Schools can start delivering free school meals or food vouchers to newly-eligible pupils before they receive “evidence” of universal credit claims, the children’s minister has said.
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If you are self-isolating and you need help you can register with Stocksbridge Community Care Group.
To register for help please contact 0114 2886989 Monday to Friday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
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Penistone & Stocksbridge Coronavirus Helpline
Over recent weeks I’ve been so impressed by the many voluntary groups around our constituency who have risen to the challenge of providing practical support to people who are self-isolating in our communities. Lots of these groups are using Facebook effectively to organise volunteers and provide support to those in need.
However, I’ve been concerned that people who don’t have internet access may struggle to know where to turn to for information advice and support.
So I have set up a freephone helpline for people who are self-isolating and don’t know where to go for help.
The number is 0800 955 4002. And we’re open from 9:30am – 5pm, Monday to Friday. The phone is manned by me and my team.
We’ve received over 100 calls so far, and have been able to offer information and advice alongside access to voluntary organisations providing help with shopping, collecting medicines and even phoning for a chat.
Sport England – our £195m Coronavirus Support package
Helping the sector get through Covid-19
We’re making up to £195 million of funding available to help the sport and physical activity sector through the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis.
The package, which is a combination of National Lottery and government funding, is made up of the following:
- A £20 million Community Emergency Fund, which will be opened immediately for clubs and community organisations to bid into. Grants between £300 and £10,000 are available
- A £5 million pot for existing partners to bid into if they’re facing specific financial difficulty
- An additional £55 million to support our sector during an ongoing period of restrictions, to fund new and innovative ways to keep people active and, when the period of restrictions is over, to help organisations get back to business and adjust to a different environment
- A £115 million rollover of current funding into 2021/22 to give long term certainty to over 100 well established partners who play a vital role in the delivery of sport and physical activity in England.
Alongside this, given cashflow concerns in the sector, we’ve also agreed to consider requests to release six months of the coming year’s funding (50% of awards) to our partners, meaning additional funding will be available sooner.
The package follows our recent decision to offer major flexibilities to those who currently receive funding – including the ability to change timings, key performance indicators, targets and conditions, and redirect money to new activity in response to coronavirus.
CORONAVIRUS – COVID-19
Stocksbridge Community Leisure Centre are now a Community Support Hub.
For anyone who wants to volunteer their services please let us know by emailing email@example.com
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