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Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)

What is it? A benefit that’s paid if you are unable to work because of sickness or disability. Who gets it? If you can’t work because of a pregnancy-related illness and you can’t claim Statutory Sick Pay. Employment and Support Allowance can be paid until…

Family Information Service (FIS) Newsletters

Here you will find copies of our Family Information Service Newsletters: FIS newsletter spring 2022 edition FIS newsletter winter 2021 edition FIS newsletter autumn 2021 edition FIS newsletter summer 2021 edition FIS newsletter spring 2021 edition  FIS newsletter winter 2020 edition  FIS newsletter autumn 2020…

Family Lives - Young Carer Project

The Young Carer Project Offers 1 to 1 personal support from a Young Person’s Worker for young carers aged 10 - 15 years. Support is focused on the Young Carers well-being increasing the young carer’s confidence and self-esteem, reducing feelings of isolation enabling them to…

Fostering and adoption

The Westminster Adoption Service is now run by Coram Ambitious for Adoption. If you are enquiring about Adopting a Child please contact adoption@coram.org.uk  If you are enquiring about Post Adoption Support please contact corampostadoption@westminster.gov.uk If you are enquiring about your birth or adoption records please…

Golden Girls support group

Golden girls is the name of an online support group for girls aged 12-18 recently launched in our Early Help, Intensive Support Team. This resource was developed in response to understanding that many young people were feeling isolated and lonely in this lockdown, especially those…

Guidance for service providers

There are two sections of this website: Information for Families provides information to all parents and carers of children and young people aged 0-19 years, or 0-25 years if their child has a Special Educational Need or Disability (SEND). The SEND Local Offer focuses on providing…

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…

Health visiting teams in Westminster

Health Visiting teams: KENSINGTON AND CHELSEA & WESTMINSTER All enquires should be directed via our Single Point of Access (SPA) Contact the KCWHF Team on: T: 0208 200 2500 ext 2 |  Email: clcht.childhealthinformationhubkcwf@nhs.net Access a QR code for a direct link to information and the health visiting team's health matters website here.…

Healthy lifestyles: Live Well

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…

Helpful information when choosing a childminder

Below you can access useful information about childminders: A childminder is a person providing care for one or more children aged between birth and 18, to whom they are not related, for reward, in someone’s home (usually their own). They are allowed to care for…