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The Care Act 2014

This advice and guidance is concerned with the Care Act 2014 and how if affects you if you are receiving services from Adult Social Care.

Sex and relationships

It’s natural for kids to want to know more about sex and relationships. Younger children start asking about sex and the changes that happen during puberty. Older teenagers will start dating and become sexually active. Parents can feel unsure how to talk about sex and…

Managing money guide for young people

Growing up and becoming more independent means having to think about things like saving, budgeting, student finance, travel costs and much more. It can feel confusing and scary at times, filling in forms, understanding what they are talking about, is this right for me, what…

Help with your household bills

Dealing with household bills can sometimes feel a bit overwhelming. Am I on the best tarrif? Can I afford to pay this month's bills? What can I do if I can't pay my bills? Who can I turn to for help? There are lots of…

Cost of living tips

Are you struggling with the cost of living? Do you find making ends meet is getting harder to do each month?  Find out more about cutting your energy bills, family meal planning, free activities and days out and how to make your money go further.…

Debt Advice and Money Saving

Managing household bills and coping with debt can be very stressful. Getting free, impartial and confidential information is important to help you make the right decisions for you and your family. There are lots of services offering free advice on dealing with debt, as well…

Money, Welfare and Benefits

Worried about paying the bills and feeding your family? Find out what benefits you could be entitled to, what you can do about gas and electric bills, rent arrears, paying for school meals and travel, paying loans and credit card debt. Talk to a service…

School Closures

From time to time schools may have no other option but to close, if heating breaks down, bad weather or public health emergency. School closure updates will be posted on the Sandwell Facebook page as soon as they are announced. Sandwell Council also tweet about Sandwell school…

School Term Dates

School Term dates and holidays Some academies and voluntary aided church schools may not follow this schedule. You are advised to check with these schools directly. We strongly recommend that you check exact dates with your school - especially before you book a holiday. School Term Dates…

Education Benefits

Many families in Sandwell could get free school meals but don't claim for them. Find out more about how to apply for free school meals, help with the cost of school uniforms and help with school travel costs. Your child may be able to get…