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

 

 
 

Date:  05/06/2020

                             Issue: 48

 

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

Face coverings to become mandatory on public transport

COVID-19: changes to Veterans UK Services

Coronavirus guidance for Companies House customers, employees and suppliers

COVID-19: number of outbreaks in care homes – management information

Staying alert and safe (social distancing)

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

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and prisons

Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can’t do

Next steps for work on COVID-19 disparities announced

School governance update

Coronavirus (COVID-19): initial teacher training (ITT)

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

Governance Advice & Updates

Directory of Social Change Courses

Funding Successes

Asian Association of Chesterfield & North Derbyshire

Government Updates


Face coverings to become mandatory on public transport

From 15 June, face coverings will be required while using public transport in England. 

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/face-coverings-to-become-mandatory-on-public-transport 


COVID-19: changes to Veterans UK Services

Due to ongoing COVID-19 precautions, there are changes to Veterans UK services. You can find the latest information below.  

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/coronavirus-changes-to-veterans-uk-services


Coronavirus guidance for Companies House customers, employees and suppliers

Companies House has robust plans in place to maintain services for their customers and protect the welfare of their employees during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. 

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-guidance-for-companies-house-customers-employees-and-suppliers 


COVID-19: number of outbreaks in care homes – management information

Weekly number and percentage of care homes reporting a suspected or confirmed outbreak of COVID-19 to PHE by local authorities, regions and PHE centres. 

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/covid-19-number-of-outbreaks-in-care-homes-management-information


Staying alert and safe (social distancing)

The most important thing we can do is to stay alert, control the virus, and in doing so, save lives.  Updated to reflect the change in government policy from 1 June. 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/staying-alert-and-safe-social-distancing  


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. Added new section on NHS test and trace.

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


Coronavirus (COVID-19) and prisons

This page provides guidance for families and friends of those in prison in England and Wales during the coronavirus pandemic. 

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-and-prisons


Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can’t do

Frequently asked questions on what you can and can’t do during the coronavirus outbreak.  The FAQs have been updated to reflect the change in government policy from 1 June. 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do 


Next steps for work on COVID-19 disparities announced

Following the release of the Public Health England review into disparities in the risks and outcomes of COVID-19, the Government’s Equality Hub is today (4th June 2020) setting out how this work will be taken forward. 

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/next-steps-for-work-on-covid-19-disparities-announced


School governance update

Important news and communications from the Department for Education (DfE) relating to governance in maintained schools and academy trusts in England.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-governance-update


Coronavirus (COVID-19): initial teacher training (ITT)

Information for providers about managing initial teacher training courses impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19). 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-initial-teacher-training-itt 


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 


Governance Advice & Updates


Directory of Social Change Courses

To help you with the new challenges you’re facing right now, the Directory of Social Change have  adapted and developed some of their most popular courses into a selection of one hour online sessions and full day courses online, so you and your staff can keep training, developing and learning whilst working from home. 

Coaching for Performance

Thursday 11th June - 10:30-11:30am. 

Creating a coaching culture in our organisations has a positive impact on performance, motivation, well being and personal development for all staff. If you are managing others adding a coaching approach to your management style will reap those benefits during these particularly pressurised times. 

https://www.dsc.org.uk/event/coaching-for-performance-online/ 

Supporting Others through Change

Tuesday 16th June - 11:00am-12:00pm

Change on this size and scale is unprecedented for most of us. Still, some of the tried and tested methods and frameworks for managing it, and helping others to manage it, will still hold true.

This session looks at how managers can support individuals and teams in the short and medium term. 

https://www.dsc.org.uk/event/supporting-others-through-change/ 

Tools and Techniques for Problem-Solving and Decision-Making

Thursday 2nd July - Full day course

In any list of “skills of effective leaders and managers” this one comes pretty high. Effective problem-solving saves time and money, supports organisational learning and development, reduces stress and supports effective working relationships.

https://www.dsc.org.uk/event/tools-and-techniques-for-problem-solving-decision-making-3-2/ 


Funding Successes


Congratulations to the Asian Association of Chesterfield & North Derbyshire for being awarded a grant of £500 from the Tesco Bags for Help COVID-19 Communities Fund. 

Coronavirus Covid-19 Advice & Guidance Previous Mailings

Coronavirus Covid-19 Local Updates Previous Mailings

Coronavirus Covid-19 Funding News Information

 
     
 
                                       
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