HOA Provides Key Workers for Families Most Affected By COVID-19

May 14, 2020

The Hastings Opportunity Area has funded Education Futures trust to provide 3 additional  short term ‘key workers’, to work with Hastings schools who do not currently have access to key work support and support schools with the highest need who have requested additional support. 

The service builds on the Key worker provision HOA currently funds through the Mental Health and attendance strands, which participating schools have told us has been an extremely helpful service to connect with families most in need during this period. 

EFT will work with schools who do not currently receive this service and with schools requesting extra support. Key workers will work with families identified by each school and provide emotional well being support including parenting advice, support around children and young people accessing learning, and practical support such as food parcel deliveries.

The service will operate between May and September and support will include daily welfare checks on vulnerable pupils and ongoing tailored support depending on the family’s needs. They will also provide assistance for children & young people to access learning such as materials from schools as well as advice and support around practical needs such as benefits, housing and access.

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