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.
A series of documents and updates regarding the 2014 to 2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Programme and the response to COVID-19. The ESF Q&A has been updated. See the dates next to the questions for updates.
Reports assessing the impact of COVID-19-related physical distancing measures on delivery of childhood vaccination programmes in England. Added Health Protection Report 14(21) fifth report.
600,000 lateral flow tests to be sent out this week to kick-start the significant expansion of testing, followed by weekly local allocations. Added list of local authorities where directors of public health will be issued with lateral flow devices.
Guidance for arranging or attending a funeral during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Updated guidance in line with 5 November national restrictions.
The UK has been doing all in its power to support vaccine development and the fair distribution of future vaccines.
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). What you can claim has been updated for employees who have been advised by letter to shield because they’re clinically extremely vulnerable.
The standards that school and childcare providers must meet for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5. Amended the content on early years foundation stage coronavirus disapplications to reflect the updated arrangements that were put in place from 26 September 2020, and national restrictions.
Information for organisations who want to be a Kickstart gateway and help employers apply for the Kickstart Scheme. Added note to say that requests to be added to the Kickstart gateway list will no longer be accepted after 16 November 2020. Kickstart gateways can submit a Kickstart Scheme grant application even if they’re not on the list.
Legislation and guidance on the Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) and the latest information on progress towards their implementation.
This is guidance for local authorities on paying grants to support businesses during the November to December 2020 national lockdown and periods of local restrictions. Local Restrictions Support Grant strands and the Additional Restrictions Grant explained.
How higher education (HE) providers can minimise risk, and information about NHS test and trace channels. Added guidance on student movement and plans for the end of term.
Governance Advice & Updates
A global alliance for civil society organisations, Civicus, published Solidarity in the time of Covid-19 last week, Civil Society have reported that this calls on charities in the UK and around the world to focus their efforts on helping society recover from the global coronavirus pandemic.
At a recent networking event, members of the Charity Learning Consortium ‘crowd sourced’ solutions to the challenges they face. Find out more about their ideas for learning transfer
Available to pre-order now for January 2021.
Key Guides: Data Protection for voluntary organisations is fully revised and updated for current data regulation and law.
Set a shining example of best practice for your charity and learn how to:
We are happy for you to send this information to other groups, but please acknowledge the source.
View this mailing as a web page
Click here to unsubscribe from this mailing list / Click here to unsubscribe from all Links CVS mailings
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