Antony Higginbotham MP welcomes additional funding for Burnley Council

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

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” says Antony Higginbotham MP “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.”

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. 

If you or anybody you know is in need of urgent support, then please contact Burnley Together on 01282 686402 or email them at