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: email@example.com 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.
Letter from the Minister of Housing setting out the measures that are in place to support social housing residents during the next phase towards reopening society.
All individuals should now self-isolate if they develop a new continuous cough or fever or anosmia. Anosmia is the loss of or a change in your normal sense of smell. It can also affect your sense of taste as the two are closely linked. Many articles we included in yesterday’s Advice & Guidance bulletin have now been updated to include the additional symptom including:
This guidance is for people who are clinically extremely vulnerable, including children. It’s also for their family, friends and carers.
People who are clinically extremely vulnerable should have received a letter telling them they’re in this group or been told by their GP.
It’s for situations where a clinically extremely vulnerable person is living at home, with or without additional support. This includes clinically extremely vulnerable people living in long-term care facilities for the elderly or people with special needs. This now includes updated information on the symptoms.
This guidance sets out the principles you should follow to ensure that time spent with others outside your home is as safe as possible.
What schools need to do during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Everyone in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland with coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms can now get a test.
The multi-million-pound settlement will help low-income families with seriously ill or disabled children with the cost of equipment, goods or services.
Employers will be able to make claims through the Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme from 26 May.
Governance Advice & Updates
Thursday 21 May 2020 - 10:30am-12:00pm
This 90-minute interactive Zoom workshop is suitable for anyone who works in the charity, social enterprise or voluntary sector that needs to demonstrate the value and outcome of their work. It is particularly valuable for chief executives, trustees, project managers and operational members of staff.
This webinar is hosted by the Directory of Social Change and will cover:
The Coronavirus pandemic can impact anybody’s mental health, which is why the mental health charity Mind have launched a new campaign called #SpeakYourMind. Reach out to someone who needs a friend with a positive message, or share your top tips for coping to help someone feel they don't have to face things alone.
The latest Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) polling shows that more than a third (35%) of those who had given to charity in the previous four weeks had donated to hospital charities and hospices – a significant increase against the long-term average (21%) and March figures (22%). However, fewer people than previously said they had donated to animal charities, for medical research, or support for disabled people.
Politicians from across the political spectrum have been raising concerns about the impact of coronavirus on charities over the last few weeks.
Chris Walker - Senior External Relation Officer at NCVO monthly update covers this, and looks at why MPs are expected to be told they’ll have to turn up in person if they want to contribute to debates when the House of Commons returns after Whitsun recess.
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has announced a fund of £6 million for homeless charities directly affected by Coronavirus. This fund was launched on the 14 May and is being administered by Homeless Link.
Frontline organisations where over half of their beneficiaries are experiencing homelessness and have a turnover of less than £5 million are eligible to apply for funding, the deadline for which is Wednesday 27 May. The awards must be spent by 30 October 2020.
Application Form: https://www.tfaforms.com/4824316
Clinks, which supports charities working in the criminal justice system, is administering a small grants programme on behalf of Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS). To be eligible, organisations must have an existing relationship to HMPPS, an annual income of under £500,000, and must deliver, or have delivered, services to support people in prison, through-the-gate and in the community. The scheme will remain open until all funding has been allocated, which is anticipated to be within 6 months – all funds must be spent by 30 November 2020.
Please let us know if you have received any funding for the vital work you are doing during this unprecedented time.
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