The news councils across England will receive a further £1.6 billion to help them to deal with the immediate impacts of coronavirus has been welcomed by Trafford Conservatives. This extra £1.6 billion takes the total given to councils to help their communities through this crisis to over £3.2 billion, an unprecedented level of additional financial support in recent times.
The additional funding for Trafford Council will mainly be used to support adult social care and also means that the Council will be able to continue to support the most vulnerable people on the streets during the pandemic, deal with immediate pressures and provide additional support across a range of vital services.
Cllr. Patrick Myers, Shadow Executive Member for Finance and Investment commented on the funding by saying that “local councils are on the frontline of the national effort to keep the public safe, and council staff across the country are our unsung heroes. What they do has never been more important, and the whole country is proud of the contribution they are making.
“The Government said from the outset that local councils would have the resources they need to meet the challenge presented by Covid-19, and by providing a further £1.6 billion – taking the total additional support since the pandemic began to £3.2 billion – the Government is helping councils to deal with immediate pressures created by coronavirus.
“The Government is standing shoulder to shoulder with Trafford Council, and is determined that the council is able to continue to support the communities with services for children, people in social care and others at this challenging time.”