Useful Information

Useful Services:

Breastfeeding - Myths and Facts:    Facts about pregnancy and babies, tailored to your baby's age.

NHS Information Service for Parents:    Email and text service covering pregnancy and baby topics.

The Money Advice Service:    Information to help you plan and save. Parent's Guide to Money.

Bookstart:    Bookstart, inspiring a love of books in every child.

Change 4 Life:    Healthy Lifestyles for your family.

Contact a Family:    A UK-wide charity providing advice and support to the parents of disabled children.

Direct.Gov:    The latest and widest range of public service information from the UK government.

Healthy Start:    Information about free vitamins and more.

Homestart:    Volunteers offer support and practical help to families under stress in their own homes.

National Childbirth Trust:    Support and advice for parents.

Netmums:    A website full of useful information for parents and carers.

Parents' Resources:    Articles written by teachers designed to help with your child's education.

Talk To Your Baby:    You can make all the difference to your baby’s development.

Think You Know:    Great advice to keep children safe whilst using the internet.

Useful Telephone Numbers:

Benefit Enquiry Line: 0800 0556688

Child Benefit: 0845 302 1444

Citizen's Advice Bureau: 01784 444220

Crisis Loans: 0800 608 8580

Jobcentre Plus: 01784 238600

Lone Parent Support: 0800 0185026

Croydon Children's Services: 020 8239 4307 (020 8726 6400 between 5pm and 9am)

Purley Hospital: 020 8401 3000

Purley Oaks Children's Centre: 020 8325 4517