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Tue 16 Jun 2020

The free COVID19 funder database is live. Searchable, using multiple criteria, with 545 funders; click through to 1000s of funder websites. Login to access it, the assessments and 4 toolkits. If you’re not yet a member of our community – Register Now. It takes 2 mins and everything is free.

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

Tue 12 May 2020

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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.

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Do you have experience of using health and social care services during the coronavirus pandemic?

Tue 14 Jul 2020

Healthwatch Stoke-on-Trent and Healthwatch Staffordshire, the local independent champions for health and social care have worked with Together We’re Better including Stoke-on-Trent City Council and Staffordshire County Council on a collaborative piece of work to devise a coronavirus impact survey, which asks members of the public about their experiences of health and social care services during the coronavirus pandemic. The survey largely focuses on coronavirus experiences, long-term health conditions, mental health and digital engagements. 

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West Midlands Neonatal Operational Delivery Network (WMNODN) Parent Representative

Mon 13 Jul 2020

Title: Parent Representative

Hours: Attendance at various Network meetings/events as per your avaialbility

Supported by: Neonatal Network

Salary: Reimbursement of Travel and parking expenses paid by WMNODN

Main Purpose of the role:

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Together We're Better Stakeholder Update 6 July 2020

Fri 10 Jul 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%.

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Fund helping communities through Coronavirus to be extended

Fri 10 Jul 2020

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.

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NHS Diabetes Advice Helpline

Fri 10 Jul 2020

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.

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COVID-19 and Weight Management Survey

Fri 10 Jul 2020

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:

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The #NeverMoreNeeded website is here and ready for you to use!

Fri 10 Jul 2020

To fuel you all with content and activities to keep banging the #NeverMoreNeeded drum, the #NeverMoreNeeded website is now live.

Charity and voluntary organisations have responded to the urgent needs of people across the country – quickly, effectively and without question.

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Just Family CIC - Perinatal/Maternal/Parent Mental Well-Being Support

Fri 10 Jul 2020

Hello From Just Family

We just wanted to update you and share with you our current support offerings. We have recently been awarded funding so are able to offer our services free of charge and due to the strange times we have seen an upsurge in this Mental Well-Being need. 

Please do share our offerings to colleagues and/or anyone you feel would benefit from our support at this time. 

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