LGA responds to £23m funding for community champions

Responding to funding for councils to expand COVID-19 vaccine advice and boost take-up among those most at risk from the virus, Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the LGA’s Community Wellbeing Board, said: “Vaccinating as many people as possible is the only certain way we can get through this pandemic."


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Responding to funding for councils to expand COVID-19 vaccine advice and boost take-up among those most at risk from the virus, Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said:

“Vaccinating as many people as possible is the only certain way we can get through this pandemic. This funding will help councils build on the excellent work they are doing locally to encourage everyone from all parts of the community to get vaccinated and tackle dangerous misinformation.

“Keeping our communities well informed will help minimise the risk of the virus spreading. Councils’ unique relationship with the people they represent mean they are well placed to reach out to those in the priority groups and beyond.

“As well as sharing the latest information and guidance, councils are working hard to understand and share experiences of what is working well in different communities and what isn't, what questions people are asking and what people think needs to be better. They will continue to do all they can to make sure that everyone has the information they need to stay safe and healthy.”

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