Low income families in Lichfield and Burntwood are being offered vouchers to help support them during the Easter school holidays.

Eligible households will be able to receive £15 per child, per week from Staffordshire County Council.

Families will also receive details of activities to help keep youngsters entertained.

Cllr Mark Sutton, cabinet member for children and young people, said:

Cllr Mark Sutton

“We’re doing all we can to support low-income families in Staffordshire during the school holidays.

“Not only will the vouchers help parents put good food on the table, but I hope the online activities, which include art, cooking and other projects will help keep children busy during the day.

“This is a great opportunity and I hope people make the most of it.”

Cllr Mark Sutton, Staffordshire County Council

Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet has approved spending £2.2million received from the Department of Education to deliver a Holiday Activities and Food programme through the summer and Christmas holidays, as well as this Easter.

“Through necessity this Easter we are issuing vouchers and providing activities online, but for the summer and Christmas holidays as society returns to normal we are planning face-to-face play, sport and youth sessions with food provided.

“For four weeks of the summer holidays eligible children will be offered four hours of activities for four days a week, while at Christmas it will be four hours a day for one week.”

Cllr Mark Sutton, Staffordshire County Council

One reply on “Vouchers to help support low incomes families in Lichfield and Burntwood over the Easter school holidays”

  1. If Cllr Sutton (Conservative) believes “through necessity this Easter we are issuing vouchers” what is he and his party doing to stop it being a necessity?

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