Free School Meals (updated 29.04.2020)
For the first 2 weeks of the lockdown, school provided packed lunches for all pupils entitled to a FSM, and whose parents requested and arranged collection.
We have now processed applications for FSM vouchers, issued by the government, on your behalf for the Easter break and the first 3 weeks of the summer term (up until 8th May). You will receive emails with a 16-digit code which you can exchange for a supermarket voucher - you have to do this before you go to the shop. Vouchers are worth £15 per child per week during term time.
There are delays within the government system and we are checking for updates daily - all the vouchers are now available for you to action if you have not done so already.
Please be aware that there have been a lot of issues with this system nationally and the procedures are taking much longer to action than the timescales quoted by Edenred.
The foodbank is currently running from the Life Church premises on Bulkington Road, on Tuesdays and Thursdays only (12:00-14:00). Clients will be asked to remain outside while their food packages are put together. Please use the main entrance of the Life Church (rather than the side entrance).
If you are in need of a foodbank voucher or a food parcel, please contact school on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will arrange this for you.
If people wish to drop off food, please do so at the Life Church on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Citizens Advice (available by phone and email service only with staff working from home)
Telephone advice: People can access this service by telephoning the local number 02476 494393. The national telephone service is open between 9.00am and 4.00pm (Monday to Friday). Delivery by local generalist advisers in Nuneaton and Bedworth is between 10.00am and 2.00pm Monday to Friday (excluding Wednesday). Outside these hours calls are answered via the national Citizens Advice call centre via 0300 3301163.
Email Advice: Accessible via email@example.com
Family Information Service
Warwickshire Family Information Service provide information, advice and one-to-one support for families with children and young people aged 0 to 25 across Warwickshire on issues including:
Please click on the link to keep up-to-date with regular updates. https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/children-families