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Stammering

What is stammering? Stammering is a neurological condition which makes it physically hard to speak. Someone who stammers will repeat, prolong or get stuck on sounds or words. There might also be signs of visible tension as the person struggles to get the word out.…

Stammering

What is stammering? Stammering is a neurological condition which makes it physically hard to speak. Someone who stammers will repeat, prolong or get stuck on sounds or words. There might also be signs of visible tension as the person struggles to get the word out.…

Statutory Adoption Leave and Pay

What is Statutory Adoption Leave and Pay? When you adopt or have a child through surrogacy, you’re entitled to a year off work and up to 39 weeks’ Statutory Adoption Pay. Who gets it?Only one person in a couple can take adoption leave and pay.…

Statutory Paternity Leave and Pay

What is Statutory Paternity Leave and Pay? One or two weeks’ paid time off work so that you can help look after your new baby. Who gets it?You must be: The child’s biological father or adopter The mother’s partner The intended parent (if you’re having…

Student finance

You may be able to borrow money to help pay for university or college tuition fees and to help with living costs. You might get extra money on top of this, for example if you’re on a low income, are disabled or have children. Before you apply…

Summer Food Banks

  If your family has difficulties with access to food either because you are self-isolating or for any other reason, you can contact the Westminster Connects helpline (020 7641 1222). The following organisations provide support for families in Westminster who have been having difficulties getting…

Support for more vulnerable young carers

Young Carers  A Young Carer is child or young person aged 5 - 18 years old, who hassignificant caring role for another person who suffers from physical disability, mental health problems, substance misuse or any other debilitating or long term illness. A Young Carer becomes vulnerable when…

Support for Parents

COVID-19 / Coronavirus We have created a page to provide service updates and useful resources relating to Family Information. Please click here to access the page Bringing up children is likely to be one of the most difficult jobs any of us ever do. As…

Support for Parents of Children with SEND

Parent Zone Parents from our parent groups across the Bi-borough have proposed a range of questions across education, health and social care that they would like to have answered. In our new Parent Zone, we publish these questions alongside answers from staff at the Local…

Support for young carers

Drawn by Kylie, age 7 Are you under 18 and looking after someone in your family who is ill or disabled? This may be a parent, a brother or sister or a grandparent. Maybe you help by staying at home a lot to be there…