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Parent Support Advisor/ Family Support Worker

We are in the process of recruiting for a new Family Support Worker. 

The Family Centre

We are very fortunate to have a dedicated Family Centre, right at the heart of Highwood school. The space is used to host social events, training courses and to hold meetings with parents and children. 



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            IMPORTANT ADVICE!!!                 

Remember to apply for grants for food and energy.

If your child receives free school meals

You are entitled to a Household Support Fund grant, this will be at least £120 and could be more if you have more children.

Payments are £15 per child, per week for the school holidays, including half-terms and Easter. You will be back paid to October half-term if you’ve not already applied.

To apply for payments on the council website CLICK HERE

Open to all struggling with costs

Grants for £120 to help pay for food or energy bills are open for applications to anyone who is struggling with money.

You can apply through Age UK Berkshire or Citizens Advice Wokingham.

Apply for a Household Support Grant.

Support is available to help you with the cost of living crisis.

With the rise in food and energy costs, as well as increases in rents and mortgages, this year may have been more difficult than any before.

Hundreds are relying on credit cards, borrowing from family, loans and overdrafts. If this sounds like your situation, help is available.

Check the guides for different groups:

Or get help based on the type of support you need:

Other cost of living help

If you’re not struggling but want to help others who are, donate to the Surviving Winter crowdfund, giving £50 is like giving £150 due to match funding.

Resources and Support 

Please see the below link to the Wokingham Council website where there is information for families and carers.

Children, families and young people | Wokingham

For information regarding organisations which can help with children's mental health and well being please click here for advice from Wokingham Virtual Schools

For contact information for the Local (Wokingham) Mental Health team, who can be approached if you feel your child may be struggling, please click here for a MHT PowerPoint with details and advice