The Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire Council for Voluntary Service and Action Limited

 

 

Date:  22/05/2020

                             Issue: 43

 

 

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.

Please note that the staff will be working from home and can be contacted on the details below during our usual office hours 10:00am-4:00pm Monday to Friday. Our email address info@linkscvs.org.uk will still be monitored as normal.

Sandra Pink (Advice & Project Manager) – Email: sandra.pink@linkscvs.org.uk Mobile: 07889 726846..
Jon Wynn (Administration & Information Worker) – Email: jon.wynn@linkscvs.org.uk Mobile: 07493 209255
Martin Conlan (ICT Support Worker) – Email: martin.conlan@linkscvs.org.uk
Sushri Wells (Freelance BME Engagement Co-ordinator) – Email: sushri@btinternet.com Mobile: 07876 617050 (For BME Engagement Forum Enquiries)
James Lee (Chief Executive) – Email: james.lee@linkscvs.org.uk


Help Needed in Chesterfield & North East Derbyshire 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. 

However, there are still people needing help, mainly for shopping, collecting prescriptions, someone to talk to; and they could be your neighbours. 

Are you doing this in your local area or do you know of any people who have got together and are offering neighbourly support to people in need?

We would be grateful if you could complete this survey so that you can be added to the list of help in Chesterfield & North East Derbyshire.

Link to survey here - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NRRNR9G


Chesterfield COVID-19 support directory

Comprehensive directory providing details such as:

  • national and local resources
  • support on how to stay active as well as health and wellbeing information
  • where to get home food deliveries as well as emergency food provision
  • personal and business financial support and guidance
  • resources for children and parents

The directory can be accessed here - http://ow.ly/Nqir50zjdrz

Please use the contact link at the top of the page to suggest corrections or contributions to the information in the directory, making sure you select ‘other.’


Below you can find a range of sources for advice and guidance on the Coronavirus Covid-19 outbreak for individuals and organisations.  These websites are updated regularly so to ensure you have most updated guidelines please check them frequently. Please forward this on to anyone you think may find this helpful.

Included in this bulletin:

Government Updates

Actions for HE providers during the coronavirus outbreak

MHRA guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19)

Statistics on coronavirus funding for business

Case studies: remote education practice for schools during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Government to offer antibody tests to health and social care staff and patients in England

Governance Advice & Updates

Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill

Funding News

Covid-19 Homelessness Response Fund

The Childs Charitable Trust

Government Updates


Actions for HE providers during the coronavirus outbreak

Information for HE providers on the government support package available for universities and students, the process for clearing and student numbers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/actions-for-he-providers-during-the-coronavirus-outbreak 


MHRA guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19)

Guidance and information for industry, healthcare professionals and patients covering the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.  Added link to new guidance on immunomodulatory drugs and temporary pregnancy prevention guidance during COVID-19, in the Medicines and COVID-19 section. 

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/mhra-guidance-on-coronavirus-covid-19 


Statistics on coronavirus funding for business

Data on the government loans and grants to support businesses and self employed people through the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-on-coronavirus-funding-for-business 


Case studies: remote education practice for schools during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Examples of practice for remote education from schools and academies across England. Now with additional case studies about adapting teaching practice for remote education.

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/case-studies-remote-education-practice-for-schools-during-coronavirus-covid-19 


Government to offer antibody tests to health and social care staff and patients in England

New antibody testing programme to provide tens of thousands of antibody tests per day across the UK from next week. 

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-to-offer-antibody-tests-to-health-and-social-care-staff-and-patients-in-england


Governance Advice & Updates


Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill

This new bill, passed yesterday, changes the rules around charities trading insolvently as a result of the current pandemic, and allows for online board meetings even if not expressly permitted by your constitution. If you've got an AGM or Board meeting coming up or your organisation is struggling financially, this is a really important read.

https://bateswells.co.uk/2020/05/corporate-insolvency-and-governance-bill-2020 


Funding News


Covid-19 Homelessness Response Fund - Urgent Deadline: 27th May 2020

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.

Guidance: https://homeless.org.uk/sites/default/files/site-attachments/FINAL%20Gui...

Application Form: https://www.tfaforms.com/4824316  


The Childs Charitable Trust

Is a grant-making charity supporting Christian UK registered charities and organisations working both in the UK and overseas. In the light of the present Coronavirus pandemic, the trustees have put together an Emergency Funding Application for Christian-based charities who meet the Trust's usual funding criteria, but that are in financial difficulty due to COVID-19.

https://www.dsc.org.uk/content/coronavirus-weekly-funding-updates-18-22-may/ 

Coronavirus Covid-19 Advice & Guidance Previous Mailings

Coronavirus Covid-19 Local Updates Previous Mailings

Coronavirus Covid-19 Funding News Information

 
     
 
                                       
The Coronavirus Covid-19 Advice & Guidance Bulletin is compiled by the staff of Links from a wide range of information. While every effort is made to check the accuracy of the material, no liability can be accepted for any error or omission. Inclusion of an item in the bulletin does not mean approval or recommendation by Links.

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