Advice & Information





Children and Family Health Surrey

Providing NHS community nursing and therapy services for children and families in Surrey.  This includes Health Visitors and Nursery Nurses.

The Health Visitor Advice Line number is 01883 340922

Best Beginnings                                                

Expert information on babies - from pregnancy beyond. There is also an app available for your phone or mobile device.  Click on the link below.                                           


 Healthy Surrey

All you need to know about health in Surrey - from pharmacy opening hours to eating healthily and being active to how to stop smoking.  Please click on the link below.




Essential Parent

Medical, Parenting and Educational experts answer all your questions for free!  From Conception to Teenager. 


Modern life makes it hard to be healthy.  One you is here to help you get back to a healthier you and provides information on smoking, drinking, eating, moving, stress, sleep and more.


Infant Sleep Information Source

All you need to know about sleep!

Surrey Local Offer

The online hub for 0-25 year olds with special educational needs or disabilities.


Healthy Start Scheme              

 Families on certain benefits can get free milk, fruit and vegetables with Healthy Start vouchers. Check if you qualify. Includes online application form.



Change For Life

Would you or your family like to be healthier and happier? Would you like loads of ideas, recipes and games to help you do this? Then you already know why you should join Change4Life.



Unicef Baby Friendly Initiative

The Unicef guide to breast, bottle and pre-term feeding.




Baby Cafe

A free drop-in offering information and support for pregnant and breastfeeding mums and their families.  Qualified counsellors available.


Biological Nurturing - Laid-back breastfeeding

A mother-centred approach promoting new ways to hold and cuddle babies to increase the enjoyment of breastfeeding.



Breastfeeding Network

Aims to be an independent source of support and information for breastfeeding women and others.  They run a service that automatically connects you to your local Breastfeeding Supporter.



Childbirth and parenting charity. Information on pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and parenthood.


La Leche League

Breastfeeding support.                              


First Steps Nutrition

First Steps Nutrition Trust is an independent public health nutrition charity that provides information and resources to support eating well from pre-conception to five years.  



 Talking Point                                               

Communication is a vital skill that all children need to learn.

Without it they will not reach their full potential. At Talking Point  parents and carers are given the information they need to help their children develop these skills. If your son or daughter has difficulty with speaking, they may need help, or they may struggle in nursery or school. With the right help with talking and listening, they can develop the skills they need.  If you are concerned with your child's speech, language and communication, you can check the progress of their development. There are also  free resources for parents.



Earnsdale Sexual Health Clinic - Redhill

Clinics are available to walk in and booked patients during the hours shown, but it is advisable to contact our service to confirm times and sessions.

This clinic provides:

  • contraception counselling and advice
  • contraception – oral pills, injections, condoms and all methods
  • emergency contraception – oral hormonal
  • screening for sexually transmitted infections

It is important that you are seen by the right person in the right place, therefore please contact our service if you need:

  • implant and/or coil fitting;
  • if you think you may have symptoms of a STI;
  • specialist services/treatment; or
  • if you have any other concerns.


Citizen's Advice Bureau

Citizen’s Advice Bureau
Redhill CAB
24 Cromwell Road
The advisers at Redhill Citizens Advice Bureau office offer advice and practical help on a range of matters:
·         Benefits and benefit claims
·         Debt matters
·         Employment
·         Family Issues and Divorce
·         Housing
·         Care Provision
·         Consumer Issues
·         Immigration matters

 Surrey Welfare Rights

Welfare Rights Advice Service in Surrey.  There is also a new Guide on Entitlements for families in Surrey available to download.

Surrey Family Information Service

Need help with childcare advice, parenting or schools?
Surrey Family Information Service provides information, advice and assistance for families, children and young people aged 0 – 19 years old (up to 25 years old for children with special needs).
Tel: 08456 011 777

Stripey Stork                                 

A charitable organisation who collect pre-loved baby items, equipment, clothes, furniture and toys and distribute them to families in need in the Reigate and Banstead Borough.

Free Early Education for Two Year olds (FEET)

Your child may be entitled to a free part-time early years placement the term after their 2nd birthday.
Please click on the link below to see if your child is eligible and how to apply for a place.

30 Hours Funded Childcare

If you work and your child is three or four years old, you may now be eligible for 30 hours of funded childcare a week. 

To claim, apply for your code now:

The following website also contains useful information about childcare funding:



 Early Help Assessment

If your child or family needs extra support, an early help assessment is put in place to ensure that everyone works together to help your family the best.
Click on the link below to find out more information or contact your local children's centre directly.

Emotional Health and Wellbeing


NHS First Steps

 Useful information on how to look after your emotional health.


Mind Matters Surrey - Talking Therapies Service

Mind Matters provide help and support to adults (18+) who experience common problems such as depression, anxiety and stress. Our psychological therapies help people regain their wellbeing.

