A Helping Hand

There are many ways that we can give our families a helping hand. If you need a helping hand financially, please get in touch with our headteacher, Mrs Ashbrook: caroline.ashbrook@stockbridge.edin.sch.uk

Our Pupil Support Officer, Mrs Murrell, works closely with some of our families and can provide advice and support: admin@stockbridge.edin.sch.uk Please mark emails – FAO:Mrs Murrell.

All information will be treated in confidence.

Please see below several useful links for information about where our families can also apply for funds to help with food and clothing.

Support for families – The City of Edinburgh Council

Scottish Goverment has a range of benefits that can be applied for:

Families who meet the criteria and are eligible to apply will receive a payment of £10 per child, per week (equivalent to £520 per year) and payment will be made on a four-weekly basis. There are no limits to the number of children per family who can receive this benefit.

Edinburgh School Uniform Bank provides free new school uniform to children and young people who are referred by a professional who knows the family. This could be a teacher or support worker at school, a health visitor, a family support worker or social worker, a youth worker, a Maximise worker or someone similar. At Stockbridge Primary, our Pupil Support Assistant, Mrs Murrell, helps families with applications for a variety supports. Take a look at the website to find out more: www.edinburghuniform.org

The Uniform Bank also provides batches of excellent quality nearly-new school uniform to schools and community groups for them to pass on to local families. This could be through a swap shop, a sharing rail, a pop-up uniform event or something similar, depending on covid restrictions.

As a registered charity, Edinburgh School Uniform Bank is independent from the Council and they rely on the support of local people and businesses. To find out how you can help by donating uniform or funds, volunteering or fundraising please visit www.edinburghuniform.org

The Edinburgh Police Fund for Children

Who is eligible for assistance from the Edinburgh Police Fund for Children?

A family with school age children who are resident in Edinburgh and meet the application criteria can apply for a grant/voucher from the Fund. Please get in touch if you would like our PSO, Mrs Murrell, to help with an application to the Edinburgh Police Fund.