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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…

Tax Credit

You can claim extra tax credits to help with your childcare costs if you’re eligible. Use this tool to work out what childcare costs you should claim. You can make your claim 7 days before you start paying for childcare. Find out more using the…

Tax Free Childcare – Parents Information

The Tax-Free Childcare offer is a new scheme launched by the Government alongside the additional 15 hours free childcare for working parents. This scheme is designed to help working families with their childcare costs. For working families, including the self-employed, in the UK With children…

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Thinking about the future?

For students from Year 9 onwards who may be thinking about higher education or are interested but do not know much about it, there is a new website to get a flavour of what it would be like to continue studying. There are short, fun…