The Conservative Administration at Northumberland County Council has acted quickly to provide additional support to those most in need during half term by allowing councillors to use members funding or apply for additional funding and use their knowledge to work with their communities and provide locally targeted support.
Council Leader Glen Sanderson said:
“We have acted swiftly this week and as leader, I have asked our officers to work up contingency plans for provision of support to young people for school holidays between now and next Easter.
"We are looking at a number of options because we fully recognise our collective responsibilities in helping those who need support and we will continue to do this. Covid has caused serious problems for many families across the County and we are supporting them through our Northumberland Communities Together initiatives and by targeted local support over recent days. We will be using the extra funding that government has given to help those who need it the most”.