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NCVO BLOG- The government’s covid-19 recovery strategy: Implications for charities

Posted on May 12 2020 by Elizabeth Chamberlain


Following the prime minister’s speech on Sunday evening, the government has published Our plan to rebuild: the UK government’s covid-19 recovery strategy. The document is intended to provide further details about the government’s proposed plan to ease the lockdown and rebuild the economy and society as we get through the worst of the pandemic.

Emergency FIRST AID at Work (EFAAW)

This one day course provides organisations and individuals first aid to an appointed person level and aimed at those personnel that are working in low level risk such as offices, voluntary organisations, shops and schools; or those that are volunteering or seeking employment. This is a Health and Safety Approved Centre workshop where the assessment is in the form of continuous assessment and oral questioning.

This course will cover:

Together We're Better Stakeholder Update 6 July 2020

Face masks and coverings have been in the news again this week, with more evidence emerging about their effectiveness in helping to stop the spread of the virus. In the UK, around 23% of the public use face coverings when out and about, which is far lower than other countries. Even in the USA, where there is divided opinion regarding face masks, the number of people wearing them is at about 63%.

Fund helping communities through Coronavirus to be extended

Application deadline: 30 October 2020


A county council fund that has already provided a £155,000 lifeline to help communities through Coronavirus  is to be extended.

Our COVID-19 Support Fund has already helped over 100 organisations and groups, and is now making a further £124,000 available.

The money is available to help groups to recover and adapt, and to get their activities up and running again, as well as to continue supporting people through the crisis.

NHS Diabetes Advice Helpline

NHS England and NHS Improvement have launched a new helpline in response to disruption to normal diabetes services due to the COVID-19 pandemic and response.

The service is for adults living with diabetes who use insulin to manage their condition and require immediate clinical advice.

Whether you or a member of your household have caught the virus, or routine care has been disrupted, the helpline is available for immediate clinical advice to help you understand how to effectively manage their diabetes.

COVID-19 and Weight Management Survey

The Obesity and Healthy Weight Team in the Diet Obesity and Physical Activity division in Public Health England are looking at people’s experiences with weight management services during the Covid-19 incident.

They are collaborating with Leeds Beckett University, University College London and Leeds University to explore the effects of Covid-19 on young people and adult tier 2 and 3 weight management services (WMS) across England. The survey will take about 18 minutes to complete. Choose the survey for your target group:

THE RIGHT START: Involving Volunteers

This training is funded by Staffordshire County Council. To access this session for FREE you must be a member of Support Staffordshire.  Support Staffordshire reserves the right to charge you for your booking if you are not a member.


Who should attend:

This session is aimed at both paid staff and volunteers who support other volunteers within an organisation.

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