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Support for Families

29th April 2020

 

Dear Parents/Carers

 

Support available

We appreciate that many families are facing financial struggles due to the Corona Virus outbreak.  Please see below some useful information about where you can get support; also as we get information we will continue to update our  Community Pages with information about where to get help and advice.

 

  • Healthy Start - during lockdown we know that many financial situations have changed. The Healthy Start scheme may be able to help. If on certain benefits, families, including pregnant women and children under 4 can get free milk, fruit and vegetables and vitamins with Healthy Start vouchers. They can apply on line at the following website https://www.healthystart.nhs.uk/ . A change in the law means the form no longer needs to be signed by a health professional which should make the application process easier. One approved they will receive the vouchers through the post which can be exchanged a supermarkets and small retailers. 

  • Leeds City Council – support is available for Food which can be accessed by calling 0113 376 0330 and there is an additional COVID helpline number for none food related support which can be reached on 0113 378 1877.

  • Counsellor Support – St Gemma’s Hospice and Wheatfield’s Hospice have joined together to support Leeds residents affected by COVID-19 during this time with trained specialist counsellors available. 

In the meantime, you still contact school between 9am and 3pm to be able to speak to a member of staff.

 

Kind Regards

 

Mrs Greaves

School Business Manager

 

 

 

 

 

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