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Useful links

Here are some website links for other organisations offering help, support and advice that may be of interest to you.

Hingham Playgroup assumes no responsibility for the content of external websites accessed through ours, and encourages visitors to review each site’s privacy policy before disclosing any personally identifying information.

Parenting Advice:

Special Needs
Norfolk Parent Partnership – / Tel: 01603 704070
Norfolk based charity providing help and support for parents/carers of children with special educational needs.

Contact A Family – / Tel: 0808 808 3555
UK wide charity offering advice, support and information for parents of all disabled children.

Single Parent Families
Gingerbread – / Tel: 0808 802 0925
Provides advice for single parent families and also runs a network of self help groups.

Financial / Benefits

Childcare Choices – Government help with childcare costs for parents.

The Money Charity – / Tel: 020 7062 8933
A national money education charity committed to helping people manage their money better.

HMRC – / Tel: 0345 300 3900
Advice for families on how to claim tax credits and who is eligible as well as down loadable forms and advice to help complete forms.

Health and Wellbeing
Children First @ NHS –
Offers free, general advice and information for families as well as advice from child health experts on a range of topics.

Change 4 Life Campaign – / Tel: 0300 123 4567
National NHS campaign to improve the lives of children & families through promoting healthy eating and advising on changing your diet.

British Nutrition Foundation – / Tel: 020 7557 7930
Provides healthy eating advice, information and suggestions. Lots of practical recipes and ideas to use as a family to encourage a healthier lifestyle.

Family Information Service –  Offers free, confidential, and impartial information about local services and support for children aged 0-19 years (or up to 25 for children with disabilities).

ERIC – – ERIC is the national charity dedicated to improving children’s bowel and bladder health.

Early Years

Pre-School Learning Alliance, East Division – / Tel: 01954 232327
National charity offering specialist early years advice to the sector as well as to parents/carers on healthy eating, activities to enjoy, EYFS, services and book shop.

Legal and Emotional Support
Samaritans – / Tel: 08457 909 090
Provides confidential advice and support for anyone in emotional distress.

Citizens Advice Bureau –
Norfolk Branch Tel: 03444 111 444
Advice to help resolve legal, money and other problems.

Home learning

Norfolk county council website full of ideas about the things you can do at home with your child –

Norfolk Libraries –

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