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Family Support

Information about food support and family support during the Christmas holidays

 

Please find below information which may be helpful to parents during the holiday period.  All links are available at the bottom of the page.

 

Free School Meal Vouchers

 

Parents/ carers of pupils entitled to Free School Meals will receive vouchers to the value of £30 per child for the Christmas holidays.

 

Parents will shortly receive an email from Schoolvouchers.com with the instructions of how to claim and redeem your voucher.

 

If you have any problems, please email Mr Hunt on n.hunt@hillbourne.poole.sch.uk

 

Top up food vouchers

 

If any parent feels that their family might struggle to put food on the table at Christmas, please talk to Jane Ryan who will be able to issue 2 Holiday Top-up vouchers for the Food Bank.

 

Healthy Start vouchers

 

This is a National voucher scheme for all women who are more than 10 weeks pregnant and and/ or households with a child under 4 who are in receipt of a range of income support .  The vouchers can be spent at local participating retailers towards the cost of milk, fruit & veg, beans & pulses and formula.  Application can be done online 

Please see here for more information

https://www.healthystart.nhs.uk/healthy-start-vouchers/

 

Together We Can Helpline 

 

This is a dedicated Coronavirus (Covid-19) community response helpline for people in vital need of accessing food and essential household items.

 

Monday –Friday, 9am – 5pm 

0300 123 7052

 

https://www.bcpcouncil.gov.uk

Support if you are struggling to pay for food

 

Further information

 

The following link provides information about support available in BCP.

https://www.bcpcouncil.gov.uk/News/News-Features/COVID-19/Help-advice-and-support/Winter-Support/Support-this-winter.aspx

 

Please follow this link to see a list of food support available in the area

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xcwM4l0mSAtaKSJ1-QRQt_om_Cm9KObFP5SKc8QpsHY/edit

 

If you need help to access any of these services, please contact the office or Jane Ryan in school before the end of the week.

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