There is a range of support available for young parents and young carers living in Westminster. Read the guide below for more information.
The Westminster Family Information Service (FIS) is a free, impartial information service for parents and carers of children and young people aged up to 19 (or up to 25 years for those with additional needs).
You can contact the service Monday to Friday 8am-4pm on 020 7641 7929 or email FIS@westminster.gov.uk.
The FIS has a directory which provides information on assistance for parents in Westminster. It also includes information on national organisations who provide support.
You can search by category or type in a search term such as 'childcare':
The Single Parent Action Network provides lots of help for single parents.
Why not try one of their online courses to see what you think?
Mytime Active's MEND scheme provides vitamins via local health and children's centres.
The vitamins are free for:
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 8323 1725 to find out more.
FACES aims to tackle the barriers faced by parents trying to find work and support them into suitable employment, training or volunteering.
Our employment coaches will work with you on a weekly basis for 6 months, helping you determine your goals and support you to achieve them.
We can support you with the following:
For more information, please contact us on 020 7641 3336 or email email@example.com
FACES is an initiative between Westminster City Council, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Hammersmith and Fulham, and the Department for Work and Pensions.
The Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) is a voluntary home-visiting programme for first-time young mums, aged 19 years or under. A specially trained family nurse visits the young mum regularly, from the early stages of pregnancy until their child is 2. The FNP programme aims to enable young mums to:
FNP is a home-based visiting programme. However, family nurses are able to offer parents a choice of location where this is most appropriate eg GP surgeries, children’s centres, community health services, extended schools, health centres, café etc.
Anyone can refer to us and we also welcome self-referrals. Please visit FNP for further information or contact your local family nurse partnership service at:
Help in Westminster
If you are 5 to 19 years old and care for a family member with a long-term illness or disability, Westminster council can give you:
Contact us or ask someone you know to contact us for you - a friend or relative, a teacher, or your family doctor: