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Student finance

You may be able to borrow money to help pay for university or college tuition fees and to help with living costs. You might get extra money on top of this, for example if you’re on a low income, are disabled or have children. Before you apply…

Support for more vulnerable young carers

Young Carers  A Young Carer is child or young person aged 5 - 18 years old, who hassignificant caring role for another person who suffers from physical disability, mental health problems, substance misuse or any other debilitating or long term illness. A Young Carer becomes vulnerable when…

Support for Parents of Children with SEND

Parent Zone Parents from our parent groups across the Bi-borough have proposed a range of questions across education, health and social care that they would like to have answered. In our new Parent Zone, we publish these questions alongside answers from staff at the Local…

Support for young carers

Drawn by Kylie, age 7 Are you under 18 and looking after someone in your family who is ill or disabled? This may be a parent, a brother or sister or a grandparent. Maybe you help by staying at home a lot to be there…

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…

Teachers of the Deaf launch termly 'Hearing Impairment" newsletter

Teachers of the Deaf from the Federation of Westminster Special Schools (FWSS) Training and Outreach are delighted to publish the Autumn Term Newsletter for parents/carers of children and young people with hearing loss. This will be the first of their new termly bulletin to share…

Tell us your experience of the EHCP process

City of Westminster Council is participating in a national survey to find out how well Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs) support local children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities to achieve positive outcomes. The survey is called the Personal Outcomes Evaluation…

Therapy, nursing and personal care in colleges

Since the Children and Families Act (2014) was introduced, many more young people with complex needs have chosen to go to college and to study for longer. To help their new learners, who have learning difficulties as well as extra health and care needs, colleges…

Things to do

Drawn by Zainab, age 14Getting out and about, taking part in activities, using leisure services, attending clubs and visiting free open spaces can make a huge difference to your child, young person, family and friends. Use this page to find something that is available near…

A trailblazer to improve mental health provision in schools

This World Mental Health Day, we turn our spotlight on the exciting trailblazer project currently underway in Westminster and Kensington & Chelsea to bring children and young people (aged 5-25 years) who attend local schools access to strengthened support for their low and moderate mental…