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.
This release will provide a descriptive overview of deaths related to coronavirus (COVID-19) among people identifying by religion group, ethnic group and disability status. It will contain death counts, age-standardised rates and odds ratios by age and sex for religion groups, ethnic groups and those restricted or not restricted in daily activites.
An update from the CMOs for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland on the alert level in the UK.
Government has published a code of practice to encourage commercial tenants and landlords to work together to protect viable businesses.
Actions for local authorities and social care providers following a coronavirus (COVID-19) related death of an employee or volunteer in adult social care.
The Environment Agency’s priority is to protect people and the environment, and to support those we regulate during the coronavirus pandemic.
How to protect care home residents and staff during the coronavirus outbreak. This document has been updated throughout in line with the care homes support package announced on 15 May and the latest advice on testing, and infection prevention and control. The changes are set out in full in the document.
Letter from the Minister of Housing setting out the measures that are in place to support social housing residents during the next phase towards reopening society. Added easy read version of the letter.
A framework for how adult social care employers should assess and reduce risk to their workforce during the coronavirus pandemic.
The health minister’s letter thanks directors of public health and their teams for their response to COVID-19 so far.
The latest reproduction number (R) and growth rate of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the UK. The R number range for the UK is 0.7-0.9 and the growth rate range is -4% to -2% as of 19 June 2020.
National COVID-19 surveillance reports, including weekly summary of findings monitored through various COVID-19 surveillance systems.
Claim for 80% of your employee’s wages plus any employer National Insurance and pension contributions, if you have put them on furlough because of coronavirus (COVID-19). Added information about exceptions for military reservists or if claiming for more than 100 employees..
The national and global response to the spread of COVID-19 continues to develop quickly and our collective knowledge of the virus is growing by the second. Now updated the list of evidence provided to SAGE with 38 new papers.
Governance Advice & Updates
A report published by the Chartered Institute of Fundraising shows that charities are expecting a reduction of 24% to their total income for the year - a total loss of £12.4bn if applied to the sector as a whole.
NCVO have refreshed two key sections of our coronavirus guidance to reflect the latest advice:
Contingency planning and financial implications
Supporting staff, volunteers and beneficiaries to stay safe
Financial management and accessing government funding
Financial management during covid-19 – top tips and scenario planning
Assessing health and safety risk in uncertain times
How to involve and safeguard volunteers during coronavirus
Involving volunteers during the pandemic – what you need to know
Governing during a pandemic: What are the key things trustees need to be focused on?
The National Activity Providers Association are holding an online Charity Benefit Concert to support the helpline they have set up to support activity staff (and others) in care homes. The concert will take place on 3rd July 2020 online at 7pm with all donations/proceeds going to NAPA.
Details of the £7.6 million Vulnerable Children National Charities Strategic Relief Fund and how to apply. Added ‘The Vulnerable Children National Charities Strategic Relief Fund: clarification document’ and an updated version of the application form.
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Links: The Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire Council For Voluntary Service and Action Limited
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Chesterfield, S40 1NU
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