This is the Latest news from Inverclyde Council
Covid discretionary fund reopened Local firms with less than 250 employees can now apply to the council for one-off awards of £5,000 or £10,000 if they have been unable to access any other Covid-19 financial support.
Home learning support highlighted by education watchdogs A new national report by Education Scotland has highlighted the work done by the local authority to deliver ‘quality’ remote learning.
Adoption and fostering for all A campaign has been launched to encourage more lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people to adopt or become foster carers as part of LGBT+ Adoption and Fostering Week.
Pension fund arms and nuclear investment call Inverclyde councillors have called on one of the country’s largest pension funds to commit to ethical investments.
Remembering the Lee Jeans factory workers Inverclyde Council is planning a special reception to honour the anniversary of the Lee Jeans sit-in, which took place four decades ago.
£20-a-week Universal Credit increase call Inverclyde councillors have called on the UK Government to commit to keeping the £20-a-week increase in Universal Credit to support families.
Positive school leaver stats despite pandemic 93 per cent of Inverclyde school leavers moved into employment, university or college in the last year despite the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
Asymptomatic covid testing site announced A testing centre for people in Inverclyde who are not displaying Covid-19 symptoms is being set up in the Gamble Halls in Gourock.
Cyber Scotland Week – stay safe online Cyber Scotland Week runs from 22-28 February featuring a series of virtual events, support and advice for individuals, businesses and organisations to help avoid becoming a victim of cyber crime.
Homeless deaths investigation call Inverclyde’s health and social care convener has called for an immediate investigation into a 213 per cent increase in deaths of homeless people in Inverclyde.