Additional support

If your family needs support, or if you are struggling with obtaining basic household items such as food and toiletries, please contact Mrs Shields, Mrs Daft or Mrs Farrar. We are always here to help as best we can!

We are a referral agency for the local Foodbank and can issue vouchers. Please let us know if you need one. 

Local Support Groups - At this challenging time, a number of local groups and organisations are offering help and support. Please use the link below to access a list of these:


Mental health:
Kooth – Free online counselling for young people -
Qwell – Free online counselling adults  -


Free NHS counselling services:
Relate (children and adults) – 01246 231010
Samaritans - 116  or 123


Drug and alcohol support services:
Relate (children and adults) – 01246 231010
Leicestershire County Council support services:


Domestic Abuse – emotional and physical
Leicestershire County Council Domestic and sexual violence advice line. Phone: 0808 802 0028

Elm foundation - 01246 540464 -
Crossroads – 01457 856675


Local food banks & assistance with support for vulnerable people
Long Eaton & Sawley Foodbank (Trussell Trust):

Long Eaton & Sawley Foodbank: Castle Donington - St Edwards Church Hall, St Ann's Lane
Phone: 0795 054 7671

Orchard Primary are a referral agency for the Foodbank and can issue vouchers. Please call the school if you need a voucher - these can be printed or emailed to you the same day. 


Children Safeguarding
Children - Telephone Leicestershire County Council’s First Response Children’s Duty Team if you have urgent concerns about the welfare and safety of a child. Call 0116 305 0005 (24 hour phone line) or visit the website:

Early help for children and young people - Friends and family members can complete a form to request services for children, young people and their families who feel they may need some additional support by visiting the following website:

111 - for non-urgent health assistance
101 – police non-emergency assistance and advice
999 – Emergency/life-threatening events only – police, fire, health.


Helpful links to ease anxiety in young people – COVID-19 isolation:

A reminder that Public Health England has published COVID-19: guidance on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing: