bristol • north somerset • south gloucestershire

Work, benefits and finances


Benefits and entitlements


NHS Choices

Provides information on a number of financial issues in one place, including information on free dental care and prescriptions maternity benefits tool

Use this tool to:
- estimate your Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP) and work out your qualifying week
- estimate your Maternity Allowance if you don’t qualify for SMP
- check what other help and benefits you might get when you have a baby


Healthy Start scheme

Pregnant women (over 10 weeks pregnant) may be eligible for Healthy Start vouchers to help buy milk, fresh or frozen fruit and vegetables and formula milk. They will also be eligible for free vitamins. To qualify you must either be under 18 and pregnant or in receipt of some income based benefits. To see if you are eligible visit the website.




Maternity Action

Maternity Action is the UK’s leading charity committed to ending inequality and improving the health and well-being of pregnant women, partners and young children – from conception through to the child’s early years

Citizens Advice

Provides free, independent and confidential advice to help people resolve their legal, money and other problems


Young Women's Trust

Provides a free telephone and online coaching service which helps 18-24 year old women with work, life and building confidence.