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Fawbert & Barnard's Primary School

Learning for Life

Cost of Living Support

Please see below a variety of support available to families.

Food Bank
The School are in partnership with the Harlow Food Bank and can supply food parcels for those in need.  Please speak with a member of staff on the gate or e-mail us for further details.

Kids Eat Free

Please see the attached flyer listing places where children can eat free over the summer holidays.

Bounty Club

The Bounty Club is a low-cost outlet of short-life fresh food that has been operating for around 5 months.  Up to 100 households a day are now taking advantage of supporting their weekly shop with a £2.50 bag of items worth around £25 that they pick up from wholesalers daily.

This is helping those who used the Foodbank to loosen their dependency on the service (or preventing others from needing it) at a time when money is short to most of us.

Users can go to the Bounty Club once a week.  A household cannot use the Bounty Club and the Foodbank in the same week.  It needs no referral. Click on the link above for further information.

Cost of Living Help

Please see the attached guidance which has a lot of information of where you can seek help.

ACL courses

See here for sessions to help you with the cost of living.  All are free and open to all the family

Essex ActivAte – Holiday Activity and Food Programme

Essex County Council, in partnership with Active Essex are pleased to provide Essex ActivAte holiday clubs that are free for low income families who are eligible for benefits based free school meals and for working families who are struggling financially and who would benefit from this holiday support. Every club offers fun physical activity, a range of enrichment activities and every child attending will get a nutritious meal. The offer also includes specialist SEND provision and mental wellbeing hubs across the county.

Details will be issued each half-term to those that are registered with the school.

Updated 18 March 2021

Support is available through a number of sources for those families in need.  Please see our letter here for further information.

Updated 8 March 2021

Please see the posters below with support advice to families available from Essex County Council:

Essential Living Fund
We All Have Arguments
Essex Wellbeing Service

Updated 14 December 2020

Please see the information below that may be of help to you.

Essential Living Fund
Safe in Essex
Hunger projects & venues