How to apply for free school meals in Sefton during October 2020 half term
Families who live in Sefton and Knowsley whose children attend school in Sefton and who receive free school meals, can now apply for meal vouchers for the October 2020 half term.
To apply for e-vouchers fill out the form with their name, address, telephone number and email address and their children’s names, schools and dates of birth.
The e-vouchers can be printed off or downloaded to a mobile phone and used in-store at any ASDA branch or used online at www.asda.com to buy food. The vouchers cannot be used to buy alcohol, tobacco, lottery tickets, phone top ups or stamps.
Families who live in Sefton and Knowsley whose children attend school in Sefton and who receive free school meals, but who do not have access to e-mail can collect printed vouchers from a Family Wellbeing Centres. They need to phone to make an appointment and will need to wear a mask or face covering and remember to maintain space when they visit.
Sefton’s Family Wellbeing Centres are:
Linaker Family Wellbeing Centre
Tel: 0151 2886765
Talbot Street Family Wellbeing Centre
St Andrews Place
Formby Library and Family Wellbeing Centre
0151 934 2063
Netherton Family Wellbeing Centre
0151 282 1405
Hudson Family Wellbeing Centre
0151 531 0117
Thornton Family Wellbeing Centre
0151 934 4991
Menai Family Wellbeing Centre
0151 288 6055
Litherland Family Wellbeing Centre
0151 288 6661
Cambridge Family Wellbeing Centre
0151 282 5436
Seaforth Family Wellbeing Centre
39 Caradoc Road
0151 286 7807
Marie Clarke Family Wellbeing Centre
0151 330 5260
Waterloo Family Wellbeing Centre
Waterloo Primary School
Crosby Road North
0151 928 6539
People who do not have an e-mail address and who cannot get to a Family Wellbeing Centre can ring Sefton Council’s Contact Centre on 0345 140 0845 from 8m to 6pm Monday to Friday and between 10am and 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
Sefton residents are eligible for free school meals if they receive:
- Income Support
- Income based Jobseekers Allowance
- Income related Employment and Support Allowance
- Child Tax Credit ONLY (not entitled/receiving Working Tax Credit) and have an income of less that £16190.00
- Guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
- Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for the four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
- Universal Credit and have a net household income of less than £7400 per annum
- Support under VI of the Immigration & Asylum Act
Announcing the scheme, Cllr Trish Hardy, Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing said: “Sefton Council is putting in place a scheme to support children and their families accessing free school meals in the borough during this half term. We will be sharing more information on how to access the scheme as soon as possible.
“We will also continue to provide additional funding and support to our local voluntary sector partners, including the local food banks who are well stocked to enable them to help some of Sefton’s hardest hit families during these difficult times.
“Our family wellbeing centres in Talbot Street (Southport), Marie Clarke (Bootle) and Netherton also remain open to families who need their support during half-term. We have also increased the funding available to our Emergency Limited Assistance Scheme, and would encourage anyone in Sefton who may need extra support at this time to contact the council on 0345 140 0845.”
Cllr Hardy added: “I would also like to express my sincere thanks to local businesses in Sefton, and our voluntary organisations, who have once again come out in support of their local communities and have offered to provide packed lunches, food hampers and meals to struggling families. They have proven that Together We Are A Stronger Community”