Monthly Archives: October 2020

Green Recovery – Oxford City Council

6th October, 2020 / Andrew

Oxford City Council’s recovery revitalised the city centre to benefit communities, create liveable streets, start green recovery and improve air quality. As a result of Covid-19, Oxford City Council has implemented a wide range of measures to create liveable streets, start the green recovery and improve air quality. These include creating one-way pavements to free ...

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Test, Track and Trace – Oldham Council

6th October, 2020 / Andrew

The introduction and roll-out of local test, track and trace arrangements Covid-19 has seen an exacerbation of existing inequalities in the town linked to unemployment, poverty and health. Local increased restrictions were placed on the Borough on 28 July in response to rising infection rates which peaked at 110 per 100,000 population. Emerging evidence suggested ...

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Protecting the Medically Shielded – Telford & Wrekin Council

6th October, 2020 / Andrew

Telford & Wrekin Council utilised data and collaborative relationships to target additional resources at those most vulnerable to the pandemic Early on in the pandemic, Telford & Wrekin Council realised that vulnerable households would need support – in particular, the means to purchase food, access medicines and make social contact to address loneliness, anxiety and ...

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Providing Early Help for Children and Families – Birmingham City Council

6th October, 2020 / Andrew

To identify vulnerable families that were struggling and provide a range of local support for them during the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic The Covid-19 pandemic has taken an enormous toll on all communities in Birmingham, but the greatest impact has been on the most vulnerable. Before the pandemic, Birmingham Children’s Partnership (Birmingham City Council, ...

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Establishing a Covid-19 Support Hub – South Tyneside Council

6th October, 2020 / Andrew

Council staff collaborated with the community and voluntary sectors to offer immediate help to those at the greatest risk. Covid-19 has had a profound effect on all aspects of life in South Tyneside – including employment, income, education, physical and mental health, social isolation and mobility. The Council was acutely aware that, while taking the ...

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New Partnerships and Collaborations – Bristol City Council

6th October, 2020 / Andrew

On behalf of and in partnership with NHS Bristol North Somerset South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group Partnered and coordinated response to provide PPE, transport and testing. In the initial period of the Covid-19 response there were daily challenges in responding to the wider health and care system needs around PPE. These ranged from significant shortages ...

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Homelessness – Cardiff Council

6th October, 2020 / Andrew

Cardiff Council took over two large hotels and re-purposed two new shipping container schemes to provide safe and self-contained accommodation for rough sleepers, homeless clients and people living in unsuitable emergency accommodation. The Council had to rapidly address homelessness in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, protecting rough sleepers, allowing people who were in emergency ...

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Returning to School after Lockdown – Hull City Council

6th October, 2020 / Andrew

Resources to support children and young people’s emotional health and wellbeing on returning to school during the Covid-19 pandemic. A primary impact of Covid-19 in Hull has been reduced access to education for children and young people. HeadStart Hull is a city-wide programme led by Hull City Council working with all schools across the city ...

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City Centre Recovery – Castle Quarter – Cardiff Council

6th October, 2020 / Andrew

Cardiff Council has delivered an innovative new public space and outdoor seating area, the ‘Castle Quarter,’ to support local hospitality businesses in the city centre and allow residents to socialise safely during the recovery period. Covid-19 has had a significant impact on Cardiff’s economy. The UK and Welsh Government lockdowns required the vast majority of ...

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Inclusive Economy Charter – Stevenage Borough Council

6th October, 2020 / Andrew

As part of recovery efforts, Stevenage Borough Council established a charter for the town to drive pledges from public, private and voluntary sector partners to rebuild the local economy, putting residents and local enterprises at the heart of recovery planning. The Council had passed a motion at the end of 2019 to drive forward a ...

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Tackling Poverty Moving Forwards – Brent Council

6th October, 2020 / Andrew

A Poverty Commission was created to find out why so many of Brent’s residents are poor and what can be done about it. In recent years poverty has significantly increased as an outer London problem, a situation made much worse by Covid-19. The Council decided it needed a thorough understanding of poverty in the borough. ...

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Resurgam: Local Economic Plan for Recovery – Plymouth City Council

6th October, 2020 / Andrew

Resurgam is the city’s response to the lockdown and its economic impact, developed in collaboration with local business. Plymouth is ranked as the 64th most deprived local authority out of 317 Local Authority districts (2019 Index of Multiple Deprivation). For people in some of the most deprived wards, Covid-19 places them in an increasingly uncertain ...

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Burntwood Be A Friend – Burntwood Town Council

6th October, 2020 / Andrew

Burntwood Be A Friend was set up to help any individuals in need of support, from emergency food parcels to prescription collections, and to offer advice on concerns and problems via signposting. To meet local demand, the Burntwood Be A Friend (BBAF) scheme was created immediately before lockdown. Working in collaboration with two local businesses ...

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Tackling Food Poverty – Rochdale Borough Council

6th October, 2020 / Andrew

Emergency community response and ongoing sustainable solution around food. Rochdale is a borough with high levels of deprivation so those who suffered most during the pandemic were already at a disadvantage. The primary impacts of Covid-19 in the Rochdale borough were on food, poverty, social connection and digital exclusion. The Council identified cohorts of people ...

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Innovative Provision of PPE – South Tyneside Council

6th October, 2020 / Andrew

Creating visors to boost supplies to frontline works using 3D printers and laser cutter based at The Word in South Shields, using materials donated from businesses and organisations. As in many areas of the country, Covid-19 has had a profound impact on the residents of South Tyneside, affecting many aspects of life including employment, income, ...

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Reducing Isolation – Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council

6th October, 2020 / Andrew

Working collaboratively to support residents in care homes and supported accommodation to keep in touch with their loved ones during the pandemic. Throughout the pandemic, care homes in Knowsley have worked incredibly hard to control the spread of the virus, putting in extraordinary measures to protect residents, who remain at the highest risk. Of course, ...

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Healthy Stevenage Partnership – Stevenage Borough Council

6th October, 2020 / Andrew

The Healthy Stevenage Partnership designed a range of initiatives with communities to drive community wellbeing, for children, families and those isolated as part of recovery effort. Covid-19 heightened existing awareness of health inequalities in Stevenage. These concerns included people suffering domestic abuse, those in poverty, those with multiple and complex needs and those experiencing social ...

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Protecting the Vulnerable – Bassetlaw District Council

6th October, 2020 / Andrew

Using a community-based hub to tackle health inequalities caused by Covid-19, especially targeting extremely vulnerable persons. In March 2020, Bassetlaw District Council and its partners established a support hub in the Community Voluntary Services offices prior to a Local Resilience Forum Hub being set up. The Bassetlaw hub benefited from the Community and Voluntary experience ...

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