This is what we're doing to help Wallasey and Moreton get through the pandemic.
Local Conservative Councillors and campaigners are focused on supporting our local communities across Wallasey and Moreton. If you need help, and the information on this page is not what you are looking for, follow this link. The last 12 months has been tough for most people and really tough for some of the most vulnerable and lonely. We will do our best to help you.
£200 million extra for Wirral (so far):
Since the start of the pandemic, Wirral Council has received £200 million. This has been used to support small businesses, families, community groups and individuals most affected. You can see how that money has been used here
Vaccinating the most vulnerable first:
So far, more than 32 million people in the UK have received the vaccination. This is one of the highest levels in the world but there is still a long way to go.
The vaccines, including those produced by Pfizer and Oxford/Astrazeneca are being given to sections of the population in stages, starting with those most at risk, such as people living in care homes. You can read more about the vaccination programme here.
The plan is working:
- the UK now has the lowest number of Covid-19 cases in Europe (169 per million compared to more than 4,000 per million in Sweden)
- the UK has seen the world's sharpest fall in Covid cases (down 97% from the peak)
- the UK now has the lowest number of deaths in Europe (3 per million, compared to 172 per million in Hungary)
Helping those who have been hardest hit:
Following the campaign by footballer Marcus Rashford MBE, Wirral Council received an extra £1.2 million to support those who have been hardest hit by the effects of the pandemic.
You can find out details of how to access that support, via the community groups and organisations the council is working with via this link.
Community Groups can also apply here for help to reopen:
For more information on what is being done to support those who are affected financially, click here
Protecting as many jobs and local businesses as possible:
Part of the money that Wirral Council has received from the Government is for supporting local businesses and protecting jobs here in Wallasey and Moreton.
There are a range of national and local schemes to help businesses. In April, the latest help, the Restart Grants, begin to be paid out and will be worth between £2,667 and £18,000 depending on the type of business.
© Ian Lewis 2021