The Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire Council for Voluntary Service and Action Limited

 

 
 

Date:  25/11/2020

                             Issue: 142

 

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.

Please note that the staff will be working from home and can be contacted on the details below during our usual office hours 10:00am-4:00pm Monday to Friday. Our email address info@linkscvs.org.uk will still be monitored as normal.

Sandra Pink (Advice & Project Manager) – Email: sandra.pink@linkscvs.org.uk Mobile: 07889 726846.
Jon Wynn (Administration & Information Worker) – Email: jon.wynn@linkscvs.org.uk Mobile: 07493 209255
Martin Conlan (ICT Support Worker) – Email: martin.conlan@linkscvs.org.uk
Sushri Wells (Freelance BME Engagement Co-ordinator) – Email: sushri@btinternet.com Mobile: 07876 617050 (For BME Engagement Forum Enquiries)
James Lee (Chief Executive) – Email: james.lee@linkscvs.org.uk


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 -

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/RXZ9NWS

You can view responses to this survey via the following link:

Survey Responses


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. 

However, there are still people needing help, mainly for shopping, collecting prescriptions, someone to talk to; and they could be your neighbours. 

Are you doing this in your local area or do you know of any people who have got together and are offering neighbourly support to people in need?

We would be grateful if you could complete this survey so that you can be added to the list of help in Chesterfield & North East Derbyshire.

Link to survey here - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NRRNR9G


Chesterfield COVID-19 support directory

Comprehensive directory providing details such as:

  • national and local resources
  • support on how to stay active as well as health and wellbeing information
  • where to get home food deliveries as well as emergency food provision
  • personal and business financial support and guidance
  • resources for children and parents

The directory can be accessed here - http://ow.ly/Nqir50zjdrz

Please use the contact link at the top of the page to suggest corrections or contributions to the information in the directory, making sure you select ‘other.’


Below you can find a range of sources for advice and guidance on the Coronavirus Covid-19 outbreak for individuals and organisations.  These websites are updated regularly so to ensure you have most updated guidelines please check them frequently. Please forward this on to anyone you think may find this helpful.

Included in this bulletin:

Government Updates

Cohort pool testing for coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19: guidance for arranging or attending a funeral during the coronavirus pandemic

The Vaccine Taskforce: objectives and membership of steering group

Tier posters: Medium, High and Very High

Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing: privacy information

Get help with remote education

Check if you can claim a grant through the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme

Joint statement on UK-wide Christmas arrangements from the UK Government and Devolved Administrations

Making a Christmas bubble with friends and family

Higher education: reopening buildings and campuses

Governance Advice & Updates

Video interviewing top tips

10 reasons why charities should use eLearning

Goodbye 2020 – Maximising End of Year Communication Opportunities

Government Updates


Cohort pool testing for coronavirus (COVID-19)

Information on pooled testing for universities taking part in the pooled testing pilot. Updated with information on travelling when taking part in the testing pilot.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/cohort-pool-testing-for-coronavirus-covid-19


COVID-19: guidance for arranging or attending a funeral during the coronavirus pandemic

Guidance for arranging or attending a funeral during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Added translated versions.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-managing-a-funeral-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic


The Vaccine Taskforce: objectives and membership of steering group

The Vaccine Taskforce (VTF) was set up to drive forward the development and production of a coronavirus vaccine.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-vaccine-taskforce-objectives-and-membership-of-steering-group


Tier posters: Medium, High and Very High

A series of posters displaying information about the various tiers of restrictions in England from 2 December 2020. Added print versions.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/tier-posters-medium-high-and-very-high


Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing: privacy information

Privacy notice for NHS Test and Trace virus testing for all users of the service. Updated ‘Testing for coronavirus: privacy information – quick read’ and ‘Testing for coronavirus: privacy information’ to clarify how data may be used to participate in health research if you live in England and Wales.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-testing-privacy-information


Get help with remote education

Information, guidance and support for teachers and leaders on educating children during the coronavirus outbreak.Added link to ‘Help with accessing and buying resources for remote education’.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/remote-education-during-coronavirus-covid-19


Check if you can claim a grant through the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme

If you’re self-employed or a member of a partnership and have been impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19) find out if you can use this scheme to claim a grant. This page has been updated with the information for the third grant of the Self Employed Income Support Scheme.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-a-grant-through-the-coronavirus-covid-19-self-employment-income-support-scheme


Joint statement on UK-wide Christmas arrangements from the UK Government and Devolved Administrations

A joint statement on UK-wide Christmas arrangements from the UK Government and Devolved Administrations.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/joint-statement-on-uk-wide-christmas-arrangements-from-the-uk-government-and-devolved-administrations


Making a Christmas bubble with friends and family

Meeting friends and family over the Christmas period – forming a Christmas Bubble.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/making-a-christmas-bubble-with-friends-and-family


Higher education: reopening buildings and campuses

How higher education (HE) providers can minimise risk, and information about NHS test and trace channels. Added guidance for healthcare and other students on placements returning home and updates on the testing availability to the student movement and plans for the end of term guidance.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/higher-education-reopening-buildings-and-campuses


Governance Advice & Updates


Video interviewing top tips

Companies have adapted their onboarding processes during the coronavirus pandemic which means most interviews are now remote. Discover six top tips for interviewing virtually with Prospectus below.

http://www.prospect-us.co.uk/about-us/thoughts-opinion/video-interviewing-top-tips


10 reasons why charities should use eLearning

There are certainly more than 10 reasons to use technology to support L&D in the third sector, but 10 is a good number to start with. See the great things that can happen when charities incorporate eLearning into their training mix from The Charity Learning Consortium. 

https://charitylearning.org/10-reasons-download/


Goodbye 2020 – Maximising End of Year Communication Opportunities

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

As we say goodbye to 2020, how can you make sure your End of Year Communications really lands with a punch, celebrates and shows the best of your organisation? This short online session will:

  • Share some key messaging ideas for small charities
  • Look at how end of year messaging can help with campaigning and fundraising
  • Provide top tips from leading communication and media agencies that can help amplify your voice
  • Provide you with some free resources for communications planning and networking
  • Suitable for all Trustees, Staff and Volunteers of Small Charities

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/goodbye-2020-maximising-end-of-year-communication-opportunities-tickets-130274407259

Coronavirus Covid-19 Advice & Guidance Previous Mailings

Coronavirus Covid-19 Local Updates Previous Mailings

Coronavirus Covid-19 Funding News Information

 
     
 
                                       
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Offices 1 & 2, Lower Ground Floor of Town Hall
No. 1 Rose Hill East
Chesterfield, S40 1NU

Company Limited by Guarantee No.4294079 / Registered Charity No.1089963
Tel 01246 274844
Email info@linkscvs.org.uk