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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…

Busy2s - Free early education for 2 year olds

Is your family living on a low income or claiming income based benefits? Does your 2 year old have additional needs or has left care? You may be entitled to claim a maximum of 15 hours during term time or 11 hours per week throughout…

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…

Child Trust Funds

A Child Trust Fund (CTF) is a long-term tax-free savings account for children. You can’t apply for a new Child Trust Fund because the scheme is now closed. You can apply for a Junior ISA instead. Child Trust Funds (CTFs) are long term tax-free savings accounts…

Childcare Grant

You may be eligible for help with your learning costs if you: are a full-time higher education student have children under 15, or under 17 if they have special educational needs The grant: doesn’t have to be paid back is paid on top of your…

Children with disabilities

Support for children with disabilities If you feel that you need support we will need to complete an assessment. A duty social worker will visit you and your family/parents in your home to complete this assessment. They need to meet with you to find out how they…

Disability Living Allowance (DLA)

Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for children may help with the extra costs of looking after a child who: is under 16 has difficulties walking or needs much more looking after than a child of the same age who does not have a disability If you/your…

Disabled Children's Register

What is the Disabled Children's Register? The register is a database that holds information about children and young people with disabilities and special needs who live in the City of Westminster.   Why do we have a register and what is it used for? The…

Emergency help with money

If you are struggling to afford the basic household items for your family, the following programmes may be able to help:

Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)

What is it? A benefit that’s paid if you are unable to work because of sickness or disability. Who gets it? If you can’t work because of a pregnancy-related illness and you can’t claim Statutory Sick Pay. Employment and Support Allowance can be paid until…