Winter With Us

How are you feeling about winter? Be healthy and happy with these great tips from our experts and families like yours.

We asked families for their top tips

As the days got shorter, we filmed local families asking them how they get through winter.

We had lots of fun while filming. Watch out for:

  • favourite parks – is your local park one of them? 
  • parents giving tips – do you recognise anyone?
  • Jacqui loving the outdoors in her hat and gloves
  • and a very cute baby with hiccups.

Help other families this winter. Share our video with them. Thank you.

Keep scrolling for more tips – and links to food, money and emotional support services.

Learn and play

Stuck for things to do? Our early years experts share their favourite activities for your little ones.

Join them for storytime, crafts, cooking and more.

See what's happening in your area – including virtual and face-to-face events like Chattertime and Doorstep Library.

Or call us and we'll let you know what's on where you are: 0794 770 9770

Learn and play

Eat well and exercise

Struggling to be fit and strong? Let us help.

In this section, we point you towards:

  • Food banks and Healthy Start vouchers
  • Delicious and affordable recipes
  • Breastfeeding, nutrition and exercise groups

New baby? We can support you with food deliveries + healthy recipes, free fruit and veg.

Eat well and exercise

Bond with your child

It's common for parents to feel overwhelmed, feel a dip in confidence and struggle with new responsibilities.

There is help though, even during the pandemic. 

Learn about virtual parenting classes – supporting you to pick up on your child's cues and build stronger bonds.

Bond with your child

Get help with jobs, accommodation and money

Stress affects you and your little ones.

It comes in many forms – such as money and job worries, overcrowded housing and domestic abuse.

Included in this section: employment advice, free childcare and support services.

Get help with jobs, accommodation and money

Coronavirus support: how to get help

If you or someone you know has been affected by coronavirus, help is available. 


Or contact the MyCommunity service by AgeUK Lambeth. It offers social support and advice. And it connects you to local services that can help you with whatever challenge you are facing. 

Call Gateway on 0333 360 3700, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. Or email

Coronavirus support: how to get help

Protect yourself from flu

The flu season has come at the same time as coronavirus cases are increasing.

Protect your family and help reduce the pressure on the NHS. 

5 reasons why you should vaccinate your child.

It's free for pregnant women and all children up to school Year 7. Children get a nasal-spray instead of a jab.

Other people are entitled to free protection too. Check now, if you can get a free jab.

Flu vaccines give the best protection against flu. The flu vaccine cannot give you the flu.

Protect yourself from flu

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