Covid – 19 VCSE updates

Sector Support North East Lincolnshire have created this page to provide up to date information to all VCSE organisations with regard to  Covid-19 and its impact on local services. If your organisation would like something posting regarding your service, please contact amy@nbforum.org.uk

Fact sheet – Community Services

This information sheet lists all the local food, shopping, befriending and advice services that are currently working to support communities in North East Lincolnshire. Anyone can use the information to get support or make a referral for someone that needs help. It has been compiled by Sector Support North East Lincolnshire and will be updated twice-weekly or when significant changes occur. 

If users of this information sheet become aware of incorrect or out of date information, please inform us by emailing amy@nbforum.org.uk, copying claire@nbforum.org.uk or call 07572 896859 or 07791 041459. 

Click here to view Fact Sheet for Signposting.

If you want to see your service get added to the sheet, please get in touch.


North East Lincolnshire Voluntary and Community Sector Survey: Covid-19 Support

We have witnessed an amazing community response to the challenges created by the Covid-19 (coronavirus) epidemic.

If you are considering setting up a group of local volunteers to help neighbours in your part of North East Lincolnshire, please check online to see if any local groups have already been set up, and contact them first. Alternatively, contact your local community centre or charity to see if you can support their work.

If you still want to set something up and need advice and guidance on issues like safety, volunteering and data protection, you can contact Sector Support North East Lincolnshire. Sector Support are funded by the Council and Clinical Commissioning Group and are helping to co-ordinate community and voluntary sector activity across North East Lincolnshire.

Sector Support NEL will help to ensure that groups, individuals, charities and businesses in local wards are connected to each other and that resources and information are being shared effectively.

They can be contacted on 07572 896859 (Amy Hallett) or 07791 040433 (Pippa Robson), or email amy@nbforum.org.uk.

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Managing your VCSE organisation through Covid – funding, furlough and more

Date: Friday, May 29th

Time: 10am till 12pm

Presenters: Pippa Robson, Claire Etheridge

Forum’s Sector Support services would like to invite you to a free webinar offering advice and guidance on managing your group, charity or social enterprise during the Covid-19 crisis. With so much information out there, we are aware that many groups require a clear summary of the support available. 

The 2-hour session will cover:

  • Funding: Current and emerging information about Covid-specific funding, crowdfunding, loan programmes and other sources of income
  • Financial planning: Key factors to consider, including prioritising payments, accounting deadlines and making decisions to increase sustainability
  • Supporting staff and volunteers: Furlough and sick leave, understanding government guidance
  • Organisational planning: New work, new roles and new priorities – what does it all mean for your group or organisation?
  • Returning to a ‘normal’ working environment: Understanding vulnerabilities and employee/volunteer rights, checklists to assess practicalities including buildings, vehicles, meetings, PPE and hygiene measures

All participants will receive copies of any slides, checklists or free resources used during the presentation.

You will have an opportunity to post/ask questions in an organised way, any queries that we cannot answer on the day will be followed up by our staff.

We may need to limit places so please register to ensure you receive joining instructions for the event. Anyone that wants to attend but cannot make the date will be added to a list as we will run the session again if required.

To register, please email Amy Hallett at amy@nbforum.org.uk. If you have additional needs that make it hard for you to attend webinars e.g. sensory impairments please contact us.

If you have any questions about whether or not the event will be useful for you, please contact Pippa Robson on 07791 040433.


Local Information

We have published a page on the status of local VCSE services regarding closure and changes made due to the current Covid-19 pandemic. Click here to view the page.

Health & Wellbeing

Local Services – Updates

Volunteering

  • Are you a local community group or organisation looking for new volunteers?  Process for requesting volunteers here
  • If your volunteers are stopped by the police, do you have a mechanism of providing evidence to support their claim to being a Volunteer Key Worker for your organisation? Need help with this speak to Sector Support – we have a process that we can share with you – call 07791 041459 or email claire@nbforum.org.uk
  • Volunteer to help the community during the Covid-19 pandemic with Blue Lights Brigade, click here for more information.
  • Volunteer Guidance for Community Pharmacy, click here for more.
  • NHS Volunteer Responders. Click here for more.

Community Safety

Local Business Support/Advice

Other Local Information


Covid-19 Funding Updates

Covid-19 Funding


National Information

Government Updates

National Health and Wellbeing

Volunteer Updates

Other National Updates