There For You are now accepting applications for help with school uniform costs.
How much are the Grants? They are one-off grants of £40 per school age child, up to a total of £120
Am I eligible? To be eligible you must be:
• A member who has paid 4 weeks subscriptions before 22nd May 2017 – the launch date of this programme
• Either receive Housing Benefit
• Or have a total net annual household income of £18,000 or less. (Note: By ‘net income*’ we mean all salary after tax, national insurance, superannuation etc, and including your partner’s salary if applicable and any benefits. However, do not include in your calculation Child Benefit, the childcare element only of Working Tax Credit if paid, Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payment)
• Financially responsible for the child/children
• Not eligible for funding for uniform costs from your local authority
Promotional Poster – School Uniform Grant Promotional Poster 2017
FAQs – School Uniform Grant FAQs 2017
Application form – School Uniform Grant Application Form.
The closing date for receipt of applications is 21 July 2017 at Unison national office. The address is on the application form.
The annual report reflects the work undertaken by the branch January – December 2016. It is well worth a read – 2016
If you are affected by the budget or have any questions relating to this, please telephone or e-mail the Convenor who covers your directorate.
City Director & Governance – Amber Robinson – Branch Secretary – mobile 07786 330404 email firstname.lastname@example.org
Learning Services Section of Children & Families, Housing & Customer Services, Place Growth & Prosperity, School Support Staff – Brian Tomkinson – Convenor – mobile 07767 814284 email email@example.com
Children & Families (apart from Learning Services), Finance, Public Health & Adult Social Care – Justin Ashton – Convenor – mobile 07880 966510 email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are not a member and wish to join, please contact us and we can talk through the benefits of membership and bring you a membership form.
The branch sent a delegate to the Unison National Retired Members’ Conference held in Southport during October 2016.
Their report covers:
- Women’s SOG meeting
- Social Care
all issues which affect pensioners locally and nationally – retired-members-conference-southport2016
Further information relevant to retired members can be found on the Unison national web site – https://www.unison.org.uk/about/what-we-do/fairness-equality/retired-members/
Due to a restructure of Directorates at the major employer of the branch, convenors’ constituencies from 10 August 2016 have been reorganised as follows:
Stoke-On-Trent City Council staff and schools within the City of Stoke-On-Trent Boundary
Amber Robinson – Tel 01782 232263, mobile 07786 330404, email email@example.com – Governance and City Director
Justin Ashton – Tel 01782 235453, mobile 07880 966510, email firstname.lastname@example.org – Public Health & Adult Social Care, Finance, Children & Family Services (apart from Learning Services)
Brian Tomkinson – Tel 01782 235452, mobile 07767 814284, email email@example.com – Place, Growth & Prosperity, Housing & Customer Services, Learning Services (part of Children & Family Services), School Based Staff
Stoke-On-Trent College – Julie Harrison-Ball (steward) 01782 208208. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Other – Amber Robinson – contact details as above.
This is a special edition of the branch newsletter which reminds existing members of the benefits of Unison membership and informs non-members about the work of the branch and what is available.
Features in this issue includes:
- What is a trade union?
- There For You
- What can this branch do for you?
- I am not a Unison member but…..
- Whatever did the unions do for us?
- What else can Unison offer?
It is well worth a read – Benefits of Membership 2016