Are You Expecting A Baby? A Young Parent?

Did you know the Youth Options Service are based at Jules and can help with support and advice in a variety of ways?

Whether you have just found out you are expecting a baby and needing support with benefits and advice, or needing help with finding a job/training later on, we're here to help!

Help is available for costs for childcare for example, see Care to Learn information below, and information on fun activities and parenting groups you can go to.

Why not contact Helen Ward at Jules House 1 Cold Overton Road or one of the Youth Options team to find out more on 01572 758 301 or email


Visions is a community and children's centre providing a "one stop shop" for parents and children aged 0 to 11 years. They offer advice, support and activities for children and families in Rutland.


Visit the website:

Call on:  01572 772 590

Address: Visions Children’s Centre Oakham, Catmose Campus, Huntsmans Drive, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6RP

Healthy Eating

Tips and advice for parents on maintaining a healthy and nutritious diet in children -

Healthy Start is an NHS website which provides food and health tips on giving children the best start in life and information about the voucher scheme for milk, fruit and vegetables and infant formula -

Money and Advice

National Debtline is a helpline offering free, confidential and independent advice on how to deal with debt problems -

National Debtline also have some great factsheets to help young people manage their money:


Citizens Advice Bureau provides free, independent, impartial and confidential advice to anyone who needs it, on a whole range of issues. Advice is given in person, by telephone and in writing.

Rutland Citizens Advice Bureau
56 High Street
LE15 6AL
Telephone: 08451203705

Ask CAB is a free confidential website for 13 -25 year olds ( offering information on:

  • Your Life
  • Your Money
  • Resources (This includes a young parents resource pack)

Child Health

NHS Direct operates a 24-hour nurse advice and health information service, providing confidential information on what to do if your child is feeling ill - Telephone: 0845 4647  -

For specific local services, please see our health section

Care To Learn

Care to Learn can help pay for your childcare costs while you learn, if you are under 20 and offers:

  • FREE early years education places of 15 hours a week if your child is aged 3-4 years old (2 years old in certain cases)
  • 80% OFF childcare costs (if you are eligible for Working Tax Credits – work at least 16 hours a week – means tested)


Job Centre Plus

Support people with benefits and provide assistance to find a job. They are based are 13 St. Johns Street, Stamford, Lincolnshire, PE9 2DB. They have a national telephone number - 0800 055 6688