 Think Action Surrey

What we do

Addaction offers easy access to evidence-based, time-limited, psychological treatments and therapies for common mental health problems, including:


Ieso Online

As a parent, it can be difficilt to cope if you are feeling anxious, stressed or depressed. It can make it harder to juggle the responsibilities and challenges of being a parent and you may worry about the impact it may have on your children.  Please click on the link above or call 01954 230066 to find out more about online therapy from Ieso, which is commissioned on behalf of the NHS.  Anyone registered with a GP in Surrey can access Ieso online therapy and self-referrals are accepted too.


Splitting up?  Put Kids First

 Splitting Up? Put Kids First is a safe space online where separated parents can work out how they will support and care for their child. It is made up of two main parts.
 Splitting Up? Put Kids First is a free online service to help you sort problems out.

 The Lullaby Trust

 The Lullaby Trust provides specialist support for bereaved families and anyone affected by a sudden infant death

Cruse Bereavement Care

Bereavement counselling and support for both children and adults by telephone, in your home or through local groups. 

Winston's Wish        


Winston's Wish is the leading childhood bereavement charity in the UK.  We offer support and guidance to bereaved children, families and professionals.



Confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or dispair or who are suicidal.  Call if you are worried, upset, confused or just want to talk to someone.
Open 24 hours, every day of the year.
0845 790 9090


Foodbanks provide emergency food to those in need. Please see below.



Gingerbread - Single Parent Helpline

Free information on a wide range o issues including maintenance, benefits, tax credits, debt, employment, education, legal rights and holidays.
Freephone 0808 802 0925                                          


Shelter is a charity that works to alleviate the distress caused by homelessness and bad housing.
We do this by giving advice, information and advocacy to people in housing need, and by campaigning for lasting political change to end the housing crisis for good.




Raven is the leading registered social landlord (RSL) in east Surrey.  We provide affordable housing for local people in collaboration with our local authority partners.


Furnistore is a local service that helps people set up home by promoting the re-use of furniture. 
 Legal advice  
concerning a child or young person: 

Children's Legal Centre


The Children's Legal Centre is a unique,independent national charity concerned with law and policy affecting children and young people.

Childrens legal centre




Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service.



Family Line Surrey

Family problems, teenagers, drugs/alcohol, depression, isolation.
Confidential phone line.
Tel: 0808 800 5676 (Freephone)



Surrey Against Domestic Abuse

Are you being frightened, hurt or controlled by a family member?
Call in confidence on 01737 771 350. In an emergency call 999.


Men's Advice Line

A confidential helpline for men who have experienced or who are experiencing domestic abuse.  Provides emotional support and practical advice.


 Local Children's Centres  
  Earlswood and Reigate Stepping Stones
Earlswood and Reigate Steppingstones
A Sure Start Children's Centre
Ifold Road
Tel: 01737 780 255
Welcare is a Christian Charity, which works with children and families irrespective of faith, culture, abilities or life choices, to achieve a better quality of life for children and families. It seeks to provide services in response to local needs which encourage self-help and build communities. Welcare is also your local Sure Start Children's Centre for Redhill.
24 Warick Road
Tel: 01737 780 884


The Red Oak
Sure Start Children's Centre
Radstock Way
Tel: 01737 645 908
Horley Community Sure Start Children's Centre
Natalie Hughes
The Bungalow, Meath Green Infant School
Kiln Lane
Horley, Surrey
Tel: 01293 820 068
Horley cc
Dorking cc
 Dorking Nursery School Sure Start Children's Centre
West Street
Tel/Fax: 01306 882 397

Local Health Care

Health Visitors
Redhill & Reigate Team 01883 340922

GP Surgeries

Tanners Meadow
RH3 7NJ  
Tel: 01737 843 259
The Surgery
17 Hatchlands Road
Tel: 01737 761 614
Dr KOBER & partners
The Surgery
Rusper Road
Tel: 01306 631 242
 The Surgery Newdigate
 East Surrey Hospital
Canada Avenue
Tel: 01737 768 511


Government backed Health site giving concise information about all the immunisations and the reasons why they are recommended.

Dental Surgeries

Hartswood Dental Practice
·39-41 Prices La
01737 245693
Open until 17:30



Accident Prevention

Child Accident Prevention Trust
 Child Accident Prevention Trust
The Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) is dedicated to reducing the number of children and young people killed, disabled and seriously injured as a result of accidents.
Information, advice, resources and training, is actively involved in the promotion of safety in all areas of life - at work, in the home, and on the roads, in schools, at leisure and on or near water.
British Allergy Foundation
British Allergy Foundation Information and support to sufferers and their families. Leaflets, fact sheets and regular newsletters are available. In addition they run a help line and support groups throughout the country.



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