As children across County Durham began their half-term holiday, a new voucher scheme has been launched to support families who rely on free school meals.
Durham County Council announced it would step in to provide this vital support last week
following the House of Commons vote against extending the national school meals
scheme to cover school holiday periods.
The scheme ran throughout the October half term week; the council will ensure it is extended to
cover the Christmas holidays if the Government’s position does not change.
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