Financial help and advice


Financial Support for Families (pdf)
A guide for parents highlighting all the funding available to help with childcare costs as well as the cost of living. Sections include:

  • parents expecting a baby
  • parents in work, returning to work or starting work
  • parents in education or training
  • families living with a disability or special need

For a printed copy please contact the Family Information Service (FIS):

Tel: (020) 8825 5588

Childcare funding
Help with childcare costs including Nursery Education Grant, Child Tax Credit and free childcare for two-year olds. 

Family Information Service
Contact the Family Information Service (FIS) to get help with finding suitable childcare in your area and information on different funding available to help with childcare costs.

Education - financial assistance
Financial assistance for school aged-children, 16-19s and university students including free school meals, travel to school, and Education Maintenance Allowance. 

Support for older people
Services for older people living in the borough including home care, mobile meals and support service.


Leisure pass
Discounts of up to 50% for adults and 33% for young people on leisure activities including courses, sessions and activities at sports and leisure centres.  Discounts also available at public golf courses in the borough.