COVID-19 News & Support Resources

In support of our community, we will keep this section up-to-date with all news, guidance and advice pertinent to our sector concerning the Coronavirus.  Below we will keep all the latest news, updates and resources.

Voluntary Sector COVID-19 Response Survey

Find out how the sector was impacted over the first 3 months of the crisis.  Download the survey results

We are shortly going to release an updated survey to look at what you think the longer-term impact of COVID will be on your organisation.


Guidance

Job Retention Bonus

Published by: Government UK

Areas Supported: Governance, Service Delivery, Staffing

Benefiting Groups: Everyone

The Job Retention Bonus is a one-off payment to employers of £1,000 for every employee who they previously claimed for under the scheme, and who remains continuously employed through to 31 January... Read more...

Last Updated: Friday, 25 September, 2020 - 13:51

Guidance

Job Support Scheme

Published by: Government UK

Areas Supported: Governance, Staffing, Finance/Funding

Benefiting Groups: Everyone

The Job Support Scheme is designed to protect viable jobs in businesses who are facing lower demand over the winter months due to Covid-19, to help keep their employees attached to the... Read more...

Last Updated: Friday, 25 September, 2020 - 13:53

Guidance

Coronavirus (COVID-19): What has changed – 22 September

Published by: UK Goverment

Areas Supported: Governance, Volunteering, Property/Buildings

Benefiting Groups: Everyone

Coronavirus (COVID-19): What has changed – 22 September The government has announced further national measures to address rising cases of coronavirus in England. A summary of some of the... Read more...

Last Updated: Friday, 25 September, 2020 - 13:29

Guidance

Maintaining Records for Test and Trace - Legal Requirement

Published by: UK Government

Areas Supported: Governance, Volunteering, Property/Buildings

Benefiting Groups: Everyone

As an employer or an organisation that is providing community services you should collect details and maintain records of staff, customers and visitors on your premises to support NHS Test and Trace... Read more...

Last Updated: Friday, 25 September, 2020 - 13:15

Guidance

New Guidance on meeting with others

Published by: Government

Areas Supported: Governance, Volunteering, Property/Buildings

Benefiting Groups: Everyone

Please note this guidance as been superceeded by further restrictions released on 22nd September. This limits support groups to 15 people.  The full guidance is here On 14th September new rules... Read more...

Last Updated: Friday, 25 September, 2020 - 13:31

Guidance

PPE Suppliers - Identified by local organisations

Published by: CVS Cheshire East

Areas Supported: PPE

Benefiting Groups: Everyone

Following a CVS survey these suppliers have been identified by local Cheshire East groups for PPE purchases:  Amazon www.amazon.co.uk Arco www.arco.co.uk Bubble Clothing https://www.bubblecustomised... Read more...

Last Updated: Friday, 14 August, 2020 - 10:02

Guidance

Charities Buying Group - Vetted PPE Suppliers

Published by: Charities Buying Group

Areas Supported: PPE

Benefiting Groups: Everyone

The Charities Buying Group is a Community Interest Company and as such all profits go towards CBG 4 health our initiative for health and wellbeing, particularly for the elderly. The Charities Buying... Read more...

Last Updated: Friday, 14 August, 2020 - 09:42

Guidance

Zoom (Online Video Meeting) User Guides

Published by: Zoom

Areas Supported: Service Delivery, Staffing

Benefiting Groups: Everyone

This quick start guide walks you through getting started with your new Zoom account, including essential steps like scheduling your first meeting, downloading the Zoom client, and updating your Zoom... Read more...

Last Updated: Thursday, 30 July, 2020 - 12:52

Guidance

Scams advise during coronavirus outbreak

Published by: National Trading Standards

Areas Supported: Service Users

Benefiting Groups: Everyone

These just some of the scams we are aware of, but please note that criminals come in all shapes and sizes and can contact you at the door, by phone, post or online. Download the awareness letter Read more...

Last Updated: Thursday, 23 July, 2020 - 13:00

News

Getting the most vulnerable online during the COVID-19 crisis

Published by: Future.Now

Areas Supported: Service Users

Benefiting Groups: Physical Disabilities, Mental Health Issues, Health Issues

FutureDotNow are coordinating industry action through a new initiative, DevicesDotNow, targeting the 1.9 million households who don’t have access to the internet and are digitally excluded as we... Read more...

Last Updated: Thursday, 23 July, 2020 - 12:57

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