The Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire Council for Voluntary Service and Action Limited

 

 
 

Date:  26/08/2020

                             Issue: 94

 

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.

Please note that the staff will be working from home and can be contacted on the details below during our usual office hours 10:00am-4:00pm Monday to Friday. Our email address info@linkscvs.org.uk will still be monitored as normal.

Sandra Pink (Advice & Project Manager) – Email: sandra.pink@linkscvs.org.uk Mobile: 07889 726846..
Jon Wynn (Administration & Information Worker) – Email: jon.wynn@linkscvs.org.uk Mobile: 07493 209255
Martin Conlan (ICT Support Worker) – Email: martin.conlan@linkscvs.org.uk
Sushri Wells (Freelance BME Engagement Co-ordinator) – Email: sushri@btinternet.com Mobile: 07876 617050 (For BME Engagement Forum Enquiries)
James Lee (Chief Executive) – Email: james.lee@linkscvs.org.uk


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. 

However, there are still people needing help, mainly for shopping, collecting prescriptions, someone to talk to; and they could be your neighbours. 

Are you doing this in your local area or do you know of any people who have got together and are offering neighbourly support to people in need?

We would be grateful if you could complete this survey so that you can be added to the list of help in Chesterfield & North East Derbyshire.

Link to survey here - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NRRNR9G


Chesterfield COVID-19 support directory

Comprehensive directory providing details such as:

  • national and local resources
  • support on how to stay active as well as health and wellbeing information
  • where to get home food deliveries as well as emergency food provision
  • personal and business financial support and guidance
  • resources for children and parents

The directory can be accessed here - http://ow.ly/Nqir50zjdrz

Please use the contact link at the top of the page to suggest corrections or contributions to the information in the directory, making sure you select ‘other.’


Below you can find a range of sources for advice and guidance on the Coronavirus Covid-19 outbreak for individuals and organisations.  These websites are updated regularly so to ensure you have most updated guidelines please check them frequently. Please forward this on to anyone you think may find this helpful.

Included in this bulletin:

Government Updates

Claim for wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Unity and division in Great Britain

Leaving hospital to go to another place of care: patient leaflet

Hospital discharge: leaflet for patients when they enter hospital

Leaving hospital to go home: patient leaflet

Coronavirus and occupational switching: January to June 2020

Over 64 million meals claimed for as Eat Out to Help Out enters fourth week

Overview of adult social care guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19)

Face coverings in education

HMRC coronavirus (COVID-19) statistics

Governance Advice & Updates

Care Quality Commission - August Newsletter

Volunteering in Strange Times

Managing Without Profit

Funding News

Scops Arts Trust

The Masonic Charitable Foundation - Later Life Inclusion & Children and Young People Grants Programmes

Public Health England - Reproductive Health, Sexual Health and HIV Innovation Fund

More Than A Pub

Government Updates


Claim for wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Claim for 80% of your employee’s wages plus any employer National Insurance and pension contributions, if you have put them on furlough or flexible furlough because of coronavirus (COVID-19). ‘What you’ll need section’ updated to tell employers using the template for 100 or more employees that it may be rejected if the information provided is not given in the right format.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-for-wages-through-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme 


Unity and division in Great Britain

The effect of the coronavirus pandemic on perceptions of unity and division in Great Britain. Includes an assessment of unity and division over time and across numerous socioeconomic divides, such as age, sex, income, and perceptions of community.

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/unity-and-division-in-great-britain 


Leaving hospital to go to another place of care: patient leaflet

Leaflet given to patients before they are discharged to another place of care. Added translations and accessible versions of leaflets.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/leaving-hospital-to-go-to-another-place-of-care-patient-leaflet


Hospital discharge: leaflet for patients when they enter hospital

Leaflet given to patients when they are admitted to hospital to prepare them for discharge. Added translations and accessible versions of leaflets.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/hospital-discharge-leaflet-for-patients-when-they-enter-hospital 


Leaving hospital to go home: patient leaflet

Leaflet given to patients before they’re discharged to their usual place of residence. Added translations and accessible version of leaflet.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/leaving-hospital-to-go-home-patient-leaflet 


Coronavirus and occupational switching: January to June 2020

This article aims to look at the occupation switches across the labour market, focusing at the different demographics and the individual characteristics of the job movers, such as sex, age and qualifications.Using the LFS data from Quarter 4 (Oct to Dec) 2019 up to Quarter 2 (Apr to June) 2020, we aim to understand the impact of coronavirus on the job changes in the economy, also exploring the analysis from the industry angle. Aiming to understand which industries have seen changes in their workforce.

