Resources from the Support Cambridgeshire Partners
The Hunts Forum Coronavirus Portal includes information and resources for organisations responding to the virus outbreak or struggling financially and operationally as a result of it, plus an archive of weekly updates.
CCVS‘s Covid-19 pages include advice for new community groups responding to the crisis, ways that volunteers can help, updates from other key organstions and information about business continuity planning.
Countywide Coordination Hub
The Cambridgeshire Coordination Hub was launched to help those people in our communities who are at the highest risk and shielded during the Coronavirus outbreak. The hub will help ensure that services provided by key workers, such as care for the elderly, are able to continue through the redeployment of staff and the deployment of volunteers. It also co-ordinates the distribution of support to the most vulnerable shielded group, whether it is food, medicine or social aspects. In addition, it works closely with the district/city hubs to ensure all vulnerable people are supported.
Each district within Cambridgeshire has its own hotline or website to support residents.
East Cambridgeshire – email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01353 665555 (Mon-Fri 9am-4pm)
South Cambridgeshire – www.scambs.gov.uk/coronavirus
Cambridge City – www.cambridge.gov.uk/coronavirus-community-group-contact-details
Fenland – www.fenland.gov.uk/coronavirus
Huntingdonshire – www.wearehuntingdonshire.org
Useful Links for Community Organisations
There’s a huge amount of information out there to help community groups meet the challenges of the Covid-19 outbreak. Here are a few websites that we hope you’ll find useful.
NCVO – a wide range of resources covering keeping people safe, contingency planning, involving volunteers and risk management
NAVCA – key news relevant to the sector from the National Association for Voluntary and Community Action
Charity Commission – useful advice to ensure that registered charities act safely and lawfully during the crisis
www.gov.uk/coronavirus – the best source for the latest official government guidance
Charity Bank – advice on funding, government support, business and legal support