Early Help Bitesize - 31 Mar 2021

Hounslow Holiday Activities and Food Programme

Hounslow is participating in the national Holiday Activities and Food Programme 2021, funded by the Department of Education to provide free holiday provision for children and young people eligible for benefits-related Free School Meals.

With the lifting of some COVID restrictions, we have been successful in securing ca. 1000 free places for eligible children and young people to access face-to-face holiday activities at various locations across the borough. Please find details attached to this email. Details were sent directly to all schools last week, and we still have free places available at the attached activities to fill on a first-come-first-served basis.

If families are interested in accessing a place, they (assisted by a practitioner where necessary) should contact the provider directly to book 2 full days (with meal) or 4 half days of activities (with snack). They will need to use the codeword ‘HAF’ when booking, as a means of trying to ensure that only eligible families access the funded places.

All children and young people on benefits-related Free School Meals will receive food vouchers for the full holiday period as well as information on a wide range of free online/outdoor activities to follow at home – please see the attached Easter timetable for circulation to families you work with (will also be helpful for those who are not receiving Free School Meals).

Children and young people with SEND will continue to have access to the borough’s Short Breaks offer this Easter in addition to the above

Please share the attached leaflet with families

Project Turnover and CALMS programme

Project Turn-Over provides 'at risk' youth with the tools to help take back control on their lives. If you have been excluded from school, or 'at risk' of being excluded, are difficult to manage, are being bullied, have little or no qualifications (NEET), have or at risk of offending (on ROTL). Project TurnOver provides the tools and assistance to help turn your life around.

The TurnOver programme also offers essential enrichment and sporting activities which supports the development of the whole individual through not only improving their mental but also their physical wellbeing. By combining life skills training with playing rugby, boxing, gym and other sports within a team, the programme accredits the values and heart of the rugby community to its success. 

TurnOver is a 3 day course (Mon, Wed & Fri) 9-3pm run out of Staines Rugby Club on Snakey Lane for young men 13-18. This course uses sport as a way to get young men re engaged in to education or society. We deliver physical session, personal training, life skills, personal development, The Princes Trust Achieve programme and Mentoring.

TurnOver Cohort 4 signup:

CALMS is a 2 day course (Tue & Thu) 10-1 run from The Hanworth Centre for young men and women 13-18. This course also uses sport as its main vehicle for change alongside some great mentoring and motivation sessions delivered by No Shame in Running.

CALMS signup:

Both programmes will run for 12 weeks from the 19th April with a break for half term. Both courses are support by the family liaison co-ordinator who will work with families and the participants to help them to re engage the young people back in to education or the wider community.

For more details please contact 

Please share the attached leaflet with families

Free Course for Parents / Carers

Support with KS1 English and Maths

LearnHounslow are running a free course for parents/carers who have children aged 5-7.

This course will help parents to learn about the National Curriculum for Maths and English and to help support their children at home with their learning.

Day: Tuesday

Dates: 11/05/21 – 22/06/21

Time: 9:30-11:30am

Duration: 6 weeks

Call to enrol: 02085836000

Please share the attached leaflet with families

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