Liverpool City Region Coronavirus Response Round-Up – MAY 2020

by Ian Hughes
26th May 2020

 

Liverpool City Region really knows how to respond to a global crisis. Pivoting production, to manufacture urgent supplies. World-leading science, to tackle and treat the virus. A caring business community to support vulnerable people. Crucial grants to bolster business. Read our regular break-down of covid-19 response related news.

 

The Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson OBE is today announcing a new £450,000 project to help reimagine spaces in Liverpool in an outdoor European style.

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Liverpool-based national health cash plan provider, Medicash, has donated £100,000 worth of personal protective equipment (PPE) for North West healthcare workers during the coronavirus pandemic.

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A new £6.5m fund for councils in the North West to support their local high streets to get safely back to business has been announced today (May 24) by High Streets Minister Simon Clarke.

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Liverpool City Region’ multipurpose events and convention venue, ACC Liverpool is now being used as a logistical distribution hub, supporting Liverpool City Council’s efforts to ensure the most vulnerable people within the city are supported during the covid-19 outbreak.

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Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram has announced the creation of a Liverpool City Region Economic Recovery Panel, to help steer the city region through the economic recovery following the coronavirus crisis.

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A vast network of temporary cycle lanes are to be introduced in Liverpool to help kick-start the city’s recovery from the covid-19 pandemic.

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A Liverpool City Region safety solutions firm is creating more than 100 jobs after winning a government contract to produce surgical gowns for the NHS.

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A programme to help self-employed people manage their finances during the coronavirus crisis has been launched in the Liverpool City Region.

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Liverpool’s economy will be quickly “out of the traps” when the country begins to emerge from lockdown, the Chief Executive of Liverpool City Council says.

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LCR Cares, the community fund set up by Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram, working in partnership with the Community Foundation for Merseyside and the national emergencies trust, is celebrating having hit its £1 million fundraising target just over a month after it was launched.

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Part of Liverpool City Region’s new 646-bed Royal Hospital scheme will open to provide care for patients recovering from the coronavirus.

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Liverpool City Region based independent catering company, Relish, has launched a unique food production and delivery service to provide large-scale support to the North Wests front-line staff and most at-risk individuals within the community.

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Businesses across Liverpool City Region’s Wirral borough have come together in a “massive response” to donate more than 20 tonnes of food for the most vulnerable people in the borough.

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Digital health tech company Safe Steps is joining the battle against the coronavirus epidemic in North West care homes.

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A Liverpool City Region social enterprise is pledging to make more than 100 of its hire bicycles available free to NHS staff as they battle coronavirus.

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Liverpool Bid Company is joining the national #raisethebar campaign to expand coronavirus support for retail, hospitality and leisure firms.

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Liverpool law firm Morecrofts has helped financially aid struggling charities hit by the coronavirus crisis to the tune of more than £100,000.

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Liverpool City Region based cushion manufacturer Caldeira has reopened its factory to start producing personal protective equipment (ppe) for healthcare workers battling the coronavirus epidemic.

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A new online community and six-week virtual training course launched to give digital, creative and tech leaders access to support amid unprecedented economic shock.

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The University of Liverpool, alongside University of Edinburgh and Imperial College London have received £5 million from the Medical Research Council to tackle the coronavirus pandemic from the government’s rapid response call.

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For further Liverpool coronavirus updates visit liverpool.gov and liverpoolcityregion-ca.gov.uk.

Ian Hughes
Ian Hughes
Marketing Manager
26th May 2020

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