There may be financial help available to you if you have children or are expecting a child.
You can check what benefits you may be eligible for by using our benefits calculator , which is completely anonymous and free to use.
If you're more than 10 weeks pregnant or have a child under four, you may be able to get help to buy healthy food and milk, and to obtain vitamins. Find out more about Healthy Start here .
If you are expecting your first child, you may be entitled to £500 through the Sure Start Maternity Grant. Visit the government's website to check if you are eligible .
If you are a parent or carer of a child at school in year 3 or above, you may be able to apply for free school meals if you are in receipt of certain benefits. Check your eligibility here .
If you need help with the cost of childcare, you can find out what you may be entitled to by using the government's childcare cost calculator .
If you are struggling to fit your working pattern around school hours, you can find Ofsted registered before and after school childcare by searching the Family Information and Services hub .
For support throughout the school holidays, you can find providers of the Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme at the Connect4Communites website .
You can find other holiday provisions by searching for activites in your area .