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Young people a priority as Covid-19 shutdown hits West Midlands economy
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.