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Financial Help and Benefits for Families

If you're responsible for a child there is a range of financial assistance available depending on your family circumstances.  Below are entitlements and benefits that may be available to help with the cost of raising a child.    

Free Childcare for 2 Year Olds

Would you like help with childcare? Do you want to give your child the chance to experience new activities and make new friends before starting school?   Eligible children are entitled to 570 hours annually which equates to three hours per day - term time (although…

Free Childcare for 3 and 4 year old's

Children aged 3 and 4 year old are entitled to 15 hours of free early education, this is often taken over 38 weeks of the year, starting at the school term after a child turns 3 years old. Some childcare providers offer places more flexibly, you may…

Health and Social Care

There are a range of health services available for children and young people aged 0 to 25 years based on the individual's health needs.  Children with special educational needs and disabilities are able to access universal services that are available to everyone.  There will be…

Health and Wellbeing

The lifestyle choices we make today can decrease our risk of serious illnesses. In this section you can find out about different ways to stay well in mind and body whatever your situation. We've got information on how to take care of yourself, and much more ......    

Healthy Life Choices

The benefits of being active and eating well Take the online health quiz to see how you score.

Help with Childcare Costs

  Are you looking for support with childcare costs? In addition to the free early education for 2, 3 or 4 year olds there are other sources of help.  You may also be eligible for help from government childcare schemes. Visit Childcare Choices to use their childcare calculator to…
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