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Eating disorders and obesity

There are several different types of eating disorder, the most common being anorexia, bulimia and binge eating. Eating disorders are mental health conditions that all involve an unhealthy relationship with food and eating, and often an intense fear of being overweight. If you have an…

Recycling your waste and greener living

On this page you will find some useful information on recycling your waste and greener living, including details of services available, related guidance pages and quick links to helpful websites.

Places to go for families

If you are looking for fun days out or somewhere to go with your family or friends, please see this section for a range of ideas. Looking for things to do for the family? Visit the Things to do section to find details of farms, leisiure centres,…

Young parents

Raising a child is never easy - but it can be especially hard when you are a young parent and your friends are having fun and only have themselves to worry about. There may be times when you are struggling and need support or simply want…

Things to do for families

There are a wide range of activities for children and young people to do in and around Redbridge. For toddlers there are activities that mums and dads can also join in and for children of primary school age there are activities where you can simply drop…

Your child's development

On this page you will find some useful information on your child's development, including details of services available, related guidance pages and quick links to helpful websites.

LGBT families

If you are seeking support and information to help you and your family there are various local and national organisations providing information, support and referral services for lesbians and gay men from all backgrounds throughout the UK.   LGBT stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender.

Advice on becoming a single parent (Family Lives)

Becoming a single parent can be a very overwhelming and stressful time in your life as you face having to raise your children on your own without the support from your partner. Most of us don’t plan to bring up children on our own but…

Looked after children (children in care)

What does “looked after children” mean? The term “Looked After” was introduced by the Children Act 1989 and refers to children and young people: under the age of 18 who live away from their parents or family are supervised by a social worker from the…

Babysitting

All parents deserve some time-out from the kids, to enjoy the company of their partner (you might actually get to finish a conversation!), have an uninterrupted meal (cooked by someone else, of course) or just a nice glass of wine at the pub. But not…
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