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.
Details on a range of opportunities to gain new skills, undertake work placements, additional learning and career development support. Added information about High Speed 2 virtual work experience opportunities.
Sets out the minimum standards that private sector providers of COVID-19 testing for ‘Testing to Release for International Travel’ must meet. Added link to request to be added to the list of providers of ‘Testing to Release for International Travel’.
Advice for British people moving to and living in the Philippines Updated the advice for British people moving to and living in the Philippines.
Governance Advice & Updates
The advancing mental health equalities strategy published in September 2020 outlines the core enabling actions NHS England and NHS Improvement will take with the support of the Advancing Mental Health Equalities Taskforce – an alliance of sector experts, including patients and carers, who are committed to creating more equitable access, experience and outcomes in mental health services in England. It sits alongside the NHS Mental Health Implementation Plan 2019/20–2023/24 and as such is similarly focused in scope. This strategy is also an important element of the overall NHS plans to accelerate action to address health inequalities in the next stage of responding to COVID-19.
This webinar lead by Dr Jacqui Dyer MBE will introduce advancing mental health equalities strategy and summarise the core actions that NHS England and NHS Improvement will take to bridge the gaps for communities fairing worse than others in mental health services
Following the government's Spending Review that took place today, Jay Kennedy from Directory of Social Change spotted five main takeaways for charities.
Moving into Management - Tuesday 12 January
Finance for Non-Finance Managers – Tuesday 12 January
Introduction to Trust Fundraising – Wednesday 13 January
Introduction to Impact Measurement – Thursday 14 January
Duties of a Trustee – Thursday 14 January
Working wherever you are – Monday 18 January
Communicating to Influence – Tuesday 19 January
Essential Presentation Skills – Wednesday 20 January
Minute Taking Skills – Wednesday 20 January
Chairing & Leading Virtual Meetings – Thursday 21 January
Fundraising with Digital Marketing – Friday 22 January
Duties of a Company Secretary – Friday 22 January
HR for Non-HR Specialists – Monday 25 January
Proposal Writing: Developing your Skills – Tuesday 26 January
Process Mapping: Organise your processes effectively – Tuesday 26 January
Business & Strategic Planning – Wednesday 27 January
Managing Volunteers – Wednesday 27 & Thursday 28 January
Support & Supervision of Staff 1 – Thursday 28 January
Mastering Time Management – Friday 29 January
These top tips are for leaders currently trying to manage the human side of the furlough extension – they are applicable for those who are currently on full time furlough, those who are flexibly furloughed and for those who will soon be returning from furlough.
With the flexible working trend increasing and the current COVID-19 circumstances meaning the majority of the workforce now work from home, employers need to consider new processes and ways of working - one of these being onboarding remote workers.
Staff and volunteers are rapidly being recruited by charities throughout lockdown, which calls for a creative approach to induction. The Charity Learning Consortium's Gill Chester shares some hints and tips for creating a new style induction, and fast.
Wednesday 2nd December 2020 from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
When it comes to reporting on this year, what information will you need to capture, and how should you best present it?
2020 has been a year that none of us will forget. The short session will look at :
With access to new and free templates and resources, especially designed for Small Charities Coalition members.
Suitable for trustees, staff and volunteers of small charities.
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