Support Available for Parents

ADVICE for parents who are struggling to stay on top of food, housing and energy bills.

 

Energy Suppliers

If parents or carers are struggling with gas and electricity payments during the lock down then please contact your energy supplier and talk to them about your current situation.  Many companies are able to offer payment plans and emergency supplies if you have an electric or gas meter with payment by cards / tokens.

The Project Birmingham

https://www.theprojectbirmingham.org/

If you are struggling with debt, homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, or just really confused by the benefits system and you live in Birmingham then The Project (formerly South Birmingham Young Homeless Project) can help you.

The scheme understands what a struggle it can be to make ends meet and how quickly things can spiral out of control and the devastating effects this can have on individuals and families. It's there to provide advice, sign posting and practical support.

The Project contact details:

0121 453 0606
Monday – Thursday 10:00am – 3:00pm
Friday 10:00am – 12:00pm

Housing / Homelessness Advice – Option 1
Debt / Financial Advice – Option 2
Welfare Benefits Advice – Option 3
General Advice – Options 4 & 5

Food

Finally, if you are struggling with accessing food or are struggling to afford food please contact Nursery and ask to speak with your child's key worker or Miss Foster.  We can help by putting you in contact with agencies that can support you including local food banks.

At the current time life has changed for everyone and people are experiencing current as well as new difficulties.  If you are having any difficulties, then please contact the relevant support agencies or Nursery.  We are always here to support our children and their families as much as we can.

Nursery is open and has staff on site between 8.30am and 4.30pm every day.  Alternatively you can send an email to enquiry@sellyoak-nur.bham.sch.uk asking for a telephone call back and we will contact you asap.

 

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