Information about Covid19:
Please read our information on how we are supporting residents and businesses, as well as information on affected services.

Schools and families

Advice for children and families

Together for families are providing resources for you and your family to help you. This includes help to support your emotional resilience and mental health, as well as educational resources and projects to keep children engaged.

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School meals

Apply for free school meals

School transport

Schools admissions - changing schools

Please note that there may be a considerable delay in processing applications at this time.  Our target is 20 school days, however this may be exceeded due to the current circumstances.

We appreciate your patience and will be in touch with an outcome as soon as possible.

Occupational therapy

Update for parents and carers regarding ongoing occupational therapy work

Due to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus we have had to make some changes to the way that your Occupational Therapist works with you and your child. 

Your Occupational Therapist will ring you before a visit to ask if you would like to go ahead with it. Please let them know if your child or someone in the family is showing symptoms.

If your child, someone in your family, your Occupational Therapist or a member of their family have any of these symptoms the visit will be postponed.

If you do not want visits at the moment your Occupational Therapist will note this and we will keep in touch with you on a regular basis.  As much as possible, we will continue to work remotely for you and your child. This might be via phone calls, Skype or something similar.  Due to staffing, you may be contacted or seen by a different Occupational Therapist from the team.

We will operate a priority system for working with you and your children, for example a high priority would be where provision of moving and handling equipment in a high risk situation is necessary.

Family hubs

Autistic Spectrum 

The Autism Spectrum Team during Covid-19

The Autism Spectrum Team is continuing to support young people with autism, their educational settings and their families where young people on roll at a school are being educated at home. All work is being undertaken remotely.

The team is continuing to accept new referrals and priority criteria still apply (see below). In relation to current open cases, professionals and carers should contact the advisor who is involved in the case. For more general enquiries there is a new Autism Advice Line for professionals.

The Autism Spectrum Team has written a number of new resources for parents and for professionals in response to the current situation which are available to download in our resources section.

Direct Payments

School nursing