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.
Advice for people who buy care and support through a direct payment, as well as local authorities, clinical commissioning groups and those who provide care and support. Updated the attachment ‘Using direct payments during the coronavirus outbreak: full guidance for people receiving direct payments and personal assistants’ and easy read, and the attachment ‘Using direct payments during the coronavirus outbreak: the most important things to know’. The updates reflect current national policy and add sections on mental health support, accessing the winter flu vaccination and testing.
Information for shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable from COVID-19. Added updated translations in Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, French, Gujarati, Hindi, Nepali, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi and Urdu.
Actions that drivers, operators and owners of taxis or private hire vehicles (PHVs) can take to protect against coronavirus.
The government wants help from businesses to increase testing capacity in the UK as part of its strategy to protect the NHS and save lives. In ‘Contact’ section, updated email address and removed phone numbers.
A framework for how adult social care employers should assess and reduce risk to their workforce during the coronavirus pandemic. Updated guidance to include new clinical advice; removed easy read and translated versions pending up-to-date documents being created.
These documents relate to the Immigration Bill 2020. The Bill received Royal Assent and is now an Act. Added the Consequential SI impact assessment.
The safety of the public will always come first.
An expansion of the current Vivaldi study will test thousands more care home staff and residents for their immune response to coronavirus (COVID-19).
Governance Advice & Updates
For a limited time only, Key Guides: Effective Fundraising is just 1p (plus postage). Get your physical copy now to get help with:
The offer ends Wednesday 2 December.
Civil Society has reported that charity volunteers in England are exempt from rules about mixing households during the pandemic but should volunteer from home if possible, according to the latest government guidance.
An opportunity to get together for an honest discussion of the topical issues facing our sector today.
Giving yourself the edge
Their panel will be giving tips and tricks on job hunting in the charity sector both internally and externally, including how to give yourself the edge, interviewing skills and some essential do's and don'ts. Wednesday 25 November between 17.00-18.00 is the date and time to have in your diary.
Racism: Not in our sector? (Part 2)
The recent backlash on Twitter following Barnardo's guidance on understanding white privilege with your children and the issues of racism and inequality we are seeing in our government today has left us questioning: is it getting worse? And as a charity sector: what can we do? This talk is taking place between 17.00-18.00 on Wednesday 9 December.
Earlier this week the National Audit Office announced they would be investigating government funding to charities during the COVID19 pandemic, specifically the £750m funding package announced in April, which is still being rolled out.
Readers will know that DSC has repeatedly called for greater transparency and speed in the delivery of this funding, regarding the Coronavirus Community Support Fund in particular, which will come under the scope of this review. Keep an eye out for the NAO’s report which is due in the spring. Keep up to date with the #NeverMoreNeeded below.
11th February 2021 - 9:00am-4:00pm
Third Sector’s Tech Summit will bring together senior leadership, product, technology, HR, and digital teams to discuss how to optimise the use of technology to operate a successful modern charity.
With case studies from leading organisations in the digital space, find out how your charity can boost efficiency, increase engagement and create more impact by leveraging the power of existing and emerging technology.
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Chesterfield, S40 1NU
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