The latest guidance on coronavirus for the *VCSE sector
*Voluntary, community and social enterprise
Hampshire County Council (HCC) – public health update
This briefing will focus on the new Government guidance on social distancing and protecting older people and vulnerable adults. It will also include information on working with Hampshire’s voluntary and Community Sector as well as information on signposting for Parish and Town Councils.
To read the brief please click here
We will be updating this link with the latest briefings from HCC on a regular basis. If you have any question please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Government website – what you need to know
The GOV.UK website covers news and guidance on several key areas including how to protect yourself, financial support, childcare, travel and information on the latest number of cases in the UK.
To read this guidance and other announcements click here
Useful resources / information
Free coronavirus resources for charities by Lightful
We are certainly living in strange times and we are trying to adjust. Charities of all sizes are exploring new ways to adjust to this new reality to survive. From work from home policies and crisis comms to staying in touch with their supporters and maintaining regular donations, the challenges are real. Lightful have pulled together a list of free coronavirus resources for charities in a great blog here.
Short term financial resilience – Sayer Vincent
Sayer Vincent is an award-winning firm of chartered accountants with a clear focus on charities and social enterprises. To support charities in these exceptional times, they have prepared an ’emergency newsletter’ including:
- Advice for all charities to consider in order to build short term financial resilience
- The support available to charities
- Where you can go for further guidance
- Implications on the crisis for audits and financial reporting
Free licences to charities responding to coronavirus
Tech firms supplying office management and remote working tools are increasingly offering free support to charities working to help communities affected by the pandemic.
Work management tool Asana has become the latest software firm to offer free licences to charities working to help slow the spread of coronavirus. Asana is a work management platform teams can use to stay focused on the goals, projects, and daily tasks that grow business.
For more information and to register for their support click here
File-sharing firm Dropbox extended its one month’s free subscription to three months for charities working to support those affected by coronavirus and in efforts to stop its spread.
For more information click here
Domestic Abuse information and contact details
As you will no doubt be aware, the home is not likely to be a safe place for many people affected by domestic abuse. Safer North Hampshire have provided some information for those trying to support someone, which you can view here.