17 December 2020

Download the latest information on the free and low cost activities and support available for families in North West Edinburgh at www.edinburgh.gov.uk/pacswww.edinburgh.gov.uk/pacs.  

This leaflet and the other most up to date leaflets for each area of the city can always be downloaded from www.edinburgh.gov.uk/pacswww.edinburgh.gov.uk/pacs

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Information about Citizens Rights ProjectsCitizens Rights Projects, an organisation that is supporting families with their EU settled status applications is available now. The website is available in many different EU languages.

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Free money advice is available for everyone, from benefit issues to help wtih food and bills.

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Free School Meal Information

The Scottish Government has given financial backing for eligible families to receive Free School Meals in the holidays. Families on Free Schools Meals are also to receive a winter payment of £100 before Christmas to help with the costs of winter heating bills etc (more information to follow at https://www.socialsecurity.gov.scothttps://www.socialsecurity.gov.scot). Families entitled to FSM and have children in P1 to P3 still need to apply for FSM to receive these additional payments (as well as a clothing grant).  Families with Income-based eligibility should apply for FSM holiday payments at https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/xfp/form/221https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/xfp/form/221

Applications are now also being taken for the Scottish Child Payment- a payment of £10 a week for each child under the age of 6yrs in a household. Also The Child Winter Heating Assistance is a new £200 payment to help families of a child on the highest rate care component of Disability Living Allowance for Children to heat their homes. For further information and to apply families should go to mygov.scot/scottish-child-payment or call Social Security Scotland on 0800 182 2222.

For questions or information on any of the above please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 
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Bursaries for care experienced young people 16 upwards who are moving into full-time college or university

The Hub for Success is excited to share two new factsheets:

All you need to know about the Care-Experienced Students Bursary and Further Education in ScotlandHub for successAll you need to know about the Care-Experienced Students Bursary and Further Education in Scotland

and

All you need to know about the Care-Experienced Students Bursary and Higher Education in ScotlandAll you need to know about the Care-Experienced Students Bursary and Higher Education in Scotland

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ASD and Encouraging Eating Parent Information Session - 3 November

Parents and carers are invited to an upcoming session on ‘Encouraging Eating’ for children with ASD who are restricted eaters.  Please note that the number of spaces are limited - you can book a space by calling and must be booked, which can be done by phone on: 0131 469 2850, or by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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The All of Us Campaign has organised an upcoming Virtual Fun Day, run by the All of us campaign. It is taking place on Thursday 22 October and features lots of different virtual events for families, such as Bookbug, hairstyle help with Dads Rock, yoga for kids, a Halloween quiz, an online safety session and lots of other activities. Even if a family can just join for one part, this might provide some valuable entertainment during the holidays.   Please sign up for some events in advance at www.edinburgh.gov.uk/allofuswww.edinburgh.gov.uk/allofus

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Teen Triple P is a positive parenting programme which is suitable for parents, step parents, grandparents and carers of pre-teens and teenage children aged 11-16 years.Teen Triple P

Find a Teen Triple P course near youFind a Teen Triple P course near you  and apply onlineapply online 

For more information call 07860 736129 from Monday to Friday 10am to 3pm, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Support and Information Sessions on Teenagers Emotional Wellbeing and Mental HealthSupport and Information Sessions on Teenagers Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health

Support and Information sessions run throughout the year for parents and carers who are concerned about their pre-teen or teenager's emotional wellbeing or mental health.

For more information or to be added to the circulation list call 07860 736129 from Monday to Friday 10am to 3pm or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Programmes, Activities and Groups for Parents and Carers Programmes, Activities and Groups for Parents and Carers

(www.edinburgh.gov.uk/pacs(www.edinburgh.gov.uk/pacs)

Information on local programmes, activities and groups which are available to support parents and carers.

Download the Parent and Carer Support booklet for your local areaDownload the Parent and Carer Support booklet for your local area on the City of Edinburgh Council website

For more information on the support available for parents and carers email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Applications are welcome directly from parents and carers, or professionals can apply on their behalf. Applications can be made by completing the online application formapplication form or by completing this application form and emailing it to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you require more information or you wish to discuss particular support needs.

There is also information here about other available supports.

 

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