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Leisure and Recreation

We all need time to relax and get away from the daily routine. Maybe spend family time kicking a football in the park, swimming at the leisure centre or discovering something new in the libraries and museums. Whether you are looking for a Zumba class…

Libraries

Libraries are places where children discover, imagine and go on magical journeys. There are lots of children's activities run by your local library, storytelling, crafts, science, magic shows, dressing up. Library staff are always on hand to give advice on books to read, help with…

Mental health

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through…

Money, Welfare and Benefits

It's important to get the right information to help you deal with money issues, household budgeting, what benefits you can claim and debt management. There are lots of agencies and groups which can offer free,impartial and confidential support to help you make the right choices,…

Moving out

You may choose to live independently form your parents and carers. You can find help and guidance on lots of different services that can help support you in your own home. Help from the government The Government website offers advice on all areas of moving…

Outdoor Play

Children love to play and getting the opportunity to play outdoors is really important. Their physical and emotional development can improve if children are exposed to natural sunlight, fresh air, and the ability to run around and make new discoveries. They can learn to problem…

Parenting classes and support

Parenting programmes provide you with the opportunities to learn and improve your parenting skills, helping you understand your children's needs and helping you cope with present and future difficulties. They also provide you with a chance to meet and share experiences with other parents and…

Parenting guide to Coronavirus

The Coronavirus pandemic is having a huge impact on family life. Children are having to face situations that can be confusing and perhaps scary at times. It is important that the adults supporting them can talk about what is happening. Children need facts that are…

Parenting guide to fussy eating

Mealtimes are often a time when children learn that they can gain some control over their parents. Parents may become concerned that their child is not eating enough and frustrated when their child refuses food and/or demand alternative meals. Most children go through a phase…

Parenting guide to learning through play

When babies are first born, their brains are still developing. The more you sooth, talk, touch and play with them, the more their brain will make connections and develop. When you are calm, and you hold your baby close to you, your baby will feel…