St. Sebastian's R. C. Primary School


Coronavirus Practical Support - up to Sept 2020


Merciful God,

come to the help of your people.

Be our shelter in this time of peril

and strengthen the bonds of our community.

Bring healing to all who suffer

the ravages of disease

and assist those whose skill and art

can put an end to this affliction.

Through Christ our Lord.


Help at home


Parents and Carers, although school isn't fully open at the moment, pleased be rest assured that support is still available for you from Caritas Schools Service.

Our social worker is Holly Roberts, please contact her regarding anything you are unsure of, or if you just need someone to talk to.  Holly will help in any way that she can.  Her telephone numbers and email address are provided below.

0161 817 2250​
07852 975 578

Winston's Wish

08088 020 021 – our National Helpline offering guidance, information and support to anyone caring for a bereaved child, including professionals and family members

Childhood Bereavement Network

020 7843 6309 – a network of child bereavement service

Online Safety

When children are at home, often on the computer or an iPad, it is important you know which websites and games they are on.  You need to check they are not talking to anyone they don't know and not sharing any personal information.  Below are some websites which will give you some more information about how to keep your child safe when they are online.


Free School Meal Information


Food Voucher

The Government has now launched its Free School Meal system in conjunction with Edenred.  Vouchers will be issued to the value of £15.00.  If you have any queries regarding the scheme, please contact the school office.

DfE has launched a helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education.

Parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:
Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm and weekends from 10am to 4pm
The latest guidance for education settings is available on GOV.UK.

Useful Information 


The Energise Centre: As of tomorrow will be providing a daily fruit and veg service. Bags can be purchased from the foyer at £1 per bag (while stocks last). 0161 212 5700, Energise Centre, 3 Douglas Green, Charlestown, Salford, M6 6ES


The Launch Project: Doing emergency packs for people self-isolating or finding it hard to get out  0161 883 3192


Salford Assist: People in crisis who don’t have money for food or heating call 0800 694 3695


Costcutter Eccles: Offering free delivery for elderly and vulnerable 07958241154/ 07544371341


The Tatton: Ordsall Café. Hold the bread and butter project. Family Shopping from £7 0161 872 6011 (see my previous newsletter for more info)


Go Local Whit Lane: Offering basic living packages to the elderly of Whit Lane and surrounding area. A bottle of milk, bread, toilet roll and a bottle of water. Delivered for free. 07494522674


Iceland Salford Precinct: Open for over 65’s 9-11 on a Wednesday