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Children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) can have varying and often complex health needs. This may mean they are cared for by a range of health professionals from different services. Most health services in the UK are provided by the…

Health

This section aims to provide advice and guidance about health services available to children, young people and families. Please feel free to explore the different sections below:     News: Early Years Nutrition - Westminster Free Meals for Early Years For the latest information about the coronavirus, visit…

Health and Development Reviews

If you have a toddler aged 8 – 15 months and/or 2 – 2.5 years, you should be hearing from your local Health Visiting Team to invite you to attend a Health & Developmental Review. We strongly encourage you to attend these to ensure the…

Health and wellbeing (5-15 years)

This section aims to provide you with information and guidance to help support your child's health and wellbeing. Emotional wellbeing and mental health Children and young people with SEND Supporting children to communicate Dental and oral health Healthy eating Physical activity Vaccinations Looking after a…

Health and wellbeing (Birth to 5)

In this section you can access information and guidance to support children's health from birth to the age of 5 in Westminster: Your mental health Infant feeding Midwives and Health Visitors (0-5 year olds) Services at Family Hubs Vaccinations and immunisations Looking after a sick…

Health Benefits

There are a number of National Health Service (NHS) benefits that parents and carers may claim for their children. Women who are pregnant or who have had a baby in the last 12 months will get free prescriptions and free NHS dental treatment with a…

Healthy eating for teens

Teenagers' bodies go through many physical changes – changes that need to be supported by a healthy, balanced diet.     By eating a varied and balanced diet as shown in the Eatwell Guide, you should be able to get all the energy and nutrients you…

Healthy Start

If you’re pregnant or have children under the age of 4 you can get payments every 4 weeks to spend on: • cow’s milk • fresh, frozen or tinned fruit and vegetables • infant formula milk • fresh, dried, and tinned pulses You can also…

Help for young carers

If you are 5 to 19 years old and care for a family member with a long-term illness or disability, Westminster council can give you: advice  information about other services that can help one-to-one support if you have a high level of need Contact us…

Help with childcare costs

Childcare support is expanding, with significant changes coming to 30 hours free childcare in England and Universal Credit childcare offers in England, Scotland and Wales. Click here for more details.  15 hours funded early education and childcare for 2 year olds The term after your child…