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Complementary and alternative therapies

Complementary and alternative therapies are those that fall outside of mainstream healthcare. Everything from acupuncture and homeopathy to aromatherapy, meditation and colonic irrigation can be considered complementary or alternative. This section has information on those that offer complementary or alternative therapies. As with details on other areas…

Money for childcare

Everyone seems to be talking about the cost of childcare these days. And it’s true, childcare isn’t cheap. Fortunately there are lots of options out there to suit you, your child and your budget. Better still, there’s more financial help available than you might imagine.…

Money for families on benefits or low incomes

On this page you will find some useful information on money for families on benefits or low incomes, including details of services available, related guidance pages and quick links to helpful websites.

Safety on the Internet

The internet is absolutely amazing! We live in a time where we do so many things on line; keep in touch with relatives who live far away, watch catch-up TV and even buy the weekly shopping. However, there are new risks that we all need to be…

Just for dads (parenting)

Being a dad is a big job. You’re like a hero to your child and there’s no time off. They want you there to steady their bike, help them with homework, play football, read stories and make them laugh. The more you are there for…

Local job centres

Job Centre Plus is a government agency supporting people of working age from welfare into work, and helping employers to fill their vacancies. Their aims are to: help more people into paid work help employers fill their vacancies, and give people of working age the…

Divorce and separation

Divorce and separation can be very painful and distressing. But if you have recently separated from your partner, or your children are trying to adjust to a new family, you’re not alone. Family change is all around – more than one in four children in…

Volunteering opportunities

Volunteering is a great way to help build your confidence, improve your skills, meet new people as well as gaining valuable experiences. There are many organisations and volunteering projects available within Redbridge which rely on individuals who are willing to get involved, so whatever your…

Bullying

Bullying is a frightening experience. It can isolate and damage a young person's self-confidence. Some ongoing bullying can have negative long-term effects on children, leading to depression and even suicidal thoughts and actions. School days are a time when the influence of other children is…

Tutoring

Parents and carers may employ a tutor for their child or children for a variety of reasons: to help with their school work; to improve their grades; to learn a musical instrument; other extracurricular activity (e.g. sports coaching and drama); accompaniment on musical instruments. You…
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