The Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire Council for Voluntary Service and Action Limited
Date: 3rd July 2020
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.
We will keep you updated as we receive more information.
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.
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Do you want the opportunity to work for a successful, dynamic and innovative organisation that champions the work and changing needs of the health related Voluntary and Community Sector in Derbyshire?
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Derbyshire Voluntary Action is an independent charity and specialist infrastructure organisation for the health and social care voluntary and community sector.
COMMuniTY CHESTERFIELD is an exciting 3-year initiative, which is 18 months in and has already developed innovative opportunities for the University of Derby and Chesterfield’s Voluntary and Community Sector to work collaboratively together in ways that will strengthen Chesterfield communities.
We are seeking to recruit a maternity cover Project Manager to lead the COMMuniTY CHESTERFIELD team, over the next nine months building on the current achievements and developing the project further.
Project Manager (Maternity Leave)
30 hours per week – 0.8 FTE
£29,909 FTE + 5% pension contribution
Will guide the project further, building on current achievements, exploring new opportunities, building and maintaining new and existing relationships with the University of Derby and the Community Groups. Will head up an extremely collaborative and passionate team of three. The role will also have an eye to the future and work with colleagues on funding to see the project continue beyond its current funding period.
Closing date for applications: Sunday 26th July 2020
Interview date: provisional date 11 August 2020
For an application pack please call 01246 555908 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Application forms are also available on our website: https://dva.org.uk/job-vacancies/
News from Derbyshire County Council
Some libraries across Derbyshire are to begin reopening from next week with several temporary changes in place to keep customers and staff safe.
Alterations to town centre layouts have taken place across the county after the government asked councils to make them safe for shoppers.
We are appealing for more foster carers to join our team as lockdown measures start to ease.
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Derbyshire COVID-19 Outbreak Management Plan
Derbyshire County Council’s Public Health Department is launching the local outbreak response plan with the aim to protect the health of local residents and supporting workplaces to help them stay COVID-19 free. By working in partnership with Public Health England and the NHS Test and Trace Service this will be a central part of the governments COVID-19 recovery strategy by responding to any positive cases as quickly as possible. This initiative is designed to support businesses and economic recovery by; providing testing for anyone with symptoms of coronavirus; stop the onward spread of the virus in the workplace and wider society and allowing the nation to return to normal as quickly and safely as possible.
The summary local outbreak plan for Derbyshire and supporting communications plan is now live and available at the link below:
Victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence across Derbyshire will have access to increased support as part of an emergency funding package in response to the coronavirus.
Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa has allocated £439,275 in grants to charities and non-profit organisations which are safeguarding victims of violence and supporting their emotional recovery during the pandemic.
The Commissioner received the maximum allocation of funding the Ministry of Justice which is investing £750m nationally as part of the response to soaring demand levels during Covid-19.
Derbyshire has been allocated £236,882 for domestic abuse services already commissioned by the PCC, £74,196 for sexual violence services already commissioned by the PCC and £128,197 for domestic abuse services not currently commissioned by the PCC.
The funding has been shared between a host of charities and non-profit organisations across the county, helping them to meet the increased cost of adapting services according to social distancing rules, increased staffing and an expansion of safe accommodation for desperate victims and their families.
In announcing the funding, Mr Dhindsa said: "This is a huge victory for victims of crime and should encourage anybody suffering at the hands of an abuser to step forward and seek help because there are people trained and ready to help.
"I've been able to secure the maximum amount of funding from the MoJ and there is no doubt that it is desperately needed. Covid-19 has increased the risk and vulnerability of so many victims and survivors of violence and it is vital we expand capacity to ensure everyone who needs help or protection receives it.
"We have excellent working relationships with service providers and have been able to establish swiftly where critical funding and additional resources are needed to meet demand pressures.
"Many victims of violence will be accessing help for the first time as a result of the lockdown and this funding will ensure we can support their recovery throughout Covid-19 and beyond with specialist resources.
"It's important now to take stock of demand trends and prepare beyond the present as the pressure for help is unlikely to diminish in the months ahead."
For detail of victim services in Derbyshire visit the Core website www.core-derbyshire.com
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CASH SEIZED FROM LOAN SHARKS TO FUND COMMUNITY PROJECTS
The England Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT) is cracking down on loan sharks across the country and stripping them of their ill-gotten gains under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) legislation.The Stop Loan Sharks Community Fund is open again for bids from charities, voluntary organisations and community groups involved in activities that have a positive impact on their communities. The Fund is made up of money seized from convicted loan sharks, which is made available to groups through a bidding process and grants are awarded to successful applicants.
Each group will be able to apply for grants of up to £5,000 and will have to demonstrate the positive impact their project would have on their community. Applicants will also have to demonstrate how their project contributes to delivering the IMLT’s priorities which include raising awareness of the dangers of loan sharks; promoting the work of the IMLT in communities and encourage reporting of loan sharks.
The closing date for applications is 31st August 2020
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