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Junior ISA

A junior ISA is a permanently tax-free savings or investment wrapper aimed at encouraging families to save for their children's futures. Any money you put in one will be locked away until your child's 18th birthday, when it becomes their cash, and will become a…

Maternity Grant

Sure Start Maternity Grant The Sure Start Maternity Grant is a one-off payment of £500 for each baby that does not have to be repaid. If you need help with the cost of buying essential items for a new baby, this grant could help you.…

Money Advice Service

Free and impartial money advice, set up by government, providing  Advice and guides to help improve your finances Tools and calculators to help keep track and plan ahead Support over the phone and online

Money matters

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 We want our directory to be as helpful and easy-to-use as possible. All feedback from parents, professionals and young…

Money Matters

All parents may find caring for a child puts a strain on their household budget. If you are caring for a child with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), this strain might be particularly large. Specialist equipment and services, transport, and extra day-to-day costs can…

Need to use a computer?

All Westminter Libraries offer access to computers. All you need to do is go along to your local library and book a PC.  

Paying for childcare

Information on the benefits, schemes and allowances that may help towards your childcare costs. Also find: links to calculators to work out how much you may save and who to speak to for further help. Is your child 2, 3 or 4 years old?  All…

Questions to ask a childcare provider

There are many things you should consider when looking for childcare, particularly those that you feel will help your child. How long have you been working with children? What experience do they have of supporting children with additional needs. What qualifications and/or training do staff…

Statutory Adoption Leave and Pay

What is Statutory Adoption Leave and Pay? When you adopt or have a child through surrogacy, you’re entitled to a year off work and up to 39 weeks’ Statutory Adoption Pay. Who gets it?Only one person in a couple can take adoption leave and pay.…

Statutory Paternity Leave and Pay

What is Statutory Paternity Leave and Pay? One or two weeks’ paid time off work so that you can help look after your new baby. Who gets it?You must be: The child’s biological father or adopter The mother’s partner The intended parent (if you’re having…