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Support for Vulnerable Children and Families this Half Term

Sunday, 25 October 2020

The Central Bedfordshire Council food voucher scheme will continue to be available to families in need over this half term holiday period.

The scheme works by providing vouchers directly to families via the network of Children’s Centres that are based in communities across our area. The vouchers enable food to be supplied by a number of the major supermarket chains that operate in our communities and any families who are eligible to free school meals are able to access this support.

Executive Member for Children’s Services, Councillor Sue Clark explains:

We have operated the voucher scheme for some time and recognise that it may be particularly important to families when schools are closed.

Looking ahead, we are exploring how we can best continue the arrangements for the Christmas period taking account of the particular circumstances created by the pandemic.

Please contact your children's centre directly to make arrangements. To ensure that everyone is safe and socially distanced, please do not turn up to a centre without a prior booking. Further information is on the children's centres web pages.