A message from our Chair, Richard Williams – Cornwall VSF business as usual suspended, as we work to help the sector co-ordinate its response to this pandemic.
Advice around the coronavirus in sign language, for trustees, first aiders, and those working in criminal justice sector, plus help for rough sleepers, and statements from the BBC and Royal Mail.
Good news for the environment – new EU rules will make it necessary for manufacturers to make goods repairable, and longer lasting.
Keeping children safe online – what resources are there to help those who find themselves with kids at home right now? Protect children and young people against cyber bullying.
Covid 19 update – support for renters, and with energy bills, for vulnerable children as schools close, free mobile access to NHS info, and a National Emergencies Trust appeal has launched.
Covid-19 news – What’s the latest, Charity Commission deadline delay, request for sector support from government & emergency appeals, what’s closed and what’s open,
Could your organisation use some DWP money to help support people into work or to claim Universal Credit? The Universal Credit Transition Fund Grant application process is open until 31 March.
TV License changes for over-75s will now be postponed till August, to ensure that vulnerable older people can access important public information.
Innovate UK has announced a new wave of Women in Innovation Awards to find and support the UK’s most promising female innovators to develop their ideas and scale up their businesses.
Coronavirus – Covid 19 UK Aid umbrella organisation set up for support organisations, London Marathon postponed, funders prepared to be flexible, and rescue loan scheme may not apply to charities
Helen Charlesworth May has been appointed as the joint accountable officer for health and social care in Cornwall.
Budget summary, and its impact on the voluntary sector and those whom we support.
Specific advice for the charity sector around dealing with Coronavirus.
National Child Exploitation Awareness Day is on 18 March. Find out more, and get hold of some images to use on your social media to help the campaign.
Charity shops can join a new Safeguarding scheme, to help them ensure staff, volunteers and customers are protected, and charity recyclers also have a TRUST scheme to ensure standards.
Find out more about Helen Boardman, the new CEO of Cornwall Voluntary Sector Forum.
Improved support for veterans – the new Office for Veterans’ Affairs, a strategy, a railcard, and guaranteed interviews for civil service jobs, with more innovations to come.
Government consultations around the DWP engaging with disabled people, care leavers provision, rthe dormant assets scheme, and the Victims’ Code.
Healthwatch Cornwall has launched Ask Cornwall, a digital platform for the people of Cornwall to join in conversations around health and social care.