Carers in Liverpool to receive Covid-19 vaccine

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND. A nurse at Aintree University Hospital in a wheelchair takes part in ‘Clap For Carers’ after losing two staff members to coronavirus. 9 April 2020. Picture: Jennifer Bruce/Liverpool City Council. The local NHS and Liverpool City Council are appealing to unpaid carers whose role currently isn’t recorded, to make themselves known so that […]

Key workers asked to get family tested before term starts

St Helens Borough key workers are being urged to use the testing facilities in place to get tested before children go back to school after the half-term break, to help catch more Covid-19 cases before they spread. Key or critical workers include NHS staff, police, teachers, farmers, and food retail workers, who need to be […]

BLOG: Fostering and Lockdown

Phil Watson and his family have been fostering for Liverpool City Council since 2010.Phil is also a fostering recruitment officer for Liverpool City Council Fostering Service. Here, he writes about his experience of fostering and lockdowns… I wonder what you’ve missed most in lockdown? Whatever your situation, I’m sure your life has been limited over […]

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 Covid-19 pandemic. More than 100 expressions of interest in looking after a child were received in January alone. It is thought it is as […]

MOVING WITH DIGNITY – HALTON’S NEW APPROACH TO CARE.

Improved personal outcomes for adult residents with physical disabilities have led to new ways of working being adopted into everyday practice. Halton Council’s Adult Social Care services have completed a pilot of an innovative approach to meeting the needs of those adults in the borough who are unable to physically move themselves. People with physical […]

CALL FOR PEOPLE WITH WIDER COVID-19 SYMPTOMS TO GET TESTED

Halton Borough Council’s Director of Public Health is urging residents to get a Covid-19 test if they are showing any of the wider symptoms of the virus. The three main symptoms of COVID-19 are a high temperature, a persistent cough or a loss of smell or taste. If you experience any of these symptoms you […]

Five point plan to drive down Covid rates before lockdown ends

Public health officials in Liverpool are urging residents to keep following Covid-19 restrictions to get infection levels as low as possible before lockdown ends. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to unveil a roadmap towards the lifting of lockdown on 22 February, with the possibility that schools could reopen sometime in March, along with the […]

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 Covid-19 pandemic. More than 100 expressions of interest in looking after a child were received in January alone. It is thought it is as […]

MOVING WITH DIGNITY – NEW APPROACH TO CARE PUT INTO PRACTICE

Improved personal outcomes for adult residents with physical disabilities have led to new ways of working being adopted into everyday practice. Halton Council’s Adult Social Care services have completed a pilot of an innovative approach to meeting the needs of those adults in the borough who are unable to physically move themselves. People with physical […]

BLOG: Covid variants explained by Matt Ashton, Liverpool

Director of Public Health Matt Ashton on why we should not panic about the new variants of Covid-19. There has been lots of talk about different mutations, or variants, of Covid-19 in recent weeks. As any virologist will tell you, the reality is that viruses mutate all the time, every single day. That’s what they […]