London Borough of Croydon

Family support

Visit our Best Start pages to find out about family support available. Best Start services are to help parents of young children under five access a range of services to assist them in bringing up their children, including:

  • children’s centres
  • early years education
  • parenting support

Find out if your child/children may be eligible for free school meals.

Do you or anyone in your family need help with concessionary travel such as a Older or Disabled person’s Freedom pass? Would you like to know if you qualify for a Blue Badge? Visit our Getting around page.

For information on lifelong help and support for members of the armed forces visit the SSAFA website.

Find out about other services available to help you support your family.