Coronavirus support

Mar 17, 2020

Given the current situation in relation to COVID-19, we wanted to update you in relation to our planning. Our priority is the health and wellbeing of both our staff and everybody who we work with on a daily basis. As a result, we are cancelling all future training/workshops until further notice.
We will continue to deliver capacity building support and volunteering information to the Community and Voluntary Sector. Our teams are well set up to work remotely and are fully responsive via phone and email as usual. We have the technology in place to conduct our meetings online or via conference call. We are confident that the quality of service you receive from us will remain as high as usual but we appreciate your support as we deal with any inconveniences that may arise during this period.
If you have any questions in relation to our planning or related to your own response planning, please get in touch.
Thank you for your continued support during these challenging times. We are glad to continue working closely with you and look forward to the situation stabilising and an eventual return to more normal circumstances.

Links To Useful Information

General information about Covid-19
Dashboard showing reported cases of coronavirus in the UK
NHS Covid-19 information
NHS 111 online Covid-19
NHS Self-isolation advice
Stay At Home Advice

How You Can Support The Vulnerable In Your Local Community

Advice on Covid-19 in 16 different languages (shared on google docs, you need to sign into google to access)
Keep donating items to charity shops – otherwise they can’t survive

Support for Community Groups & People Working From Home

Great selection of resources and templates from workable.com
Check list for volunteer groups/ example role description
Protocol for meetings (template than can be used by groups)
Information for volunteers / social link prescribers

HCN Twitter