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Home Truths: Undoing racism and delivering real diversity in the charity sector

Wed 24 Jun 2020

ACEVO has published their final report from its Making Diversity Count project which is in collaboration with Voice4Change England.

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Beware of the latest Track and Trace Phone Scam

Wed 24 Jun 2020

If you're contacted by the NHS Test and Trace service, you will NOT be asked to provide any passwords, bank account details or pin numbers.  If in doubt hang up the phone! 

‘Good morning, I'm calling from the NHS track and trace service. According to our system, you are likely to have been in close proximity to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. This means that you now need to self-isolate for 7 days and take a COVID-19 test.'

'OK. Can you tell me who that person was?'

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Rent and Business Rates Free Property in Stoke-on-Trent

Wed 24 Jun 2020

Avire are natonal specialists in short term lettings and charity lettings for all types of commercial property in the UK.

To find out more see the attachments below.

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Co-op Funeralcare Hardship Fund

Tue 23 Jun 2020

What should I do if I’m worried about funeral costs?

We understand that the COVID-19 crisis is putting many families under financial pressure, but if you don’t feel comfortable with your funeral costs at any time during the arrangement – just let us know. We’ll do

everything we can to help.

If your loved one has died of coronavirus, you could qualify for support from the Co-op Funeralcare Hardship Fund.

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Shielding Changes

Tue 23 Jun 2020

Clinical guidance explainer

The UK Government has set out a roadmap for the clinically extremely vulnerable on the future of the shielding programme.

For now, the guidance remains the same – stay at home and only go outside to exercise or to spend time outdoors with a member of your household, or with one other person from another household if you live alone – but the guidance will change on 6 July and again on 1 August , subject to clinical evidence.

Shielding and other advice to the clinically extremely vulnerable has been and remains advisory.

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Together We're Better Stakeholder Update 15 June 2020

Tue 23 Jun 2020

This week we entered the 13th week of lockdown across the country and we are now seeing signs that some form of normality is starting to return. Non-essential shops began reopening this week and it was clear to see that many people are happy to be able to get out and about more now. It is important to note though, that people are being urged not to go to shops simply to browse and to only visit if they intend to make purchases.

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Stop Loan Sharks Community Fund

Mon 22 Jun 2020

Closing date: 31 August 2020


Grants up to £50000 are available for local charities, community and voluntary groups, schools and statutory agencies in England for projects that target illegal money lending.

Local charities, community and voluntary groups, schools, statutory agencies and local residents in England can apply.

Successful applicants will be expected to book free “Stop Loan Sharks” training which will be delivered by a member of the IMLT for staff and/or volunteers (if they have not already had this).

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Fans are encouraged to show domestic abuse the red card with the return of football this week

Wed 17 Jun 2020

Cannock Chase Council is urging football fans to ‘show domestic abuse the red card’ during the football season which will be watched by many at home. 

Research shows that incidents of domestic abuse rise sharply during major football tournaments by up to 25 per cent.

With the first football game kicking off this week, people will be watching the games from their homes due to the pandemic. This again could increase tensions within households, resulting in incidences of domestic abuse.

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Universal Credit and COVID-19

Mon 15 Jun 2020

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has launched a new campaign around Universal Credit and COVID-19.

A new website has been launched to provide clear, factual information on employment and benefits support with advice on housing, furlough, sick pay and self-employment, alongside advice and FAQs for employers, those already claiming and those making a new claim.

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The Big Give Christmas Challenge

Mon 15 Jun 2020

Calling all fundraisers and charities! Applications for the 2020 Christmas Challenge are now open.

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