Please pass this message on to your parent and carer community - particularly those families who get free schools meals. You will be very aware of the national debate about the availability of support to families during the half-term break and this is being sent out to clarify our local arrangements.
It has been a really difficult year for everyone but it has been especially challenging for those people who are unemployed or who are having to manage on a reduced income. There is a lot of support available for Solihull residents who are struggling financially.
Solihull Council's Here2Help [link] pages have information on how to access a range of support. This includes access to financial support or help with access to food.
We work closely with a number of local foodbanks in Solihull who are happy to support anyone in need. More information is available on the Here2Help [link] pages.
The council’s call centre can help connect you to local community and neighbourhood support or refer you to a local food bank - just call 0121 704 6000.
Support is also available from The Around Again Social Supermarket in Fordbridge and from Age UK who can do shopping for elderly people with a medical condition or special cultural dietary need.
For more information on all of the support available you can ring Solihull Connect on 0121 704 6000 or go to our Here2Help [link] on the council's website.
Kingfisher Food Bank is open on Tuesdays and Fridays from 12.30 – 2.30pm. To find out about their voucher system and arrange a time to visit and collect a food parcel, please call 07902030134 or email firstname.lastname@example.org