Specialist National Services
5 a day
The Government recommends an intake of at least five portions of fruit or vegetables per person per day to help reduce the risk of some cancers, heart disease and many other chronic conditions. Visit the 5 a Day website for more information.
Alcohol Concern is the national voluntary agency on alcohol misuse. Set up in 1984, it is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee. Its principal aims are to reduce the incidence and costs of alcohol related harm and to increase the range and the quality of the services available to people with alcohol-related problems.
British Heart Foundation
A website with the vision of: “a world in which people do not die prematurely of heart disease”. The British Heart Foundation site authors say will be achieved through pioneering research, vital prevention activity and ensuring quality care and support for everyone living with heart disease.
The Citizens Advice service helps people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free information and advice from over 3,200 locations, and by influencing policymakers.
Directgov is the website of the UK government providing information and online services for the public. It provides information from across government departments and elsewhere on topics ranging from completing your driving test and parental leave to finding a job or a local NHS service.
Disability Rights Commission
The Disability Rights Commission Equality and Human Rights Commission champions equality and human rights for all, working to eliminate discrimination, reduce inequality, protect human rights and to build good relations, ensuring that everyone has a fair chance to participate in society.
Employer Support for Childcare
HMRC Employer helpline on 0845 7143 143 HM Revenue and Customs
Family Planning Association
Family Planning Association is the UK's leading sexual health charity. Our purpose is to enable people in the UK to make informed choices about sex and to enjoy sexual health.
Family Reading Campaign
The Family Reading Campaign is a partnership campaign working to ensure that the importance of encouraging reading in the home is integrated into the activity of key sectors.
It's important to balance your work and home life. The right to ask for flexible working aims to help employers and workers agree on work patterns that suit everyone. Find out what flexible working is and how to apply for it.
Food Standards Agency
The Food Standards Agency is an independent Government department set up by an Act of Parliament in 2000 to protect the public's health and consumer interests in relation to food.
Home Start is a leading family support charity with the belief that parents have the key role in creating a secure and happy environment for their children. It's just that sometimes they need a bit of help. That's where Home-Start comes in.
Think U Know will help you find the latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology. Find out what’s good, what’s not and what you can do about it. If you look after young people there’s an area for you too – with resources you can use in the classroom, at home or just to get with it. Most importantly, there’s also a place which anyone can use to report if they feel uncomfortable or worried about someone they are chatting to online. All the information here is brought to you by the team at the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre.
National Family and Parenting Institute
The Family and Parenting Institute is a charity aiming to improve the wellbeing of children and families in the UK. We are a catalyst for change, working to make the voices of families heard.
National Parent Partnership Network
The National Parent Partnership Network (NPPN) supports all parent partnership services across England. NPPN works under the aegis of the Council for Disabled Children and is funded by the Department for Education and Skills (DfES).
Parenting UK is the national organisation for people who work with parents its aim is to promote best practice in all parenting services.
The Parent Centre offer Information and support for parents on how to help with their child's learning, including advice on choosing a school and finding childcare.
Play and Recreation
The 24 Hour Museum is a government-funded website promoting museums, galleries and heritage sites across the UK. Show.Me.UK is the children's section of the 24 Hour Museum website.
Fresh Smoke Free North East The Fresh North East website is the UK's only dedicated regional office for tobacco control. In this site you will be able to access informaiton about the work of Fresh, key national and regional initiatives to reduce smoking and also on local NHS stop smoking services to help the 70% of smokers who would like to quit. NHS Smoking Helpline Number 0800 1690169.
Quitline is an independent charity whose aim is to save lives by helping smokers to stop.
Sport England works hard to make England more active. They encourage people to get involved with sport, distribute funding and invest in a range of sporting projects, including the Active England fund. They influence decision makers and public opinion on sport.