GCSE and A Levels results: What next?
If your child’s GCSE or A level grades were higher or lower than expected, let them know that they can call the exam results helpline on 0808 100 8000 to talk through their options. Expert advisers can help with questions about continuing in further or higher education, vocational learning options, taking a gap year or finding a job. And you can find lots more information and useful links on the Directgov website.
Universal Credit will be introduced from October 2013. It is the new benefit which will replace means tested benefits and tax credits for people of working age. The following information is based on draft regulations issued in June 2012.
NHS guide to vaccinations for you and your family
Following recent news reports about the rise in the number of cases of whooping cough in very young children, you might be interested to know about the NHS Choices vaccination planner. It's an interactive tool which helps you create a personalised vaccination wall planner based on your child's date of birth which you can find on the NHS Choices website.
Salad days of summer
Love Food Surrey
Turn your leftover salad into a simple, healthy, energy-boosting dish in just a couple of minutes.
Weekend of 18 and 19 August
Inspired by the 2012 Games, this weekend local sports groups are showcasing the opportunities there are for people to help out, give time, support, watch or play sport. To find out what events are happening near you, simply go to the Join In website www.joininuk.org and enter your postcode.
You can follow Join In Local Sport on Twitter @JoinInUK