Around 300,000 items of personal protective equipment (PPE) will be distributed to staff working in care homes, as well as in people’s homes, thanks to a donation by Cheltenham-based clothing company Superdry.
Since its launch on 20 March, Gloucestershire’s community help hub has supported vulnerable people with 3,279 requests for help, successfully connecting them with individuals and groups in their local area who could give them the help they needed.
Gloucestershire County Council and their Free School Meals partner, Caterlink, have been delivering around 3000 food hampers over the Easter Holidays to help Gloucestershire households who are having to remain at home.
This year a total of 6649 Gloucestershire children have been offered a primary school place for September, with 98 percent being offered a place at one of their preferred schools. 92 percent of pupils also received a place at their first preference school.
Through the LRF Strategic Coordinating Group (SCG), Gloucestershire councils, health organisations, police, ambulance service, along with the military and many other partners are pooling skills, resources and funding to ensure the county is well prepared and supported throughout the ongoing covid-19 pandemic.
This week Gloucestershire County Council have secured dedicated free parking for NHS staff in Cheltenham and Gloucester. The move has secured on and off street parking options that provide free parking for NHS workers whilst ensuring residents working at home still have places to park.