Covid-19 - Useful Links
Bloxwich and Blakenall Food Bank
Tel. No. 07747 301374
Opening Hours: Thursday 11:00am - 1:00pm
Black Country Healthcare 24/7 helpline which is open to residents of all ages across the Black Country and will give access to urgent mental health, learning disability and/or autism support.
The helpline is manned by specialist mental health staff who will provide advice and support and can also signpost to other mental health services if these are required. It is important that families and staff do not think they are alone – it is ok to not be ok, and if you aren’t, then please do pick up the phone and speak to someone.
Phone line details: Monday – Sunday, 24 hours a day – call 0345 6460827 – press 1 in you live in Sandwell or Wolverhampton and press 2 if you live in Dudley or Walsall. Existing service users are encouraged to maintain their existing contact with the services.
School Nurse Support
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: COVIDfirstname.lastname@example.org 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.