Coronavirus/COVID-19 Advice, Help & Support
Useful information for individuals and families can be found here - page further down the screen for other helpful information.
Financial & Food Support
The coronavirus emergency has put considerable pressure on families due to curtailed incomes as businesses suspend trading. The following are worth considering if times are tight:
Coronavirus Support Networks
The following links will help you identify ways you can support others as well as being supported:
Paul Hay (of PCLS Training) is available throughout the school shutdown and can be contacted, via this form, with any questions parents/carers may have about their children’s use of the internet.
All Saints Church, Boyne Hill
Fr. Jeremy has asked for any prayer intentions which people in his congregation will be asked to pray for in their homes. He is also setting up pastoral teams to stay connected with vulnerable people, particularly those that live alone. If you discover particular worries or concerns let him and his team know. Click here for a link to the church website. Fr Jeremy also publishes a regular blog, the details of which are immediately below.
The following links take you to relevant Government webpages:
The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care. School staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline as follows:
Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday), 10am to 4pm (Saturday to Sunday)
Other Help, Support & Advice
Life in the 21st-century can be tough, especially when there are children to bring up alongside all of life's other issues. This page is devoted to bringing you the help and support you may need to get through from time-to-time. One starting point could be to ask for support from RBWM's Early Help Hub:
Digital Safety & Wellbeing
Vodafone have produced some excellent resources to support parents and carers in ensuring their children's safety and wellbeing in the digital age. Their Digital Parenting resources can be found here. A separate link is below together with PDF copies of their latest Digital Parenting magazine and #Goldilocks, a fun retelling of the classic fairytale for the modern age.
Various support groups are available to help families with problems, including those offering Family Mediation, details of which follow:
Help Paying for Childcare
There are a variety of schemes available to help pay for childcare costs. Please see the leaflet below and visit the childcarechoices.gov.uk website for more information.