Erik J on 31 July 2021

Unfortunately this is starting out to be a long boring summer holiday for my teenage daughter. Something really needs to be done to help families on a low income find activities for children during school holidays. As I am on legacy benefits I do not qualify for free school meals which also means that my daughter can't access extra school holiday activities. Having to live on the money we have coming in and the issues with the pandemic as I am in the vulnerable group means we shall have to spend most of the summer holidays at home. With the extra expense of food and bills during this time it is always difficult to find free or low cost activities to keep her entertained. Luckily she does find it easy to keep herself busy most of the time, but without interaction with friends outside the home I feel this will have a lasting impact on her future as she continues through life.

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