Other support and resources for HAF

We have collected information to support children and their families over the school holiday period.

Food support for under-4s

The Healthy Start scheme can help you get free vouchers every week to spend on plain cow’s milk, infant formula, fresh, frozen or tinned fruit and vegetables and fresh, dried or tinned pulses, that are free from added fat, salt, sugar or flavourings. You will also receive a voucher to exchange for free Healthy Start vitamins. The vouchers can be used
at retail outlets registered with the Healthy Start scheme which includes many supermarkets, independent local shops and pharmacies.

How do I apply?

Applying for Healthy Start Scheme is easy. All you need to do is complete the application form. You can get the application by:

  • Asking your midwife or health visitor for one
  • Calling the Healthy Start helpline 0345 607 6823 and asking them to send one to you by post
  • Downloading it directly from the website: https://www.healthystart.nhs.uk/healthy-startvouchers/how-to-apply/

A GP, midwife or health visitor no longer needs to sign this form. Healthy Start use information from your tax credits and benefits claims to check you qualify so make sure all
your details (including your address) are up to date with Tax Credits and Job Centre Plus as this will help them process your application quickly.

You can update your Universal Credit information online under the change of circumstances section.

Page updated: 20/07/2021 Page updated by: Gloucestershire County Council

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