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COVID-19 support for parents

During this troubling time, Harrogate 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.

Contact

Harrogate College

Hornbeam Park Ave, Harrogate HG2 8QT United Kingdom

Tel: 01423 879466
Email: contact@harrogate-college.ac.uk