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My Advice Gateway

My Advice Gateway is a free resource to help you quickly find the information you need to claim benefits, access help and support or look for a job or training opportunities. Other services include sections on banking, insurance and how to manage debt.

There is so much information available on the internet that it can often be a tedious and time consuming activity to search through the mass of advice that is available in order to find the information you need. Even government websites that have been set up to provide help can be difficult to find your way around.

My Advice Gateway has been built to help you find the information you need quickly and effectively. Links will take you to authoritative advice or the precise application form you need.

We hope you will find My Advice Gateway useful. If you do, why not tell your friends. . .


LHS provides a complete range of web-based housing option services to more than 60 local authorities and hundreds of housing associations across the UK.


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Simply drop us an e-mail and tell us which link did not work. We will check it out and put it right.

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Foster Care

Fostering is a way of providing a temporary safe and secure home and family care for a child or young person who, for various reasons, is unable to live with their own family.

Foster care may be needed for a few days or a few weeks or it can be for a much longer period. The aim is for children to return to their own families where possible and where it has been assessed as safe for them to do so.

Full details of how to become a foster carer, what it involves and help with the cost can be found at GOV.UK

If you are interested in becoming a foster carer you can apply at this link.

For information about leaving foster care visit GOV.UK.

The Fostering Network  has been campaigning for improvements for nearly 40 years working with key decision makers such as Government Ministers, civil servants and elected representatives in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales to put into place policies that are best for fostered children and foster families.


Adoption is a way of providing a new family for children who for whatever reason cannot be brought up by their own parents.

It's a legal procedure in which all the parental responsibility is transferred to the adopters.

Once an adoption order has been granted it can't be reversed except in extremely rare circumstances.

An adopted child loses all legal ties with their first mother and father (the "birth parents") and becomes a full member of the new family, usually taking the family's name.

Full details of the adoption process and what it involves can be found at GOV.UK

To apply to adopt a child through your local council go to this link.

The Adolescent and Children’s Trust (TACT) is the UK’s largest fostering and adoption charity and voluntary agency. TACT are dedicated to providing effective services and campaigning on behalf of children and young people in care and families.

Barnardo’s works with local authorities across the UK to provide a broad range of fostering and adoption services.

CoramBAAF Adoption & Fostering Academy is the UK’s leading adoption and fostering charity.