by Saxtead Parish Council
As we continue to navigate our way through the uncertainty and difficulties that Covid-19 (also known as Coronavirus) is bringing to the UK, we understand the concerns that our network members are telling us. National guidance feels like it is changing on a daily basis and while it is extremely important to consider the guidance each day and look for any changes, there are also many small and practical things that we can all do immediately that will make a huge difference as our sector comes together to support the residents and organisations of Suffolk.
Personal and workplace hygiene is paramount – use the following link to download and display hand washing and hygiene posters specific to Covid-19:
In addition to personal and workplace hygiene, all organisations should be considering how this will affect current and future service delivery and their employees. Key decisions will need to be taken about business practises and it is likely that consideration will need to be given to how we work and the flexibility/support required to make this happen should it be necessary. To help you with this, and with the help of other VCSE Infrastructure Organisations across the country, CAS has put together some quick guides to help you consider what you need to do next and start to plan next steps – What can VCSE organisations do and VCSE Organisation preparation and impact.
Suffolk County Council and partners have also released an information briefing paper packed full of useful information and links for VCSE organisations across Suffolk, which can be accessed HERE.
For more information, resources and guidance on how you can help in your community, click here
We hope you find this information useful. Please do keep an eye out for further information from us via our newsletters and website.
We hope you find this information useful. Please do keep an eye out for further information from us via our newsletters and website
Suffolk Collaborative Communities Board Covid 19 Updates:
Letter from Suffolk County Council to VCSE Organisations re: PPE
Corona Virus Government Guidance – How to help Safely
National Council for Voluntary Organisations
Knowhow Non Profit – Practical Resources to help your organisation (pay walls have been taken down)
Government Guidance – updated regularly
Charity Commission guidance for Trustees
Data Protection & Covid-19
Business Continuity Planning support
Charity Finance Group – Financial information
DBS changes information
Larking Gowen – Advice for Charities during Covid-19
Bates Wells Braithwaite – Information for Charities during Covid-19
Emergency funding information for VCSE sector
ACRE information for Village Halls
Suffolk ProHelp is offering professional advice, support and expertise to help you respond to the crisis