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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…

Health Matters - Online Resource

Health Matters is a digital hub that supports the health visiting and school nursing services delivered by Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust across 9 boroughs in London. CLCH runs children’s services in Westminster, Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea, Barnet, Brent, Richmond, Hounslow, Harrow…

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…

The Healthy Early Years programme and award scheme

The Healthy Early Years programme and award scheme is funded by the Public Health team for Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster. The programme has been based on the success of the Healthy Schools programme across the three boroughs and started as a pilot programme in…

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…

Helpful information when choosing a Childminder

Here are some key facts and items to consider when looking to use a childminder.

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…
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