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Your stories

Rosa's story - emotional support for education staff

Rosa's story

Spanish teacher Rosa was coping with a long term health condition. However the coronavirus crisis hit her hard and she began to feel very low. A call to our helpline changed her perspective and helped her feel more positive. 

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Washing machine - grants for teachers and education staff

Julie's story

We were able to help Julie, a teaching assitant and single parent, with an emergency grant to buy a new washing machine. 

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Emotional support for teachers and education staff

Su's story

After a traumatic safeguarding incident took a big emotional toll, Su called our helpline for emotional support. 

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Grants for teachers and education staff - Bernard's story

Bernard's story

We were able to help supply teacher Bernard and his family with a grant to cover their council tax and service charge for three months.

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Grants for teaching assistants - Tara's story

Tara's story

Without access to a laptop, teaching assistant Tara was finding working from home very difficult. Luckily we were able to help with the cost purchasing one enabling her to continue working. 

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Grants for teachers and education staff - Anna's story

Anna's story

When schools closed in March supply teacher Anna no longer had an income. She needed our help to cover council tax and utility bills whilst waiting for Universal Credit to come through.

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Grants for teachers and education staff - Katie's story

Katie's story

We were able to give supply teacher Katie and her partner £700 for food and rent when they needed us most.

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Jane's story - grants for teachers and education staff

Jane’s story

Our grants team is currently receiving a high number of applications from supply teachers and term-time only staff like Jane who desperately need help paying for food and rent.

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Martyn - grants for teachers

Martyn's story

Primary school teacher Martyn was in his eighteenth year of teaching when he found himself in need of help from our grants service following an injury. 

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Sharon and her daugther - grants for teachers and education staff

Sharon's story

You may find it hard to believe that a teacher could end up living in a garden shed with her 10-year-old daughter, yet that’s exactly what happened to Sharon.

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