COVID 19 Updates

Minister Ford Open Letter to the SEND sector - 9th Nov

Letter from Minister Ford

Vicky Ford MP has written to children and young people with SEND and their parents/ carers, families and others who work with them outlining the support available during the current national restrictions in England.

Key points include;

  • Links to updated guidance for children and young people who are clinically extremely vulnerable
  • Information about School attendance
  • Information regarding the COVID Winter Grant Scheme
  • A £37.3 million for the Family Fund in 2020-21, including £10 million specifically in response to COVID-19, to support low income families with disabled and critically ill children.  This includes helping to buy specialist equipment and devices.  more details on how to apply for the Family Fund can be found at: https://www.familyfund.org.uk/

Minister Ford Open Letter