Together Information Exchange (TIE) is Doncaster's voluntary register of children and young people with a disability. The register is administrated by the Families Information Service. It is hoped that by people providing us with information about their family it will lead to a clearer picture of what Doncaster families need. The information you provide us with is kept on a secure database and is covered by the Data Protection Act.
Please note that individual families are not identified in the production of statistics or service planning.
Why join TIE?
To help the Council to plan and provide services that will support you and your child. We will do this using the information provided by you and other families of children and young people with disabilities.
As a member of TIE you will receive:
- Regular information either through the post or via e-mail alerts on events and activities that are taking place.
- The holiday activity timetable run by Short Breaks which your disabled child can book onto during the school holidays.
- Opportunity to receive a free TIE membership card
Who can register with TIE?
In the Act, a person has a disability if:
they have a physical or mental impairment
the impairment has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on their ability to perform normal day-to-day activities
For purposes of the Act, these words have the following meanings:
'Substantial' means more than minor or trivial
'Long-term' means that the effect of the impairment has lasted or is likely to last for at least twelve months (there are special rules covering recurring or fluctuating conditions)
'Normal day-to-day activities' include everyday things like eating, washing, walking and going shopping
People who have had a disability in the past that meets this definition are also protected by the Act.
Progressive conditions considered to be a disability
There are additional provisions relating to people with progressive conditions. People with HIV, cancer or multiple sclerosis are protected by the Act from the point of diagnosis. People with some visual impairments are automatically deemed to be disabled.
Please note - being registered on TIE does not automatically mean your child would be eligible for other services, such as a personal budget or direct payments.
How do I join TIE?
Calling us on - 01302 735434 to request one
Emailing us at - FIS@doncaster.gov.uk
Message us through our Facebook page - www.facebook.com/Together-Information-Exchange
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TIE Membership Card
The TIE membership card is available to each child/young person who is registered with TIE. On the back page of the TIE application form there is the option to receive a membership card - just tick the box and don't forget to enclose a passport size photograph of your child.
If you are already a member of TIE and would like to receive a TIE membership card, please do not hesitate to contact the Families Information Service.
What do I get with a TIE membership card?
By getting a TIE membership card you automatically receive discounts at various places in and around Doncaster. These include the Yorkshire Wildlife Park, The Dome, Vue Cinema and much more.
A full list of the current discounts is available in the documents section on this page. To receive your discount simply show your card when you arrive.
- Venue's List for TIE Cards
- Download (259KB - PDF)