BabyCentre is a pregnancy and parenting digital resource providing support for parents at every stage of their child's development, from preconception to age five.
Become is a national charity for children in care and young care leavers (care experienced). The charity runs a friendly care advice line, open Mondays to Fridays from 10am to 5pm.
CarePlace is London's directory for care and community services, information and guidance.
Carers Information Service support carers looking after a relative, partner or friend in Croydon.
Carers Trust offer specialist services for carers of people of all ages and conditions and a range of individually tailored support and group activities.
Carers UK give expert advice, information and support via telephone if you want to talk about caring.
Croydon Carers Centre provide advice and support to carers by helping with interpreting and language access, advising on benefits, and arranging counselling and support groups.
Croydon Mencap works with and for people with learning disabilities in the Croydon area.
Mencap offers free support and advice for families who have a child with a learning disability, day activities for younger aged adults (18+), carers welfare advice, social clubs and a learning disability forum.
Cry-sis offers support for families with excessively crying, sleepless and demanding babies.
Helpline: 08451 228 669
> Early help support (Croydon)
Information on Best Start service for children up to the age of 5 and parenting programmes for parents and carers of children of all ages from 0 to 18 years.
Family Action provides practical, emotional and financial support to those who are experiencing poverty, disadvantage and social isolation across the country.
The FamilyLine service offers support to parents and carers for free via telephone, text message and email.
Family Lives help parents deal with the changes that are a constant part of family life.
Family Lives provide a 24-hour helpline, advice, live chat services, befriending services, and parenting and relationship support groups.
Family Space is a search engine for Croydon parents that includes useful information on types of childcare and funding available in the borough.
Gingerbread provide expert advice, practical support and campaign for single parents.
Gingerbread Corner are a nursery and after school childcare service.
Home-Start Croydon offer a unique service to families by recruiting and training volunteers, who are usually parents themselves, to visit families at home who have at least one child under 5, offering them informal, confidential and friendly support.
Little Lullaby is an online community exclusively for young parents to chat, share advice and tell your story with other young parents.
Miscarriage Association is a charity that offers support to people who have lost a baby through their helpline and support groups.
The National Autistic Society provides specialist help, information and care for children, adults and families living with autism. Local services include residential homes, one-to-one support, day-time hubs and support in further and higher education.
National Childcare Trust (NCT) provide practical and emotional support and courses in all areas of pregnancy, birth and early parenthood including help with feeding.
Place2Be's online platform Parenting Smart, offers parenting advice and practical tips from child mental health experts to support children’s wellbeing and manage behaviour.
Practitioners Space is a tool for practitioners to support and effectively work with families in Croydon.
Reunite operate the only telephone advice line in the UK offering practical, impartial advice, information and support to parents, family members, and guardians who have had their child abducted, as well as parents and guardians who may have abducted their child.
Reunite also provide advice, information and support to parents who fear their child may be at risk of abduction and assist and advise in international contact issues and cases of ´permission to remove'.
Sutton Young Carers Service AYCES (Action for Young Carers: Education & Support) is a specialist service for young people up to the age of 25, who have caring for a family member who has a mental health issue or has developed a drug or alcohol problem.
Welcare work with families and children up to the age of 13 in South London and Easter Surrey and offer a practical and emotional support and advice service. Services are based on Christian values.
Wimbledon Guild are a local charity supporting people in Merton.
They have a small family therapy team offering systemic family therapy to families who live, work or study in the borough of Merton.
Monday - Friday, 3-6pm; Saturdays, 10am-1pm