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.
Guidance for those managing community centres, village halls and other community facilities on safely re-opening multi-purpose buildings. Updated guidance.
Guidance for the public, providers of outdoor sport facilities, elite athletes, personal trainers and coaches on the phased return of sport and recreation. Update to Elite sport Stage Five – return to competition: safe return of spectators, covering new local restriction tiers information.
Across the UK people are playing their part and providing essential support to their friends and family who are in isolation. Update to reflect new tier system
This guidance applies to people moving into homes in England, whether as owner-occupiers, private or social renters. Updated guidance to reflect the tier system in England from 2 December.
This guidance aims to help organisations and groups understand how to safely and effectively involve volunteers during the pandemic. Updated to reflect new tier system
Retailers will be able to extend their daily opening hours from Monday to Saturday in the run up to Christmas and through January.
Reference-only version of letter from the government to people who are clinically extremely vulnerable. Replaced letters to extremely vulnerable people with latest version and removed alternative formats.
Sets out the local restriction tier system that will be in place from Wednesday 2 December, including what you can and cannot do in each tier. Added translations: Slovak, Polish, Bangla (Bengali), Welsh, Urdu, Arabic, Hindi, Gujarati, Somali, Persian (Farsi) and Punjabi (Gurmukhi).
Sets out the evidence and analysis in relation to coronavirus (COVID-19) and the health, economic and social effects of the government’s tiered approach.
Privacy notice and data protection impact assessment for the NHS COVID-19 mobile app.
Community asymptomatic testing helps identify and isolate individuals who have COVID-19 but do not have symptoms. Added the attachment ‘Community testing: a guide for local delivery’.
Find out how to make your workplace COVID-secure. Performing arts – Updated guidance covering new local restriction tiers information.
If you need to register an EPA now, you can do so as long as you follow government guidance on social distancing and self-isolating, and local restrictions. Amends due to tier system 2/12/20
If you want to make an LPA now, you can as long as you follow government guidance on social distancing and self-isolating, and observe local restrictions.
This page provides guidance on how OPG is responding to the coronavirus outbreak. It will be updated when new information is available. Amends for local tier restrictions from 2 December 20
Governance Advice & Updates
Many of us are feeling low in confidence due to the tough environment we are living and working through. Cathy Shimmin, DSC Senior Training Consultant explores why this is and how we can make positive steps towards improving our wellbeing.
Prospectus spoke to the Genevieve Laurier, Managing Director at TSIP to hear what it's really like to go through a virtual recruitment process. What challenges did they face and how did they overcome them?
The Association of Chairs has launched a survey for Chairs and Vice-Chairs of non-profit organisations. It includes questions on Chair motivation/morale; changes in board and CEO relationships and on time spent on chairing pre and post COVID-19. All of the data will be analysed and shared to provide another perspective on the impact of the pandemic on charities.
Saturday 5 December 2020 from 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Join the Small Charities Coalition for the second of their new series of Trustee Meet-Ups.
On the agenda this quarter:
Suitable for trustees of small charities
Wednesday 2 December 2020 from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM - £5.00
How have you found being a manager this year?
2020 has put our conventional understanding of management to the test. Managers (paid and unpaid) have had to meet with a host of new challenges within the context of a fast changing external environment.
This end of year special session will reflect and explore the best and worst in management experiences, trends and how to learn from what has happened this year and to build back better management systems post COVID. The session will look specifically at :
Suitable for trustees, staff and volunteers of small charities who have management responsibility for colleagues and/or resources
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