Financial support for families

Make sure you are getting all the benefits, grants and other financial help that is available to families.

Supporting People service

Supporting people have services available to all families that assist with accessing financial support. Visit the Supporting People webpage for details

Caerphilly Family Information Service

The Family Information Service is provided by the Caerphilly Early Years and Childcare Team and provides free impartial information and advice for ALL parents / carers of children and young people aged between 0-20 and the professionals who work with them. Whether you’re trying to organise childcare, want to know more about early years education and after-school activities in your area or you just need a little extra support to be a good parent, help is available.

Visit the Caerphilly Early Years and Childcare website to find out more.

Education financial support

A range of financial assistance is available to eligible students and parents of younger children of school age, visit our Education financial support webpages for further details.

Tax credits

You may qualify for help towards the costs of childcare if you use a registered childminder. For more information please contact the Tax Credit Helpline on 0845 3003900 or, visit the Tax Credits website.

Childcare vouchers

Childcare costs are one of the biggest monthly outgoings for families, but it is possible to save on childcare costs via a voucher scheme that may be provided by your employer.

To find out if you are eligible and for further information on how the scheme works contact your employer or the Family Information Service.

Other useful contacts

  • Child Benefit Enquiry Line offers tax-free payment that you can claim for your child, available to anyone who qualifies regardless of income or savings. Call 0845 302 1444.
  • Child Maintenance Enforcement Commission - The Commission is a new Non-Departmental Public Body established to take responsibility for the child maintenance system in Great Britain.
  • Turn to us national charity that helps people in financial hardship gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and support services.