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Troubled Families

The council is taking part in the government’s Troubled Families programme 2015 to 2020. This is a cross agency programme led by Children’s Services to identify and help families with complex needs. In order to identify and support families experiencing complex difficulties, the council and partner organisations,…

Turn2Us

Turn2us is a national charity that helps people in financial hardship gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and support services. They can help you check what benefits you may be entitled to or looks for funds that might be able to give you a…

Universal Credit

Universal Credit is a payment to help with your living costs. It’s paid monthly. Download the information below.

Using a nanny

Using a nanny Nannies provide childcare in your own home and can look after children of any age. They often work flexible hours so can be a good option if you work shifts or unsociable hours. Your child will also have the advantage of being…

Volunteering

Make a difference today and join Team Westminster where you can donate your time to help people and good causes. There are many ways to volunteer with Team Westminster. Find a volunteering opportunity on our new volunteering website. Team Westminster Social Action Fit volunteering around…

Westminster Advice Service Partnership

Westminster City Council fund the Westminster Advice Services Parntership to provide advice across a range of areas, including advice on Benefits, Debt, Housing, Employment, Consumer, Legal, Tax, Family law, Energy suppliers and Immigration & Nationality. Westminster Advice Services Partnership is made up of Citizen's Advice…

What is a Children’s Centre?

If you have a child aged 0 to 5 years old, you can receive free parenting support and information at your local Children’s Centre or Family Hub.   What can a children's centre help with? A wide range of organisations and professionals work at your local…

What is a Family Hub?

A more integrated workforce: A ‘virtual’ network of providers working with children 0 – 19 years, who share a single approach to working with families across a given area / neighbourhood. It will bring together early intervention work delivered by the wide spectrum of Early Help…

What is the Quality and Outcomes Framework?

The Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) is a way the NHS rewards GPs for delivering good practice. It works by rating GP performance in several key areas related to quality care and health outcomes. For example, GP practices gain points for keeping a list of…

What it means to be looked after

Being looked after by social services can be confusing and scary and you will probably have lots of questions. We hope you will find some of the answers here. If there is anything else you need to know, please talk to your social worker or Children's…
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