The Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire Council for Voluntary Service and Action Limited
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.
Sandra Pink (Advice & Project Manager) – Email: email@example.com Mobile: 07889 726846..
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.
Indicators from the Opinions and Lifestyle Survey on the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on disabled people in Great Britain. This release uses two waves of survey results covering 14 May 2020 to 24 May 2020 and includes indicators broken down by impairment type.
HMRC data about the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme, and the VAT payments deferral scheme.
This analysis looks at the potential impact of the coronavirus lockdown on household spending in the UK. It categorises data from the financial year ending March 2019 according to whether or not spending has been possible under measures in place since 23 March 2020. Spending breakdowns are available by housing tenure, region and age of household reference person.
How to travel safely in airports and on aircraft during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
New funding confirmed for local authorities to help those struggling financially as a result of coronavirus.
The UK Government’s unprecedented package of coronavirus support is protecting incomes across every nation of the United Kingdom, according to statistics published today (Thursday 11 June).
Experimental statistics for week 1 of NHS test and trace contact tracing in England.
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.
National COVID-19 surveillance reports, including weekly summary of findings monitored through various COVID-19 surveillance systems.
Information for parents and carers about the wider opening of nurseries, schools and colleges, transport, attendance, free school meals and remote education. Updated information about which children do not need to wear face coverings when travelling to school.
Stay at home guidance for households with possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection. Updated ‘Guidance for households with grandparents, parents and children living together where someone is at increased risk or has symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) infection’ to align with Test and Trace regulations.
Information for local authorities in England about the grant, which helps local authorities make plans for local outbreaks of coronavirus (COVID-19).
This guidance is designed to assist places of worship to prepare to open for limited permitted activities on 13 June.
Governance Advice & Updates
Charities should consider deferring pension contributions to preserve short-term funds, a new report suggests. Defined Benefit Pension Funding in the Charitable Sector, published by the pensions consultancy Hymans Robertson, says the Covid-19 pandemic has placed charities under significant financial strain, so they need to conserve cash.
The report advises that charities consider deferring pension contributions to save money in the short term. “The speed and scale of the Covid-19 crisis has had a severe financial impact on many charities,” it says.
“Cash conservation is therefore crucial and, understandably, this means some charities are looking to defer pension contributions.”
It says the Pensions Regulator has said that suspending pension contributions might be appropriate in some circumstances.
Rob Jackson discusses job substitution - a thorny, complex and emotive issue that provokes strong views. The term ‘job substitution’ itself makes things worse, implying that one volunteer can substitute for one employee, something that, in reality, is both impractical and unrealistic. Far better terms to use are job displacement and job replacement.
Sky is to create a diversity action group and invest in programmes that highlight racial injustice as part of a £30m push to tackle the issue.
The pay-TV operator will invest £10m a year over the next three years across its European markets in a three-pronged approach to support diversity in which it commits to:
Sky has pledged to develop ‘significant’ new content plans to raise awareness, beginning with the decision to air documentary Eight Minutes and 46 Seconds: the Killing of George Floyd simultaneously across Sky 1, Sky Documentaries, Sky Witness and Sky Atlantic on 15 June.
The Foyle Foundation has issued an update on its grant-making policies in the light of COVID-19. Its Small Grants Scheme has now reopened, as of 1 June. This is designed to support charities with an annual turnover of less than £150,000, especially those that work at grassroots and local community level, in any field, across a wide range of activities.
Applications for the 2020 Christmas Challenge are now open.
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