Coronavirus: ChildLine reveals ‘unprecedented’ demand

There has been a sharp rise in the number of calls to its helpline from distressed young people struggling to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.

Firefighters sign agreement to fight coronavirus

Firefighters will be able to deliver food and medicines, drive ambulances, and retrieve dead bodies during the coronavirus outbreak.

Police given new powers to respond to coronavirus

New public health regulations will seek to strengthen enforcement powers to reduce the spread of coronavirus.

Coronavirus sparks unemployment crisis

The 477,000 increase in new Universal Credit claims over the past nine days shows that the country is already in the midst of an unemployment crisis.

£5m to house 1,000 rough sleepers in Manchester

Andy Burnham has announced an urgent humanitarian response to house 1,000 people in hotels across Greater Manchester.

Consider asking retired care workers to work, says LGA

Asking retired care workers to return to work could help support those most at risk of the coronavirus outbreak.

Free car parking for NHS and social care staff

Matt Hancock is giving immediate financial backing for all NHS trusts to provide free car parking to NHS staff for the duration of coronavirus.

Coronavirus information service launched on WhatsApp

The government has launched a coronavirus information service on WhatsApp, to provide trustworthy and timely information.

Coronavirus: housing for all rough sleepers in Cambridge

Cambridge City Council is working to support rough sleepers who will be unable to self-isolate from coronavirus.

Pressure increasing to halt construction work

The government is facing increasing pressure to stop non-essential construction work to help tackle the spread of coronavirus in the UK.

Mayor unveils new coronavirus measures in Liverpool

The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority has unveiled an initial package of measures aimed at easing the coronavirus burden on local people.

Newcastle Civic Centre

Newcastle City Council has announced that it is offering 700 free car parking spaces to NHS staff to help in the fight against coronavirus.

London Councils agree common sense parking approach

London boroughs have agreed a common-sense approach to issuing parking fines in order to help critical workers travel in London.

Covid-19: £500,000 for digital support solutions

£500,000 is available for technology companies who come up with digital support solutions for people who need to stay at home because of coronavirus.

Councils will need to re-prioritise certain public services

Councils across the country will need to re-prioritise certain public services as they lead efforts to tackle the coronavirus outbreak.

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