Lewisham Children & Family Centre

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Drop-in Vitamin D is back!

You can now drop-in to our centres to register or collect your Vitamin D Monday to Friday at 10am – 3pm  What is vitamin D Vitamin D is very important for you and your baby.  It helps your bodies to absorb calcium, which is essential for keeping bones healthy throughout life.  Vitamin D helps to…

Healthy Start vouchers go digital!

Healthy Start are moving from paper vouchers to the Healthy Start card. The last paper vouchers will be sent out on the week starting the 7th March. You can still use any valid vouchers to get free vitamins. There are still over 1600 Lewisham families missing out on these payments for vegetables, fruits, beans/lentils and…

Help with the cost of living crisis

Millions of people across the UK have have noticed our food, energy and petrol costs rising and talk of further rises can be really worrying.  Step Change have some great advice on how to help you now and how to be prepared for any further changes.   How can I reduce the impact of this…

The Warm Home Discount Scheme

You could get £140 off your electricity bill for winter 2021 to 2022 under the Warm Home Discount Scheme. The money is not paid to you – it’s a one-off discount on your electricity bill, between October and March. You may be able to get the discount on your gas bill instead if your supplier…

Healthy Start Vouchers – Free food vouchers for your family

Healthy Start Food Vouchers are vouchers that can be used to buy healthy foods. They are for pregnant people and people who are responsible for children under 4. Healthy Start Food Vouchers can be exchanged for plain cows’ milk, plain, fresh, frozen or tinned fruit and vegetables, any type of fresh, dried and tinned pulses…

Benefits & Housing Advice

Benefits Advice  If you’ve been affected by coronavirus, you might be able to claim benefits or get more money on your current benefits.   This might be because you:   can’t work as you have coronavirus or you’re following guidance to stay home – this is called ‘self-isolating’   are earning less because you can’t go to work   are…

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