St William's Catholic Primary School

Christ at Our Heart

Young Street, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD8 9RG

01274 545743

Helpful Advice


Parents/Carers if you need any help or advice email

Any families who experience difficulties providing food please contact Miss Parker on the email above - there are places working to provide support for people who need additional help, especially in these current times of difficulty.  If you are unable to email send a text with your contact details to 01274 288109.


The DFE have been made aware that parents are receiving an email saying ‘As schools will be closing, if you’re entitled to free school meals, please send your bank details and we’ll make sure you’re supported’.

This is a SCAM so please do not reply or enter your bank details. Thank you.


St. Pio's Friary run by the Franciscan Friars of Renewal, are based at St. Patrick's Mission, Sedgefield Terrace, Westgate, BD1 2RU offer food services. Information can be found by following this link to their website.

All our local foodbanks will be working hard to provide for those in need, if you are able please make donations - tinned foods, packet foods, tea, coffee, dry milk, pasta.

Café West in Allerton are operating a cooked meal delivery service to local families and their number is 01274 488499. They hope to be able to deliver enough meals to last families five days but are in need of donations of store foods eg, tins, packets, flour etc. and desperately need food containers (if anyone can help?).


Please pass on this information to anyone you know who is vulnerable or self-isolating and may require assistance in the weeks ahead.  Many of the elderly won't use social media.
Bradford Council are setting up five community hubs to help support the food banks and the community action which is already happening.
The helpline for anyone requiring assistance or willing to volunteer is 01274 431000 and is open 9am until 9pm.
Further information is available at


NHS Eat Well


Details of Masses and Readings can be found on our Mass page - our-parish/mass


Catholic Care will be launching its Community Response Service to support those in our Catholic communities who are sick, self-isolating, have been adversely financially impacted or are finding it difficult to cope. The service will be available Monday – Friday 8-6pm. For more information follow this link.


Coronavirus; supporting children’s wellbeing tips for families - Coronavirus Supporting Wellbeing for Families

Information and Advice from Bradford Council for Shoppers 23/03/2020 -


You can find translations of available information at -


Useful Telephone Numbers:

Childline: 0800 1111
Samaritans: 116 123
Domestic Violence Hotline: 0808 2000 247
Mind: 0300 123 3393
Age UK: 0800 169 6565
La Leche League: 0345 1202918 (for mums struggling to get formula milk)


Six ways to maintain routine while at home

What we all must do NOW to halt the spread of Coronavirus/COVID-19

Today, every individual, every family and every business or service has an urgent role to play in stopping the spread of COVID-19 in our communities.

  • Wash your hands with soap frequently
  • Only go out for essential shopping
  • Limit face-to-face interactions to a minimum
  • Cancel or postpone social gatherings
  • Keep a look-out for those in your neighbourhood who may be vulnerable, and those who live alone
  • Do NOT come to hospital

If you need medical advice then access NHS 111 online at or by dialling 111 on your phone (only if you cannot do so online).

Please remember that people can still be carriers of the virus and have no symptoms - so we need to go a lot further than simply avoiding people who are unwell.

Find out how to isolate your household at:

Know Your Symptoms

Social Distancing Advice

Advice for Dealing with Conflict at Home - Children's Society LINK


Credit Union

Family Loan Update:


In addition to our Coronavirus Update advice on our website, this is specific information to the Family Loan.

Our family loans scheme lets you borrow up to £500 for family expenses and use the CHB (child benefit) for the repayments without the need for a Credit Check. For more information click  HERE


Revised procedure (effective 24/03/2020):

·        You can apply for a new Family Loan ONLINE ONLY.




1.   Apply online to become a member  Join Online Here

2.   Once you have a membership number you can apply Family Loan Application Form

3.   You will then need to contact the DWP to redirect your Child Benefit to your Credit Union account with your membership number and surname as reference

4.   If your loan application is successful, you will need to sign and return the Credit Agreement to us by post or take a photo and email to us.

5.   We will wait for your first CHB payment to reach your Credit Union account before sending you the loan funds.



1.   Postal service operating if sending by post.

2.   The Credit Union office being open.

3.   The DWP operating.




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