This section of the website provides information for parents and carers about different aspects of family wellbeing, including support and advice regarding the cost of living.
Positive parenting uses techniques that work well for every child. These techniques will help you build and strengthen your relationship with your child, leading to them being happier, along with less stress for you. Please see the guide below from NSPCC for more information.
2. Brilliant Parents Workshops
Brilliant Parents runs Parenting Courses supporting families across London, working with parents to turn the experience back into something that is positive and rewarding. Please see the leaflet below for Parent Support Programmes for the London Borough of Brent, Harrow & Hammersmith and Fulham.
3. Urgent Mental Health Support
Young People and their parents can get urgent support and advice from trained NHS Mental Health advisors any time 24/7. Every Mental Health Trust in London has a telephone line for people in urgent need. The lines are free and open 365 days a year. For contact details, please click on the link below.
4. Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG)
For a list of services offering support regarding Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG), please see the links below:
5. Ask for ANI
The Ask for ANI scheme allows victims of domestic abuse to access much needed support from thousands of pharmacies across the UK, by discreetly signal that they need help and access support. By asking for ANI, a trained pharmacy worker will offer a private space where they can understand if the victim needs to speak to the police or would like help to access support services such as a national or local domestic abuse helplines.
Brent Community Wellbeing Project
A new Community Wellbeing Project has recently been launched which is particularly aimed at supporting local families based in Stonebridge and Harlesden. Membership includes access to a Community Shop, Community Café, Community Kitchen and a wraparound offer of Advice and Guidance. Check out the leaflet below for more information.
We care - Cost of Living assistance
The flyer below provides information for parents and carers to assist with the cost of living, including a number discounts available such as retail and travel discounts, carer support and debt advice.
Support from your local council
The links below offer guidance and advice about support services available from your council and local organisations:
|Childcare and school cost||
|Community Directory||A list with local organisations, groups, activities and services in Brent|
|Brent Hubs||A list with Brent partners who provide residents with free support and advice regarding benefits, employment, money management and debt advice, housing|
|Brent Out of Hours Family Support||The service provides access to a Barnardo’s family support worker during evenings and weekends and to other information including support with the Cost of Living.|
|Help with money- general advice||
|Help with council Tax & bills||
|Extra financial help for those in crisis||
|Ealing Advice Service||A consortium of 10 local charities offering advice welfare benefits, Housing, immigration, education, children with additional needs and much more|
Below you can find information about local services and organisations that offer support and advice with regards to various aspects involved in caring for your child's education and wellbeing.
|Brent Social Care
|Brent Family Front Door: 020 8937 4300
Out of Hours Duty Team: 020 8863 5250
(concerns about your child's health)
|08454 24 24 24 (landlines charged at local rate, mobile charges vary)
Textphone: 18001 08454 24 24 24
|Harrow Dyslexic Group||Telephone:020 8422 0300|
|ADHD Support Group||35 Pinner Green, Pinner, Middlesex,HA5 2AF
Telephone: 020 8426 1719
(mental health support)
|Telephone: 020 8966 6393
|Educational Psychology Service||Civic Centre, Station Road, Harrow, HA1 2UT
Telephone: 020 8966 6480
|0208 863 7319
|Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP)||0870 000 3344|