|The West of England Recovery Taskforce has agreed to a package of measures to support businesses and individuals during the latest lockdown.
The Regional Recovery Plan builds on the strengths of the region and addresses some of the challenges to be faced as the pandemic continues.
Tim Bowles the West of England Metro Mayor said: “We have committed £9.4m to implementing the Regional Recovery Plan - this is in addition to the £100m already allocated to businesses and skills over the next four years.”
Steve West, Chair of the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership and Vice Chair of the Taskforce, said: “Our immediate focus is on ensuring that people don’t fall between gaps in support and fall into crisis. We need to ensure our region’s businesses get the help that they need to survive the ongoing impact of Covid-19 and keep people in jobs. We then have to think about the region's skills needs in the future.”
Support available includes:
Support for individuals
WECA has adapted its Future Bright programme to help people cope with the impact of Covid-19; by providing dedicated 1:1 coaching support for people who have:
Bristol City Council has also launched recovery plans
Following hugely successful webinars, the TUC has posted two new resources for reps on coronavirus. Click to see more:
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