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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…

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…

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.  

Nourish & Thrive Westminster: A free 8-week online cookery course

Groundwork London are offering a free 8-week online cookery courses via Zoom to learn how to prepare healthy and delicious meals using kitchen cupboard ingredients. The first of these courses will start on Mon 16th November and run to January 25th 2021 from 11:00am - 12:30pm.   The first 20…

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…

Summer Food Banks

  If your family has difficulties with access to food either because you are self-isolating or for any other reason, you can contact the Westminster Connects helpline (020 7641 1222). The following organisations provide support for families in Westminster who have been having difficulties getting…

Tax Credit

You can claim extra tax credits to help with your childcare costs if you’re eligible. Use this tool to work out what childcare costs you should claim. You can make your claim 7 days before you start paying for childcare. Find out more using the…

Tax Free childcare – parents information

The Tax-Free Childcare offer is a new scheme launched by the Government alongside the additional 15 hours free childcare for working parents. This scheme is designed to help working families with their childcare costs. For working families, including the self-employed, in the UK With children…