Coronavirus weekly update from Birmingham City Council
Welcome to the coronavirus weekly update from Birmingham City Council.
The weekly update lets you know about Birmingham City Council’s services, public health information, general advice on Covid-19, and other relevant news from the council and our partners so that we can keep you informed. If you have friends and family who are not online, please share the information in this bulletin with them.
You can find a full suite of information about Covid-19 on the council’s website.
An emergency community response hub has been launched to support our most vulnerable citizens who cannot get help from family or friends.
A £5 million package of financial support for care providers across the city has been approved by the council, which will reimburse reasonable additional costs that could not have been anticipated, particularly in relation to PPE, staff sickness and agency costs.
Former social workers and social care students are urgently needed to support vulnerable adults during the coronavirus outbreak. If you’ve recently left social work, find out how you could Come Back to Care. And if you’re a final year social care student, Step Up Now.
The second NHS Nightingale hospital has officially opened at the NEC. This will create extra capacity to ease pressure on hospitals across the Midlands in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
A free online mental health and wellbeing service for young people has been commissioned by the council.
Birmingham City Council, Birmingham Children’s Trust and Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group have written a joint letter to the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector, committing to work in partnership to find a way through the coronavirus crisis.
Residents who are in financial difficulty due to Covid-19 are accounting for up to 500 additional benefit and Council Tax Support claims every week as