Travel industry charity Abta LifeLine has teamed up with partner Citizens Advice Manchester to offer useful advice for low-income parents preparing for the return of children to schools in England from next week.

The advice covers aspects including funding for school uniforms and school meals, transport costs and balancing everyday finances.

The partnership continues LifeLine’s efforts to provide support and advice to those in the travel industry facing loss of work or other particular hardship due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Other activity includes the TravelCares appeal, which was launched in partnership with Travel Weekly in 2020 and has so far raised more than £21,000 to help LifeLine provide support ranging from crisis grants and vouchers for essential items to counselling and financial advice.

Trudie Clements, LifeLine director, said: “Children returning to school on March 8 may place another financial strain on those families already struggling. School uniforms, shoes and school meals will be an added cost. However, there is help available.

“We have created a page on our website to help families get back to school, and there are also details of other support LifeLine can offer and how those in the travel industry can apply in confidence.”

To read the advice from Abta LifeLine and Citizens Advice Manchester, click here.

To donate to the TravelCares appeal, click here.