Together Information Exchange (TIE) is Doncaster's voluntary register of children and young people with a disability. The register is administrated by the Short Breaks team and contains confidential information on children and young people with a disability. 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 862332 to request one
Emailing us at - email@example.com
Message us through our Facebook page - www.facebook.com/Together-Information-Exchange
Alternatively you should be able to pick up an application form at your local Family Hub or from the SENCo (Special Needs Co-ordinator) at your child's school
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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 Short Breaks team.
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.
Free e-Learning Courses for Parents & Professionals
The Short Breaks team are offering free e-Learning courses. These are aimed at professionals and parents who work with, intend to work with or care for children and young people with a disability to raise knowledge, skills and awareness.
Course available are:
- Introduction to Integrated Working
- Introduction to the Autism Spectrum
- Child Development
- Common Core of Skills and Knowledge
- Communication in Health & Social Care of Children & Young People Settings
- e-Safety - Guidance for Practitioners Working with Children
- Information Sharing
- Parental Mental Health
- Safeguarding Children with Disabilities
- Short Breaks for Disabled Children
You will need access to a computer to complete the training. To request an e-Learning course, please email - firstname.lastname@example.org