When your child first enters school, health advice is transferred from the Health Visiting Service to the School Nursing Service. This service continues until your child leaves education.

The School Nursing Team provide an accessible service to children, young people, families, carers and members of the local community.

Confidentiality
Whilst we offer confidentiality, members of the School Nursing Team work in partnership with other
agencies, where information may need to be shared in the best interest of your child.
Consent
The School Nurse Team will obtain consent from parents and carers
before supporting children and young people. In secondary schools young people can access the School Nurse independently for advice and support without parental consent, although we would always encourage young people to speak with their parent/carer.

Moat House School Nurse Team:
01926 495321 Ext 7494
Swg-tr.MoatHouseSchoolNursing@nhs.net

Charter School Nurse Team:
01926 495321 Ext 7417
Swg-tr.MoatHouseSchoolNursing@nhs.net

Support with energy bills

As the cost of living crisis increases, many of us may be struggling to keep on top of our energy
bills and worried about putting on the heating or hot water.
The most recent figures on fuel poverty (from 2020) show that the West Midlands has the highest proportion of fuel poor households in England. In Coventry the figure is 20%. That figure will
almost certainly have risen with the current crisis.
We all know the benefits of a warm home – particularly for physical and mental wellbeing. But
many will now be worrying about how they will manage.
Act on Energy is a local charity that offers free and impartial advice about all energy matters.
They can advise on:

  • Fuel Vouchers to help pay energy bills
  • Billing issues with energy suppliers
  • Broken heating systems
  • Energy efficiency tips to reduce bills
  • Grants and funding for bills, repairs and insulation
  • Benefits check and eligibility service

The team can help you with all your energy needs over the phone or even at a home visit. The service is free for those living in Coventry.

Phone their free number on: 0800 988 2881
Email: advice@actonenergy.org.uk
Visit: https://actonenergy.org.uk/

Parent / Carer Information Sessions

The School Nursing team are continuing to offer FREE virtual health information sessions via Eventbrite especially for parents/carers. As we mentioned in our last Newsletter, these will run throughout the academic year & will include sessions around managing toileting, behaviour, challenges in eating & sleep.

Name of Session:Date and time of session:Eventbrite link to book:
Toileting Information
Session
Tuesday 21st June 2022
1pm – 2pm
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/toileting-information
session-tickets-327903567397
Sleep
Information Session
Thursday 23rd June 2022
1pm – 2pm
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sleep-information-session
tickets-327199621877
Challenges in Eating
Information Session
Tuesday 28th June 2022
11am – 12pm
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/challenges-in-eating
information-session-tickets-327321807337
Managing Behaviour
Information Session
Monday 04th July 2022
11am – 12pm
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/managing-behaviour
information-session-tickets-327350162147
Toileting Information
Session
Tuesday 05th July 2022
11am -12pm
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/toileting-information
session-tickets-327908371767
Sleep
Information Session
Tuesday 12th July 2022https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sleep-information-session
tickets-327380442717
Managing Behaviour
Information Session
Tuesday 19th July 2022
10am – 11am
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/managing-behaviour
information-session-tickets-327402699287
Challenges in Eating
Information Session
Thursday 21st July 2022
11am – 12pm
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/challenges-in-eating
information-session-tickets-327387102637

Useful Resources

For Coventry based support service:
https://cwmind.org.uk/autism-support-service/
https://www.daisychainproject.co.uk/
https://www.autism.org.uk/

For advice and support during these uncertain times you can visit some of the following websites for more information and support on your mental health and wellbeing:
https://www.healthforteens.co.uk/coventry/looking-for-support-for-your-emotional-wellbeing/
https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters
https://cwrise.com/
https://ben.org.uk/
https://www.youngminds.org.uk/
https://www.rethink.org/
https://www.mind.org.uk/

Parents can apply for a sunshine lanyard for children with a hidden disability. This means they do not have to wait in queues and can go straight in. Click here/visit site to order one: Click Here

We are here for you!
We understand that coming to meet children, young people and their families in school can be a challenge at the moment but you can still get in touch with us using our chat services. The School Nursing team work in the school holidays too!
If you are a parent – Text us on 07507 329 114
If you are aged 11-18 – Text us on 07507 331 949
Remember parents/carers and children can visit the Health for Kids! website for health advice,
resources and games! www.healthforkids.co.uk