If you are receiving certain benefits or tax credits, you could get a Sure Start Maternity Grant. This is a one-off, tax-free payment to help towards the cost of maternity expenses and baby. A printed version of the form is also available from your local Jobs and Benefits office. A health professional (doctor, midwife or health visitor) must sign the health professionals’ statement at the back of your claim form.
Free milk, fruit, vegetables and vitamins
The Healthy Start Scheme provides help for eligible families and those who are pregnant to buy healthy food and milk in local shops.
Benefits and financial support
Learn about benefits and tax credits, how to get help returning to work, how to claim benefits and what to do about benefit fraud.
Money Helper Bank Accounts
Links for Support and Advice on managing everyday money
Credit Card / Loans Advice
Links for Support and Advice on managing Credit and Loans
Talking About Money
Links for support and advice on talking about money with your partner and children
Pension and Workplace Pension Advice
Links for support and advice on pension and workplace pension scheme
Running a car as a young or new driver
Running a car is expensive and, as a young person you’re going to be paying more in insurance.