c19 update 27042020

Volunteer Shoppers

  • We've created a short video to highlight the good practice, do's, and dont's for anyone who wants to offer their time as a shopping volunteer or if your organisation is looking to provide this service.

From the NHS: Paying our respects to those we’ve lost:

  • Tomorrow, Tuesday 28 April, at 11.00am,we will observe a minute’s silence for all those health and care workers who have died after contracting COVID-19.
  • The minute’s silence will allow the nation to pay respect to those whose work involved caring, saving lives, and keeping key services running and the rest of the country safe, while showing support for families who have lost a loved one.


There are many more updates below for Adur & Worthing, West Sussex, and Brighton & Hove, including some great news from Brighton Foodbank's Feed The NHS auction, which took place recently.

New government guidance and updates to existing ones

Funding

  • An NCVO blog about the progress of the government's package of financial support for charities, following last week’s DCMS hearing.
  • NCVO and others are making the case that charities are #NeverMoreNeeded, which can be used to share your story on social media. You can also share how your organisation is coping as the case is being made for more support.
  • The London Marathon was postponed, so a new fundraising event The 2.6 Challenge offers other ways to raise funds.
  • Giving Tuesday Now, 5 May. A new day of giving to complement the annual Giving Tuesday in December.

 Courses and Learning

Trustees and Leadership

Business and Social Enterprise

  • Social Enterprise Mark (CIC) have written to the Chancellor to outline a four-point action plan to ensure social enterprises receive appropriate support:
    1. Extending existing business grants to include social enterprises
    2. Changing the delivery of loan finance to work for social enterprises
    3. Opening up emergency financing for public services to social enterprises delivering services on behalf of the state
    4. Providing business support so that social enterprises can use any funds they do receive effectively to transition their business.

Children and Young People

Safeguarding

Volunteering

 Resources

ADUR & WORTHING and BRIGHTON & HOVE

Local Infection Rate: There is now nnn confirmed cases as of dd month within Brighton & Hove, nnn in East Sussex and nnn in West Sussex. These figures should be viewed with caution as there is no testing being undertaken until people are admitted to hospital.

 Community Works calls for action 

Connect with us on social media

Share your good news stories

  • You’re all doing such amazing work to keep our local areas functioning during times of crisis. Please, share your good news stories with us so we can help spread some positivity! Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or tag us on social media.Thank you!

Children and Young People

  • A new Facebook group, NHS Rocks has been started which now has members from all around the UK, who are painting NHS themed rocks to show appreciation to the NHS. The aim is to give them to hospital staff or to hide them in outdoor places when the lockdown is over for people to share and post a picture of them with their rock. They are encouraging everyone to get involved, especially children, as the activity is a positive one which can give them a sense of achievement.

Members’ and other services updates


Safety Net

  • Like many charities working with children and young people we have been busy adapting services to try to continue to meet the needs of the children, young people and families that we are supporting.  I know that you have all been doing likewise and I would very interested to know how well these new methods of working are going.
  • For example, at Safety Net we work principally with under 13's so many of the social media platforms are not available to us because of their age restrictions. We are also finding from talking on the phone with the parents of children newly referred to us that most do not support online face to face meetings with their child.  This might be because they haven't worked with us before, or they are wary because of their children's age. We are therefore principally delivering through phone and email contact.
  • I would be interested to know what the experience of other organisations has been in terms of the uptake of online face to face platforms.
  • Reply to: Terri Fletcher, Safety Net, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ADUR & WORTHING

West Sussex County Council update

  • Cabinet met virtually on Wednesday this week to receive a formal update on our response to COVID-19 and the impact it is having on the county council’s financial position.
     They heard that following the Government’s official lock-down the council, in partnership with district and borough councils, launched community hubs across the county to make sure those people who are vulnerable, or have been made vulnerable by COVID-19, get the support, supplies and help they need.
     Social care staff across the council have been working in hospitals and people’s homes supporting residents with social care and health needs.
     The Cabinet also heard an update on the financial position of the council and the affect that COVID-19 is having on that.
     You can listen back to a recording of the Cabinet discussion, where the agenda item starts at 2 hours and 14 minutes. Our press release is available to read here.

Schools

  • The majority of West Sussex schools have remained open to provide care for children of critical workers, those with Education, Health and Care Plans and those children deemed vulnerable who cannot be safely looked after at home.
     The provision of this care continued throughout the Easter Holidays and some schools even remained open on Good Friday and Easter Monday, to ensure parents and carers could continue working, supporting the COVID-19 response.
     In addition, our schools are continuing to provide packages of education, support and activities to families to ensure children are keeping in touch with their learning and also engaging in some really positive and interesting activities.
     We are immensely proud of staff in all of our schools and the local authority teams who are continuing to keep children at the heart of everything they do and work with families and carers to ensure children are safe and supported.

Fundraising

  • Brighton Foodbank's Feed The NHS auction, using donations from local businesses, smashed its £5k target by raising over £16,000 over the course of just 7 days.

Refugees and Migrants

  • There is a regular COVID19 migrant support zoom meeting with some of the service providers in the city. It acts almost like a COVID19 response sub-group of the Refugee and Migrant Forum.  If you are interested in joining these zoom meetings, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Members’ and other services updates

Fresh Youth Perspectives

  • Our delivery partner Mentivity Mentoring have been hosting weekly Isolation Talks on Instagram since the end of March. It’s on Mondays at 6pm.
  • As you know we have been introducing their services into our city of Brighton & Hove to support our Young People through conversational based mentoring within the school setting as well as 1:1 Mentoring where there is a targeted need such as emotional mental health support. There has been 100% engagement by our local Youth over the last year that have been introduced to their Mentoring services.
  • They are trauma informed. Their work is aspirational; exploring individual’s strengths & interests while also focusing on Young People’s personal development both on self responsibility & skill set.
  • Brighton and Hove City Council update | Latest city briefing | Volunteering
  • Covid Brighton & Hove Directory

Fundraising

  • Brighton Foodbank's Feed The NHS auction, using donations from local businesses, smashed its £5k target by raising over £16,000 over the course of just 7 days.

Refugees and Migrants

  • There is a regular COVID19 migrant support zoom meeting with some of the service providers in the city. It acts almost like a COVID19 response sub-group of the Refugee and Migrant Forum.  If you are interested in joining these zoom meetings, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Members’ and other services updates

Fresh Youth Perspectives

  • Our delivery partner Mentivity Mentoring have been hosting weekly Isolation Talks on Instagram since the end of March. It’s on Mondays at 6pm.
  • As you know we have been introducing their services into our city of Brighton & Hove to support our Young People through conversational based mentoring within the school setting as well as 1:1 Mentoring where there is a targeted need such as emotional mental health support. There has been 100% engagement by our local Youth over the last year that have been introduced to their Mentoring services.
  • They are trauma informed. Their work is aspirational; exploring individual’s strengths & interests while also focusing on Young People’s personal development both on self responsibility & skill set.

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