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Personal Independence Payment (PIP) tips for family carers

Hft have published a list of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) tips for family carers of people with learning difficulties and/or autism. They are intended to make the process of completing the form as straight forward as possible, and help you complete it in a way…

Childcare Providers - Sign up to receive Tax Free Childcare

Tax Free Childcare is a government scheme to help working families with their childcare costs. The scheme will allow parents to open online childcare accounts to pay their registered childcare providers directly. For every £8 parents pay in to these accounts, the government will contribute…

Training Membership

Our Membership Scheme offers discounts on all training courses, find out more below.

HMRC Online Tax and Business Training for childminders

If you are currently working for yourself as a childminder, or are thinking of becoming one, you will need to consider how your self employed business will meet the requirements of HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) for taxation and National Insurance. As a self employed…

Financial help if you are disabled

  These benefits are managed and paid by central government. For more information please use the links below that take you to the relevant pages on GOV.UK.

Help your child's learning - 0-5 years

Childcare provisions are a great place for your child to learn. However, you and your child can continue to learn at home through play activities, socialisation, relaxing, cuddling, responding, talking and communicating. Take a look at the information on this page to find out how…

What to do if my child is unwell

Every parent or carer wants to know how to do what is best for their growing baby and to give them the best start in life. This resource aims to help you understand what to do and who to ask in a number of situations; including…

Practitioners

This part of the website is for practitioners to access a range of information and resources relevant to their work with children, young people and families. Although some of the information is available to all, please ensure you log in to allow further information to be shared in a…

Breaks for children

Please see services below which are aimed for children and young people.

Half-Term School Meals Support

Free School Meal Vouchers The council is investing in £140,000 into children and family support by providing £15 Aldi vouchers to families - one for each child eligible for free school meals. Vouchers will be sent to eligible families direct from the council - please…
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