Coronavirus Weekly Update From The City Council 01 May 20

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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.

Local news

More than 7,000 clinically vulnerable people across Birmingham are receiving a weekly food parcel as part of the emergency response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Residents in receipt of Council Tax Support will automatically receive £150 off their council tax bill and have instalments deferred as part of the latest measures to relieve financial pressure.

Birmingham City Council has been working with Birmingham & Solihull Women’s Aid (BSWAID) to widen available support for those at risk of domestic abuse.

Missing information could cost Birmingham businesses COVID-19 grant funding: Up to 5,000 businesses in Birmingham could potentially miss out on grants of £10,000 or £25,000 if they do not provide up-to-date details for payments to be processed. The council’s leader has also published a blog on this.

All youth workers will be maintaining regular contact with young people. Centres have an online presence to communicate with young people, setting them interactive games and challenges.

Birmingham Children’s Partnership has accelerated work that will make the biggest difference to children and families worried about coronavirus.

Organisers of the Come Back to Care campaign want to thank the more than 200 ex-social workers who have applied to return to the profession to support vulnerable adults in councils across the West Midlands. WMEmployers is now keen to hear from people with experience as mental health practitioners, occupational therapists and registered nurses for COVID-19 cover.

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