Nether Edge and Sharrow councillor, Jim Steinke, has told Sheffield Live! the city’s hospitals are well place to tackle the expected number of coronavirus patients. On Wednesday, Sheffield was reported to have the highest level of coronavirus infections per head of population outside of London with 62 confirmed cases per 100,000 people, according to figures released by Public Health England. Baillor Jalloh reports.
Sheffield Foodhall Project is delivering dozens of hot and cold food parcels to vulnerable people in self isolation due to the coronavirus crisis. The charity says there is increasing demand for food deliveries and other support. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh spoke to Foodhall Project director Louis Pohl.
Sheffield care provider, Silver Healthcare, has rewarded its employees with a pay rise for their work looking after some of the most vulnerable people in the city during the coronavirus crisis. Managing director Roy Young, whose company employs over 60 staff in Sheffield care homes, has pledged to pay carers an extra £1.79 an hour, amounting to a 21.8% pay rise. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Tributes have poured in for councillor Pat Midgley, a former Lord Mayor of Sheffield who served on Sheffield Council for 33 years and has died following a diagnosis of Covid-19. The 82 year old was admitted to Northern General Hospital last week and sadly died on Sunday afternoon. Sheffield Live! spoke to her colleague and friend Jim Steinke, councillor for Nether Edge and Sharrow. Baillor Jalloh reports.
City of Sanctuary Sheffield have closed their drop-in centre but are maintaining support services by phone and online. The charity is coordinating aid to some of the most vulnerable refugees and asylum seekers to stay safe during the coronavirus crisis. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
The Moor Market has shut its doors to the public until further notice to stop the spread of the coronavirus. The market was one of few businesses that had remained opened since the government ordered people to stay home and practice social distancing. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Sheffield Council has launched a community response helpline to support those most vulnerable to the spread of the coronavirus. The local authority says people who need more information or assistance can now seek help by phoning 0114 2734567. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
A group of care workers in Sheffield have left their families and moved into a care home for residents with dementia to help protect them from the coronavirus. At Bridgedale House in Ranmoor, nine staff members have volunteered and moved into the care home full-time, reducing the risk of them infecting the vulnerable residents. Sheffield Live spoke to Lynsey Wright, deputy manager at Bridgedale House.
Greg Fell, Director for Public Health Sheffield, speaking to Sheffield Live! has stressed people must follow the government advice and stay at home to stop the spread of the coronavirus. People are asked to work at home where possible and only go out if absolutely necessary. Baillor Jalloh reports.
Hundreds of taxi drivers in Sheffield are currently out of work due to the coronavirus pandemic with many concerned as to what support is available. Government is due to announce a package of measures to help self employed workers who are facing a reduction in work. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh spoke to Abdi Malik, Secretary of Sheffield Eagles Taxi Association.