Help with childcare costs An overview of the schemes you can access based on your child’s age and your personal circumstances. Winter Ready Homes Scheme If you have children under 5 in your household, you may be eligible for a small grant through the Winter Ready Homes Scheme. Child Benefit Information about eligibility and claiming Child Benefit. Child Maintenance Resources and support to help you come to a Child Maintenance arrangement Benefits and support for working parents Pay, leave and benefits for working parents and parents to be. Extra support for parents on benefits or low incomes A range of schemes are available to help families on low incomes or benefits. Help with health costs for parents Who can get free access to health services such as NHS prescriptions, eye tests and dental treatments. Student benefits and grants Support with school meals, transport and clothing for parents on some benefits. Budgeting loans Information on GOV.UK on how a budgeting loan from the government can be used for various things including maternity costs.