This year’s report from the Director of Public Health and Gloucestershire County Council’s Black Workers Network looks at the long-standing health inequalities faced by people of a Black, Asian and other minority ethnic (BAME) background in Gloucestershire and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Every child in Gloucestershire who is entitled to a free school meal, will be helped this half-term. Parents and carers simply need to call 01452 328518 or 01452 426818 (during office hours), give their child’s name and a food voucher code, that can be used at local shops and the big supermarkets, will be sent direct to their mobile.
Gloucestershire County Council’s Household Recycling Centres (HRCs) will be moving to winter opening hours from 25 October, but residents will still have nearly 9000 booking slots available each week across the county.
Today (Monday 19 October) a six-step plan has been introduced across the county, as local action continues to slow the spread of Covid-19. The measures will support the Government’s new three-tier system, announced last week.
With Covid-19 cases continuing to rise across Gloucestershire, the county council, through the Government’s Test and Trace grant, has funded six new Covid-19 Compliance Officers to help businesses do all they can to minimise the spread of the virus.
At its meeting on 14 October, county council’s cabinet will be asked to approve a new ‘Housing with care’ strategy to provide more options for supported living across the county, helping people live independently for longer within their local community.