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Self Isolation Grant Available

Dear Parent/Carer,

The £500 Self Isolation Support Grant is available to help those in work who are on a low income and would lose some, or all, of their earnings because they need to self isolate.

You can apply for the £500 Self-Isolation Support Grant if you

  • have been told by the Test and Protect Service or the Protect Scotland app that you must self isolate as a result of Covid-19, or are primary parent/carer of children under 16 who are asked to self-isolate, but who are not required to self isolate yourself,
  • are employed or self employed, unable to work from home while self isolating and will experience loss of earnings as a result of self-isolating,
  • are currently in receipt of, or would ordinarily be entitled to should an application have been made, Universal Credit or one of the other earnings based benefits listed below:
    • Universal Credit
    • Working Tax Credit
    • Income-based Employment and Support Allowance
    • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
    • Income Support
    • Housing Benefit
    • Pension Credit
    • Council Tax Reductionor, you are an individual who earns less than the Real Living Wage or your household income is less than 25% above the UC level.

You must meet all three of the above criteria to qualify for a Self Isolation Support Grant.

For further information and instructions on how to apply please visit the Clackmannanshire Council Website here: https://www.clacks.gov.uk/coronavirus/sisgrantcv/

ParentClub.scot

ParentClub.Scot is a digital information resource, support hub and online community supported by the Scottish Government. It aims to offer practical advice and support for families across Scotland. The wesbite includes tips and advice on a wide range of subjects, including coping with challenging behaviours.

From 7th November 2020, all physical punishment of a child will be illegal, meaning children in Scotland will have the same protections against assault as adults.

We understand that being a parent or carer is the best job in the work but there will be days when it all feels a bit too much for parents and that it can be difficult to keep calm when kids are acting up.

To help support families manage challenges, especially during the COVID, Parent Club Scotland have started a Positive Parenting Campaign which provides tips on coping with being a parent and keeping calm with children to help build relationships.

For further information, please visit: www.parentclub.scot/topics/coronavirus/coping-with-parenting