Skip to main content

Advice & Information

 Directory results

Get parenting support and advice at your local Family Hub

Children’s Centres have gone through some changes over the last year and we will now be developing three new Family Hubs in Westminster – Churchill Gardens in the south, Queen’s Park in the north west, and Church Street in the north east. These will develop…

Getting an assessment for autism if you are a young person

Sometimes, an autism diagnosis is missed in early childhood. This might be because the signs of autism were unclear or did not start to emerge until adolescence. Autism can be diagnosed at any point in life, but the pathways will be different depending on your…

Going to university if you have SEND

Drawn by Nico, age 6 If you are a young person who has special educational needs and/or a disability (SEND), you should not feel that this stops you from going to university. If attending university is something that you want to do, there is support…

Government schemes to help with childcare costs

Are you looking for support with childcare costs? Childcare Choices brings together all the government childcare offers in one place for the first time. The new Childcare Choices website makes it easy to find out what’s on offer. Use the Childcare Calculator at www.gov.uk/childcare-calculator to…

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

Drawn by Nico, age 6Children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) can have varying and often complex health needs. This may mean they are cared for by a range of health professionals from different services. Most health services in the UK…

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…

Healthy Start

Healthy Start Healthy start is a national programme which provide weekly free vouchers for low income families with children under four, to spend on milk, plain fresh and frozen fruit and vegetables, and infant formula milk. You can also get free vitamins. You may be…

Hearing Impairment Service Newsletter - Summer 2019

The summer edition of the Hearing Impairment Service newsletter has been released. You can download your copy by clicking here. In this edition of the newsletter, read about: changes to the sensory impairment services for 2019-20 what children & young people with hearing impairment learnt…