Quick update on the support provided by Cornwall Community Foundation and Volunteer Cornwall.
Ladock Community Hall is reopening, and have shared their plan, changes to ensure safety, and booking details. Other village & community halls are welcome to share their reopening plans, to encourage clients to return.
New funding – for COVID-19-related welfare support (with short deadlines), and others around welfare, support for vulnerable groups, and heritage preservation. Plus Future for Nature competition.
CRCC is working with Action with Communities in Rural England to ensure that village halls have comprehensive guidance as they plan to reopen.
Cornwall VSF’s survey of the VCSE Sector’s crisis response shows great innovation and joint-working, but a bleak future amidst funding issues and a rise in need.
Communities Prepared and Action with Communities in Rural England have published a new guide to help rural communities become more resilient in the face of emergencies.
Covid-19-related funding opportunities for dairy farmers, heritage buildings and food-aid charities, and organisations supporting older people, people of colour and domestic abuse victims. **New activities funding added.
Cornwall Scrubs, led by Annie Lucas and a team of volunteers, has sewing and distribution volunteers across the county all working towards ensuring that the NHS staff and healthcare workers in Cornwall have access to scrubs if PPE has not been provided.
With the new coronavirus lockdown measures in place, the volunteers at Guide Dogs had to think of new ways to support the people with sight loss that they usually see face to face.
DisAbility Cornwall & IoS, Hayle RFC and the Cornish Oven joined forces to form Hayle Community Kitchen, as they saw how many vulnerable people were having to self-isolate but did not qualify for ‘shielding’ support from the government.
Two weeks after going live, the emergency accommodation portal for Care Workers, www.cornwallhugs.org, has received offers of property up and down the county with well over 100 units registered so far.
Relate is offering free relationship counselling for fishermen and merchant navy sailors, to help them maintain healthy family and couple relationships.
A comprehensive resource for those working with people who are facing financial difficulties – debt, business support, working, benefits, budgeting and emergency grants.
Find out about Tempo Time Credits, a way of earning credits to spend on leisure activities, through volunteering. Targeted to vulnerable families and young people. Also professional support forums.
A new COVID-19 Community Toolkit has been launched to support volunteers in helping their communities during the pandemic.
A round-up of useful articles and resources from national organisations including furloughed staff wanting to volunteer, help with zoom calls, business contingency planning for fundraising, lessons about spontaneous volunteering in emergencies, and help with payment for volunteers shopping for someone else.
Two organisations in Cornwall are offering help and support for carers who are experiencing changes in their circumstances due to Covid-19.
Hi-Vis UK are concerned that during Covid-19, many self-isolating over 70’s may be further impacted by their deteriorating hearing and sight.
Volunteer Cornwall has launched their new ‘Wellbeing Mentors’ to support anyone working as a Key Worker during the COVID 19 Crisis.
Coronavirus Support in the VCS sector: Gov.uk advice on WhatsApp, Nightlink listening service up & running again, new befriending service in Falmouth, and DWP home visits suspended.