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Resources & Links

Useful Resources and Links for Families

Links to useful resources for parents are under subject areas.  If you know of a resource you have found useful, please let us know so we can add it.

A group of children sat on a bench. You can only see from the knees down. They are all wearing wellies.

Children's Clothes & Equipment

HARE Welly & Waterproofs Library 

Forest of Dean Baby Bank & Children's Clothing Cupboard (including School Uniform)

Lydney Exchange

Cinderford Exchange


Access to Food Activities & Well-being Booklet Download

HAF - Holiday Activities and Food Programme

The Forest Food Bank - Lydney, Coleford, Cinderford. To access the food bank you will need to contact a referring agency. The food bank website also has budget recipes and links to other local support services.

Going Back to Work

Glos Families Directory - Childcare

HAF - Holiday Activities and Food Programme

What's On in the Forest of Dean

What's on FoD Website - find local events and groups.  You can also advertise for free.

Learning Through Nature FoD

Information & Support

Children's Opportunity Centre, Coleford

River Children & Family Centre - Lydney

Hilltop Children & Family Centre - Cinderford

Glos Families Directory 

Home-Start North and West Gloucestershire is a local charity that provides emotional and practical support to parents with at least one child under five years old.

Citizens Advice - Forest of Dean - offers confidential advice online, over the phone, and in person, for free on subjects such as work, money, bills, debt, housing and family.

SENDIASS Gloucestershire provides information, advice and support on matters relating to children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

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