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.
Theory tests are happening in England and Scotland. Updated the information about wearing a face covering, as you must now wear one in England, Scotland and Wales, unless you have a good reason not to.
If you’re an employer, find out if you can use the Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme to claim back employees’ coronavirus-related Statutory Sick Pay (SSP). Who can use the scheme has been updated so employers can ask for a ‘shielding note’ or a letter from their doctor or health authority advising them to shield because they’re at high risk of severe illness from coronavirus.
Find out how to make your workplace COVID-secure. Providers of grassroots sport and gym/leisure facilities – Updated guidance on keeping your customers and users of sports and gym/leisure facilities safe (section 2), social distancing (section 4), changing rooms and showers (section 6.4), and cars, accommodation and visits (section 8).
Privacy notice for NHS Test and Trace virus testing for all users of the service. Updated both the ‘Testing for coronavirus: privacy information – quick read’ and the ‘Testing for coronavirus: privacy information’ to reflect self-isolation dates not test results are shared with police forces.
How we’ve adapted the way we work to maintain our services for the public and protect the welfare of our employees. Link to Christmas and New Year opening times.
Information for shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable from COVID-19. Added updated easy-read guidance.
Nottinghamshire will move from local COVID alert level ‘high’ to ‘very high’ from 00.01 on Friday 30 October.
An overview of the largest diagnostic network in British history, including what happens after you submit your sample and how laboratories process your test.
Governance Advice & Updates
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The latest Covid-19 Charity Tracker Survey by third sector think tank Pro Bono Economics found that while 44 per cent of charities consider the festive season an important period for their annual income, a quarter expect Christmas donations to fall by more than 25 per cent this year, reported by Third Sector. You may need to be a member with Third Sector to read this article.
ITV news reported on statistics collected by Pro Bono Economics: 46% of charities expect their Christmas donations to fall; 23% are expected to make further job cuts; and 19% are expecting to have to reduce their Christmas services. Read the article and watch the short news clips here, which brings awareness to the support charities urgently need. #NeverMoreNeeded
Monday, November 2, 2020 from 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
The 19th Pro Bono Week will take place this year from the 2nd to 6th November 2020.
Pro Bono Week exists to recognise and support the voluntary contribution made by lawyers across the UK in giving free legal help to those in need. In this year of unprecedented challenges, for both the voluntary and legal sectors, pro bono legal help has never been more important.
The overarching theme of Pro Bono Week 2020 is “Pro bono: Through the pandemic and beyond“.
Join us to hear speakers from LawWorks and law firm Reed Smith to describe how Pro bono support from solicitors works and how it can help small charities in particular
Suitable for trustees, staff and volunteers of small charities
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