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MONEY AND BENEFITS

Navigating the various different types of financial support available can be daunting, so we've gathered some useful links to help our local families to make sense of it all

Money matters and financial support

We've gathered a number of links that we think would be useful to families to help answer questions about money matters and financial support below.

Benefit calculators and advice 

Budgeting advice and Money Helper 

 

During pregnancy 

Child maintenance 

Find out more about the child maintenance service here 

Benefits and financial support for families 

Find out more about the benefits available for families here (includes the following information)

  • Financial help if you have children 

  • Tax credits if you have children 

  • Child benefit 

  • Financial support for childcare 

  • Financial support when your child is at school 

Help with childcare costs

There are numerous different types of childcare support, including:

 

School transport 

Support for disabled children 

 

Other support 

Universal Credit

Information about the different types of childcare support

Tax-free childcare 

You can get up to £500 every 3 months (up to £2,000 a year) for each of your children to help with the cost of childcare. Click here to claim tax-free childcare.

 

30 hours free childcare 

Eligible working families in Northumberland with 3 and 4 year old children can receive 30 hours of free childcare a week. Visit Childcare Choices for more information.
 

15 hours free childcare 

Families in Northumberland who have two year old children and are on certain benefits can get 15 hours of free childcare a week. All families with children aged three and four years can also access 15 hours of free childcare a week. Visit Childcare Choices for more information.
 

Claim back childcare costs 

You may be able to claim back up to 85% of your childcare costs if you’re eligible for Universal Credit, with up to £646 back each month for one child or £1,108 for two or more children. Find out more about claiming back childcare costs by clicking here.
 
If you would like to make sure you’re getting the right benefits for your family speak to one of the Northumberland Communities Together team on 01670 620 015 - 9am to 6pm, 7 days a week. 

Explore the range of family support services

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EARLY HELP 

Explore the early help services available 

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BIRTH REGISTRATION

How to book an appointment to register the birth of your new baby

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FAMILY WELLBEING

Find out more about physical and emotional wellbeing services 

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HEALTHIER RELATIONSHIPS

Access free resources to build healthier relationships

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COST OF LIVING

Find trusted advice on household costs and bills, mental wellbeing, transport and job opportunities

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FAMILY PANELS 

Find out more about joining a Family Panel

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MIDWIFERY

Learn more about midwifery services

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HEALTH VISITING

Find out all about your local health visiting service 

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ADDITIONAL  NEEDS AND SEND 

Explore Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND) and additional support services 

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MONEY & BENEFITS

Find out more about money, and access the benefits calculator

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HOUSING

Find out more about housing advice and support 

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