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This page last updated on 14 February 2021

Record month for fostering enquiries in Liverpool

LIVERPOOL City Council's fostering service has received a record number of enquiries so far this year – believed to be as a result of changes in people's circumstances due to the Covid19 Pandemic. More than 100 expressions of interest in looking after a child were received in January alone. It is thought it is as a result of more people working flexibly, such as from home, which means they are now able to consider supporting a young person. More foster carers are always needed as there are over 1,500 young people in care in the City.

The Council holds regular online webinars, during which people can find out more 1st hand from foster carers. Chris and Amanda, who became foster carers last year, are speaking at the next event, on Thursday, 18 February 2021, at 6pm, which people can sign up to at:- Fostering.Liverpool.Gov.UK.

The couple, who are in their early 30's and both work full time, wanted to be involved in helping children who have been through trauma, helping get their lives back on track. They became foster carers for Liverpool in March 2020, initially part time to fit around work commitments, and care for a 14 year old boy.

Thanks to an increase in flexible working due to the Pandemic, the young person has been able to stay with them and they hope he will remain with them long term. Chris and Amanda said:- "We were unsure at 1st if we could foster, because of working full time and even our age. We were aware it was a bit unusual, but we were really well supported through the application process and now we tell people it's the most rewarding thing we've done. It's definitely worth looking into."

Councillor Lynnie Hinnigan, Cabinet Member for Children's Services, said:- "If you've ever thought about fostering and would like to find out more, we would urge you to get in touch. Fostering makes such a difference to children and young people by providing them with a loving home and stability at a time when they need it the most. We support carers throughout every step of their fostering journey, preparing them for what is involved and offering a full range of support, allowances and ongoing training."

Liverpool City Council fostering service is 100% not for profit. The more foster carers that come forward, the more children can be supported in their local community. A wide range of support and benefits are provided including:-

 A dedicated fostering social worker.

 Access to support services.

 Financial support and allowances.

 Ongoing training.

 Free Council Tax.

 Lifestyles fitness membership for the family.

 Access to a holiday home.

To find out more about fostering with Liverpool, please visit:- Fostering.Liverpool.Gov.UK or call:- 01515150000.

Stuart Williams, Service Manager for the Fostering Service, said:- "We are encouraged that more people are considering fostering as a rewarding future, and many may have been able to come forwards because of the increased flexibility or changes in work due to the Pandemic. There are many different types of fostering and we'd encourage anyone who's interested to get in touch and explore the possibilities."

Create and Niveda celebrate Topping Out for Prestige Student Living Accommodation Project in Liverpool

CREATIVE Construction and Create Developments, part of Create Group and operator, Prestige Student Living, hosted a Topping Out ceremony at their Bowline student accommodation development for Niveda in Liverpool, on 10 February 2021, hosted by key members of the development and operator teams.

The occasion was a celebration of the achievements of all concerned, as the building reaches its maximum height, with the installation of the top level. Due to the Pandemic, the occasion was more low key than usual and social distancing measures remained in place throughout. Create's Development Manager Neil Holland was joined by:- Darren Perkins; Contracts Manager at Create Construction, Howard Mainwaring; Site Manager, at Create Construction and Chloe Nuttall; Prestige Student Living's Customer Sales Executive.

Guests enjoyed a breath taking panorama of the Liverpool skyline and the River Mersey with the Liver Building and Radio City Tower in the background, whilst admiring all the hard work of the Create Construction and Create Developments teams so far.

Situated close to both Liverpool John Moores University and the University of Liverpool campuses, the ₤36.6M building will offer stunning luxury accommodation consisting of 47 self contained studios and 49 clusters comprising of 357 ensuite cluster rooms, with fantastic communal facilities that include a sky lounge, private dining areas, gym and games room. A range of social and study spaces will help to create the ideal:- 'home away from home' for residents, bringing that extra level of sophistication to student living. A range of rooms are available, from a standard en-suite to a deluxe studio.

The accommodation will include up to the minute interior design features as well as social areas, gym, laundry and ground floor retail units.

Continuing its mission to bring community-driven and beautifully designed student accommodation to the vibrant and growing City, Niveda Realty appointed Prestige Student Living, the premium brand of leading UK student accommodation provider, Homes for Students, to handle the operations of Bowline and delivery of the student experience. The marketing suite is now on site, taking bookings for when the accommodation becomes available in time for the next academic year.

