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.
Guidance on coronavirus testing, including who is eligible for a test and how to get tested. ‘Drive-through appointment’ has been changed to ‘test site appointment’ in the ‘Arrange a test if you’re an essential worker’ section. ‘Drive-through regional testing sites’ has been changed to ‘drive-through and walk-through test sites’ in the ‘Test sites’ section.
Estimates looking across personal and economic well-being covering the period from April to May 2020, to understand the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on people and households in Great Britain. We have narrowed the reference period to just two months to focus the analysis directly on changes over the lockdown period.
This release provides initial data from the COVID-19 Infection Survey. This survey is being delivered in partnership with the University of Oxford, the University of Manchester and Public Health England.
New experimental data on the UK economy detailing the impact on businesses from the coronavirus (COVID-19). Data is from the Business Impact of Coronavirus Survey; a 2-weekly survey designed to estimate the impact over the previous 2 weeks and the expectations for the following 2 weeks.
Experimental statistics for weeks 1 and 2 of NHS test and trace contact tracing in England.
Stay at home guidance for households with possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection. Added easy-read guide.
Key allies met and agreed joint action to tackle emerging security threats during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. At the meeting of Home Affairs, Interior and Security Ministers from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and the US, they discussed a range of threats including the increased risk of online child sexual abuse, disinformation and hostile state activity.
National COVID-19 surveillance reports, including weekly summary of findings monitored through various COVID-19 surveillance systems.
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.
The latest number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and risk level in the UK.
The government has announced the next phase of development in building an app that supports the end-to-end NHS Test and Trace service.
Guidance for settings managing children and young people with complex special educational needs and disability (SEND) during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Advice about how to look after your wellbeing and mental health if you cannot return to the UK during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Governance Advice & Updates
36 charity sector leaders have signed a joint statement on the problem of race inequality in society and our sector, and the impact this has on our staff, our volunteers and the communities we are here to serve.
Systemic racism and discrimination in the UK directly and indirectly leads to poorer life chances, deeper health inequalities and greater risks being carried within BAME communities, and those challenges are exacerbated when our sector fails to address its own problems of race inequality.
The Directory of Social Change CEO Debra Allcock Tyler has responded to Voice for Change England and Acevo’s report ‘Home Truths: undoing racism and delivering real diversity in the charity sector’ examining white privilege and how to bring about real change.
Tools and techniques for problem-solving and decision-making - Thursday 2nd July
Effective problem-solving saves time and money, supports organisational learning and development, reduces stress and supports effective working relationships. Einstein said, “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking that created them.” So, we have to be a bit more creative in our thinking and look at problems in new ways.
Moving into fundraising - Thursday 6 August
On this course you will spend time learning how an effective fundraiser works. You will look at current fundraising opportunities and how you can make sure that your charity is fundraising from areas that return the most investment. You will then apply your learnings to create a fundraising strategy for your own charity.
NatWest Social and Community Capital are launching a £1m Coronavirus Response Fund on Monday 22 June. Grants of between £5,000 and £50,000 will be available to organisations across the UK that employ people from vulnerable or disadvantaged groups. Applications will open through NatWest’s websites at 9am on Monday 22 June and the fund will stay open for at least one week.
In recognition of the fact that the homeless are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19 because of increased likelihood of underlying health conditions and less access to basic sanitation, the Morrisons Foundation Trustees have pledged £500,000 towards its Homeless Support Fund. Registered charities that serve the homeless through outreach and support; delivery of services in hostels and shelters; and/ or the provision of information and advice can apply for grants to a maximum of £10,000. Applications are being considered on a weekly basis until the £500,000 emergency fund is depleted. After this, homeless charities are still welcome to submit applications for support under the established grant funding process.
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