World News – GB – Sefton Council to provide free school meals to those in need


The Sefton Council has announced that it will fund free school meals for needy children during the mid-term vacation after the government refused to do so

This decision follows the government’s refusal to extend the national policy of free school meals during holidays

On Wednesday evening, Tory MPs and ministers voted against a Labor motion, which would have seen free school meals provided during the holidays until Easter 2021

As a result of the decision, many Southport voters have expressed « disgust » at the decision, and many Sefton businesses have pledged to provide free food to those in need

Earlier today, Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson announced that his cash-strapped local authority would provide essential vouchers to families in the city who will struggle to provide meals for their children during next week’s vacation

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Cllr Trish Hardy, Cabinet Member – Communities and Housing, said: “Sefton Council is implementing a program to help children and their families access free school meals in the borough this semester We will share more information on how to access the program as soon as possible

« We will also continue to provide additional funding and support to our local voluntary sector partners, including local food banks which are well stocked to enable them to help some of Sefton’s most affected families in these times. difficult

“Our Family Welfare Centers in Talbot Street (Southport), Marie Clarke (Bootle) ​​and Netherton also remain open to families who need their support during the mid-term We have also increased the funding available for our limited emergency assistance program and we encourage anyone at Sefton who may need additional support at this time to contact the board on 0345 140 0845 « 

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World news – GB – Sefton council to provide free school meals to those in need



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