Families with reduced incomes, who may be struggling as a result of COVID-19, are being offered extra support, Telford & Wrekin Council (TWC) says, including vouchers for free school meals.
“There is a range of benefits and support available for families on a reduced income due to the pandemic,” the TWC Newsroom post explains.
“All borough families registered for free school meals and for pre-school benefits (such as early years pupil premium or funded childcare places for 2 year olds) as well as care leavers will receive from the Council (prior to the February half-term holiday) one voucher per household – to help with food costs during the one-week holiday and with winter bills.
“Borough families will be able to use the voucher at a range of local supermarkets.
“The voucher is allocated per household and its total value is determined by the number of children on the above-mentioned benefits (£15 per child) and an additional one-off £35 support.”
People who are already registered should get the vouchers automatically. If you aren’t registered yet, you have until Monday 1 February to do so.
To find out if you are eligible for free school meal vouchers, and to apply. visit the TWC application page.
TWC has grouped all of the additional support and benefits packages together on one page. You can find out about the other support packages on the Council’s website.