Supporting Families in our School Community
Many families within our community may be experiencing difficulties and uncertainty due to the Covid-19 virus and periods of isolation. This may lead to financial implications due to loss of income or increased pressures on low incomes. Below are a few links to provide information to assist parents and carers on how to access various levels of support.
If you have any concerns in this area please contact the school and we will see what support is available.
Caritas Westminster- Caritas Food Collective
• Caritas Westminster – Caritas Food Collective - https://www.caritaswestminster.org.uk/caritas-foodcollective-918.php
St Vincent De Paul (SVP) -Community Support Projects- www.svp.org.uk
Gingerbread – Charity supporting single parent families - https://www.gingerbread.org.uk/coronavirus/
Local Authority – Grants, Benefits and Crisis Funds - https://www.gov.uk/find-local-council
Family Action – Charity supporting families – https://www.family-action.org.uk/what-we-do/grant
Family Fund – Charity supporting families with disabled or seriously ill children - https://www.familyfund.org.uk/
Turn2Us - Turn2us is a national charity providing practical help to people who are struggling financially. - https://www.turn2us.org.uk/
Should you need access to foodbanks, I have included the website information below of the Brent foodbank.
Sufra NW London: Sufra NW London will remain operational during the Coronavirus pandemic to ensure that essential food, toiletries and support are available for those who are vulnerable and/or homeless.
The Ventry Hall
Lindsay Park, Baptist Church, The Mall, Kenton
For additional information, the Department for Education helpline (Phone: 0800 046 8687) is open for advice and updates and advice can also be found at https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus.
These are unprecedented times and we will do our best to support you and your children. I appreciate your ongoing support and patience at this time of uncertainty with this ever-changing situation. I know that the government news will, no doubt, be impacting on you and your families. Keep looking after yourselves.
Mrs. A. Whelan