DON’T STRUGGLE ALONE
FAMILY: Supportive and Caring
AIM: To provide help for our families, including any unable to access government support.
We are very aware the current situation has been difficult for all our families.
Maybe you are:
- a freelancer and your work has dried up
- self-employed and unable to work at the moment but are not entitled to Universal credit
- furloughed and already are on a low wage
Whatever your situation – Chorlton High is here to help.
TO ACCESS HELP
Please click on the email link below to contact us.
We have prepared a simple survey for you to complete. The answers you provide will allow us to offer the best support for your needs. If you do not wish to complete the survey, simply leave it blank, provide us with your contact details and we will be in touch to support. There is no reason for you to struggle alone, we can and will help to support all our families to get through this together.
BELOW YOU WILL FIND LINKS TO AVAILABLE SOURCES OF SUPPORT, GUIDANCE AND INFORMATION
Just click on the title each title (highlighted in blue) to link to their website or email.
Anyone can find themselves in hard times and we are here to support you.
Please call or email the school and ask someone from the safeguarding team to refer you to a food bank.
Tel: 0161 882 1150
THE BREAD AND BUTTER THING (TBBT) is a charity that makes life more affordable for people on a low income. Our mission is to create a fair solution for people in poverty and our long-term aim is to address the premiums that people in poverty pay for food, loans, energy and other everyday essentials simply because of their personal circumstances.
QUIDS IN is a unique volunteer-run food club is aimed at the many households in south Manchester struggling to feed their families each week. ‘Quids In’ offers up to £15 worth of food for just a £2 weekly membership fee, which helps pay Fareshare, the charity that supplies the food.
Unlike food banks, Quids In is an ongoing membership offering fresh and chilled items that can be difficult to find and expensive to buy locally.
EXCLUDED offers assistance for those who need help with funding that does not have to be repaid. From Restaurants, cafes, pubs and music venues to hairdressers. To survive and help with re-opening when you can.
END CHILD FOOD POVERTY provides a map to find emergency food support and links to government schemes available to you.
Extra support from energy suppliers:
GOV.UK Household Gas and Electricity Guide
GOV.UK Warm Home Discount Scheme
Help and support Manchester can be found here:
MANCHESTER.GOV.UK Community Response
Manchester Community Response is available to support If you need help you can get it by calling 0800 234 6123. You can also text 07860 022 876 and we will respond by the next working day. They are able to support if you are affected by the restrictions and don’t have support. They can support with things like access to food, delivering medication, combating loneliness, helping with fuel top ups etc.
Manchester Early Help offers support across a range of issues visit their website.
MANCHESTER.GOV.UK Early Help
Manchester City Council also offers a range of support across various issues such as support with finances, debt help with getting furniture etc.
Cash grant of between £30 - £60 if you are in crisis or have an emergency beyond your control.
Supporting Your Teenager with Dr Jude Joughin, Child and Educational Psychologist
Samaritans is a confidential emotional support service for anyone in the UK and Ireland. Available 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide.
Tel: 116 123 (any time)
African and Caribbean Mental Health Services is based at The Windrush Millennium centre in Moss Side
Parents/Carers can self-refer
Tel: 0161 226 9562
MIND Provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental problem. MIND believes no one should have to face mental health alone. They can provide tips for everyday living, helping someone else with a mental condition, types of mental health problems and advice on drugs and treatment and so much more.
KOOTH is a free, safe and anonymous online counselling and support. KOOTH offers friendly counsellors, self-help, and community support. They are online until 10pm.
42nd Street is a Greater Manchester young people’s mental health charity providing free and confidential services to young people who are experiencing difficulties with their mental health and emotional wellbeing.
Childline you can get in touch 24/7, if you are worried about something, counsellors are not just available on the phone they’re also online and there for a confidential chat.
Tel: 0800 1111
Chat health is available for young people aged between 11-16 they can text school health and someone will respond during office hours to offer support.
Papyrus is a charity aimed at Suicide prevention in the young, suicide is the biggest killer of under 35’s in this country.
If you would like support from school email firstname.lastname@example.org and someone from the safeguarding team will get back to you about the support we have available at school.
There are also many companies providing reduced rates or free data if you are struggling – contact your provider or contact school for support.