Coronavirus may feel daunting, especially for families and children. Everyone is having to spend more time at home to help slow the spread of the virus.
Keeping up with school and working from home, exercising, limiting screen time, keeping occupied and motivated are all big challenges.
This page provides details of support for those families who don’t feel safe; or need some extra help coping. It’s also got lots of ideas for us to stay as healthy and happy as possible during this challenging time.
Schools across Dudley borough are excited to have your children back.
We’ve all worked hard to make our schools as safe as possible but we need our parents to play their part too. Parents and carers are encouraged to visit www.gov.uk/backtoschool for useful information and practical guidance to help them prepare for their children’s safe return to school.
Together we can play our part, and protect Dudley borough.
Read more in our returning to school section below.
Learning and parenting
Staying happy and things to do
Parents and families are having to live work and play together more than ever before. Our sense of well-being is being tested during this pandemic. In this section we have listed information and services where you can get support on things to do and how you can stay informed.
Keeping families healthy
Here are some things to consider to help you maintain your family's health and well-being.
Managing your money and essential food supplies
We appreciate that money may be tight for some during the Coronavirus pandemic. Below you will find information to support you if you need help.
Emergency Assistance Grant
The Local Authority Emergency Assistance Grant for Food and Essential Supplies is to support people who are struggling to afford food and other essentials due to financial hardship and/or hardship caused by COVID-19. This scheme is temporary.
Test and Trace Isolation Payment
If you have been told by the NHS to self-isolate, either because you have tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) or you have been in contact with someone who has tested positive, you may be entitled to some financial support during your self-isolation period.
During these challenging times, partner organisations are working harder than ever to keep Dudley a safe borough.
In this section we have listed information and services where you can get support and help with parenting and helping your child to learn whilst at home. We would also suggest that you have a look at the age specific information on the Lets-Get website under the section starting well.