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
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.
COVID-19: Guidance for the safe use of multi-purpose community facilities
Guidance for those managing community centres, village halls and other community facilities on safely re-opening multi-purpose buildings. Updated to reflect guidance on new local COVID alert levels.
COVID-19: Guidance for managing playgrounds and outdoor gyms
Guidance for owners and operators of playgrounds and outdoor gyms to enable their use while minimising the transmission risk of coronavirus (COVID-19). Updated to reflect guidance on new local COVID alert levels
COVID-19: Guidance for managing beaches, the countryside and coastal areas
Guidance for the owners and operators of beach, countryside and coastal destinations during COVID-19. Updated to reflect guidance on new local COVID alert levels
Local COVID Alert Level Posters
A series of graphical posters displaying information about the Local COVID Alert Level.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Office of the Public Guardian response
This page provides guidance on how OPG is responding to the coronavirus outbreak. It will be updated when new information is available.
How to register an EPA during the coronavirus outbreak
If you need to register an EPA now, you can still do so while observing government guidance on social distancing, self-isolating and shielding.
New hotline launched to report COVID fraudsters
A new hotline has been launched to stop fraudsters illegally targeting COVID stimulus schemes.
Remote education webinars
How to access school-led webinars on remote education to help share good practice. Added links to primary and secondary webinars for school leaders and teachers.
Making and registering an LPA during the coronavirus outbreak
If you want to make an LPA now, you can still do so while observing government guidance on social distancing, self-isolating and shielding.
An overview of national surveillance programmes to understand how COVID-19 is present and affecting the wider population.
Safe working in education, childcare and children’s social care
Preventing and controlling infection, including the use of PPE, in education, childcare and children’s social care settings during the coronavirus outbreak. Updated to include new guidance on the test and trace process, social care visits, shielding, staff who have been in close contact with a positive case and the use of face coverings.
Going to a court or tribunal during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
Use this guide if you’ve been asked to attend a hearing in person at a court or tribunal during the coronavirus outbreak.
Clinically extremely vulnerable receive updated advice tailored to local COVID alert levels
Clinically extremely vulnerable people in England will receive new guidance to help them reduce their risk from coronavirus, tailored to where they live.
National flu and COVID-19 surveillance reports
National influenza and COVID-19 report, monitoring COVID-19 activity, seasonal flu and other seasonal respiratory illnesses. Slide added to surveillance graphs.
In Kind Direct October speaker series
In Kind Direct's speaker series, taking place on Wednesday 21 October, explores the impact this year is expected to have on Christmas and the support available to your organisation during this time including practical advice and tips on what you can do to make a difference.
Hundreds of arts organisations to receive share of £257m in emergency funds
Almost 1,400 arts and cultural organisations will receive a share of £257m in emergency grants from the government to help them weather the coronavirus crisis as reported by Third Sector. It is hoped the money will allow performances to restart, venues to plan for reopening, help protect jobs and create opportunities for freelancers. Further funding is expected to be announced in the coming weeks.
Self Care for the Real World - try some online yoga
Thursday 15th October 2020 from 4-5pm
£5.00 for SCC Members, £10.00 for non members
To follow up from Mental Health Day on the 10th and to support Work - Life Balance Week, SCC have joined up with TriYoga to offer a session on self care in the real world.
This online ypga session will help identify some of the techniques of managing the stress of running a small charity.
The London-based sisters and wellness gurus have been in the business of caring for others for decades. They each approach the issue of nourishing body and mind from different disciplines; Nadia is an expert yoga instructor and Katia focuses on food and massage. Together they published their first book, Self-Care for the Real World.
They will be guiding you through this workshop with simple tips and tricks, from mindfulness to yoga, to help your mental health and wellbeing.
The Asian Association of Chesterfield & North Derbyshire
Congratulations to The Asian Association of Chesterfield & North Derbyshire for being awarded two grants. One from The Coalfields Food Insecurity Response Fund for their Saffron Kitchen: Community Meals Service. Secondly they also received a grant from the Discretionary grants for local businesses from Chesterfield Borough Council.
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Chesterfield, S40 1NU
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