School costs

If you are finding it difficult to budget for school uniforms, your local authority can help

Sefton Council SWOP scheme

This is a charitable initiative that help families in need with school uniforms. OVH have partnered with The Big Help Project Community Shop at Carr Meadow Hey, Bootle, to offer clothing and access to SWOPS school uniforms from this community shop.

Free school meals & school travel support

If you have dependents who are in full time education then they may be entitled to free school meals or help with transport costs. To check if you are eligible for these please contact your local authority, who maybe able to help with a claim.

Support from the school

As well as your local authority, your child’s school may be able to give advice and support relating to further help that may be available, including help with travel costs, uniform, educational related costs or student finance.