) to Child Disability Payment in Scotland
From 22 November 2021, children under the age of 16 in Scotland can no longer make a new claim for Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and instead need to make a claim for the new benefit Child Disability Payment. But what about children in Scotland who are already getting DLA? What's going to happen to them? Our Family Finances parent adviser, Derek, explains.
03:55
November 18, 2021
Child Disability Payment in Scotland
Child Disability Payment is a new benefit being introduced in Scotland to replace claims for Disability Living Allowance (DLA). It's paid by Social Security Scotland. Our benefits expert Derek explains what you need to know about Child Disability Payment, how it's being introduced and who can make a claim. Find out more at contact.org.uk/child-disability-payment
02:40
November 18, 2021
What is Contact's Listening Ear service?
Listening Ear is our 1-1 telephone appointment service, where you can talk with one of our family support advisers for a listening ear, reassurance and practical and emotional support. But what topics can you talk about and how long for? How did the service come about, and what do parents think of it? And most importantly, how can you book an appointment? In this episode, we speak to Noreen, an adviser on the Listening Ear line, who tells us all of this and more. You can find out more about Listening Ear on our website at www.contact.org.uk/listeningear
06:18
July 02, 2021
Top tips for your child's appointment or stay in hospital
Our By Your Side team provide advice and support in hospitals across the UK to families whose child has an appointment or longer stay.  In this episode, our By Your Side Senior Parent Adviser Ruth shares the team's top tips for hospital appointment and stays. Find out more about our By Your Side programme: www.contact.org.uk/byyourside 
05:51
April 27, 2021
What are annual health checks?
Did  you know that everyone with a learning disability aged 14 and over is  entitled to a free annual health check with the GP? In our latest podcast episode, our health lead Amanda explains why it's so important parents take up the offer. And we hear mum Ayesha talk about her experience of getting a health check for her daughter.
06:05
February 24, 2021
Child Winter Heating Assistance
The Scottish Government is introducing a new payment to help families with severely disabled children pay their winter heating costs. Listen to our benefits expert Derek explain how the new payment works.
02:30
November 17, 2020
The Scottish Child Payment
The Scottish Child Payment is a new benefit, providing low income families in Scotland with a payment of £10 per week for each child in their family who is aged under six. Applications open in November 2020, with payments due to start at the end of February 2021. Listen to this podcast episode about the new benefit, and find out more about benefits in Scotland on our website: contact.org.uk/benefits-scotland
02:24
November 05, 2020
The free NHS flu jab
Our Strategic Health Lead Amanda talks about the free NHS flu jab, why it's important to get vaccinated and who can get it. We also hear from mum Rosie about the reasonable adjustments her son Blake needs to get the flu jab, and which you can ask for too.
03:51
October 13, 2020
New rules in Scotland extending Disability Living Allowance to age 18
From 1 September 2020, children in Scotland will not be expected to move from Disability Living Allowance (DLA) to Personal Independence Payment (PIP) until age 18. Listen to our benefits expert Derek Sinclair explain what these new rules mean for families.
03:10
August 27, 2020
The Disabled Children's Partnership lockdown survey and Contact's new services
In May, over 4,000 of you shared your experience of lockdown, in response to the Disabled Children's Partnership survey. In this podcast, we talk to Contact's Campaign Manager Una Summerson about what we learnt from the survey and how the results are driving our campaign work. Una also tells us about some new services Contact is running to help families through the pandemic.
06:30
August 12, 2020
Money Matters - Webinar recording
Presented by Derek Sinclair, who leads Contact's Family Finance team,  this webinar recording introduces you to the main benefits relevant to you and  your disabled child.  The episode assumes no previous knowledge of the  subject and will help you improve your finances and understand what you  may be entitled to as a family and where to get additional information,  advice and support. This episode was originally presented as a webinar with slides. To watch the webinar in full, visit https://youtu.be/7Ad5cxOgAmw 
01:20:22
March 30, 2020
Tax credits & Child Benefit payments when your child has a temporary break in education
Contact parent adviser Derek explains the rules that allow tax credits and Child Benefit payments to continue if a young person's temporarily unable to attend their course of education. Find out more at contact.org.uk/benefits-at-16
03:04
March 12, 2020
What is Carer's Allowance?
