The Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire Council for Voluntary Service and Action Limited
Due to the outbreak of Covid-19, the Links Board of Directors has made the decision to temporarily close the office until further notice in order to minimise any potential risk to our staff and VCS group representatives in support of the official attempt to slow down the pandemic. If there are any changes, we will keep you informed.
Sandra Pink (Advice & Project Manager) – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile: 07889 726846..
Help Needed in Chesterfield Survey
We know about the community groups that operate and the good work that you all do. Sadly, we understand that many of you have had to close down due to the Coronavirus crisis.
We are now mapping the help that is available in your residential area.
The most important thing we can all do in fighting coronavirus is to stay alert. We must control the spread of the virus, in order to protect the NHS and save lives.
This guidance sets out the principles you should follow to ensure that time spent with others outside your home is as safe as possible.
This document describes the progress the UK has made to date in tackling the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and sets out the plans for moving to the next phase of its response to the virus.
The most frequently asked questions on what you can and can’t do during the coronavirus outbreak.
The public is advised to consider wearing face coverings in enclosed public spaces where you may be more likely to come into contact with people you do not normally meet, the government announced yesterday.
After careful consideration of the latest scientific evidence from the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE), the government confirmed face coverings can help reduce the risk of transmission in some circumstances.
New ‘COVID-19 secure’ guidelines are available to UK employers to help them get their businesses back up and running and workplaces operating as safely as possible.
Five key points:
All care home staff and residents are now eligible for testing with priority for those in homes that look after the over-65s.
This guidance is for anyone who works in adult social care. It provides advice on how you can manage your personal mental health in the current circumstances.
It also provides adult social care employers with guidance, tools and advice on how to take care of the wellbeing of staff at work.
Information for parents and carers of children at registered childcare providers (including nurseries and childminders), primary and secondary schools and further education colleges. This is for both state-funded and independent schools.
Latest guidance on how educational and childcare settings should prepare for wider opening from 1 June 2020, including information on:
Local authorities have received and distributed funding to support small and medium businesses in England during coronavirus. Chesterfield Borough Council’s allocation was £27,698,000 of which £21,580,000 has been granted to 1,861 businesses as of 10th May. North East Derbyshire District Council’s allocation was £19,690,000 of which £17,670,000 has been granted to 1,584 businesses as of 10th May.
Governance Advice & Updates
Many of the business support measures are open to charities, but they are designed in ways that actually restrict access. Elizabeth Chamberlain from NCVO explains the improvements they are pushing for.
After hearing evidence from NCVO and many other charities, the DCMS (Digital, Culture, Media & Support) committee’s recommendations include a stabilisation fund for the sector and a review of existing support schemes.
This step by step guide explains the information that employers need to provide to HMRC to make a claim through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. It also describes the processes involved.
Funding Received by Local Groups
The unprecedented COVID-19 outbreak is having an impact on all of our daily lives in one way or another, but particularly those most vulnerable. At Severn Trent we’re committed to supporting our communities, which is why we re-focused some of our fund to support charities directly helping those affected by corona-virus.
The total amount for Derbyshire was £63,000 Chesterfield & North East Derbyshire received £10,000.
Severn Trent funded the following organisations in Chesterfield & North East Derbyshire:
Well done to those groups and many thanks to Severn Trent.
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