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Budgeting Loans

You could get a Budgeting Loan to help pay for essential things like furniture, clothes, moving costs or hire purchase debts. The smallest amount you can borrow is £100. Budgeting Loans are interest-free so you only pay back what you borrow. You normally have to repay the…

Child Benefit

Child Benefit is for people who are bringing up children. It is paid for each child and your earnings or savings will not affect your claim. You can claim Child Benefit if you are bringing up a child in the UK who is:  aged under…

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…

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…

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…