Local offer - support for families facing financial pressures
As the cost of living continues to increase, we are aware that many people are concerned about the cost of essential items such as food, energy and rent. This can be particularly worrying for families who have a child or children with special educational needs or disabilities.
There are services and advice that can help, some of which depend on your circumstances.
Bromley Children and Families Voluntary Sector Forum
Bromley Children and Families Voluntary Sector Forum bring together charities and voluntary groups in Bromley and enabling them to better support children, young people and families across the borough.
Bromley Holiday Activities and Food Programme
Bromley’s Holiday, Activities and Food programme (HAF)provides free holiday club places, including activities and healthy meals outside of term time, for eligible families with children and young people aged between 5-16 years old.
HomeStart Bromley offers support, friendship and practical help to families with children in the locality of Bromley.
Look Ahead supports thousands of people across London and the South East with a diverse range of needs, helping them to make individual choices, achieve goals and take control of their own lives by providing tailor-made support, care and accommodation services.
Contact provide information, advice, and support to families with disabled children.
They offer a telephone helpline and listening ear telephone service.
Their website has helpful information relating to benefits and the changes announced in the government autumn statement
Family Fund is the UK’s largest charity providing grants for families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people.
Mencap is a UK charity for people with a learning disability. We support their families and carers, too. We want the UK to be the best place in the world.
For more about advice and support available both national and local please visit www.bromley.gov.uk/supportingresidents