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Council must take extra steps to support the vulnerable during virus outbreak, say Lib Dems

Michael Dixey

The Canterbury & Coastal Liberal Democrat Party is calling on Canterbury City Council to make funds and support available to people who need it during the coronavirus outbreak.

During the biggest crisis British society has faced since the Second World War, our community will depend on people and organisations going further than they are used to.

The Lib

Dems are active across the district, supporting the volunteer groups springing up everywhere, but more help is needed, particularly in dealing with the safeguarding of volunteers and the people they help. The council should be providing coordination and practical backup for local efforts.

Funds must be made immediately available to the Food Banks and other vital support organisations who will be facing an increase in demand for their services at the same time their staff face additional pressure, dealing with sickness and personal care responsibilities.

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Lib Dem leader, councillor Michael Dixey, said:
iduals who have been made suddenly unemployed or gig economy workers and the self-employed whose work has evaporated should be offered a council tax holiday.

"Help is coming from central government, but it's surrounded by confusion and delay. The city council is uniquely placed to take firm, proactive decisions, and get help to where it's needed - not in a week or a month, but today.

"If we are to avoid even more city centre businesses shutting for good, and if we're to prevent a surge in local residents needing long-term financial support because they've lost their homes, the council needs to throw away the rule book and take drastic action.

"The consequences of not doing so are socially and economically grave."

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