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/coronavirus-and-occupational-switching-january-to-june-2020 


Over 64 million meals claimed for as Eat Out to Help Out enters fourth week

More than 64 million meals have been enjoyed by diners across the country since the launch of the government’s Eat Out to Help Out discount scheme.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/over-64-million-meals-claimed-for-as-eat-out-to-help-out-enters-fourth-week 


Overview of adult social care guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19)

Information for adult social care providers on COVID-19 guidance and support.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/overview-of-adult-social-care-guidance-on-coronavirus-covid-19 


Face coverings in education

Guidance on the use of face coverings for schools and other education institutions that teach people in Years 7 and above in England.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/face-coverings-in-education


HMRC coronavirus (COVID-19) statistics

HMRC data about the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme, and the VAT payments deferral scheme. Published updated weekly data (up to end of Sunday 23 August) for the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme.

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/hmrc-coronavirus-covid-19-statistics 


Governance Advice & Updates


Care Quality Commission - August Newsletter

The monthly newsletter from CQC for everyone interested in health and social care.

This edition includes:

  • How health and social care providers are working together
  • Finding out about patient experiences during the pandemic
  • Job vacancies
  • And more

https://linkscvs.org.uk/sites/default/files/CareQuality%20Newsletter.pdf 


Volunteering in Strange Times

The Covid-19 pandemic has shaken the world of volunteering, raising fundamental questions about how we volunteer to help each other and how we organise and support volunteers, Mike Locke writes in his latest article for DSC.

https://www.dsc.org.uk/content/volunteering-in-strange-times-more-questions-than-answers/ 


Managing Without Profit

Lead your organisation more effectively, govern it with greater energy and manage it with enhanced efficiency with this fully revised guide for civil society organisations by your side. 

The quintessential and trusted compendium offers wise counsel on every page, covering issues you’re likely to face as you drive your organisation forward.

Voted Number 2 on the Guardian list of ‘Five must-reads for charity workers’, this book has been described by sector leaders as ‘First port of call for help with governance and management issues if we are stuck or need more information.’ Use the code MWP30 to get 30% off.

https://www.dsc.org.uk/publication/managing-without-profit 


Funding News


Scops Arts Trust - Urgent Deadline: 28th August 2020

The Trust was established last year thanks to an endowment from the late Tony Wingate. As a small trust which awards a limited number of grants each year, its aim is to contribute towards the positive impact which the arts, particularly the performing arts, can make on people’s lives.

The Trust’s current areas of interest include:

  • Improve the provision and quality of music education in schools.
  • Engage children and young people in music outside of school.
  • Widen access to the arts for everyone, regardless of any disadvantage they face because of their health, financial or social circumstances.
  • Reach audiences in parts of the country where arts events are not usually found.

Grants range from £2,000 to £30,000.

https://www.scopsartstrust.org.uk/ 


The Masonic Charitable Foundation - Later Life Inclusion & Children and Young People Grants Programmes - Urgent Deadline: 31st August 2020

The Masonic Charitable Foundation offer several grants programme which is open to local and national charities that are working to reduce loneliness and isolation in later life.

Charities can apply for a small or large grant, depending on their income. Grants are available for core costs.

There are two scales - small grants from £500 to £15,000 and large grants up to £60,000.

https://mcf.org.uk/get-support/grants-to-charities/ 


Public Health England - Reproductive Health, Sexual Health and HIV Innovation Fund - Deadline: 18th September 2020

Grants are available to voluntary non-profit sector organisations for new and innovative projects across sexual health, reproductive health and HIV, with particular interest in projects that focus on Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities. Grants of between £25,000 and £75,000 are available for projects of up to 12 months.

https://www.phe-events.org.uk/hpa/frontend/reg/thome.csp 


More Than A Pub

Funded by Power to Change and delivered by the national charity the Plunkett Foundation, the ‘More than a Pub’ programme has been relaunched with £2.2 million in funding to support communities in both rural and urban areas across England to help them save their local pub.

According to the Plunkett Foundation, the re-opening could not have come at a more critical time as pubs face the challenge of attracting customers back after months of limited activity or closure. The programme offers a wide range of support including:

  • Adviser support (in-person and remotely)
  • Monthly Zoom meetings, study visits, online events, webinars and other resources
  • Bursaries of up to £2,500 for feasibility costs
  • A combined finance package of up to £100,000 (half loan and half grant) towards capital costs.

https://plunkett.co.uk/more-than-a-pub/ 

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