Staffordshire County Council Coronavirus update 27.04.20
New grant scheme for Staffordshire’s micro businesses
Micro businesses in Staffordshire affected by the coronavirus outbreak can apply for grants of up to £1,000 through a support scheme launched by the county council.
The £500,000 scheme will help businesses with nine employees or less where they cannot get support from other Government initiatives.
Businesses can apply if they are registered in Staffordshire and have an annual turnover of less than £2 million a year.
They could be sole traders such as builders, plumbers and mechanics as well as hairdressers, photographers, cleaners and childminders.
Almost 400,000 pieces of protective equipment delivered to care homes
Almost 400,000 masks, gloves and aprons have been delivered to Staffordshire care homes and other care providers to help them care for the most vulnerable people during the coronavirus pandemic.
The county council has stepped in to offer emergency supplies of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to ensure every care provider has what it needs to manage outbreaks.
Alan White, Staffordshire County Council’s Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Health, Care and Wellbeing, said:
“We know there is a global shortage of PPE and that’s why we have stepped in to make sure no care provider in Staffordshire goes without the PPE it needs if it runs out.
Our army of carers are doing an amazing job in extremely difficult times and we are determined to make sure they have what they need to protect themselves.”