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FREE BOOKS – Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

If you have a child who is 0 – 5 years old and you live in Southwark, you can make bedtime book time with the Dolly Parton Imagnation Library.

You child will recieve a book, via Royal Mail, every month until their fifth birthday, absolutely free.

Please register your details at

Alexandra Rose Charity

We are now distributing Rose Vouchers for families living in SE5. These vouchers allow you to collect fresh fruit and vegetables from a variety of locations around SE5.

Vouchers can be spent at East Street Market and specific stalls in Peckham and Brixton Market. Details will be given on receipt of vouchers.

The eligibility criteria is as follows:

  • Children under 5 years old
  • At least 10 weeks pregnant
  • If you are under 18 and pregnant
  • Receiving Healthy Start Vouchers
  • Families with an income of £16,200 p/year or less
  • Refugees / asylum seekers / NRPF

In the first instance please email: to request a call back or call 0207 358 2878 and find out whether you are eligible.

FREE Vitamin D

Pregnant women, new mums and children under four in the borough can get free vitamin D supplements.

For pregnant women supplements will make sure that their own needs for vitamin D are met and they have enough vitamin D to pass onto their developing baby. When pregnant if women don’t get enough vitamin D their children can be more at risk of rickets, seizures and even heart failure in rare cases.

After birth, mothers can continue to get vitamin D supplements for a year along with vitamin D drops for their child until they reach age four.

50 Things To Do Before You’re Five

A menu of exciting activities for families with young children, giving them great suggestions for how to have fun and learn at the same time.

The 50 Things Mobile App

Information, guidance and supporting resources that allow parents to build a digital memory bank of their child’s special moments.


This programme aims to help you feel more confident as a parent, physical activities for the little ones, what children and the whole family eats, family lifestyle habits and enjoying life as a family.

To book please email:

For more information, please visit

Best Start for Life – NHS

Pregnancy, baby and parenting

We may have a new name and look, but don’t worry, you will still find all the trusted NHS advice and guidance you need to help you have a healthy and happy baby during pregnancy, birth and parenthood.

Start for Life home – NHS (

Healthy Minds Thrive Project – Southwark Council

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