The new Healthy Start scheme has been brought in to help families in disadvantaged areas.
If you’re pregnant or have a child under 4, the Healthy Start scheme can help you buy basic foods like milk or fruit.
If you qualify for the scheme you’ll be sent vouchers you can use in over 30,000 shops in the UK.
You can also get coupons to swap for free vitamins suitable for:
- pregnant women
- breastfeeding women
- children aged 6 months to 5 years old
You must be in receipt of Job Seekers allowance, or ONLY Child Tax Credit (not Working Tax Credit). You can check your eligibility here
For more information, visit the website, ring the helpline, or speak to your health visitor.