We are going to start this update encouraging you to make sure that you are aware of the latest government information regarding Covid-19. The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) is also providing useful and regularly updated information for charities here but do always check the date to make sure it is current.
Remote Working tools:
We’re hearing some great things about organisations using digital tools to help their staff and volunteers work and communicate remotely. If this all feels a bit new and daunting, CAST Tech4Good have put some great resources together on Remote Working, Remote Meetings and there is access to FREE digital advice from Digital Candle here
Volunteers and Volunteering:
Many of you will be worried about your current volunteers, trying to work out how to deliver your services in new ways and also being contacted by people who want to volunteer to help. If you have roles that you need to fill, please do register them on our website. We’re happy to talk through this process if you have any questions. If there are urgent opportunities let us know and we will spread the word. We are also spending time working with people who are contacting us to volunteer their time as well as aiming to provide some support to the many grassroots mutual aid groups that are springing up.
We have suspended our face to face dropin advice sessions for volunteers but are planning phone or video meetings instead, more details to follow soon.
Updates from you (If you would like your update to be included in future mailings, please send it to email@example.com):
Brighton & Hove Faith in Action is holding a meeting on Thursday 26th March 10am – 12pm at Brighton Salvation Army 1-6 Park Crescent Terrace, Brighton, BN2 3HD to discuss how to work together in this difficult time. For more details and to book a place see: Faith Community Response to COVID-19
Fare Share with the support of the BH Food Partnership are making contingencies now and met with the food bank network on Tuesday, 17 March to find out the individual planning and issues they are undertaking.
“Coronavirus: advice for employers and employees” from Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas). It includes new details on Statutory Sick Pay (SSP), use of holiday leave, increased advice around hygiene in the workplace and guidance for when employees need to self-isolate.
A lots of new groups are being developed on Facebook, a number of organisations are already delivering one to one and peer support in this way and there are some specific charity focused advice groups as well. We’ve found a few of these really helpful, but do send us more if you hear of them
Brighton & Hove City Libraries, buildings are closed to the public, but they are still working hard to engage with communities. Watch Facebook page for more information and promote access to eBooks and other eServices
Small Charities Coalition framework of useful questions to ask yourself about how/if you should continue to deliver your usual service (note that some figures are out of date as it was published on second of March)
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