The Diocese of Middlesbrough has compiled a list of resources available to families who may be suffering hardship during the summer holidays.

The details have been put together by Middlesbrough Caritas, an umbrella grouping of people involved in social outreach within our diocesan family.

“These are challenging and unique times for us all, not least for our families and diocesan schools,” said Canon John Lumley, Episcopal Vicar for Missionary Discipleship.

“Given the threat of steadily increasing rates of unemployment and poverty in the country, especially perhaps as the government reduces the furlough scheme in the weeks ahead, it is likely that many families will experience loss of income and poverty – some of them for the very first time.

“With this in mind, we have prepared this list of organisations to which the parents of our school children might turn if they are in need. It is by no means exhaustive, but it is a start and may be of use to some families over the summer months. You may be able to share this information with families and friends, should they fall into difficulty.”

The link below contains details about help available within the NPCAT area.

Information for parents needing extra help this summer