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Learn more about welfare benefits, grants and managing money.

 To help you learn more about welfare benefits, grants and managing money please click on the related link.

Looking after your baby's teeth

You can start brushing your baby's teeth as soon as they start to come through. Use a baby toothbrush with a tiny smear of fluoride toothpaste. Don't worry if you don't manage to brush much at first. The important thing is to get your baby used to…

Nannies and Au pairs (also known as a Home Childcarer)

For many families a Nanny or an Au Pair is a well-liked alternative to nurseries or childminding, they can offer flexibility for parents looking after children in their own homes.  Nannies can work on a daily basis or live in the home providing early starts…


How to switch energy supplier and shop for a better deal. Comparing energy tariffs and deals regularly can help you make sure you’re getting the best gas or electricity tariff for your usage and the best service offer. It can also highlight if you could…

Platt Bridge Start Well Family Centre

(A Sure Start Registered Children’s Centre) We provide support and services for the communities of Hindley and Hindley Green; Abram and Platt Bridge; Ashton and Bryn. What's on Please selet the Activity timetable Where? You can access our services at our linked sites: Hindley Bryn…

Report a loan shark

Loan sharks are illegal moneylenders who often charge very high interest rates. You can check if a company is authorised to lend money and report loan sharks anonymously. Please select the link for information and advice.  

SEND Advice and guidance for parents form the DFE

Who is this guide for? This guide is for parents and carers of children and young people aged 0-25 years who have special educational needs (SEN) or a disability. What is it about? This guide describes how the new system that supports children and young…

SEND Pathfinder Programme

More information about the SEND local offer can be found on the following link  

Shining A Light On Suicide

We want to support you while you have suicidal feelings or thoughts, if you are concerned about someone else, or have been bereaved due to suicide. We want to help you find what support is available in the boroughs of Greater Manchester and provide the resources that…

Sleep and tiredness after having a baby

Looking after a baby can be really tiring - especially in the first few months after the birth when your child is likely to wake several times during the night. Most parents cope with a certain level of tiredness. But if you're feeling low, bad tempered…
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