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Medela’s #Breastfeedingfriendly Window Stickers are Back!

Medela’s Window Sticker Campaign Relaunches for 2022

World leading breastfeeding brand, Medela, is delighted to announce the relaunch of its popular breastfeeding friendly window sticker campaign to mark the start of World Breastfeeding Week, taking place on the 1st-7th August. Whether it’s a café, restaurant or community centre, the nationwide initiative celebrates each and every...

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Lala-booms Into Little Hands

Team Lalaboom is thrilled to land in the UK, bringing their unique, engaging and high-quality toys to families across the country! Bursting with colour and promising endless play opportunities, the dynamic Lalaboom beads have been designed to grow with baby from 10 months to 4 years old.

Created to pop, snap, twist, mix, screw, clip, lace, build and stack, the super fun, bright and...

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Nearly nine million grants from first round of Household Support Fund

More than 8.9 million grants have been given to families to help with post-pandemic pressures through a fund set up to help the most vulnerable, new figures reveal.

  • 8.9 million grants given to families in first round of Household Support Fund, new data shows
  • Local Authorities use government funding to help communities with innovative measures
  • It “has been
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NSPCC prepares for rise in calls about children left home alone as schools break up

  • In 2020/21, the charity’s helpline made 464 referrals to agencies in the South West, following contacts about children being left without supervision of an adult – a 39% increase from the previous year
  • There's no legal age a child can be left home alone but it’s against the law to leave a child alone if it puts them at risk
  • Cost-of-living crisis expected to put
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Summer Holiday Survival Guide for Separated Families

Mediation charity offers advice as schools close for the summer

The summer holidays can prove challenging for all families. Juggling childcare, entertaining the kids, and keeping them topped up with endless snacks over the six-week period can prove tough for even the most organised of parents.

For separated couples though it can be particularly hard.

According to...

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Free Events and Budgets Days Out this Summer

Experience England for less this summer - Free Events and Budgets Days Out across the country -

Spending time exploring with friends and loved ones can often add up, but with the milder weather and a range of festivals, city celebrations and low-cost experiences there’s plenty of opportunities to enjoy days out on the cheap.

From a Black British culture walking tour in London’s...

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7.2 million Cost of Living payments made to low-income families

Over 7.2 million payments of £326 have already been made to help households through the government’s Cost of Living support.
  • 7.2 million payments of £326 – worth a total of £2.4 billion – made in first week of Cost of Living support rollout
  • Payments mark the first half of the £650 Cost of Living payment for low-income families, with the second half coming in the autumn
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Have you received your free school meal holiday vouchers?

School holidays can be difficult for some families, with added costs of food for example – especially now with rising food and energy prices, and reduced income due to childcare.

With the end of term fast approaching, we've sent supermarket vouchers worth £90 per child to low-income families, whose children currently receive free school meals, to help them buy food over the school...

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One in four families get first government Cost of Living Payment from today

Almost one in four families across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland will get £326 sent directly to them from today, with the second instalment of £324 sent later this year as part of the government’s £37 billion support package.

  • £326 – the first of two cost of living payments – will automatically hit seven million bank accounts between today and 31 July 2022 as
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Fundamental shift in children’s social care set out

Government commits to major reforms to improve the lives of England’s most vulnerable children and families

Vulnerable children and families in England will be better supported by a fundamental shift in how children’s social care services are delivered, guided by the findings of an independent review of children’s social care published today.

The government is setting out initial new...

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