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Young people a priority as Covid-19 shutdown hits West Midlands economy
14/04/2020
Young people have been designated a top priority by a high-level unit tasked with managing the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the West Midlands economy.
University begins large scale production of sanitiser
14/04/2020
The University of Wolverhampton’s School of Pharmacy and School of Engineering are working to assist local NHS Trusts and the local authority during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Postgraduate research students help the fight against COVID-19
14/04/2020
Seven postgraduate students studying for PhDs in the School of Pharmacy at the University of Wolverhampton have joined front-line staff to help the fight against COVID-19.
WMCA funds new online construction training courses to help local people get jobs in the sector during Covid-19 shutdown
14/04/2020
An innovative programme funded by the West Midlands Combined Authority to give local people the skills they need to start a new career in construction has moved online for the first time
Plea to businesses to help protect our carers with PPE supplies
08/04/2020
A call to arms has been issued to the region’s army of manufacturers and small businesses to join the Covid-19 fight by manufacturing or donating protective clothing for carers and other frontline workers.
Digital employment and skills support portal created
08/04/2020
City of Wolverhampton Council has created a digital portal for people to access the latest employment and skills opportunities on offer during the coronavirus outbreak.
Emergency funding opportunities for the cultural sector
08/04/2020
Sandwell Council is encouraging people and organisations in the cultural sector to apply for emergency funding available from Arts Council England.
Residents urged to complete a COVID-19 symptom checker
08/04/2020
Dudley borough residents are being urged to complete a new coronavirus symptom-checking service to help the NHS coordinate its response to the virus.
The latest news and updates from across the Black Country and more in our April 2020 newsletter
06/04/2020
The latest edition of the Black Country LEP newsletter is available now, featuring the most up-to-date information about business initiatives, events and successes in the region.
Stay safe in parks
06/04/2020
With warm weather on the way, residents are reminded to use their parks and open spaces responsibly.
Adult education providers adapt training to help learners during Covid-19 outbreak
06/04/2020
Adult education providers funded by the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) are changing the way they deliver training during the Covid-19 outbreak, so that local people continue to learn new skills.
West Midlands bosses get vital guidance on keeping staff safe and well during coronavirus crisis
06/04/2020
Businesses are being offered practical advice and support on how to keep work from home staff mentally and physically fit during the coronovirus lockdown.
Half billion-pound coronavirus support package now available for region’s small businesses
06/04/2020
Small businesses across the West Midlands have started to receive more than half a billion pounds of financial aid to help them through the coronavirus lockdown, it was confirmed today.
Call for businesses to donate PPE
06/04/2020
Dudley Council is asking local businesses to donate or supply personal protection equipment (PPE) to help boost supplies for frontline workers.
Message from the Chair - Tom Westley DL
03/04/2020
The team at the Black Country LEP have spent the last few weeks speaking to partners and businesses across the Black Country to assess the very real impact COVID-19 is having on all of us.
New free shuttle bus service for NHS and social care staff launched in response to coronavirus outbreak
02/04/2020
West Midlands ring and ride minibuses are being redeployed as free shuttle buses for NHS hospital staff and key workers supporting social care services across the region.