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.
A resource for those working in domiciliary care providing information on the use of personal protective equipment (PPE). Updated guidance on the use of gloves.
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 on use of gloves.
Information for councils in England on how to ensure those hosting local Remembrance events can do so safely. Added link to guidance on new national restrictions from 5 November.
Chesterfield Borough Council’s Remembrance Day 2020 event will not be open to the public due to the new restrictions. The council encourages members of the general public to stay safe at home this year, and instead join them virtually via a livestream that will be available on the day.
Members of the public will be able to watch the proceedings from their own homes via a livestream, the link for this will be posted on the following page and promoted across the council’s social media pages.
Guidance for members of the public (including metal-detectorists) searching for archaeological finds in England during the COVID-19 pandemic. National restrictions information applied.
Guidance for the public, providers of outdoor sport facilities, elite athletes, personal trainers and coaches on the phased return of sport and recreation. Added ‘national restrictions’ callout box to guidance.
The government is increasing its support to the self-employed over the coming months and ensuring people get paid faster than previously planned, it was announced today, 2 November.
Across the UK people are playing their part and providing essential support to their friends and family who are in isolation. National restrictions alert box added.
Find out information about repaying Eat Out to Help Out Scheme payments.
Details on a range of opportunities to gain new skills, undertake work placements, additional learning and career development support. ‘Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS)’ section of document updated.
Guidance for driving instructors and motorcycle trainers about the restart of driver and rider training and tests, including working safely. Added information about the suspension of driving lessons and driving tests in England from 5 November to 2 December 2020.
This scheme will issue convertible loans between £125,000 to £5 million to innovative companies which are facing financing difficulties due to the coronavirus outbreak. The application deadline has been extended to January 31 2021.
The UK’s daily coronavirus testing capacity passed the 500,000 mark on Saturday 31 October.
Governance Advice & Updates
Every year, SMK publishes a snapshot of what the world is like for campaigners. In 2020, as we imagine the UK post-pandemic and post-Brexit, it’s critical that we understand the campaigning environment. Whether you're a campaigner, activist, organiser, volunteer or trustee... if you work to create social change, this survey is for you. Closes 16 November.
Young people looking for trusteeships are being deterred by the language used in adverts. Bronwen (Bron) Edwards, DSC, Executive Office Manager discusses her journey to gaining her trusteeship and the difficulties she faced along the way.
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
According to research from Getting on Board:
In support of the many varied discussions about equality and equity in the charitable and not for profit sector, this special session will look at how boards, and management committees can address equality, diversity and create an inclusive environment for the recruitment and retention of trustees.
This short online session will explore
This session is suitable for trustees and senior staff in organisations.
This webinar will review the key factors in workplace well-being, and examine these through the lens of Covid-19 and new ways for working. We will discuss the emerging needs of workforces, both psychosocial and practical, before addressing strategies and approaches to support staff during these challenging times.
The session will also include an overview of the Access to Work Mental Health Support Service delivered by Able Futures. It will looks at the service’s aims, eligibility criteria and referral process, plus what support and workplace adjustments are available at home, in an office, or other place of work.
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Links: The Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire Council For Voluntary Service and Action Limited
No. 1 Rose Hill East
Chesterfield, S40 1NU
Company Limited by Guarantee No.4294079 / Registered Charity No.1089963
Tel 01246 274844