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Health services, GPs and dentists

The health services in Westminster are provided by two clinical commissioning groups which are led by GPs. They are responsible for planning and buying health services. To find local health services please use the link below: www.nhs.uk/service-search  For information about an illness or condition, self-help…

Healthy lifestyles

Have a healthy lifestyle is the easiest way to maintain a good level of health and fitness. Incorporating activity into your day, eating a balanced diet and not smoking or excessive drinking of alcohol. Top tips and more information to help you live a healthy…

Healthy Start

Healthy Start Healthy Start has replaced the milk tokens previously available through the Welfare Food Scheme. With Healthy Start, you can get free vouchers every week which you swap for milk, fresh fruit, fresh vegetables and infant formula milk. You can also get free vitamins.…

Help with childcare costs

Help with childcare costs There is financial help available to pay for childcare; this help depends on family circumstances including how much the family earns, whether they are in work or returning to work, and the age of the children. Help is available for all children…

Holiday playschemes

Holiday playschemes These can offer a wide range of activities such as sports, outdoor and indoor games, arts, crafts and drama. Many operate a booking system and may give substantial discounts to parents who book early. Other schemes offer 'open access' where children can just…

Housing

Supported Housing Refers to accommodation and support provided by organisations with expertise in supporting people to improve their life skills and opportunities. A referral for supported housing for the young person will need be made via the care management team in the first instance, who…

How can you safeguard children from sexting?

More and more children and teens are engaging in or being affected by sexting. With moreyoung people having access to phones and social media accounts, it is becoming easier forthem to send and receive explicit messages and images. There has been a rise in the…

How much does a childminder cost?

You will need to negotiate hours, terms and conditions with your childminder. Rates may vary.  Sometimes hourly rates for children attending school are higher than those for the under 5s. Childminders can offer flexible rates, and can accept employers’ childcare vouchers.

Immunisations and vaccinations

If you're not sure whether you or your child have had all your routine vaccinations, ask your GP or practice nurse to find out for you. It may be possible to catch up later in life. A checklist of the vaccines that are routinely offered to everyone in the…

Income Support

Income Support is a means-tested benefit that you may be able to claim if you are on a low income. The amount you receive will depend on your personal circumstances. You may be entitled to Income Support if you are not required by Jobcentre Plus…
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