We know that many families will be facing a period of financial hardship at the moment and that this can be very worrying. As a Trust, one of our core values is ‘care’ and so we want to do whatever we can to support families who are struggling financially.

In the first instance our advice would be that if you are struggling financially, just ask – email justask@sflt.org.uk giving us some brief details about who your child is and what your particular situation is. We can then come back to you with any support we can offer or signpost you to any external agencies that could advise or support you. All emails will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence.

Below are some other services and suggestions that might help in the meantime..

2nd Hand Uniform
Both Walderslade Girls School and Greenacre Academy offer a 2nd Hand Uniform Bank. If you are struggling to purchase new uniform, please let us know and we will see what we have that’s suitable.

Hygiene Bank
We can provide personal hygiene products such as toothbrushes and toothpaste and shampoo as well as sanitary products. Just let us know what you need.

Food Bank Vouchers & Food
We are partnered with Medway Foodbank and can issue vouchers for food packages. We also work with local supermarkets to help distribute any surplus stock they might have.

Free School Meals
Check whether your child is eligible for Free School Meals using the link below:

Local Council Support
Visit Medway Council’s Website to find out what financial support they can offer.

Government Support
Visit the Government Website to find out more about the national schemes that are in place to help those families most affected by the cost of living increase.