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

 

 
 

Date:  03/06/2020

                             Issue: 46

 

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:

#BlackLivesMatter

Why being angry is not enough

Government Updates

HMRC coronavirus (COVID-19) statistics

COVID-19: review of disparities in risks and outcomes

Coronavirus: Environment Agency update

Coronavirus support from Business Representative Organisations and Trade Associations

Actions for early years and childcare providers during the coronavirus outbreak

Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus outbreak

What parents and carers need to know about schools and other education settings during the coronavirus outbreak

Coronavirus (COVID-19): testing data methodology

Number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and risk in the UK

COVID-19: guidance for health professionals

Providing apprenticeships during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

FCO areas of research interest (ARI) 2020: coronavirus (COVID-19) update

COVID-19: management of staff and exposed patients and residents in health and social care settings

COVID-19: National Framework for Prison Regimes and Services

COVID-19: Probation Roadmap to Recovery

Coronavirus recovery in prisons and probation

Coronavirus grant funding: local authority payments to small and medium businesses

Funding News/Information

The Edge Post Covid-19 Revival Fund

Comic Relief/Paul Hamlyn Foundation - Explore

Co-op Local Community Fund

COVID-19: Home Office extraordinary funding for domestic abuse support services

European Structural and Investment Funds: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

#BlackLivesMatter


Why being angry is not enough

The shocking events over the weekend have again highlighted the racism and deep inequalities that exist in our society. When we talk about how racism needs to be eradicated, we too often abrogate our responsibilities in our own small world. We look upwards and outwards at what others can do, without looking downwards and inwards at ourselves.

DSC CEO Debra Allcock-Tyler reflects on recent events, and why we need to educate our staff, friends and families about race - and why being angry isn't enough.

https://www.dsc.org.uk/content/why-being-angry-is-not-enough/


Government Updates


HMRC coronavirus (COVID-19) statistics

HMRC data about the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme, and the VAT payments deferral scheme. 

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/hmrc-coronavirus-covid-19-statistics 


COVID-19: review of disparities in risks and outcomes

Review into how different factors have affected COVID-19 risk and outcomes. 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-review-of-disparities-in-risks-and-outcomes 


Coronavirus: Environment Agency update

The Environment Agency’s priority is to protect people and the environment, and to support those we regulate during the coronavirus pandemic. 

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/coronavirus-environment-agency-update 


Coronavirus support from Business Representative Organisations and Trade Associations

Business Representative Organisations and Trade Associations are providing coronavirus related support for specific sectors.  

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-support-from-business-representative-organisations-and-trade-associations 


Actions for early years and childcare providers during the coronavirus outbreak

What childcare services early years settings, childminders and local authorities need to provide during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-early-years-and-childcare-closures 


Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus outbreak

A summary of attendance in education settings since Monday 23 March and early years settings since Thursday 16 April. Added latest data and ‘29 May 2020 summary: attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak’.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-attendance-in-education-and-early-years-settings 


What parents and carers need to know about schools and other education settings during the coronavirus outbreak

Information for parents and carers about the wider opening of nurseries, schools and colleges, transport, attendance, free school meals and remote education.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers 


Coronavirus (COVID-19): testing data methodology 

Information on the data sources and methodology used to provide the daily statistics on coronavirus testing. 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-testing-data-methodology 


Number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and risk in the UK

The latest number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and risk level in the UK. 

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public


COVID-19: guidance for health professionals

Information on COVID-19, including guidance on the assessment and management of suspected UK cases.

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/wuhan-novel-coronavirus


Providing apprenticeships during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

This document sets out guidance for apprentices, employers, training providers and assessment organisations in response to the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19).

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-apprenticeship-programme-response 


FCO areas of research interest (ARI) 2020: coronavirus (COVID-19) update

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) ARI has been updated to set out our research areas of interest relating to the response to the coronavirus pandemic.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/fco-areas-of-research-interest-ari-2020-coronavirus-covid-19-update 


COVID-19: management of staff and exposed patients and residents in health and social care settings

Guidance on the management of staff, patients and residents who have been exposed to COVID-19.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-management-of-exposed-healthcare-workers-and-patients-in-hospital-settings


COVID-19: National Framework for Prison Regimes and Services

This Framework sets out how we will take decisions about easing coronavirus-related restrictions in prisons. 

/www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-national-framework-for-prison-regimes-and-services 


COVID-19: Probation Roadmap to Recovery

A summary of how we plan to continue to deliver probation services whilst COVID-19 remains a factor but government guidance on lockdown is gradually relaxed.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-probation-roadmap-to-recovery


Coronavirus recovery in prisons and probation

Prisons and Probation Minister Lucy Frazer has today (2 June 2020) set out how those services will start to recover from the restrictions imposed in response to coronavirus.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/coronavirus-recovery-in-prisons-and-probation 


Coronavirus grant funding: local authority payments to small and medium businesses

Coronavirus grant funding: local authority payments to small and medium businesses

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 £23,800,000 has been granted to 2,041 businesses as of 31st May.  North East Derbyshire District Council’s allocation was £19,690,000 of which £18,340,000 has been granted to 1,639 businesses as of 31st May.  


Funding News/Information


The Edge Post Covid-19 Revival Fund

The Edge Post Covid-19 Revival Fund will launch on Monday 8 June. This is a one-off fund with up to £250,000 of grant funding available. Applications are welcomed for grants of between £10,000 and £50,000, and the closing date for applications is midday on Thursday 9 July 2020.

https://www.edge.co.uk/ 


Comic Relief/Paul Hamlyn Foundation - Explore

Grant funding and 12 week support programme for charities and not-for-profit organisations to explore digital service delivery challenges.  Explore is an early stage digital funding opportunity funded by Comic Relief and Paul Hamlyn Foundation, and delivered in partnership with CAST. A strand of the funders’ Tech for Good programme, it has been designed for charities looking to:

  • scope how a digital solution can improve outcomes for the people they support, and  
  • build the skills to develop a strong, user-led approach to digital service delivery.

Applications should align to one of Comic Relief’s core themes: Children Survive & Thrive; Fighting for Gender Justice; A Safe Place to Be; Global Mental Health Matters.

https://wearecast.org.uk/explore/ 


Co-op Local Community Fund

The Co-op Local Community Fund supports projects across the UK.

Your project must either:

  • bring the community together to help those in need, providing access to life’s essentials such as community spaces, food and bereavement support
  • support the mental and physical health of others through community wellbeing activities
  • enable people to develop or share their skills to foster community spirit and build resilient communities for the future

https://causes.coop.co.uk/ 


COVID-19: Home Office extraordinary funding for domestic abuse support services

Guidance for the £2 million Home Office fund for domestic abuse charities affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Added the bidder clarifications document. 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-home-office-extraordinary-funding-for-domestic-abuse-support-services 


European Structural and Investment Funds: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

A series of documents and updates regarding the 2014 to 2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Programme and the response to COVID-19.  The ERDF and ESF Q&A have been updated with new questions or amended answers to existing questions. See date of update next to questions for those updated or added.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/european-structural-and-investment-funds-coronavirus-covid-19-response

Coronavirus Covid-19 Advice & Guidance Previous Mailings

Coronavirus Covid-19 Local Updates Previous Mailings

Coronavirus Covid-19 Funding News Information

 
     
 
                                       
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