Balwearie High School

Family Support

Balwearie School Foodbank.

Balwearie would like to announce the opening of the school Foodbank.  We are aware there are a number of families who would value some support throughout the year and cannot easily access the town’s Foodbank. We have therefore created one of our own. We stock a variety of cans, snacks, packets, biscuits, cereal and UHT milk . If you feel you could do with an extra help at any point please do not hesitate to get in touch balweariehs.enquiries@fife.gov.uk

 

Balwearie Uniform Bank.

We are setting up a  free uniform bank for our parents and pupils to use, some items may be second hand but all items will be of the highest quality and it will be a  discreet and confidential service.

Please email;

balweariehs.enquiries@fife.gov.uk

Margaret.johnstone-qh@fife.gov.uk

 

Breakfast Club.

We would like to remind you that we run a breakfast club every morning this is free and open to all pupils balweariehs.enquiries@fife.gov.uk

 

General Support

https://www.parentclub.scot/articles/mental-health-advice-parents-during-coronavirus
Linton Lane Centre
Linton lane is open every day to collect free food bags and  readymade meals, you do not need to be on benefits to get this service it is free for all families .
https://www.lintonlanecentre.com/
Lang Toun Pantry
The Lang Toun Pantry is where you pay £2.00 a week to become a member and then you can go and pick up as much fresh food once a week as you need 
Burntisland Community Council
If you live in Burntisland you can see from this kink all the offers of support available 

Menstrual products

No female pupils should have to purchase and sanitary items these are available free at school and can be taken home for the weekend and holiday times. Pupils can access them from Guidance bases, RMPS base and Mrs Johnstone’s office.

Any queries can be made to balweariehs.enquiries@fife.gov.uk or direct to Margaret Johnstone, Support Services Coordinator

 

Hands-on Scotland

Some really useful resources to help support wellbeing during lockdown.

http://handsonscotland.co.uk/

 

Free School Meals & Clothing Grant;

This is the link to apply for free school meals or the free clothing grant;

https://vf.fifedirect.org.uk/Viewer-VicForms.asp?user=anon&Form=Education%20Benefits%20Form%20%281%2E0%29%2Ewdf

 

Food bank vouchers

In difficult times we all need some help, we can issue Food bank vouchers to parents if required .

If you have any problems and need support to complete these forms or wish to receive a Foodbank voucher please contact; 

Margaret Johnstone

Support Services Coordinator at Balwearie.

 

Parent Club 

https://www.parentclub.scot/

 

General Advice

If you need advice we can let you know which agencies in Fife can help you 

Here are some examples;

Wise2welfare@frontline.co.uk

www.gingerbread.org.uk

http://fifedirect.org.uk/welfarereform