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 -
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.
Allocations confirmed for individual councils from the £1 billion of additional support announced by the Prime Minister earlier this month.
New data suggests long COVID affects around 10% of 18 to 49 year olds who become unwell with COVID-19.
Find out how to make your workplace COVID-secure. Performing arts – Updated guidance on staging and capacity (section 3.2)
South Yorkshire will move from local COVID alert level high to very high from 00.01 on Saturday 24 October.
Data slides for South Yorkshire.
Information on COVID-19 including epidemiology, virology and clinical features. Updated global case numbers.
What all schools will need to do during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak from the start of the autumn term. Updated information on Prevention, Other considerations (system of controls), Response to any infection, Pupils travelling from abroad, Attendance, Workforce, Safeguarding, School uniform, Wraparound provision and extra-curricular activity, Behaviour expectations, Hospital schools and Contingency planning for outbreaks.
What childcare services early years settings, childminders and local authorities need to provide during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. On 16 October 2020 – amended information on local COVID alert levels and tiers of restriction (section 3), staff who are clinically extremely vulnerable (section 3), children who are shielding (section 4) and informal childcare (section 5).
List of participants of SAGE and related sub-groups. A new Ethnicity Subgroup has been added along with its participants.
Governance Advice & Updates
The MP says larger charities have a big role to play in supporting local infrastructure in a way that does not exclude smaller organisations. Third Sector have reported that the wide-ranging review, published last month, made 20 suggestions, including that the government should make £500m from the National Fund charity available as emergency funds to support the voluntary sector and create a longer-term £2bn endowment to support disadvantaged communities.
Helen Stephenson, chief executive of the regulator, told MPs yesterday that safeguarding should be a “number one priority” for global development organisations, and that charities should face consequences if they fail to protect beneficiaries from harm. Civil Society further reported Stephenson said: “I think, particularly for charities working internationally, that if charities cannot keep people safe then they should not be in receipt of overseas aid. It is that fundamental to me.”
Wages can be complex and different elements of pay affect the National Minimum Wage differently. Misunderstanding of what can be included in minimum wage calculations is a common cause of underpayment – even amongst employers who think they are paying minimum wage rates or above.
HMRC is offering two live webinars covering elements of pay that cause the most confusion to employers.
Friday, October 23, 2020 from 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Managing the risk of fraud should be a priority for every small charity but knowing how and where to start can be confusing. Join us for this 90 minute introductory session where we will look at:
This session includes plenty of opportunities to ask questions and share experiences. It will be of interest to staff and trustees of small charities who want to know more about preventing fraud.
This session is presented as part of charity fraud awareness week 2020 and is for SCC Members only.
You can become a member for free here - https://www.smallcharities.org.uk/join-us
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