LOCAL COMMUNITY INFORMATION
At Rockliffe Manor Primary School we are very proud of our community and how fantastically we all work together to make our local area so wonderful. We are pleased to share any local community information on this page.
If you have anything you would like to contribute and share with our local community, please do email us firstname.lastname@example.org with all details, thank you very much.
Holiday Activities and Food Programme
Please see the attached letter from Marcus Rashford and Henry Dimbleby regarding the Holiday Activities and Food Programme.
You can watch a short video about the Holiday Activities and Food Programme here
Home-Start Greenwich is an independent charity affiliated to Home-start UK that has been offering support and helping families with young children in the Royal Borough of Greenwich for over 25 years.
At the heart of our work is the home visiting volunteer support whereby we support families with young children where parenting begins in the home. We do this via a 1 :1 Home-Visiting Service, delivered by volunteers offering weekly support to families in their own homes.
We have two Ofsted registered nursery settings supporting parents with quality childcare jointly providing 96 places for children 0 to 5 in the Plumstead area.
Our services are complemented by our partnership work with Royal Greenwich delivering children centre services from seven settings.
Our local Home-Start Centre can be located at
Slade Children's Centre
Telephone: 020 88547900
Please pop along to the Children's Centre to find out more information and activities on a wide range of subjects and professionals.
As well as the usual pre-school activities for families, you can register to collect your Healthy Start milk tokens, fruit veg and free vitamins. The team also has details of local charities that are able to provide you with baby essentials such as prams, steriliers, bottles and many more things to help you.
- Signposting to relevant agencies
- Engaging on parenting courses
- 2 year entitlement allocation
- Food bank and funding applications
- School readiness support
- Young parents support
- Access to work and benefits support
- Domestic violence support groups/programmes
- Referral to Counselling services
Free meals for kids during School Holidays
Over the February half-term holiday, we are providing free lunches for school-aged children, at six libraries and leisure centres across the borough. Nutritious meals will be readily available as families continue to receive support outside of school term time.
Times are tougher than ever we believe that no child should go hungry. We’re here to support you as best we can – find your local centre and see their serving time.
It is part of the Greenwich Together for Winter Campaign, which brings organisations together to support some of the most vulnerable families in the borough.
Greenwich Safeguarding Children Partnership has some fantastic resources for help in the community. Their website brings together information for children, young people parents, carers, volunteers and professionals.
This week they have some very important advice for safer sleep for babies.
Project Hope was launched to support the wellbeing of NHS staff, who are working long hours under intense physical and emotionally demanding circumstances.
We’ve set up volunteer-run Wellbeing Hubs and ward rounds so staff can take a quick break and pick up some free treats – such as hot drinks, snacks and toiletries.
We’re in urgent need of supplies to keep our Wellbeing Hubs stocked up, so please visit our website to find out how you can make a donation of items. There’s also a JustGiving page where you can donate money directly if that’s your preferred way to get involved.
Thank you so much to anyone who’s already made a donation of items or via the JustGiving page – your generosity is helping get our dedicated NHS staff through this difficult time.
"Breakfast in the Budget" campaign
As you may know, some of our schools partner with Magic Breakfast to bring the children breakfast cereal, porridge or bagels in the morning (when schools are open) but did you know along with their work providing healthy breakfast food and support to schools, Magic Breakfast also campaigns for a long term funded solution to the issue of classroom hunger. They have just launched an urgent campaign that, if successful, would see funding for school breakfasts in the Government’s 3rd March Budget announcement. If you would like to add the voice of your community, we would appreciate your help by sharing our supporter action . Please click here:
Let’s get #BreakfastInTheBudget | New Mode to email a template message to our MP in support of the campaign, it only takes 1 minute to complete.
We’ve seen the Government take action following recent public pressure (think of Marcus Rashford’s Free School Meals campaign) and any support you’re able to give in the next few weeks would be great .
A huge thank you from all of us at Rockliffe Manor for adding your voice to this urgent and important appeal.
Mental Health Awareness Fundraiser:
We are proud to announce that we have chosen by Teviot's Under 15s football club as a beneficiary of their fundraising efforts. Teviot's Under 15s are doing a 2310mile cycle challenge to raise awareness for mental health and wellbeing. As a club they are working tirelessly to protect their own mental health and want to raise money for others also.
For more information please see their Go Fund Me page
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