Covid-19 support for parents

During this troubling time, Leeds City College aims to make the transition to home education as seamless as possible. Ensuring all our students can continue to access high-quality education is a key priority.

Below is a list of trusted resources to help you with providing home education, seeking employment support, maintaining positive wellbeing and easing financial worries.

Education support

  • BBC Bitesize (including GCSE and Functional Skills support)

To access a range of online lessons suitable for 3-16+ years click here.

  • Education support for children aged 2-4 years

To access government advice on supporting your child’s development, click here.

  • Education support for primary school children

To access government support for home schooling primary school children, click here.

  • Online education resources

To access a range of government-approved online education resources, click here.

  • Pearson primary parents

To access education support for primary school children from Pearson, click here.

  • Pearson secondary parents

To access education support for secondary school children from Pearson, click here.

  • Physical Education with Joe Wicks

To access free PE lessons for your children with body coach, Joe Wicks, click here.

  • Remote education support

To access government guidance on remote education, click here.

  • SEND education support

To access government support for children with special educational needs, click here.

  • Technology support (for disadvantaged children)

To access information about government-funded technology support, click here.

Employment support

  • Government support to employees

To access support and guidance from the government during the pandemic, click here.

  • Government guidance if you are employed but can’t work

To access guidance if you are employed but can’t work, click here.

  • Government guidance if you were employed and lost your job

To access guidance if you were employed but have lost your job, click here.

  • Luminate Education Group vacancies

To view all vacancies at Luminate Education Group, click here.

  • Self-employment guidance

To access advice if you are self employed during the pandemic, click here.

  • Working while caring for someone

To access guidance if you need to be off work to care for someone, click here.

Financial support

  • Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) information on furlough

To access advice from ACAS on furlough, click here.

  • Advice and guidance for single parents

If you’re a single parent who is struggling financially during the pandemic, click here.

  • Citizens advice for those struggling with bills

If you’re struggling to pay your bills during the pandemic, you can get advice here.

  • Coronavirus financial guidance

To read the government’s financial guidance for those affected by Covid-19, click here.

  • Money-saving advice for those struggling financially

If you’re struggling to pay the bills during the pandemic, you can access support here.

  • Support for businesses

If you own a business and are looking for financial support, click here.

  • The Trussell Trust food banks

If you’re struggling to keep yourself and your family fed, find out about food banks here.

  • Turn2Us fund

If you’re struggling financially you may be eligible for funding. To find out more, click here.

  • Universal Credit guidance

If you’re unemployed you may be eligible for Universal Credit, find out more here.

Health support

  • Alcohol support

To access support for alcohol addiction during the pandemic, click here.

  • Anxiety support

To access support for anxiety during the pandemic, click here.

  • Becoming an NHS volunteer responder

To become an NHS volunteer responder, click here.

  • Carer advice

If you’re a carer needing advice and guidance during the pandemic, click here.

  • Coronavirus symptom checker

Access information about the symptoms and treatment of Covid-19 here.

  • Guidance on public mental health and wellbeing

Access guidance on mental health from the government here.

  • Mental health crisis support

Access support if you’re struggling with mental health from Samaritans here.

  • Mental health guidance for parents on supporting children

If you’re a parent needing advice on supporting your children’s wellbeing, click here.

  • Mental health support for teenagers and young adults

If you’re a teenager or young adult looking for mental health support, click here.

  • Request help from an NHS volunteer responder

If you’re a vulnerable adult (criteria applies) needing support during isolation, click here.

  • Self isolation guidance

To keep updated with the government’s stay at home guidance, click here.

Did You Know?
Did you know we have 541,720,573 resources at Leeds City College?

Did you know we have 541,720,573 resources at Leeds City College?

The resources include books, journals, e-books, videos, encyclopedias and more. These resources are the combined total number of resources at Joseph Priestley Centre, Beeston, Rothwell Centre, The Annexe, Printworks Campus and Park Lane Campus. We also have 12,277 e-books across Leeds City College libraries and more than 500,000 videos!

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