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People facing crisis turning to Cheshire East libraries, report shows

People facing crisis turning to Cheshire East libraries, report shows

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
People in crisis across Cheshire East and others needing help are turning to local libraries for support and advice.

Some vulnerable people have picked up food and others have received items such as duvets and hot water bottles after seeking help in Cheshire East libraries, according to a council document.

June 29, 2022
Carers of people with dementia offered support by St Luke’s Hospice

Carers of people with dementia offered support by St Luke’s Hospice

A new support service for local carers of people with dementia is being offered by St Luke’s Hospice in Cheshire.

Weekly Dementia Carers’ workshops at the hospice in Winsford will allow carers to meet others, share experiences and gain practical advice and support from nurses at the hospice.

June 21, 2022
CEC paid out £37,000 of Covid-related support to fraudsters

CEC paid out £37,000 of Covid-related support to fraudsters

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East paid out more than £160 million in Covid-related support – and £37,000 has been identified as going to fraudsters.

Councils across the country fell victim to fraudulent claims related to the pandemic as they dealt with millions of pounds of government grants.

May 12, 2022
Cheshire East businesses invited to apply for latest support grant

Cheshire East businesses invited to apply for latest support grant

Cheshire East Council is inviting businesses to apply for funding of up to £6,000 through the government’s Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant scheme.

The scheme provides one-off grants to support eligible rate-paying hospitality, leisure and accommodation businesses experiencing difficulties because of the Omicron coronavirus variant.

January 12, 2022
New support scheme to help struggling Cheshire East council taxpayers

New support scheme to help struggling Cheshire East council taxpayers

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Some Cheshire East residents won’t have to pay any council tax from next April following changes being made to the support scheme.

At present people in receipt of benefits such as jobseeker’s allowance or income support get 75% of their council tax paid under the council tax support scheme.

December 19, 2021
Cheshire East Council consultation on £3.37m council tax support boost

Cheshire East Council consultation on £3.37m council tax support boost

Cheshire East Council has launched a consultation on plans to boost council tax support scheme offer by £3.37m over the next three years for families on low incomes.

July 25, 2021
37% rise in Cheshire East households applying for council tax support

37% rise in Cheshire East households applying for council tax support

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
A massive 37% more working age households applied for council tax support in Cheshire East during the pandemic.

In May 2019, 9,306 working age households applied for the support.

July 8, 2021
READER’S LETTER: Support open local businesses as lockdown eases

READER’S LETTER: Support open local businesses as lockdown eases

Dear Editor,
Numerous Nantwich pubs, restaurants, and cafes with outdoor spaces can open for outdoor drinking and dining as lockdown continues to ease from Monday April 12.

April 6, 2021
READER’S LETTER: Cheshire East Council budget “unkind and uncaring”

READER’S LETTER: Cheshire East Council budget “unkind and uncaring”

Dear Editor,

I did not support Cheshire East Council’s budget for the following reasons:

This budget is unkind, this budget is uncaring.

February 21, 2021
READER’S LETTER: Plea for support from British Heart Foundation

READER’S LETTER: Plea for support from British Heart Foundation

Dear Editor
For many people Christmas is usually a time for catching up with friends, raising a glass and embracing loved ones.

But this Christmas will look very different for most families across the UK, including those sadly affected by heart and circulatory diseases.

December 18, 2020
Lymphoma Action online support group meetings in Cheshire

Lymphoma Action online support group meetings in Cheshire

Lymphoma Action is inviting anyone in Cheshire affected by Hodgkin, non Hodgkin lymphoma or CLL to join their local online support meeting.

In response to the COVID 19 pandemic, the charity has relaunched its monthly support meetings in a virtual format.

December 7, 2020
Youth Parliament reps call for mental health support in CEC schools

Youth Parliament reps call for mental health support in CEC schools

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
Youth parliament representatives for Cheshire East have called for more decision-making power when it comes to mental health support in schools.

Ruben Barrow, 15, from Crewe, and Millie Oldroyd, 16, from Middlewich, made the plea following the online “Taboo” conference, which aimed to highlight the mental health challenges faced by young people.

November 27, 2020
READER’S LETTER: Plea to readers to support Nantwich businesses

READER’S LETTER: Plea to readers to support Nantwich businesses

Dear Editor
Wherever possible I implore your readership to please continue to support small businesses during England’s second national lockdown.

This may be via click & collect or delivery, takeaway services, buying gift cards, online classes, virtual markets, and shopping online.

November 10, 2020