For the latest City of York Council information on Coronavirus (COVID-19) and services for children, young people and families, visit:

Help with food and bills this winter

The Winter Support Grant is here to provide financial support to people who are struggling as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Grants are now available to support eligible residents – with or without children - with food and utility bills this winter.

York residents who have savings of less than £2,000 can apply for a grant to help feed themselves and their families, and to keep warm over this difficult period.

From Monday 7 December, apply for it at

For help with applying or for other sources of support in the city, please visit, or or call the council’s Covid Helpline on 01904 551550.

Please see attached a poster with further information and also eligibility criteria.


Coronavirus Advice and Guidance for Professionals

For further government, local authority and general safeguarding advice for Professionals.

Coronavirus Advice and Guidance for Parents and Carers

We are facing an unprecedented situation and children and young people are understandably worried, as well as being vulnerable to other risks whilst they are not in the school environment.  Please see our dedicated page for parents and carers which is full of useful resources.

Please also see the CYSCP Children and Young People's Mental Health and Wellbeing page which has further advice.

Coronavirus Advice and Guidance for Children and Young People

Some things that happen in the world can make you feel scared, confused and unsafe.   Visit our Coronavirus Advice and Guidance for Children and Young Peoples page for help with protecting your mental health.