Covid-19 (Coronavirus) notice

The Teaching Staff Trust is trying to work normally through this period. If you are facing financial difficulties you can download and complete our application form from this website or you can complete a contact form and we will forward one to you as soon as we can. We won’t be answering the phone but you can leave a message which we’ll pick up and try to respond to you. You can email us at enquiries@teachingstafftrust.org.uk and we’ll reply as quickly as we can.

We do understand what a difficult time this is going to be for everyone and you might find that some of the following will give you advice and information that you need:

www.gov.uk/find-local-council - this website will help you to get in touch with your local council if you have immediate food, money or housing issues.

If you’re struggling with anxiety at the moment please look at www.anxietyuk.org.uk/ who have produced a useful guide - www.anxietyuk.org.uk/coronanxiety-support-resources/.

You can find out more about symptoms and advice about covid 19 at www.gov.uk/coronavirus and www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/.

MIND have put together a helpful webpage with advice about self isolation - www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/.

ACAS have produced information for employers and employees which you might find helpful - www.acas.org.uk/coronavirus.

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Apply to Teaching Staff Trust

We provide financial support when something’s happened that you couldn’t have expected. If this is you and you’ve worked within the education sector for at least five years, we may well be able to help. 

Apply online

 

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Use the links at the bottom of this page to complete your application online or to download an application form. If you’re unable to pick either of these options, please contact us and we’ll send a hard copy through the post.

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It’s important that you tell us what has happened to you and why you need financial support. If you apply online, you’ll need to register and create an account. Save your password. We’ll send you an email confirming your registration (check your spam or junk boxes if it doesn’t arrive) and then you can log in. Please complete every screen carefully because once you submit the application you can’t change or edit it. If you download the application, please read the guidance carefully and use the boxes to tell us how you think we can help.

Apply online

 

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You need to supply one full current monthly bank statement for all accounts in your household as well as your most recent payslip or benefits notification. We also ask for medical evidence if you’re applying because you’re ill or have disabilities and for bills, invoices and quotations if you’re applying for help with paying for any of these. If you apply online you can upload the documents we need to see or you can email them separately to enquiries@teachingstafftrust.org.uk If you’re downloading an application and either emailing or posting it to us, please include the relevant documents with it. If you don’t include your documents with your application, we won’t assess it until you do.

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If you apply online and submit your application you’ll receive an email from us acknowledging receipt If you download and send us your application, we’ll acknowledge it within five working days.

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We will process your application. This means checking that you are eligible, looking at both your circumstances and your financial situation and then considering whether we can support you in the way you’ve asked. We may need to ask you for further information – if we do, please respond as quickly as possible a so that we can make a decision for you.

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Once we have everything we will usually be able to let you know our decision within three to four weeks.

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We will usually arrange for our payment to go directly to a supplier or service provider. We do make payments direct to applicants when it’s appropriate and we ask you to provide receipts for the goods or services supplied.

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Our financial support is there to relieve the impact of something you couldn’t have expected to happen and it is a one off payment. We strongly discourage repeat applications unless there has been a serious change or deterioration in circumstances.