Children & Families

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Are you pregnant?

Do you have children under 4? 


Don't miss out on Healthy Start vouchers and vitamins worth £900 per child!

Around half of vouchers in Shropshire go unclaimed! Take 2 minutes to use the Healthy Start eligibility calculator here.


You could get: 


It's really easy to apply, just fill out a form and send it off! PLEASE NOTE you don't need your form to be signed by a health professional. Leave this section blank.

To see if you are eligible and find out more check out our blog or visit the Healthy Start website

Help us promote Healthy Start by sharing our poster

Download the Healthy Start toolkit here


More resources to help you promote healthy start can be found here

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Could your child be eligible for Free School Meals?


The cost of school meals can really add up, but if you're on a low income your children might be entitled to a Free School Meal

The application process is easy, just check here to see if you are eligible and go to Shropshire Council to apply. 

Your children’s school will also get extra money (pupil premium) to help provide more staff time and resources.  

Don’t miss out!  

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Shropshire Council run various programmes supporting low income families, children and young people's wellbeing and SEND children. 
Visit their website for more info
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Breakfast Clubs

There are breakfast parcels available for those eligible for free school meals in Arleston; College; Haygate; Shawbirch; Dothill; Park; Admaston & Bratton; Wrockwardine; Ercall; and Apley Castle.
You can register here or find out more on the Telford and Wrekin Interfaith Council Twitter

Baby Banks

Baby banks provide essentials and equipment to parents who cannot afford them. Like food banks they often work on a referral process so you may need to ask your midwife, doctor or health visitor.
Telford Baby Bank: Run by Telford Crisis Support, you will need a referral from a health or childcare professional. To make a referral you can call 01952 586 646 or e-mail
Little Stars Baby Bank (Shrewsbury): You will need a referral.They offer different packs for different needs and you can request items such as dummies if needed. You can get a referral from your community midwife; health visitor; Compass; doctors (social prescribers); Family Nurse partnership; maternity ward; Care Leavers; WomansAid; Shropshire Domestic Abuse;  Shrewsbury Homes for All; Shrewsbury Ark and more. 
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If you or someone you know is suffering from domestic abuse, call one of these numbers for expert, confidential support. 

Click here for more information
In an emergency always call 999

We Are With You supports young people and there families struggling with issues relating to drug and alcohol abuse

Visit their website / Facebook / Twitter or call on 01743 294700

An emotional health & wellbeing service for under 25's and their carers

Usually run drop ins but currently closed due to Covid. 
Visit their website for resources for young people and parents and carers.

Supporting children who have recently lost a loved one

Visit their website or call 01743 364101 or e-mail
for more information.