Support for Families
Conwy County now offer e-Applications for Free School Meals and Pupil Development Grant. Please scroll down.
PARENT TALK CYMRU
With increasing pressure on parents and families at the moment, parents in Wales can now access this new service to get support with anything that is worrying them about family life and parenting.
Available to parents of 0-19 years.
Option of a one-to-one live chat (available in Welsh and English) with Parenting Coaches who can provide support and reassurance specific to individual situations.
Browse articles, tips and resources on the most common parenting topics, such as:
Free and confidential service. Over 90% of parents who use the one-to-one online chat rate the service a 4 or 5 out of 5.
FREE SCHOOL MEALS
Are you entitled to free school meals for your children attending a school within Conwy County Borough?
Please see the link for further information and how to apply:
PUPIL DEVELOPMENT GRANT
Pupil Development Access Grant can provide financial support for parents where their child is starting secondary school or moving into Year 10.
The following link is to the Conwy website where you can apply for this grant:
FREE SCHOOL MEAL ALLOWANCE (COVID-19)
Please see the following link for full details: https://www.conwy.gov.uk/covidfsm
SCHOOL TRANSPORT INFORMATION (COVID-19)
Due to the increase in confirmed Covid-19 cases within schools all learners are now required to wear
face masks on school transport.
It is the responsibility of the parent/carer to provide face coverings. Three layer face coverings are recommended.
Some learners need not wear a face covering. This includes those for whom doing so would create a medical risk,
cause distress, and in some situations where a learner has additional learning needs.
ALL learners will need to show their bus pass on every journey.
We would urge anyone who has any queries about Coronavirus (Covid-19) to visit the
Public Health Wales website at phw.nhs.wales for the latest advice.
CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) ABSENCE - GUIDE FOR PARENTS
It is important that you check your child for the following symptoms before sending them to school every day.
Do not send them to school if they have any of the following symptoms:
A new continuous cough
A high temperature
A loss of taste
A loss of smell
Below is a summary of what you need to do if your child or anyone in your household has any of the
above symptoms or tests positive for Coronavirus:
CONWY COMMUNITY SUPPORT HELPLINE
Are you self-isolating (staying at home), because you or a family member are unwell?
A new community line has been set up - you can call this line to find out about people in your community who can help with shopping and other things that you need. Call 01492 575544
CONWY EDUCATIONAL SERVICE
CONWY PARENT NETWORK - ACTIF CONWY
Join Actif Conwy's Facebook page for live active family wellbeing sessions. They are twice a week – Tuesday’s at 4pm and Thursdays at 9:30am. These sessions are a great opportunity to learn new ways that you can exercise and relax together in your home.
Children's Commissioner for Wales
There is an opportunity to ask some really important questions and get support, both as young people and families from 'The Children’s Commissioner for Wales', The link is https://www.childcomwales.org.uk/coronavirus/.
THE PARENTS' GUIDE TO COPING WITH SCHOOL CLOSURES
The Parents’ Guide to coping with school closures (April edition)
This guide provides up-to-date, practical information on how parents can look after their children's physical and mental health as well as how to help them study at home, and information on what to do if their children were due to take exams this summer.
Contact Jo and her team on 01352 711751 at Warm Wales if you are struggling to warm your home or pay your bills. Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm or send a message to them on their Facebook Page.
CAREERS WALES LIVE CHAT
If you’re worried about options or future opportunities, Careers Wales can help. You can access their new Wales-wide live chat facility: 9am – 5pm Monday to Thursday and 9am – 4:30pm Friday. careerswales.gov.wales
Meic Cymru helpline