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Covid-19 - Useful Links

Bloxwich and Blakenall Food Bank

 

E-mail: info@bloxwichblakenall.foodbank.org.uk

Tel. No. 07747 301374

Opening Hours: Thursday 11:00am - 1:00pm

Children's Guide to Coronavirus

Looking after your feelings and your body

Free School Meals - Frequently Asked Questions

 

What other support is available families who are struggling to afford to feed their children or who are self-isolating and cannot get out to buy food?

 

We are working closely with a number of partner organisations in order to provide support to families. You can contact Making Connections by emailing: COVID-19communityhelp@walsall.gov.uk or by calling 0121 380 6690. They will allocate your case to one of the four locality hubs who will arrange to contact you to discuss your needs. They will also be able to provide practical help with things such as shopping, picking up prescriptions or financial advice if you are self-isolating.

 

My circumstances have recently changed and I am now out of work or on a low income. Will I qualify for FSM?

 

Information regarding the eligibility criteria for FSM and our online claim form can be found using the following links to websites: https://go.walsall.gov.uk/free_school_meals https://go.walsall.gov.uk/forms/Application-for-Free-School-Meals

The Council’s in house FSM benefit team are processing applications from families who apply for Free School Meals. If you apply, and qualify, we will write to you and also inform your child’s school so they can put arrangements in place for your child.

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