In this podcast, our helpline adviser Derek talks about the main benefit for carers: who can claim Carer's Allowance, and what are the common misconceptions about eligibility? What deductions can be made from your gross earnings? And can you study and get Carer's Allowance? To find out more, visit contact.org.uk/carers-allowance
02:46
March 12, 2020
Close the Loophole: An interview with Una Summerson about our school transport campaign
School transport is  an integral part of a child's education. If a child can't get to school  or has a stressful experience getting to school, they are not able to  learn and take part in the school day like other children. That's why we're campaigning to Close the Loophole in school transport law for over 16s. In this podcast, we talk to Contact's Head of Campaigns Una Summerson about what the loophole means, how we're trying to change it, and how you can get involved. Find our more at contact.org.uk/close-the-loophole
06:23
February 19, 2020
Dealing with Bullying: If the school have informed me my child is bullying
In this podcast we discuss practical tips and advice on what to do if  you are informed your child has been exhibiting bullying behaviour. For  further advice, visit our website www.contact.org.uk/bullying
03:48
November 08, 2019
Dealing with Bullying : Helping schools recognise the cause of bullying incidents
In this podcast we discuss practical tips on how to help schools  recognise and understand the root causes of bullying incidents if they  aren't already being addressed. For further advice, visit our website www.contact.org.uk/bullying
04:41
November 08, 2019
Dealing with Bullying: Moving forward and resolving bullying if things aren't working
We discuss practical tips on what you can do if steps have been taken by  the school, but the bullying is continuing. For further advice, visit our website www.contact.org.uk/bullying
04:39
November 08, 2019
Dealing with Bullying: Tips on how parents & schools can keep in touch with eachother
In this podcast we give practical tips on how schools and families can  keep in touch to see if the actions taken by the school and support for  their child is working. For further advice, visit our website www.contact.org.uk/bullying
04:23
November 07, 2019
Dealing with Bullying: Positive things schools can do to help children being bullied
In this podcast, we discuss positive actions and strategies that schools  can put into place to help children who are being bullied and some that  parents can also use at home. For further advice, visit our website www.contact.org.uk/bullying
04:57
November 07, 2019
Dealing with Bullying: Supporting your child and how the school can help
In this podcast we discuss practical tips and advice on supporting your  child whilst bullying issues are being resolved. For further advice, visit our website www.contact.org.uk/bullying
03:50
November 07, 2019
Dealing with Bullying: Meeting with the school
In this podcast we discuss useful tips and advice on meeting with the school to discuss bullying issues to get the best outcomes for your child. For further advice, visit our website www.contact.org.uk/bullying
05:41
November 07, 2019
Dealing with Bullying : Raising your concerns with the school
In this podcast we look at practical advice on how to approach the  school if you have concerns that your child is being bullied. For further advice, visit our website www.contact.org.uk/bullying
05:20
November 07, 2019
Dealing with bullying: Spotting the signs
In this podcast we discuss how to spot the signs of bullying. If you  have concerns that your child is being bullied, you visit our website at www.contact.org.uk/bullying
04:30
November 07, 2019
What is Personal Independence Payment?
Our helpline adviser Lesley explains what happens when a child on Disability Living Allowance (DLA) turns 16. Once they reach this age your son or daughter will be invited to claim a benefit called Personal Independence Payment.
04:35
September 12, 2019
Council Tax bill discount for carers
Our helpline adviser Jill explains the rules that allow some carers to qualify for a discount on their council tax bill if they are looking after a child aged 18 or over. Read more about help paying Council Tax bills at contact.org.uk/help-with-council-tax
03:48
August 15, 2019
Universal Credit: A claimant commitment
In this podcast, our parent adviser Nicos explains the document called  'a claimant commitment', which sets out what you need to do to get  Universal Credit. This is the third part of our Universal Credit podcast  series. For more advice on Universal Credit, visit  contact.org.uk/universal-credit 
03:52
August 15, 2019
Changes to the Blue Badge rules in England in 2019
Our parent adviser Mia explains the changes to the Blue Badge rules coming into effect in England in Summer 2019. For more information, visit contact.org.uk/blue-badge
02:23
August 15, 2019
How to claim Universal Credit
In part two of our Universal Credit podcast series, our parent adviser Nicos explains how to claim Universal Credit, the new benefit being rolled out across the country. Read more information about Universal Credit at contact.org.uk/universal-credit
03:10
August 15, 2019
What is Universal Credit?
In this podcast, parent adviser Mia talks about Universal Credit, the new benefit replacing existing means-tested benefits. This is part one of our Universal Credit podcast series. To find out more, visit contact.org.uk/universal-credit
03:16
August 15, 2019
Education complaints & appeals
Our education adviser Jill explains what you can do if you're not happy with your child's education. * Links * School complaints - contact.org.uk/school-college-complaints EHC annual reviews - contact.org.uk/ehc-plan-reviews Tribunal appeals - contact.org.uk/tribunal-appeals Education - contact.org.uk/education
04:41
August 15, 2019
Applying for a secondary school place
Listen to our education specialist Jill, from the Contact helpline, talk about applying for a secondary school place through the school  admissions process. For more admission on school applications, visit contact.org.uk/admissions
04:19
August 15, 2019
Applying for a primary school place
In this episode in our education podcasts series, education adviser Jill gives her advice on applying for a primary school place for a child with special educational needs. For more advice on school admissions, visit contact.org.uk/admissions
05:10
August 15, 2019
Top tips for starting school
In this podcast, our parent adviser Michaela shares her top tips for parents whose children are about to start a new school. For more advice and support on starting school, visit contact.org.uk/admissions
05:04
August 15, 2019
Diagnosis - Then & now
Donna, a parent of two children with autism, describes her journey since receiving their diagnosis. You can find information and support around getting a diagnosis, or living without a diagnosis, on our website at contact.org.uk/diagnosis
03:04
August 15, 2019
Diagnosis - In the beginning
Listen to some parents sharing how they felt at the time they received their child's diagnosis. For more information and advice around diagnosis, visit our website at contact.org.uk/diagnosis 
01:37
August 15, 2019
Seven reasons to claim Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
Our parent adviser Mia explains why claiming Disability Living Allowance can be a gateway onto more financial help.
03:07
August 14, 2019
Challenging the myths around Disability Living Allowance eligibility
Listen to Derek, welfare rights expert from Contact's helpline, explains Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and dispels common myths on eligibility. To find out more about DLA, visit contact.org.uk/dla
05:38
August 06, 2019