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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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. Thanks to a campaign by Toby Perkins MP, Chesterfield residents can now access tests at the Proact Stadium on the national portal.
A series of documents and updates regarding the 2014 to 2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Programme and the response to COVID-19.
Advice and guidance to help parents and carers to keep children safe online during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. New information on apps to help children stay safe online.
10,000 residents and staff across over 100 care homes will be given coronavirus tests as part of a new surveillance study.
If you’re an employer, find out if you can use the Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme to claim back employees’ coronavirus-related Statutory Sick Pay (SSP). Information about employees who have transferred under the TUPE regulations has been added.
Guidance for schools and local authorities on providing vouchers to support pupils eligible for free school meals over the summer holiday period during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
A response by the government to the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee’s report on protecting rough sleepers and renters.
More pubs, restaurants and cafes will be able to serve customers outdoors in plans announced by the government.
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 25 June 2020.
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.
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.
Advice and information on how to look after your mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Updated guidance to reflect the latest social distancing measures.
Advice for parents and carers on looking after the mental health and wellbeing of children or young people during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Updated guidance to reflect the latest social distancing measures.
Guidance for further education (FE) providers on maintaining education and skills training, changes to funding arrangements, data collections and assessment.
Driving lessons and theory tests will restart on Saturday 4 July 2020 in England, and car driving tests will restart from Wednesday 22 July 2020.
British High Commissioner Laura Clarke ponders the changes that COVID-19 has brought to the world and if it has destoryed globalisation.
How the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) puts together the contact tracing data in its weekly reports. Added new 2 new sections on testing, and new sections on ‘Number of people providing details of one or more recent close contacts’ and ‘Notes on interpreting against other statistics’.
The latest number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the UK. As of 9am on 25 June, there have been 8,710,292 tests, with 167,023 tests on 24 June. 307,980 people have tested positive.
As of 5pm on 24 June, of those tested positive for coronavirus in the UK, across all settings, 43,230 have died.
National COVID-19 surveillance reports, including weekly summary of findings monitored through various COVID-19 surveillance systems. Added week 26 report, infographic and data table.
Governance Advice & Updates
The DSC have received strong indications from multiple different sources that Ministers are unnecessarily slowing down the distribution of the Coronavirus Community Support Fund for small charities.
To try to shed some light on the process they have submitted a Freedom of Information request to the National Lottery Community Fund about the Coronavirus Community Support Fund.
You can read the FOI request below:
An alliance, led by CAF, the IoF, the Charity Finance Group and the Charity Tax Group, plus a number of charities is asking the government to increase the effective amount of Gift Aid that charities receive to 33 percent from 25 percent for the next two years, which could boost sector finances by £450m.
The Charity Commission has written to all large charities warning of the importance of 'transparent and accountable governance'. The Commission says this is particularly important during COVID-19.
The number of people from disadvantaged backgrounds starting apprenticeships has fallen by more than a third, according to the Social Mobility Commission.
Today the Office for Veterans’ Affairs (OVA) and the MOD have announced that 100 Armed Forces charities will benefit from nearly £6million of extra funding to support serving personnel, veterans and their families during the coronavirus pandemic.
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