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Children and families

Free school meals and footwear/clothing grants

Get help with school costs including meals, footwear and clothing

Education Maintenance Allowance

EMAs provide financial support to young people from low income families to stay in school after the age of 16

National Entitlement Card (NEC)

Learn about the National Entitlement Card, which gives you access to council services, concessionary travel, discounts and special offers

Other educational grants and funding

Funding to assist young people in their education

Child Bridging Payments

Available to children and young people of school age in receipt of free school meals on the basis of low income eligibility

Finance and benefits

General information on benefits, grants, rent, mortgages, Council Tax and other costs

Wellbeing advice for young people

Mental health support and healthy lifestyle tips for children, young people, parents and carers