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Financial support for care leavers

‘Setting Up Home’ Allowance All ‘former relevant’ care leavers are entitled to a maximum of £2000 in relation to setting up home costs (formerly known as the Leaving Care Grant). This allowance is not paid as a cash sum, but is allocated on a needs…

Funded Early Education places

The government currently offers 15 hours per week childcare or early years education for all three and four year olds, and some two year olds. There is an extended offer up to 30 hours per week for three and four year olds with working parents.…

Getting around

Getting out and about is important to remain healthy, happy and active. Getting outdoors benefits people socially, by allowing them to visit friends and interact with members of the community, and practically, by allowing them to access local amenities and services. These activities also help…

Getting support for mental health issues

If you are concerned about your own, or someone else's mental health, you should speak with your GP or ring the GP out of hours service, on NHS 111. GPs can assess mental health, advise, offer treatment and refer you to a range of different…

A Guide to Childminders

A Guide to Childminders What is a childminder?A childminder is registered to look after children in his/her own home for more than 2 hours a day and receives a reward for this service. This does not apply if the child is a close relative, i.e.,…

A Guide to Maintained Nurseries

A Guide to Nursery Classes or Nursery School Nursery education provides an excellent opportunity for your children to expand their world and increase their learning opportunities. A child usually attends a maintained nursery for 12 months (three terms) prior to the year in which they…

A Guide to Private Day Nurseries

A Guide to Private Day Nurseries What are private day nurseries? These nurseries offer both full and part time care for children from 0-5 years. Most nurseries are open all year round except for public holidays. Opening and closing times may vary, but are in…

Health and Wellbeing

People are living longer and it is therefore important that we look after our health so that we can remain active and healthy and take part in our community for as long as possible. Improving wellbeing is a worthy goal in its own right and…

Health and wellbeing for care leavers

In Warrington, we're fully committed to providing you with the support you need to make the transition to adult life. Here you can find information about the support you can expect from the council and our partner agencies relating to your health and wellbeing. We…

Health services in Warrington

The local council, NHS trusts and other partners work together to improve the health and wellbeing of Warrington residents and to ensure that people can live as independently as possible. These local organisations may be able to give you advice or support about particular health needs…