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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 autumn 2021 edition FIS newsletter summer 2021 edition FIS newsletter spring 2021 edition  FIS newsletter winter 2020 edition  FIS newsletter autumn 2020 edition

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…

FAQs for schools/providers/childminders

Click on the links below to expand the section. Additional information about claiming for funded children: Please see YouTube videos via the link below showing how to add the funded children onto the FIS Portal (Synergy Tribal system)

Fostering and adoption

Placements Westminster City Council shares its fostering and adoption service with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, devoting more resources to helping find families for the children who need them.  For further information email the team on corampostadoption@westminster.gov.uk Private fostering If you have been looking after…

Get Ahead Project

Get ahead Project (Part of the London ESF Youth Programme). Work = Pay If you are aged 16 - 24 years, not in education, employment or training and have a learning disability and/or difficulty, we could help you to 'Get ahead'. Available in Central and South London…

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…

The Green Room

DCLG funded project to improve housing pathways for homeless women experiencing multiple disadvantage and domestic abuse in the tri-borough.

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…