The Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire Council for Voluntary Service and Action Limited
Date: 25th November 2020
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.
We will keep you updated as we receive more information.
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.
Thank you to everyone who completed the survey. This is the link to the results so far.
If you have a venue that you would like to be included, please complete survey below:
A free programme aimed at women who are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse.
The new course starts this Thursday 26th November with 2 sessions 10.00-12.00 & 1.00-3.00.
It is being run through the New Hope Community Church but is open to women from all areas. The programme will provide information that will help women to understand abuse, including:
If you require further information, or want to book on the course, contact Jacqui on 07309 858955
Download the Freedom Programme leaflet HERE
Fuel Poverty Awareness Day
Friday 27 November will mark Fuel Poverty Awareness Day 2020 and your support is needed more than ever to get key messages out to vulnerable people this winter.
Figures published by National Energy Action (NEA) state that around 4 million households in the UK are in fuel poverty, unable to live in a warm dry home. Fuel poverty in England is measured using the Low Income High Costs (LIHC) indicator. Under the LIHC indicator, a household is considered to be fuel poor if:
they have required fuel costs that are above average (the national median level)
were they to spend that amount, they would be left with a residual income below the official poverty line
There are 3 important elements in determining whether a household is fuel poor:
household energy requirements
How to promote effective mental health awareness in your organisation
Thursday 3rd December 11:00 am
What does the mental health of your employees and wider network mean to you?
Research shows that twice as many people are reporting symptoms of depression due to the coronavirus lockdown. The impact of mental health on employee wellbeing is still enormously underestimated and misunderstood, especially its effect on employee productivity, attitude to work, absenteeism, and staff turnover.
In this webinar, we will be sharing actionable insights and online courses to help you effectively support the mental wellbeing of your employees, customers, and wider network.
We will be covering the following topics:
There is only 1 week left to register!
The pandemic makes looking at your organisations’ approach to mental health, including how you develop awareness and improve staff skills in mental health, as crucial as ever.
Unable to attend? Register and you’ll receive a recording within 24 hours of the live event.
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