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..
Venues open after lockdown survey
Some groups are finding their meeting place is not big enough to allow social distancing. We would like to hear from venues who may be able to offer them alternative facilities.
Link to survey here -
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.
A new adult social care winter plan will aim to curb the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) infections in care settings throughout the winter months.
A&Es in 25 hospitals will receive a share of £150 million in funding to upgrade, reduce overcrowding and improve infection control ahead of winter.
Care providers will be given an extra £546 million to bolster infection control and help protect residents and staff throughout winter.
Sets out what further education (FE) providers need to know for the autumn term so that students of all ages can benefit from their education and training in full. Updated the section on managing confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) and what to do if a student is displaying symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19).
What all special schools and other specialist settings will need to do during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak from the start of the autumn term to support the return of children and young people with special education needs and disability (SEND). Updated the section on managing confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19).
What childcare services early years settings, childminders and local authorities need to provide during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Updated the section on managing confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) and what to do if a child is displaying symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19).
What all schools will need to do during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak from the start of the autumn term. Updated the section on managing confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) and what to do if a pupil is displaying symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Information about the government’s coronavirus antibody testing programme. Antibody tests are to check whether a person has had the virus. Removed link to antibody testing service and added that DHSC is working directly with organisations in the adult social care sector in order to offer tests.
Information about the number of coronavirus (COVID-19) tests booked or ordered by or for people aged under 20 from 1 August to 10 September.
NHS Test and Trace (England) and coronavirus testing (UK) statistics: 3 September to 9 September 2020 Experimental statistics for weeks 1 to 15 of NHS Test and Trace contact tracing in England and coronavirus testing (UK).
Find out how to make your workplace COVID-secure. Performing arts – Updated guidance on social gatherings of more than 6 people (sections 3.3 and 3.12) and mandatory test and trace requirements (sections 1.3).
Guidance for landlords and tenants in the private and social rented sectors to explain the possession action process in the county courts in England and Wales.
Guidance to enable the safe reopening of places of worship for a broader range of activities and includes a checklist for special religious services and gatherings. Updated guidance for the safe use of places of worship to incorporate changes in the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (England) (Amendment) (No. 4) Regulations 2020 which came into effect on 14 September 2020.
Information on coronavirus (COVID-19) for those leading a nomadic way of life.
List of countries, territories and regions from where you can travel to England and may not have to self-isolate. Singapore and Thailand to be added to the England travel corridor list at 4am Saturday 19 September 2020. Guadeloupe and Slovenia to be removed from the list at 4am Saturday 19 September.
Guidance on coronavirus testing, including who is eligible for a test and how to get tested.
This privacy notice describes how the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) will process personal data from venues and establishments to support contact tracing. Updated to reflect that the use of customer logs in designated venues to support NHS Test and Trace will be mandatory from 18 September 2020.
Early experimental data on the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on the UK economy and society. These faster indicators are created using rapid response surveys, novel data sources and experimental methods.
Governance Advice & Updates
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Understand what it means to be a charity trustee. Join Pothecary Witham Weld Solicitors for an overview of what it means to be a trustee, your roles and responsibilities and crucially they will explain what success looks like as a trustee. We will address the following important questions:
This session is suitable for those who are new to being a trustee, or those thinking of becoming a trustee.
30 September 2020 - 15:00-16:30
The COVID-19 pandemic has put a spotlight on the rights and needs of older persons. While everyone has been affected, evidence shows that older people are among those most at risk of complications from the disease, with fatality rates for those over 80 years of age five times the global average. They are also at greater risk of poverty, discrimination and isolation. Older persons have been hit particularly hard by the virus itself but it has been the failure to protect their rights in the response that has led to unnecessary deaths, unmet health and care needs, increased isolation, discrimination and stigma.
This webinar will:
The MSE Charity is funded by Money Saving Expert and gives grants to not for profit organisations that deliver activities which make a lasting impact on how people think, behave and manage their money.
The Charity holds two funding rounds each year, with a different theme for each round.
In response to the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Charity has modified some of the funding criteria for the September 2020 round but has kept the overarching theme the same as in previous years. The Charity will fund projects that focus on building financial capability skills for those who need it most, to support people recovering from the results of the pandemic and equip them to move forward.
The maximum grant is £7,500. The applications most likely to be successful are those that ask for funding for a specific activity cost rather than a general contribution to running costs or a much larger project. Organisations can include requests for up to £500 for IT equipment that is essential for the delivery of the project in their application.
Small to medium-sized non-profit organisations with a constitution can apply.
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