Parents’ Survival Guide


Being a parent can sometimes be hard work. Find out more about other organisations which may be able to help you below: 

Adult Education: Nelson Mandela said “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” As an adult there are lots of places that you can continue your learning. 

Advice in Hackney: Looking for advice in Hackney? 

Adventure playgrounds: They offer children the opportunity to play in a unique environment that enables them to take risks. These are vital for children’s healthy development. 

Bereavement: Find out where you can get support if you have experienced a bereavement here

Carers: carer is someone of any age who provides unpaid care, for a partner, family member or friend, who may be ill, frail, disabled or has a mental health or substance misuse problem and who could not manage without this help.

City Farms: They provide a great link with the country that many city children benefit from. They enable children to experience and understand how to look after animals, to plant and harvest and collect and sell produce. Find your nearest city farm here

Credit unions are local not-for-profit financial co-operatives which  offer similar services to a bank. They are owned by the people who use them and are run for their benefit. Credit Unions promote social and financial wellbeing amongst their members, including access to affordable credit, and they are here to support you and your community.

Domestic Violence: One incident of domestic violence is reported to the police every minute and on average, 2 women a week are killed by a current or former male partner. Find out about where you can get help here.

Educational Support For Children: There are a number of fun ways to support your children’s education. Find a list of links to educational resources here

Free Holiday Activities: There are lots of free, local activities happening during the holidays that will keep your children occupied.

Free Museums: Museum’s encourage children to learn and grow and are places where families can play and learn alongside other families. Find out about Free London Museums here.

Fuel Poverty: Fuel poverty is said to effect households when they cannot afford, given their income, to keep warm at a reasonable cost. 

Funerals: The average cost of a funeral in London is £3,532 for a cremation or £6,368 for a burial. It can be difficult to meet to these costs. 

Hackney’s libraries have over a quarter of a million books, 57,000 DVDs and CDs just waiting to be borrowed, and all for free. Plus a wide range of reading groups and fun activities, educational resources and free computer and internet access.

Health And Wellbeing: Find out more about how to feel good about yourself and the world around you and how to get the most from your life here

Housing Advice:  There are a number of places that provide advice about housing, homes and homelessness. 

 Legal Advice: There are a number of places that provide legal advice, some of which are free. 

Looked After Children and Young People are often some of the most vulnerable in our society. Find out about organisations that support Looked After Children and Young People here.

Money Advice: Worried about money? In debt? Want to improve your relationship with money? Find out more about organisations may be able to help you here.

No Recourse to Public Funds:  In the process of granting a residence permit to allow people to live in the UK, the Home Office sometimes include the condition of No Recourse to Public Funds. This restricts people’s access to benefits, tax credit and housing assistance. Find out more about organisations that can support in these circumstances here.

Pregnancy: This can be an exciting time, but you may have lots of questions about what is going to happen next. Find out more about pregnancy, labour and early parenthood here.

Play Areas: Find out how you can make the most of the summer sun this holiday by visiting play areas here. 

Services For Children Under 5: Children deserve the best start in life they can get and support to be able to fulfill their potential. Find out more about how you can support children aged 0-5 years here.

Support For Single Parents: Find out about other organisations that support single parents and their children here.

Young Hackney’s Youth Clubs: Young Hackney run five youth clubs in Hackney. Each of these is home to a team of workers who run activities for children and young people aged 8 years and over. This summer there will be an exciting range of activities happening at each of these clubs.