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COVID 19: latest information and advice

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Coronavirus Winter Support Fund - Richmond

The Coronavirus Winter Support Fund (food, utilities and winter essentials) opens a new window has been set up to support Richmond residents who may need additional assistance over the winter months. The aim is to give vulnerable households peace of mind in the run up to Christmas and over the winter months during the pandemic, by helping those who need it to have food on the table and other essentials, so every child will be warm and well fed this winter.

School Holiday Scheme

Families with children who are eligible for Free School Meals will receive electronic supermarket food vouchers for the school holiday period.   Achieving for Children (AfC) will also be inviting disadvantaged families with two, three and four year olds to take up the school holiday offer. Eligible families will be emailed supermarket vouchers of £15 per week, per eligible child over the school holiday period.     


Children's Services Scheme

AfC is already working with many families and young people across the borough who are eligible to receive support through the Fund. Where needed, they will be offered support with food, utility bills and other winter pressures through a voucher or small grant scheme. If you are already working with AfC and feel you would benefit from accessing additional support please speak to your AfC contact.

What other help is available (opens a new window)

 

Coronavirus Winter Support Fund - Kingston

The Coronavirus Winter Support Fund (opens a new window) supports Kingston residents who need additional assistance over the winter months.  

To be eligible to access support you will need to be a resident of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames and one or more of the following eligibility criteria must apply:

  • You have insufficient funds to access nutritional meals between December 2020 and March 2021
  • You have insufficient funds to be able to keep your home warm, electricity on and access to water for cooking
  • You have insufficient funds to be able to afford sanitary products, warm clothing, soap, blankets, boiler service/repair, access to equipment including fridges, freezers, ovens, etc.
School Holiday Scheme

Families with children who are eligible for Free School Meals will receive electronic supermarket food vouchers for the school holiday period.   Achieving for Children (AfC) will also be inviting disadvantaged families with two, three and four year olds to take up the school holiday offer. Eligible families will be emailed supermarket vouchers of £15 per week, per eligible child over the school holiday period.     


Children's Services Scheme

AfC is already working with many families and young people across the borough who are eligible to receive support through the Fund. Where needed, they will be offered support with food, utility bills and other winter pressures through a voucher or small grant scheme. If you are already working with AfC and feel you would benefit from accessing additional support please speak to your AfC contact. 

Links to COVID 19 updates and information on the council websites 

 Kingston

Find out more here on the Kingston Council website (opens a new window)  

Richmond

Find out more on the Richmond Council website (opens a new window)

 Government COVID 19 Guidance: 

Register if you have a medical condition that makes you extremely vulnerable to coronavirus.

Register if you have a medical condition that makes you extremely vulnerable to coronavirus. For example, you’ll be able to ask for help getting deliveries of essential supplies like food.

If you’re not sure whether your medical condition makes you extremely vulnerable, register anyway.

You can register yourself, or on behalf of someone else.

Get coronavirus support as an extremely vulnerable person (opens a new window)

Other Guidance

Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak (opens a new window)

Guidance for the public on the mental health and wellbeing aspects of coronavirus (COVID-19) (opens a new window)

Guidance for schools about temporarily closing (opens a new window)

COVID-19: guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable (opens a new window)

COVID-19: free school meals guidance (opens a new window)

Information on COVID-19 for non-UK nationals

The Mayor of London has published guidance for Non - UK nationals.

Information on COVID-19 for non-UK nationals (opens a new window)