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If you are in employment as a new or expectant parent you could be entitled to:

  • Paternity leave and pay
  • Shared parental leave
  • Adoption leave and pay
  • Unpaid time off work to look after your child
  • Unpaid time off to attend antenatal appointments

To apply and qualify for paternity benefits you must be one of the following: 

  • Father of an unborn baby
  • Spouse/partner of the mother – this includes same-sex partners
  • Child’s adopter
  • Intended parent (if you’re having a baby through a surrogacy arrangement)

To check what you are entitled to and for more information about all benefits for families

click here

If you need advice about debt or help to apply for financial support Nottingham City Council’s Welfare Rights Service can help.

What are Healthy Start vouchers?

What are Healthy Start vouchers?

Healthy Start food vouchers help families buy healthy food.

If you are eligible, you will be sent vouchers to use towards your weekly shop. You can spend your vouchers on fruit and veg, milk, and infant formula milk.

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