Health charities are being invited to apply for free communications support through a scheme that has been launched by the membership body the Healthcare Communications Association (HCA).
Guidance has been produced for volunteers to help them to recognise and respond to domestic abuse and sexual violence.
(The guidance is for volunteers NOT those who are or who may be experiencing domestic abuse or sexual violence.)
A new COVID-19 Community Toolkit has been launched to support volunteers in helping their communities during the pandemic.
Wellbeing sessions for keyworkers are taking place in the form of a HOPE Zoom tea party. These are aimed specifically at people who are feeling overwhelmed or who are in need of support with self-management during these uncertain periods.
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.
Five charities have worked together to provide new support to those working on the frontline against the coronavirus, Our Frontline offers a combination of support and online resources for NHS workers, carers, emergency services and key workers.
We have temporarily paused our funding bulletins during the Covid-19 crisis but we are working with Cornwall Council to keep an up to date list of funds and grants available, which can be viewed on the Cornwall Council website at https://preview.tinyurl.com/ydhl8nwb
A typical day used to involve teaching survival skills on a remote moor, or paddling his canoe down the Carrick Roads, but Stacey Allsop is now one of a huge team of volunteers that are delivering prescriptions to people who are shielding or self-isolating due to Covid-19.
The Sensory Trust have a variety of activities on their website to help people connect to nature and support their mental health and wellbeing.
In light of the public health control measures, local urgent dental care hubs are being established to meet the needs of people with urgent dental care needs, using a referral only system.
Mind is administering a £5 million grant fund in partnership with other leading mental health providers in England.
You can catch up on all the Voluntary and Community Sector Covid-19 Updates here.
Coronavirus rules have relaxed for people with learning disabilities or autism.
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.
Anyone who cannot leave home can now ask a trusted friend or volunteer to withdraw cash at any Post Office using a single-use voucher.
The team of therapists and trauma-informed professionals at Khulisa have put together the guide that contains short exercises and a toolkit of tips and techniques that everyone can do to manage anxiety in a pandemic.
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.
Community groups helping vulnerable people in their area can now access an discounted online safeguarding course.