Burnley MP welcomes extra funding to help council support extremely vulnerable

Burnley Council is set to receive an additional £75,105 in Government funding to help cover the cost of providing support to extremely vulnerable groups who are currently in self-isolation.

Burnley MP Antony Higginbotham
Burnley MP Antony Higginbotham

That includes those who are undergoing treatment for cancer, people with severe respiratory conditions and pregnant women with significant heart disease.

“I welcome this extra funding for the council”, said Burnley MP Antony Higginbotham. “Local Government has a role to play, as we all do, in making sure that nobody is left behind and I’m pleased to see that the Government is providing the Council with this additional financial support for extremely vulnerable people in Burnley and Padiham.”

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The funding is part of a first tranche which central Government is keeping under review, with additional funding to be provided to local councils should it be required.

Anybody in need of urgent support should contact Burnley Together on 01282 686402 or email [email protected]