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Dovelands Primary School

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Family Support Worker

May @The Grove

Winter Holiday Activities & Food Programme

Things to consider before registering for a place

  • location and how your child will get there
  • days and the time of the programme 
  • age range of the programme

Take note:

  • Only apply if your child is receiving benefits-related free school meals 
  • Places are allocated to eligible children on a first come, first served basis
  • Only one programme can be allocated to an eligible child for the winter holiday
  • Multiple applications will not be considered - only the latest / last submitted form will be processed


I am Michelle Forbes Family Support Worker. I engage with families and their children using Early Help strategies with your consent. I will be supportive, non-judgemental and build trust to achieve the best outcomes for your family.

Here are some of the instances I can offer support or signpost:

Breakdown in relationships

Domestic Abuse


Drugs/Alcohol Misuse

Mental Health/Emotional Well-Being

Young Carers

Welfare Rights/Benefits

Poor Attendance

Risk of Exclusion


Parenting Support

School Nurse

Asylum/Refugee Support

Health Support


If you need any support please call the school or email me:



Healthy Together 0-19 (Health Visiting and School Nursing)

Healthy Together is a universal service for children and their families from 0-19 in Leicester city and 0-11 in Leicestershire and Rutland, and includes health visiting and school nursing services.

We offer services for every child and their family – from before the baby is born right up to the age of 19 in Leicester city and 11 in Leicestershire and Rutland. Children will be seen by a public health nurse (health visitor) six times before the age of 2 with health and wellbeing being assessed at key points in their school life (Reception, Years 6, 7, 9, & 11).

Referral criteria

Healthy Together is a universal service for children and their families from 0-19 in Leicester city and 0-11 in Leicestershire and Rutland. If you would like to discuss a referral to the service, please ring the Healthy Together helpline on 0300 3003001, where you will be directed to the contact details of the appropriate neighbourhood team.

Leicester City Council: Household Support Fund

If you require support with utility bills/food vouchers and your child is entitled to Free School Meals: either visit:  or speak with Michelle (Family Support Worker)


Parent Surgery:

Please if you would like to book a meeting I run a parent Surgery on Tuesday and Friday mornings (9am-10am) book an appointment either through the office or speaking with me.





  • Name, address, postcode adults date of birth– this should be the person named on the bill if applying for utility payments.
  • National Insurance no’
  • Who lives in the home(number of adults and, children include children’s ages)
  • Mobile number and email address
  • Type of support required… Gas/Elec/Water/Food/Appliances
  • How the household’s property is heated, supplier(s) and whether you have a prepayment meter. Billed supplies require applicant's bill.
  • The energy bills must:
    • be in the name of the person I’m referring (“the applicant)
    • show the full name and address of the applicant, the supplier reference number, supplier bank account number and sort code
    • I will need a copy of recent bills.
  • Water rates reference number (if available)
  • Is your home, private rented, council, owned, housing Association
  • Is there anyone with a disability
  • Are you a family couple/lone
  • What benefits do you receive: Universal credit/working, Universal Credit/not working…working
  • Ethnic background
  • If you would like to apply for a microwave, fridge freezer or washing machine please let me know.

 Please email or bring the above in.