Bhavik J Shah, Director at Niveda, commented:- "Niveda Realty as asset manager and Create Construction as main contractor are glad to have partnered up on this 404 bed luxury PBSA scheme at Bowline Liverpool. The topping out is an important milestone in the development of this scheme, and we look forward to completing another remarkable PBSA development for the 2021/22 academic year. Create have shown true professionalism throughout this project, navigating the COVID impact on the UK construction industry to ensure they are on target to deliver on time and within budget."

Create Construction has brought to the table their considerable experience in the delivery of high volume accommodation; and continue to extend their pipeline of work as the company maintains its impressive growth. Create previously completed their largest ever student accommodation construction project in Liverpool for Niveda in 2019.

Neil Holland, Development Manager at Create commented:- "It is fantastic that we have reached the Topping Out stage on this exciting project for Niveda and We Are Homes for Students in the vibrant City of Liverpool. Our company values of:- 'Integrity', 'Collaborative' and 'Easy To Do Business With' have allowed us to build a significant positive relationship with both Niveda & We Are Homes for Students. We hope to support them in their future growth in this sector."

Chloe Nuttall, Customer Sales Executive at Prestige Student Living added:- "Liverpool boasts a vibrant and exciting University scene, and we can't wait to welcome students to the City's most stylish accommodation. It has been a real privilege to collaborate so successfully with Niveda and Create Construction on this project and we're delighted to celebrate this milestone together."

Total UK cases Covid19 cases in and around Liverpool City Region

THE total number of UK Coronavirus (Covid19) infections that have been laboratory confirmed, within the UK, has risen by:- 10,972 cases and the total number now stand at:- 4,038,078 that includes tests carried out by commercial partners which are not included in the 4 National totals.

The total number of Covid19 associated UK fatalities added to the total, was sadly reported to be:-
258 within 28 days of positive test, 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:- 117,166, within 28 days of positive test. Deaths with Covid19 on the death certificate:- 121,674.

The number of Covid19 patients currently in UK Hospitals:-
23,341. The current number of Covid19 patients currently in mechanical ventilation beds in UK Hospitals:- 2,943 Daily number of Covid19 patients admitted to UK Hospitals:- 1,715.

In England, there are a total of:- 3,538,194 confirmed cases. North West - total of:- 555,550 confirmed cases.

The number of laboratory confirmed cases within the Liverpool City Region are as follows:-


Area and number of confirmed cases:- Risen by:-

Liverpool City Region
Nation Lockdown

National UK Restrictions

Liverpool, 45,902 confirmed cases.


Halton, 11,259 confirmed cases.


Knowsley, 16,536 confirmed cases. 64
Sefton, 22,522 confirmed cases.


St. Helens, 15,725 confirmed cases.


Wirral, 23,044 23,007 confirmed cases.


Colour Key:- 0  1 to 10 11 to 20 21 to 30  31 to 40 41 to 50 51 to 100 100 to 199 200 & over  

The number of laboratory confirmed cases within Local Authorities around the Liverpool City Region, since start of the Pandemic, are as follows:-


 Blackburn with Darwen, 16,673 confirmed cases.

8,565 confirmed cases.

23,139 confirmed cases.

15,590 confirmed cases.

 Cheshire East,
19,005 confirmed cases.

 Cheshire West and Chester,
19,882 confirmed cases.

89,484 confirmed cases.

48,159 confirmed cases.

20,945 confirmed cases.

12,301 confirmed cases.

19,101 confirmed cases.

 Salford, 20,836 confirmed cases.

18,615 confirmed cases.

16,188 confirmed cases.

15,104 confirmed cases.

16,501 confirmed cases.

26,252 confirmed cases.

Total UK people who have received vaccination

1st Dose 2nd Dose
15,062,189 537,715
Jab Stats correct as of 13 February 2021
The vaccination programme began on 8 December 2020 with people receiving the vaccine developed by Pfizer / BioNTech, and people began receiving the Oxford University / AstraZeneca vaccine from 4 January 2021. Both vaccines are given as 2 doses, at least 21 days apart, for a full vaccination course.

Daily reported Covid19 deaths are now measured across the UK as deaths that occurred within 28 days of the 1st laboratory confirmed positive Covid19 test.   Daily and cumulative numbers of Covid19 patients admitted to Hospital. Data are not updated every day by all 4 nations and the figures are not comparable as Wales include suspected Covid19 patients while the other nations include only confirmed cases.


The latest R number is estimated at:- 0.7 to 0.9 with a daily infection growth rate range of:- -5% to -2%, as of 12 February 2021.

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