Useful information to assist with money and welfare.

Child Maintenance Options 

Is a service providing impartial information and support to help both parents make an informed choice about child maintenance.

Family Lives

Is a national support charity offering support in all aspects of family life, open 24 hours 7 days a week.

Family Rights Group

Provides advice to parents of children on the edge of the social care system.


Provides information and advice to single parents on a wide range of issues, including benefits.

Home Start

Supports parents with a child under 5 who are struggling to cope for whatever reason.


Is a simple way for families to save money for their kids for free. Register your child's savings account and go through kidstart when shopping at a wide range of on-line retailers. A percentage of what you spend will automatically go to your child's savings account. If you register your credit card you can save even more when shopping at certain retailers.

Living with Kids 

Is a family blog from kidstart designed to help you get through the week with money in your pocket, offering support financially, practically and emotionally.

West Berkshire Council 

For advice about housing benefits.

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