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We have gathered some information about sources of support for families who may need support with money, food and housing.

External Link Icon Benefits and Financial support
Cornwall Family Information Service Support Pages
External Link Icon Torpoint Library and Community Hub
a source of support not just books. Computers in the library can be used once more.
External Link Icon Cornwall Council's Page to Direct You to the Right Support
Answer some simple tick box questions to identify how the council can help you .
External Link Icon Torpoint Food Bank
External Link Icon Cafe Abundance
this is a link to the facebook page which will tell you when they have food available to collect or for delivery,
External Link Icon Shelter
Housing Advice including rent arrears

How to contact the Citizen's Advice Bureau for Support around Money and Debt

Benefits Related Free School Meals

 

If your circumstances have changed and you are now in receipt of benefits, you should apply for Benefits Related Free School Meals . If you are not sure if you might be eligible please look at the documents attached below for further information. In Cornwall Free School Meals are applied for using the following link:

 

https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/education-and-learning/schools-and-colleges/school-meals/application-for-free-school-meals-and-pupil-premium/

 

The registration system is usually very quick,

last updated 9th September 2020

File icon: pdf Who is Eligible for Free School Meals - Checklist and Guidance [pdf 60KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf FSM ApplicationForm- June 2020 [pdf 151KB] Click to download
It is usually quicker to apply online via https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/schoolmeals