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

 

 
 

Date:  10/06/2020

                             Issue: 50

 

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

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

Study launched to monitor prevalence of COVID-19 in schools

Genuine HMRC contact and recognising phishing emails and texts

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

Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus outbreak

HMRC coronavirus (COVID-19) statistics

Sending your forms to Companies House during the coronavirus outbreak

Adult Social Care Infection Control Fund

Coronavirus (COVID-19): how to self-isolate when you travel to the UK

Informing DfE of the death of a colleague across children’s services

Thousands of high street shops, department stores and shopping centres to reopen safely in England

Parents returning to work after extended leave eligible for furlough

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

Governance Advice & Updates

COVID-19 HMRC Webinars - More announced

New #NeverMoreNeeded Campaign Website

#YoungAndBlack: Raising Voices for Change campaign launches

Funding News

Resourcing Racial Justice Fund 

Historic England - COVID-19 Emergency Heritage at Risk Response Fund

Government Updates


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


Study launched to monitor prevalence of COVID-19 in schools

The new voluntary coronavirus (COVID-19) study will assess and monitor the prevalence of COVID-19 among pre-school, primary and secondary school pupils and teachers.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/study-launched-to-monitor-prevalence-of-covid-19-in-schools


Genuine HMRC contact and recognising phishing emails and texts

Find out how to recognise when contact from HMRC is genuine, and how to recognise phishing or bogus emails and text messages. 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/genuine-hmrc-contact-and-recognising-phishing-emails


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.

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


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 ‘4 June 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 


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 


Sending your forms to Companies House during the coronavirus outbreak

As an emergency response to coronavirus (COVID-19), we’ve developed a temporary online service to upload a number of completed forms and send them to Companies House digitally.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/sending-your-forms-to-companies-house-during-the-coronavirus-outbreak


Adult Social Care Infection Control Fund

Sets out the infection control measures that the infection control fund will support, including information on the distribution of funds and reporting requirements.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/adult-social-care-infection-control-fund 


Coronavirus (COVID-19): how to self-isolate when you travel to the UK

Sets out how to self-isolate if you arrive in the UK on or after 8 June 2020. You will not be allowed to leave the place you’re staying for the first 14 days you’re in the UK.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-how-to-self-isolate-when-you-travel-to-the-uk 


Informing DfE of the death of a colleague across children’s services

How local authorities and social care providers can tell the Department for Education (DfE) about the death of a colleague across children’s services.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/informing-dfe-of-the-death-of-a-colleague-across-childrens-services


Thousands of high street shops, department stores and shopping centres to reopen safely in England

Shops in England selling non-essential goods will be able to reopen from Monday 15 June, the Business Secretary confirmed today, thanks to continuing progress in meeting our 5 tests.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/thousands-of-high-street-shops-department-stores-and-shopping-centres-to-reopen-safely-in-england


Parents returning to work after extended leave eligible for furlough

People on paternity and maternity leave who return to work in the coming months will be eligible for the government’s furlough scheme, HM Treasury announced today (9 June). 

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/parents-returning-to-work-after-extended-leave-eligible-for-furlough 


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 £24,385,000 has been granted to 2,089 businesses as of 7th June.  North East Derbyshire District Council’s allocation was £19,690,000 of which £18,380,000 has been granted to 1,643 businesses as of 7th June.  


Governance Advice & Updates


COVID-19 HMRC Webinars - More announced

Demand for these webinars has been exceptional, so more dates have been added.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme: Providing an overview of the scheme, this webinar looks at who can claim, when to start paying SSP, employees you can claim for, making a claim, keeping records, and more.

Choose a date and time

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – How to make a claim: This guides you through making a claim, including the essential information you need, what to do before you make your claim, calculating and processing your claim.

Choose a date and time

There are a limited number of spaces, so save your place now.


New #NeverMoreNeeded Campaign Website

This morning we received information that the #NeverMoreNeeded campaign has launched a new website to help communicate the message and champion the vital role the charity sector plays to improve people’s lives. On the site you’ll find briefings, research and actions you can do today to help – like template letters for writing to your MP - https://nmn.org.uk/ 

This is very timely and fits in with the article written by yours truly that we included in our bulletin yesterday - NeverMoreNeeded

At Links we are asking you to go to the website and join the campaign

Please keep us posted about your involvement with the campaign.

Sandra Pink
Advice & Project Manager
Links

#YoungAndBlack: Raising Voices for Change campaign launches

Whether it’s on the news, on social media, or in your community, people are talking about black lives. A long overdue conversation. Although it might sound like this conversation is louder than ever, black people have been fighting all their lives.

You can join the campaign here - https://www.tfaforms.com/4830828


Funding News


Resourcing Racial Justice Fund - Deadline: 22nd June 2020

Grants are available for frontline organisations, grassroots groups and community groups across the UK that are working to redress the impact of the coronavirus/COVID-19 and systemic racism on communities of colour.

http://resourcingracialjustice.org/ 


Historic England - COVID-19 Emergency Heritage at Risk Response Fund

Historic England has launched a second emergency fund to support the heritage sector recovery from the effects of the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.

https://historicengland.org.uk/ 

Coronavirus Covid-19 Advice & Guidance Previous Mailings

Coronavirus Covid-19 Local Updates Previous Mailings

Coronavirus Covid-19 Funding News Information

 
     
 
                                       
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