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.
£27 million has been announced for mental health charity Think Ahead to expand their mental health social work graduate programme.
Jobs that qualify for exemptions from self-isolation or passenger locator form requirements.
Across the UK people are playing their part and providing essential support to their friends and family who are in isolation. Changes to face coverings regs and workplace guidance.
Our approach to school and college accountability, performance tables and data during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Added link to how the Regional Schools Commissioners will make decisions without summer 2020 data.
Guidance for those working in care homes providing information on how to work safely during this period of sustained transmission of COVID-19. Updated guidance, providing more information on types of gloves.
List of critical workers (key workers) who can send their children to school or other educational settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Updated information to reflect that all pupils can now return to education full-time and that further information has been published about possible local interventions.
From today, people in England will be required by law to self-isolate if they test positive or are contacted by NHS Test and Trace. Removed information that said that a UK-wide scheme for self-isolation payment being explored would be delivered through local authorities.
The UK’s International Ambassador for Human Rights, Rita French, delivered this statement on behalf of the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada.
The latest information for farmers, landowners and rural businesses during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Read this page for regular updates. Update to bank helpline opening hours: Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm.
GAD has published the results of its survey into how public sector organisations are managing their commercial insurance risks, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Find out how to make your workplace COVID-secure. Heritage locations – Updated guidance on thinking about risk (section 1), keeping your customers, visitors and contractors safe (section 2), who should go to work (section 3) and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and face coverings (section 6).
Guidance on the management of staff, patients and residents who have been exposed to COVID-19. Updated the exemption of PCR retesting period from 6 weeks to 90 days.
Guidance for people who are providing unpaid care to adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Replaced links to social distancing guidance and easy-read counterpart with updated guidance on staying alert and safe, coronavirus outbreak FAQs and guidance on meeting with others safely.
Protective measures for providers of community activities, holiday or after-school clubs, tuition and other out-of-school settings offering provision to children during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Updated to remove out of date summer references, added a section of links to venue-specific guidance and updated Test and Trace section to reflect launch of the NHS COVID-19 app.
Data about the characteristics of people testing positive for COVID-19 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.
Governance Advice & Updates
Financial governance for Trustees - Thursday 1 October
Introduction to Corporate Fundraising – Monday 5 October
Moving into Fundraising – Wednesday 7 October
Mastering Time Management - Wednesday 7 October
Tools and Techniques for Problem-Solving & Decision Making - Thursday 8 October
Duties of a Company Secretary - Thursday 8 October
Creating an organisational strategy: practical, engaging and inspiring - Monday 12 October
Managing for Managers - Tuesday-Thursday 13-15 October (Face to face)
Proposal Writing for Beginners - Thursday 15 October
Income Diversification - Friday 16 October
Support and Supervision of Staff - Tuesday 20 October
Essentials of Individual Giving - Wednesday 21 October
Finance for Non-Finance Managers - Thursday 22 October
Communications and Branding - Thursday 22 October
Proposal Writing: Developing your Skills - Thursday 22 October
Moving into Management - Thursday 22 October
Fundraising with Digital Marketing - Friday 23 October
Lone working - Wednesday 28 October
Emotional Intelligence for Managers and Leaders - Thursday 29 October
Male charity chief executives remain considerably more likely than their female counterparts to be paid more, lead larger organisations, receive an appraisal and get feedback from their chair, Acevo’s Pay and Equalities Survey 2020 shows. It also shows that women are more likely to lead small charities, while men dominate the larger ones.
Just 54% of the public have given to charity in the past 3 months, a 15 percentage-point drop from January alone, and the lowest level of giving research group nfpSynergy has ever recorded.
The research in August found the public are more concerned about the financial impact of COVID-19 on small businesses, hotels and tourism, pubs and restaurants, than charities. They are, however, more concerned about charities than airlines or banks.
Back in June the Prime Minister asked MP Danny Kruger to come up with proposals for how community action seen during lockdown could be maintained and boosted. Last week his 'Levelling Up' report was launched, including some very important elements aligned with ideas that the #NeverMoreNeeded campaign has been calling for, including:
Although the report is called ‘Levelling Up’ it doesn’t say much about equality and human rights, or communities that are systematically marginalised or neglected and how they can access power or shape their own solutions.
It's also left DSC Director of Policy Jay Kennedy, who is sure he has seen lots of the proposals before, with 'a profound sense of meta-policy-deja-vu’.
"2020 is a year unlike any other....it has led to a reawakening and collision of worlds in terms of my identity, my professional work and how both of those elements of my personality are communicated in my everyday walk." Peter Cunnision, Manager West Midlands at Lloyds Bank Foundation, reflects on race and identity in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and Black Lives Matter movement.
In NCVO’s governance round-up for charity trustees this month:
The Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust is accelerating its annual Hospice Fund programme, in recognition of the additional pressures many hospices are experiencing due to COVID-19. One-off grants of up to £5,000 are available to support hospices’ core costs. Applications are only accepted from hospices that are UK-registered charities and are members of either Hospice UK or Together for Short Lives.
The Armed Forces Covenant Fund has launched the second round of its ‘Force for Change’ programme, which is designed to support local Armed Forces communities as they address the needs that have arisen as a result of the Coronavirus crisis. Grants of up to £20,000 are available for projects that help to reduce social isolation.
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