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Foodbank volunteers needed
COMPASSION Acts, who run
Southport Foodbank, is appealing for volunteers who can help with Foodbank
sessions, which are due to expand in the Autumn.
As older volunteers were shielding early in the year, vacancies were taken by
workers who were furloughed. Jess McGlynn, Poverty Reduction Manager,
explained:- “We’re so thankful for those who volunteered during lockdown,
but as they return to work, and we’re expanding; and some of our usual
volunteers are unable to come back and help; we would really appreciate support
from new people.”
The requirement would be for up to two hours a fortnight, in one of seven
locations from Monday to Saturday. This role involves providing direct support
to people who use Foodbank, providing a warm welcome, picking food parcels,
checking vouchers, offer a listening ear and providing further signposting
Jess added:- “Through use of these skills you can make a real difference
to your local community, helping to eradicate poverty and ensuring that those
who attend our Foodbank are given a compassionate and dignified experience.”
Training and support will be provided. For more details and the application form
CARE England, the largest representative body for
independent providers of adult social care, has submitted written evidence to
the Health and Social Care Select Committee's inquiry into workforce burnout and
resilience in the NHS and social care. Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief
Executive of Care England, says:- "The adult social care workforce is the
frontline and needs the same access to resources as colleagues in the NHS in
order to cope with the additional demands upon it. Out of all of the hardship
which has stemmed from COVID-19 there needs to be a positive trend towards
professionalization and reward in the adult social care sector."
The inquiry examines workforce burnout across the NHS and
social care. It will consider increased
pressures brought about by COVID-19 and the resilience of services to cope with
high levels of staff stress. The adult social care workforce is the sector's
biggest resource. Before the pandemic it faced many adverse trends including
absenteeism, recruitment, retention and turnover. COVID-19 has made some of
these issues even more acute in the short term. Ultimately, during this
time of crisis, social care providers should be given the necessary resources to
allow them to focus solely upon providing care and support to some of society's
most vulnerable, as opposed to having to engage in a piecemeal manner with local
authorities and CCG's. Maintaining the financial sustainability of social care
providers is, in fact, of fundamental importance in maintaining the capacity of
the integrated health and care system and the resilience of the adult social
care workforce. Martin Green continues:- "Whilst the workforce is
resilient it is only as resilient as the funding and support behind it hence the
need for adequate long term support for the sector.”
Drivers admit to speeding on
quiet roads during lockdown
LATEST statistics have revealed that drivers took
advantage of clearer roads during lockdown, thinking that they'd get away with
speeding. Car insurance expert at Confused.com Alex Kindred says:- "During
lockdown, roads were emptier which meant that some drivers were prepared to take
advantage. In fact, one in five (20%) UK drivers told us that they saw or heard
more cars speeding during lockdown. But quieter roads doesn't mean less chance
of getting caught. In fact our research shows that nearly half of speed cameras
are always switched on. So, if you're tempted to take advantage of a quiet road,
you're less likely to get away with it than you might think. Ultimately, speed
limits are in place for a reason; to keep road users and pedestrians safe. And
with the way speeding fines are calculated, you might face far heftier fines
than you realise, with the potential of paying up to 175% of your weekly income.
But knowing how much this works out as can be confusing. To see how much taking
a risk could set you back, our speeding calculator works out the cost of a fine
and highlights at what point you could be hit with a ban."
Sefton launches consultation
on brand new public spaces protection order
AS part of Sefton Council's
commitment to promote responsible dog ownership, we are consulting on the
reintroduction of dog control measures. Consultation on introducing a new look
Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) across the whole of the borough will start
on the 7 September 2020 and will last until 5 October 2020. A Public Space
Protection Order is an official measure that is an enforceable part of the Anti
Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.
PSPOs can be used to protect the public from behaviour that is having or is
likely to have a harmful effect on the quality of life of those in an area. To
ensure that orders introduced are proportionate and have the support of local
residents councils must hold a public consultation. We began a consultation in
March 2020, but unfortunately this was interrupted by the impact of COVID-19.
This consultation did run for 2 weeks and we received over 180 responses. We are
taking all of these responses into account and combining the results with those
of the new consultation. We would like as many people as possible to respond to
the new consultation so that we can ensure that any new order is in line with
the views of all of our residents.
