CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) - Basildon Council service and information updates
Latest national COVID-19 restrictions announced on Monday 4 January 2021; Coronavirus cases are rising rapidly across the country. To reduce the spread of the virus, the whole of England has entered a national lockdown with immediate effect. Restrictions will be put into law later this week.
Basildon Council has been recognised as an exemplar in the provision of services to relieve poor mental health and will now become a signatory of the Public Health England Prevention Concordat for Better Mental Health.
Back in October, Basildon Council launched a mental health fund, and the council has now selected and awarded over £50,000 worth of grants to twelve organisations offering mental health services in the Basildon borough.
Over the festive period, the Mayor's Charity Appeal Trust launched the 'Keep the lights on' Crowdfunding appeal, to help raise money to support our borough's casual workers in the hospitality industry who lost out on extra income over Christmas.
Basildon and Thurrock Council will consider signing a Memorandum of Understanding, confirming their intentions to work more closely when proposing future governance arrangements for the boroughs of Basildon and Thurrock.