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

 

 
 

Date:  11/06/2020

                             Issue: 51

 

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

Meeting people from outside your household

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

Transport use during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Help and support if your business is affected by coronavirus (COVID-19)

Answers to the most common topics asked about by the public for the coronavirus press conference

Coronavirus (COVID-19): looking after people who lack mental capacity

Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus outbreak

Courts and tribunals tracker list during coronavirus outbreak

Staying alert and safe (social distancing)

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

Governance Advice & Updates

1 in 10 Charities Facing Bankruptcy 

Directory of Social Change Online Training

Semble - Sustainable Funding for Community Projects

Funding News

Children in Need’s COVID-19 Next Steps Grant

Rosa - Covid-19 Response Fund

Power to Change - Bright Ideas C-19 Support Fund

Sport England - Call for Innovation

Government Updates


Meeting people from outside your household

How you can see people that you do not live with while protecting yourself and others from coronavirus (COVID-19).

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/meeting-people-from-outside-your-household


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. Updated flowcharts with additional guidance on clinical symptoms. 

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


Transport use during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

To monitor the use of the transport system during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, DfT provides statistics on transport use by mode, published every Wednesday. Added latest data, now including statistics on cycling usage in England. This table now includes statistics going back to 1 March 2020. 

www.gov.uk/government/statistics/transport-use-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-pandemic


Help and support if your business is affected by coronavirus (COVID-19)

Watch videos and register for the free webinars to learn more about the support available to help you deal with the economic impacts of coronavirus. The YouTube video on how to calculate a claim through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has been updated.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/help-and-support-if-your-business-is-affected-by-coronavirus-covid-19


Answers to the most common topics asked about by the public for the coronavirus press conference

Read answers to the questions that best capture the most common topics people asked about.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/answers-to-the-most-common-topics-asked-about-by-the-public-for-the-coronavirus-press-conference 


Coronavirus (COVID-19): looking after people who lack mental capacity

Guidance for health and social care staff who are caring for, or treating, a person who lacks the relevant mental capacity.  Added a new section to the attachment ‘The Mental Capacity Act (2005) (MCA) and deprivation of liberty safeguards (DoLS) during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic: additional guidance’. The new section is called ‘The right to appeal if someone is subject to emergency health powers and lacks the relevant mental capacity’. 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-looking-after-people-who-lack-mental-capacity 


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. 

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


Courts and tribunals tracker list during coronavirus outbreak

This page holds a tracker list of open, staffed and suspended courts during the coronavirus outbreak. It will be regularly updated. Tracker list updated to include which Crown Courts have been assessed as currently suitable to hold jury trials. 

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/courts-and-tribunals-tracker-list-during-coronavirus-outbreak


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 latest announcements. 

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


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.

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


Governance Advice & Updates


1 in 10 Charities Facing Bankruptcy 

New analysis published by Pro Bono Economics and covered today in The Guardian warns that charities could be facing a shortfall of up to £10bn as demand increases and income falls due to the coronavirus pandemic.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jun/09/coronavirus-leaves-one-in-10-uk-charities-facing-bankruptcy-this-year 


Directory of Social Change Online Training

To help you with the new challenges you’re facing right now, the DSC have adapted and developed some of their most popular courses into a selection of 1 hour online sessions and full day courses online, so you can keep training, developing and learning whilst working from home. They're all taking place in the coming weeks and prices start from just £20 for the 1 hour sessions and £199 for the full day courses. These courses include:

  • Coaching for Performance – Thursday 11 June
  • Supporting others through Change – Tuesday 16 June
  • Personal Effectiveness WFH – Tuesday 23 June
  • Support and Supervision in a Virtual World – Thursday 25 June
  • Tools and Techniques for Problem-Solving and Decision-Making – Thursday 2 July
  • Business Writing Skills – Wednesday 8 July
  • The Essentials of Individual Giving – Planning for Success – Thursday 9 July
  • Moving into Management – Friday 10 July
  • Fundraising with Digital Marketing – Thursday 23 July
  • Support and Supervision of Staff – Friday 7 August
  • Communicating to Influence – Friday 14 August
  • Minute Taking Skills – Friday 14 August

https://www.dsc.org.uk/content/brand-new-online-training 


Semble - Sustainable Funding for Community Projects

The world of sustainable funding for community projects can be difficult to navigate and now more than ever with more competition for fewer opportunities, constant change in the political and economic climate and everything suddenly gone digital.

That’s why Corinna Hartwig dusted off her Funding Doctor coat to collaborate with Semble for a webinar about sustainable funding for community projects during Covid-19 and beyond.

Watch the webinar recording to learn your outputs from your outcomes and your crowdfunding from your community shares and much much more!

https://semble.org/sustainable-funding-for-community-projects/ 


Funding News


Children in Need’s COVID-19 Next Steps Grant

The BBC Children in Need’s COVID-19 Next Steps Grant programme opened for applications yesterday, Wednesday 10 June. Next Steps grants deliver support for children and young people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible organisations can apply for grants of up to £80,000 of flexible funding for projects starting in September 2020 and lasting for up to 18 months. Applicants must be available to discuss and review their proposal with a BBC Children in Need assessor between 13 and 31 July.

https://www.bbcchildreninneed.co.uk/grants/covid-19-funding-streams 


Rosa - Covid-19 Response Fund

Rosa, which is a grantmaking charity that funds grassroots women’s organisations to help to make the UK a fairer, safer place for women has announced that is making small grants of up to £10,000 available to specialist women’s organisations across the UK through its Covid-19 Response Fund. The purpose of this first stage response fund is to provide quick and straightforward grants with very basic eligibility criteria. Rosa particularly welcomes proposals from women’s organisations that:

  • Address the critical needs of women and girls that miss out the most, including: marginalised populations, BME women, LGBTQ+ women and girls, women and girls with disabilities, older women, homeless women, survivors of gender violence, women in prison and ex-offenders, and other underserved and disadvantaged groups of women.
  • Operate in less economically resilient towns, cities and rural areas within the UK.

http://rosauk.org/funds/rosas-covid-19-response-fund-small-grants/


Power to Change - Bright Ideas C-19 Support Fund - Deadline: 19th June 2020

The fund provides small grants with business development advice to current Bright Ideas grantees. Community businesses accepted on to the scheme will receive up to five days of business development support from a community business advisor and a grant of up to £5,000 unrestricted funds to support any changes that will help mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on their business or community.

https://mycommunity.org.uk/bright-ideas-c-19-support-fund 


Sport England - Call for Innovation - Deadline: 24th June 2020

Sport England is looking to support innovative solutions that respond to current challenges and support those most affected so they can be active at this time.

They are looking for solutions from individuals and organisations specifically developed to support women, people on low incomes, people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, disabled people or people living with long-term health conditions.  Support from Sport England could include:

  • Access to Sport England's connections
  • Advice from experts in the sport and physical activity sector
  • Access to industry-leading research and insight into activity trends and motivations
  • A possible award of up to £50,000, from a potential £1 million pot of National Lottery funding.

https://www.sportengland.org/innovationopencall 

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