Cllr Paulette Lappin, Cabinet Member Regulatory, Compliance and Corporate
Services, said:- "This is just the start of the process to consult on a
new PSPO in Sefton. Many other local authorities across the country have
introduced similar orders to great effect, encouraging greater responsible dog
ownership and promoting a cleaner and greener environment which everyone can
enjoy. The proposed order would continue the dog control requirements that were
in place in Seton for three years up to July 2020. Most dog owners across the
borough already understand and do most of the things in the proposed order
anyway, so if introduced it will have very little or no impact on them at all.
Please take the time to read about the proposed order and tell us what you think
To complete the survey, visit:-
Should anyone require any assistance in completing the form over the telephone
then they can call the contact centre on:- 03451400845. For a hard copy version
and a freepost envelope for return an email can be sent to:-
ETSContact@Sefton.Gov.UK. We will try to meet any other
requirements that anyone may have that will allow them to engage in the
consultation process. Any requests / requirements such as this can be sent to:-
Total UK cases COVID-19 cases
in and around Liverpool City Region
total number of UK
Coronavirus (COVID-19) infections that have been laboratory
confirmed, within the UK, has risen by 1,813 cases and the
total number now stand at 344,164, that includes tests
carried out by commercial partners which are not included in
the 4 National totals.
The number of COVID-19 associated UK fatalities added to the
total, was sadly reported to be 12 according to the
Department of Health. The total number of deaths of people
who have had a positive test result confirmed by a Public
Health or NHS laboratory is 41,549.
The number of COVID-19 patients currently in UK Hospitals:-
756. The current number of COVID-19 patients currently in
mechanical ventilation beds in UK Hospitals:- 69. Daily
number of COVID-19 patients admitted to UK Hospitals:- 124.
In England, there are a total of 297,071 confirmed cases.
North West - total of 54,949 confirmed cases.
The number of laboratory confirmed cases within the
Liverpool City Region are as follows:-
Liverpool, 3,080 confirmed cases.
Halton, 771 confirmed cases.
Knowsley, 1,134 confirmed cases.
Sefton, 1,775 confirmed cases.
St. Helens, 1,335 confirmed cases
Wirral, 2,371 confirmed cases.
The number of laboratory confirmed cases within
Local Authorities around the Liverpool City
Region are as follows:-
Blackburn with Darwen, 1,936
Blackpool, 1,127 confirmed cases.
Bolton, 2,740 confirmed cases.
Bury, 1,693 confirmed cases.
Cheshire East, 2,468 confirmed
Cheshire West and Chester, 2,201
Lancashire, 8,642 confirmed
Manchester, 4,634 confirmed
Oldham, 3,070 confirmed cases.
Preston, 1,537 confirmed cases.
Rochdale, 2,404 confirmed cases.
Salford, 1,989 confirmed cases.
Stockport, 2,049 confirmed cases.
Tameside, 2,075 confirmed cases.
Trafford, 1,769 confirmed cases.
Warrington, 1,501 confirmed
Wigan, 2,415 confirmed cases
WARNING - Some areas within England which are currently in Lockdown or
have Enhanced Restrictions
LOCKDOWN restrictions have been eased in:-
Stockport, Burnley, Hyndburn, parts of Bradford,
excluding Bradford City and Keighley Town, parts of
Calderdale, excluding:- Halifax, and parts of
Kirklees, excluding:- Dewsbury and Batley.
According to Government rules, people living in
these areas can now:-
Socialise in groups of up to 2 households indoors or
in private gardens
Stay overnight at somebody else's home but must try
to social distance
Book close contact services such as facials and brow
or eyelash treatments
Visit bowling alleys, roller rinks, soft play
centres and casinos
Measures were imposed at the end of July amid a rise
Stockport has joined Wigan in being allowed to have
2 households socialise indoors.
But in:- Bolton, Trafford, Manchester, Salford,
Rochdale, Bury and Tameside it is still banned. In
Oldham people are advised not to meet up with other
households outdoors as well.
Daily reported COVID deaths are now measured across the UK
as deaths that occurred within 28 days of the 1st
laboratory confirmed positive COVID test.
Daily and cumulative
numbers of COVID-19 patients admitted to Hospital. Data are
not updated every day by all 4 nations and the figures are
not comparable as Wales include suspected COVID-19 patients
while the other nations include only confirmed cases.
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