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Posted on May 12 2020 by Elizabeth Chamberlain
Following the prime minister’s speech on Sunday evening, the government has published Our plan to rebuild: the UK government’s covid-19 recovery strategy. The document is intended to provide further details about the government’s proposed plan to ease the lockdown and rebuild the economy and society as we get through the worst of the pandemic.
Staffordshire’s 43 libraries will begin a phased reopening from Monday 6 July:
Re-opening of community premises can begin to take place after 6th July, and careful consideration by trustees should be given to ensure community buildings are COVID secure.
The latest ACRE’s information sheet looks at how village halls can prepare risk assessments, ensure social distancing once open and introduce effective cleaning regimes. There are some practical resources too including checklists, notices for display in halls and sample terms of hire.
The ACRE information is available by contacting your local Support Staffordshire Rural Officers:
East Staffordshire District Patient Engagement Group have formulated a questionnaire to gather patients' views on health services in East Staffordshire during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Responses are anonymous and the questionnaire can be accessed HERE.
The closing date for completed questionnaires is 5pm on 31 July 2020.
The Kingswood Trust, as many other local charities, have been deprived of their lifeblood of income and donations for several months now (especially with schools being closed down also) and are looking for support from the wider community.
Healthwatch Staffordshire is the independent champion for people who use local health and social care services. We are here to find out what matters to people and help make sure your views shape the support that is needed. Our vision is to be a strong, independent, and trusted voice of the public for health and social care services across Staffordshire.
The recent Coronavirus pandemic saw a 51% increase in demand for the foodbank at YMCA Burton. Although the use the foodbank went up, unfortunately for a time, the donations reduced dramatically, due to a combination of issues, namely people bulk and panic buying in the super markets and possibly the regular donators shielding.
Despite this, the foodbank managed to sustain the service users and no one was turned away.
This week has seen the announcement of plans for the biggest easing of lockdown restrictions since the UK entered lockdown on 23 March. Many plans have now been laid out for July, which will see life return to a much more familiar state for most of us.
Closing date: Monday 6 July 2020
These new grants aim to help museums, galleries and cultural organisations respond to immediate challenges connected to the Covid-19 crisis, and offer support to adapt and reimagine ways of working for the future.
Respond and reimagine grants provide funding to help museums, galleries and cultural organisations respond to immediate challenges connected to the Covid-19 crisis, and offer support to adapt and reimagine ways of working for the longer-term future.