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..
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 -
You can view responses to this survey via the following link:
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.
Six months since coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown measures were introduced in the UK, this article examines our attitudes towards the pandemic, and how these have changed, using responses to weekly Opinions and Lifestyle Survey. As well as quantitative data, this article includes people’s experiences of lockdown in their own words.
This page explains when to wear a face covering, exemptions from wearing one, and how to make your own face covering. Changes have been made to the following sections: ‘When to wear a face covering’, ‘Enforcement measures for failing to comply with this law’, ‘When you do not need to wear a face covering’ and ‘Face coverings at work’.
The Taking Part Survey has run since 2005 and is the key evidence source for DCMS. Data tables for Charitable Giving and Volunteering estimated have now been added.
Guidance for schools and local authorities on school meals arrangements during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Added link to guidance on free school meals from the Lead Association for Catering in Education.
Details the coronavirus (COVID-19) catch-up premium provisional allocation tables and conditions of grant for the academic year 2020 to 2021
Advice on how you can help reduce the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19). Added easy read version.
Details on a range of opportunities to gain new skills, undertake work placements, additional learning and career development support. Updated document to explain that the virtual work experience opportunity is unavailable until further notice.
An overview of the NHS Test and Trace service, including what happens if you test positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) or have had close contact with someone who has tested positive.
Stay at home guidance for households with possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection. Updated to include new legal requirements for self-isolation due to come into effect on 28 September 2020.
Privacy notice and data protection impact assessment for the NHS COVID-19 mobile app. Added new and updated privacy notices for national launch of the app, including an updated data protection impact assessment.
Walking, cycling, and travelling in vehicles or on public transport during the coronavirus outbreak. Fines for not wearing a face covering on public transport or in enclosed areas of transport hubs have increased.
NHS COVID-19 app launches to help control coronavirus (COVID-19) transmission.
Governance Advice & Updates
Mothertongue, the multi-ethnic counselling service, has set up the Pásalo Project, a free online resource to help people understand the Social Response Cycle. The website aims to help people who are concerned about social justice to build their confidence to take socially responsive action when they identify a need. Although the action is therapeutically framed, the principles and ethics apply broadly to all initiatives which involve people.
The Community Business Mutual Aid group is run by and for community-led businesses in the UK. It is about solidarity, inspiration and practical peer support during COVID-19 and beyond.
This month will be focused on co-operative and mutual finance & exchange. As usual, there will be a choice of break out rooms, each hosted by community businesses and focused on a particular topic. Details are:
Room 1 - Neighbourhood Investment: Jess has recently been investigating the possibility of a large-scale and long-term neighbourhood investment fund for the White Rock area in Hastings. In this session she’ll summarise the findings so far and seek input, ideas and challenges from call participants. Host: Jess Steele, White Rock Neighbourhood Ventures, Hastings
Room 2 - The Wicked Spreadsheet: Looking to take over a building or a space in your community? This room will use a real life example of an empty doctors surgery in Coalville to discuss how a purchase model with a community share offer, and a capital partnership LLP framework model might work to help build a 'creative community hub’. The session with include using the Wicked Spreadsheet developed by TH!NK FC & C.A.N. (Cooperatives Assistance Network Ltd), to look at how both options affect the finances including the long term community wealth generating potential of each. Hosts: Deana Willdgoose, THINK FC, Chris Cook, The Institute of Strategy Resilience and Security, Mick McGrath, Locality
Room 3 - Beyond the Balance Sheet: Kindred is a new, innovative approach to building an inclusive economy in the Liverpool City region. The session will discuss the importance of people and social impact in community-led financing.. Host: Christine Spriggs, Kindred
Room 4 - TBC Host: Martin Lawson, Resonance
Room 5 - TBC Host: Daniel Oliver, Bath SetSquared
Room 6 - The Solidarity Room: A room with no fixed agenda-a space for peers from the CB network to chat and offload Host: Bindie Wood, Momentum Hackney
The break out rooms finish at approximately 12.30, at which point everyone gets back together for a whole group discussion in the Revolution Room, which finishes at 13.15.
Following the Prime Minister’s announcement of new rules for adults playing team sports indoors, we’ve pulled together answers to some of the key questions around what is and isn’t allowed.
With coronavirus (Covid-19) cases increasing, people aged 18 and over will need to adhere to the ‘rule of six’ if they’re playing team sports indoors – this means playing in a group of no more than six people.
Team sports that have already had guidance approved by the government for the safe playing of their sport can continue to use that guidance, provided they now limit the number of people aged 18 and over playing indoors to six.
Sport England have collated answers to some common questions (FAQs) on their website, but below is a summary of what can continue:
This week's announcements will also be difficult for elite sport, particularly the continued restrictions preventing crowds returning to sporting events, and they’re involved in conversations with the government and a number of sporting organisations about how they can help.
They are also supporting leisure operators in their conversations with the government about possible financial support.
24 September 2020 - 13:00-14:00
As the NHS recovers from the first wave of the covid-19 crisis, many organisations and health systems are not seeking to return to their pre-covid ways of working. Instead, they should use the recovery as an opportunity to transform. They are building on the changes brought about by the crisis to enhance patient care and lock-in operational improvements, while also managing the backlog of non-covid patients and building resilience for future covid waves.
This webinar will highlight positive elements of the covid-driven transformation while acknowledging that some new ways of working must be discontinued due to unsustainability or quality risks. The NHS needs to build resilience for a potential second wave, embedding the lessons learned into ways of working, business continuity plans, and future pandemic responses.
All the community businesses Power to Change invests in are invited to our Power Up! events. There you’ll find out how to maximise your relationship with Power to Change, and build connections with other community businesses across England. Join Power to Change online for an interactive, fun and inspiring session where you will have the chance to share your challenges, creative solutions and get advice from other Power to Change grantees who have faced and overcome similar hurdles in recent months.
The Trust welcomes applications of up to £500 from UK-based volunteering or community service projects, organised and run by people under 30 years old, which directly or indirectly respond to COVID-19. Applications must also align with Public Health England guidance on how to volunteer safely during the pandemic.
This fund from the D2N2 growth hub is open to social enterprises & can fund up to 35% of projects costing between £10,000 and £57,000:
The Business Investment Fund forms part of the D2N2 Growth Hub offer, which exists to help businesses find the support they need to grow and evolve. The Business Investment Fund allows the Growth Hub to offer direct support to SMEs to achieve their aspirations for growth. This fund will see a total of £6m of funding invested into the D2N2 economy between 2019 and 2022.
Community businesses! The Community Business Trade Up programme is coming your way real soon. It’s a FREE learning programme with a Trade Back grant of up to £10,000. It’ll give you the skills to grow your income from trading, have more impact and be sustainable.
Run by the School for Social Entrepreneurs with partners Power to Change we’re prioritising applications from communities hit hardest by Covid-19 including BAME-supporting organisations and those working in deprived areas.
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