Support with rising living costs
Support for children and families
Warm coats and winter shoes for kids
Tolworth Children’s Centre, School Lane, Tolworth, KT6 7QJ
will be open again from 9.30am to 3pm on
- Saturday 19 November
- Saturday 26 November
Please do visit to look at the FREE coats, shoes, hats etc that we have available for collection for children age 0-11 years.
You can also contact your local Children's Centre below to find out how to donate and what is available for collection.
- Kingston Town Children’s Centre please call 020 8481 0640
- Chessington Children’s Centre please call 020 8397 2006 option 5.
- Old Malden Children’s Centre please call 020 8241 0837
- Tolworth Children’s Centre plrease call 020 8339 9848
For more information, contact: Sophie Hodges (07849 305143) or Siobhan Meacher (07784 006661), Lead Outreach Workers
Other resources for Children and Baby Clothes/Food/Equipment
Surbiton organisation Growbaby provides good quality, new and second-hand, baby clothes and equipment (up to 5 years), completely free of charge, to anyone who needs it, regardless of their income, background, or faith. We accept baby clothes and equipment from anyone who chooses to donate; we simply ask that potential donors ensure that they are in excellent, clean condition.
The Family Fund
Helps families with disabled children - if a child or young person has additional clothing needs, for example, if they go through clothes quickly, or their clothing is frequently damaged.
Free School Meals
Did you know that you can apply for free school meals at any time?
If you qualify and your child is established on free school meals by March 2023 they will continue to receive free school meals until the end of their current phase of education - that means end of primary or secondary school - even if you no longer meet the criteria. So apply NOW.
Free Childcare from 15 to 30 hours a week for 3 and 4 years old
There is a universal entitlement for all children of 3 and 4 years old, but this can be extended to 30 hours a week for working families who are eligible.
To check your eligibility and apply on the government website, go to www.gov.uk/30-hours-free-childcare
NHS Healthy Start
A Healthy Start Card will help with buying healthy food and milk. You may be eligible if you are more than 10 weeks pregnant or have a child under 4 years old.
You must be receiving any of the following:
- Child Tax Credit;
- Income Support;
- Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance;
- Pension Credit;
- Universal Credit.
for more information go to https://www.healthystart.nhs.uk/