South Gloucestershire Council update 22 April

April 22 2020

Latest updates from South Gloucestershire Council

South Gloucestershire Council update 22 AprilCouncil updates and support
For the latest on changes to council services, please visit https://www.southglos.gov.uk/servicedisruption

Our care providers receive additional funding for Covid-19
We’re pleased to announce that we’re able to pay our adult social care providers more during the current Covid-19 situation thanks to additional funding from central government. The costs will be funded from the £6.08m Covid-19 emergency grant the council has received from government. Read the full story here http://sites.southglos.gov.uk/newsroom/health-and-wellbeing/south-gloucestershire-care-providers-receive-additional-funding-to-help-them-deal-with-covid-19/

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
If you are a parent and carer of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, we now have a dedicated council webpage within our Coronavirus section. We’re working with parents, carers and schools to ensure there is support in place and that children are being safeguarded. Find more information here www.southglos.gov.uk/sendinfo 

Vulnerable residents
We also have a new, dedicated council webpage for vulnerable residents with all of the different help and support available. Find more information here www.southglos.gov.uk/vulnerableresidents

Advice and funding for businesses 
Businesses impacted by coronavirus are being urged to apply for previously announced government funding. South Gloucestershire businesses can apply for funding here http://www.southglos.gov.uk/businessinfo 

Small and medium-sized enterprises can also call the West of England Growth Hub on 0117 4566955 to access support and advice from an Enterprise Executive.

You can find out more about the work the West of England Combined Authority and Local Enterprise Partnership are leading by visiting 
https://www.westofengland-ca.gov.uk/support-for-business-through-coronavirus-covid-19/

Covid-19 contact information directory
We’ve put together a directory of useful telephone numbers and emails https://www.southglos.gov.uk/contactus

Freephone Covid-19 response number
Our Covid-19 web pages https://www.southglos.gov.uk/coronavirus include information about local community groups that are helping vulnerable people across the district, changes to council services due to the outbreak, and a regularly updated FAQs section. Please, wherever possible, first check there to see if the information you need is available.

The Covid-19 Response Freephone number provides support for those without access to our website and is only for Covid-19 related queries. The number is 0800 953 7778 and we can be contacted 08.45 to 17.00 Monday to Thursday and 08.45 to 16.30 Fridays. Our trained contact centre staff will answer calls and provide information as well as directing you to the right place for the right help. For all other telephone enquiries, please emailcorporatecontactcentre@southglos.gov.uk or call our main contact centre number 01454 868009.