Stockport Review EXTRA - COVID-19 - 5th February

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Cllr Wilson

Message from the Leader of the Council

We are now seeing a small decline in our rates of coronavirus in Stockport and across Greater Manchester. Rates now stand at 233 per 100,000. The latest published data can be found here. However, these rates are still much higher than we want to see and there is still a huge amount of pressure on our NHS. We all need to continue doing our bit to ensure our hospitals are not overwhelmed, as sadly hospital admissions and deaths are still very high.

The good news is that more than 55,000 people have now had their first dose of the vaccine in Stockport which has taken an incredible effort – so a big thank you to everyone who has worked hard to make this happen. Please continue to be careful even when you have had the vaccine as you can still catch or spread Covid. It takes time for antibodies to develop in your immune system, so you will not be fully protected.

For information on how you might look after your health and wellbeing, please visit our Health and Wellbeing pages or for ways to remain healthy, please visit Healthy Stockport.

If you are finding things difficult at the moment, there is lots of help and support available. Learn more.

Whatever you’re doing this weekend, please stay safe and remember to keep at least two metres apart from others, wear a mask when required and practice good hand hygiene.      

- Leader of Stockport Council, Elise Wilson.


Free school meal vouchers

Stockport Council will once again be issuing free school meal vouchers for eligible families this month. For more information, please see this list of Frequently Asked Questions.

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Town Hall

Remembering those we've lost

The passing of Captain Sir Tom Moore has highlighted the importance of taking the time to reflect and remember all of those in our borough, and across the country, who have sadly lost their lives to Covid-19.

Our online memorial book offers the opportunity to pay tribute to loved ones who have died from Covid-19.

For further support and guidance, including bereavement support, visit the council website.

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LGBT+

 

LGBT+ History Month

Monday marked the start of LGBT+ history month.

The aim is to increase the viability of the entire LGBT+ community. Throughout February, there are plenty of virtual events and activities on offer to celebrate our LGBT+ community here in Stockport.

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Mental Health

Children’s Mental Health Week

It's Children’s Mental Health Week (1-7 February) and the theme is ‘Express Yourself’. Now more than ever, it is important that we do everything we can to help more children and young people get the help and support they need.

See what support is available for you or someone you care about on the SEND Local Offer website

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Let's take a stand against hate

This week (1-7 February) marks Hate Crime Awareness Week . Hate crimes are acts of violence or hostility directed at people because of who they are or who someone thinks they are. Hate crimes can take many different forms – because of who they are, who they love, where they are from, what they believe.

Hate crime can have a devastating effect on someone’s life. We all have a right to live without fear, hostility and intimidation from others because of who we are.

If you've been affected by a hate crime, there is support available. Find more information on the Greater Manchester Victims' Services website. If you are in immediate danger, call 999.

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Safer Internet Day

Exploring online safety with children

Safer Internet Day promotes the safe and positive use of digital technology, especially among children and young people.

Everyone has a responsibility to make a positive difference online. We can all promote the positive by being kind and respectful to others and by seeking out positive opportunities to create and connect. We can all respond to the negative by reporting inappropriate or illegal content and behaviour online.

Parents and carers play a crucial role in supporting children to use technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively. Not sure where to begin to explore online safety with your children? Have a look at the suggested 'Conversation Starters' on the Safer Internet Day website.

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