Support for families over February half term
8 February 2021As lockdown restrictions continue, Cheshire West and Chester Council is highlighting the range of support available to families over the upcoming February half-term week.
The Council is working with partners, including the Welcome Network, to support children and families throughout the borough.
A full list of all the support available to families during the half-term can be found on the Council website.
The Winter Grant funding is also providing support through the Council’s Help in Emergencies for Local People (HELP) Scheme. This scheme provides urgent needs assistance to individuals and families in the borough.
Families can find out if they are eligible for these schemes on the Council website.
Food support for residents is available all year round, including during the school holidays, through the Council-backed Welcome Network.
Local community groups, currently providing food and support across the borough, have been mapped on the Welcome Network website, so that residents can access the information in one place.
“The map on our website provides all the details for the groups providing support and we’re here to help anyone that may be struggling to find provision local to them.”
The Live Well Cheshire West website provides various resources about supporting children and young people during the lockdown including a section on mental health and wellbeing.
Councillor Bob Cernik, Cabinet Member for Children and Families, said: “The restrictions put in place to help reduce the transmission rates of the Covid-19 virus have been difficult for many families. We want all our residents to know that there is a range of help available throughout the borough to support them at this challenging time. If you need some support, please get in contact.”
The Council’s library service will be posting some fun and creative recyclable crafts, as well as activities on their social media pages at 10.30am every weekday during half term. At 3pm every day, one of the librarians will also be reading a chapter from some of the library team’s favourite children’s books.