Useful Information during COVID-19

Letter to parents 5th January 2022

NHS Track and Trace Notice

 

Covid-19 School Risk Assessment - updated January 2022

(It is easier to read if you download the document)

Outbreak Management Plan 2022

We are aware that many families may be in need of additional support during this difficult period. If you are struggling with anything at all – payments, feeding your family, mental health and wellbeing, parenting issues, etc. please get in touch with us in school via telephone 01274 543445 or email office@stcuthberts.bradford.sch.uk. You may also find the below advice useful, which has been provided by our local Early Help Hub. Their contact details are:

 

Bradford West Family Hub
Farcliffe
56 Toller Lane
Bradford
BD8 8QH

Phone : 01274 436700
Email : Familyhubwest@bradford.gov.uk

 

Useful Contact Numbers and Sites - Updated October 2020

 

National Autistic Society
For impartial, confidential information along with advice and
support for autistic people and their families and carers.
0808 800 4104
www.autism.org.uk


CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably)
Help and online support to help and prevent suicide and depression
0800 585 858
www.thecalmzone.net


Change Grow Live
Confidential drug and alcoholservice for young people
0808 169 8711
www.changegrowlive.org


PALS (Patient Advice and Liaison Service)
Advice, support and mediation of health and care related matters in local trusts.
0800 587 2108


ChildLine
Free advice and support for young people (under 19's).
0800 11 11
www.childline.org.uk


Family Lives
Help and support for struggling families.
0808 800 2222
www.familylives.org.uk


Lone Parent Helpline
Guidance and support for single parents around the key issues they face, including benefits and childcare.
0800 018 502

 

National Centre for Domestic Violence (NCDV)
Advice and protection against domestic violence.
0800 970 2070
Text: NCDV to 60777
www.ncdv.org.uk


MIND Mental Health

Advice and support to support mental health issues and promote awareness.
0208 215 2243
www.mind.org.uk


Family Action
Practical, financial and emotional support to isolated or disadvantaged families across the country.
0808 802 6666
www.family-action.org.uk

Text 07537 404 282


ManKind Initiative
Support for male victims of domestic abuse and violence.
01823 334 244
www.mankind.org.uk


Galop
Practical and emotional support for the LGBT+ community who are experiencing domestic abuse and violence.
0800 999 5428
www.galop.org.uk/domesticabuse

 

Rehab4Addiction

Information and resources to support those affected by mental health issues and alcohol addiction.

https://www.rehab4addiction.co.uk/alcohol-withdrawal-symptoms 

Finance

If you are suffering financial hardship, please get in touch and we can discuss ways that we as a school can support you. The following agencies can be contacted directly and are there to help:

Bradford Debt Advice0800 1691536

 

Step Change0800 1381111

 

Christians Against Poverty (CAP)01274 760761

Other sources of income

There are a number of other social funds that may be able to help you out during the current crisis. A number of them are listed on the following website, along with links to take you directly to where you can apply. 

https://www.advicenow.org.uk/tags/social-fund-payments

 

Advice on Benefits, Employment, Housing and Immigration

The Manningham Project

Kirk House    203 Lumb Lane

Bradford   BD8 7SG

http://www.manproj.org.uk

Email - admin@manproj.org.uk

 

01274 544687

 

Citizens Advice

Argus Chambers
BRADFORD
West Yorkshire
BD1 1HX

0344 2451282 

www.citizensadvice.org.uk/local/bradford-airedale/contact-us

Email - debtadvice@bradfordcab.com

Universal Credit

https://www.gov.uk/apply-universal-credit

HELPLINE - 0800 328 5644

Food

 

 

Food Banks and other food providers

Windhill Community Centre (Shipley) Their number is 01274 588831 but advise that families are directed to their Facebook page for up to date information.

 

Café West in Allerton Provide an advice service about housing and benefits, as well as support for food poverty. 01274 488499

 

The Salvation Army in Keighley keighley@salvationarmy.org.uk.  

 

The Trussell Trust Food Bank

The Light Centre, 86 Captain Street, Bradford, BD1 4EL

01274 734314

They are open Mon, Wed and Fri between 11am and 1.30pm

 

Bradford Community Kitchen (Millside Road)

131 Grattan Road, Bradford, BD1 2HS

http://bck.org.uk/

Email - info@bck.org.uk

How to help children to understand

 

If you need a resource to help explain the current situation to younger children, please see the resource below, which has been created by a local teacher.

Small Paul – a story:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/18NT_KELO4ZY3UNGrwX7KgIo4noWtEUD9/view?fbclid=IwAR1sXhFJgrbGwX-m1oyur9OmGP5zSvX-AOwQ7eWdn36ooKj2yQ-Fwg3V_Og

 

If you have children who are of an age where they want to leave the house to socialise, and are finding it difficult to understand why this isn’t a good idea, the resource below from the Youth Offending Team explains the situation and the consequences of their actions:

Consequences for teenagers 

Parenting

 

Online Parenting Programmes

Freedom: This can be done online for £12.    

http://www.freedomprogramme.co.uk/online.php          

 

Family Links Nurturing programme can be done free of charge online:

https://www.netmums.com/support/netmums-parenting-course

 

Family Links resources:

https://familylinks.org.uk/parents#free-downloads-for-parents

https://www.handinhandparenting.org/free-downloads/

https://www.thespark.org.uk/relationship-support-parents-families/free-parenting-resources/

 

HENRY – top tips, free recipes, videos for families on healthy eating right from the start and growing up with healthy teeth https://henry.org.uk/

Baby Basics

Baby milk, nappies, etc.

Eileen: 07864086384 / 07514535079 / 07870274482

Online Safety

 

While children are spending more time online at the moment, you may find the following websites useful to provide you with information about online safety:

https://nationalonlinesafety.com/

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/

http://www.safetynetkids.org.uk/personal-safety/staying-safe-online/

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

 

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Early Help have provided us with this list of apps and websites that could support you as parents, as well as your children, in managing mental health needs at this time.

 

Mental wellbeing: Primary

MindEd

Website: https://www.minded.org.uk/

Key stages: EYFS to KS2

Description: an educational resource for all adults on children and young people’s mental health.

Registration: not required, but registration increases functionality