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#COVID19 VOLUNTEER COMMUNITY SUPPORT

CORONAVIRUS: COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Countywide Support

 

#TeamDVSC are working from home and are available via the phone 01824 702 441, email covid19@dvsc.co.uk or via online chat from 0830-1630 (1600 on Friday).

 

Our bilingual Volunteer Community Response team is here to 
support people in need throughout the county with their shopping, prescriptions, or a telephone chat. DVSC can also support you in recruiting #DenbighshireVolunteers, and finding and accessing emergency grants and funding.

 

NEED TO TALK?

We can chat live online

Mon - Fri - 9am - 4pm

Work has been carried out by Denbighshire County Council officers with input from County Councillors and City, Town and Community Councils to pull together and map out resources available during the Covid-19 outbreak across Denbighshire.

 

The community resource pack contains information about local emerging groups and businesses across Denbighshire offering support, including information about food deliveries, grocery services and support services.  It also contains links to a variety of support agencies and networks which operate locally, regionally and nationally.

The Covid-19 emergency relief grants pack contains information about grant funding available for charitable groups supporting their local communities and individuals facing financial hardship.

Please share this widely with your friends, relatives, neighbours and community.

This information will be updated on a regular basis. If you have any information or links that you feel would be useful to residents please email communitydevelopment@denbighshire.gov.uk.

Community Resource Pack

Covid-19 Emergency Relief Grants Pack

 For more information relating to Covid-19 community response guidance, click here

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UPDATE FROM #TEAMDVSC

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Since 23 March when the PM announced the national Lockdown, the iconic Naylor Leyland Centre, our community hub in the heart of Ruthin has been closed to the public. It still is.

Behind the scenes, we have been really busy planning the refurbishment and refresh of this beautiful building and we continue to innovate and adapt our services. We are also delivering our bilingual services remotely.

We are available by the phone, online chat or email and on occasion will pop up in places around Denbighshire where necessary and as conditions allow, subject to social distancing and following Welsh Government guidance.  

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Chat Live Online

We are also using the socials as a way of delivering our services, reaching out to and engaging in conversations, and not just to broadcast our news and that of our members and partners.

Our Network meetings - #DenbighshireVolunteers, Wellbeing and Dementia Aware Denbighshire - are all organised to the year end, allowing for great conversation, inspiration, peer learning and partnership opportunities. You can register to attend these here and also find out about all the other FREE learning courses available.  

 

Our low cost online learning credits are also great for individuals, groups, social enterprises and small business. Email Rhys@dvsc.co.uk if you want to know more. 

We are also working behind the scenes to kickstart some exciting new projects that had to be postponed briefly during Lockdown. So follow us on twitter, @DVSC_Wales to get the news hot off the press.  

 

With these, as with everything else, we are having to improvise, think creatively, and imaginatively about how we can deliver these projects, work with and support you. Together I know we can catalyse positive change in our communities. If you're a change maker, join us and help to build a positive movement for change.

Let’s use this period of change to test and learn, to Build Back Better and to keep on Innovating! 

Helen Wilkinson | Chief Executive DVSC

DO YOU WANT TO HELP?

BECOME A MEMBER

Our small team is working in partnership with all stakeholders to mobilise a #COVID19 Volunteer Community Response that is safe, effective and bolsters community spirit. Let's work together to meet the #COVID19 challenge. 

 

If you are healthy and inspired to volunteer please register, email or call us.

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Sign up and join a movement for change by clicking the links below. Network with other change makers, access FREE and low cost online learning and development opportunities, access our digital resources, and apply for our grants to catalyse change in your local community.

 

Join as a Member (volunteers, voluntary and community groups, third sector organisations, social enterprises) or as a Partner (public and statutory sector organisations, small and large businesses).

DO YOU NEED VOLUNTEERS?

If you are an organisation looking to recruit volunteers during the crisis and beyond then please advertise your roles via the button below.

DO YOU HAVE A #COVID19 STORY TO SHARE

Share your positive news with us so we can inspire others to stay strong, stay safe and stay positive during this public health crisis 

SUBSCRIBE FOR OUR NEWS UPDATES

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UPDATES & RESOURCES

 

LOOKING FOR HELP GETTING ONLINE?

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DVSC is a member of the UK wide Online Learning Centre network and we work closely with our partner, Wales Cooperative Centre.

 

For those who are now looking for help to get online, from the basics of how to use a computer to using video calling tutorials you can register to use the free Learn My Way platform. Click on the link below to register from home using Centre number 8005103 to access the training.
 

If you need any help accessing the Learn My Way platform, give us a call on 07917 764 877.

Are you a digital hero or heroine?

If you have digital skills and are willing to provide advice (by telephone or email) to help people get online please register your interest below.

DVSC will pay all volunteer expenses linked to telephone support.  Get in touch below.

If you want to discuss further before registering please call Gareth, DVSC's Digital Champion on 01824 702 441.

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New Grant information Coming Soon


We manage grant distribution to support voluntary action and social enterprise in Denbighshire in ways that enhance individual and community wellbeing.​

 

The next round of funding for #COVID19, the Voluntary Services Emergency Fund will be announced shortly
 

Voluntary and community groups, not for profit organisations and registered charities will be able to apply for up to £2000.

Its purpose is to enable those providing vital support to people in isolation, the elderly, carers, people struggling to access food etc.

The next round of funding for #COVID19, the Voluntary Services Emergency Fund will be announced shortly

Watch this space! Or subscribe for updates below.

 

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DVSC has local roots and national reach thanks to our involvement in Third Sector Support Wales, a partnership involving the 19 County Voluntary Councils and the Wales Council for Voluntary Action. We work closely with Welsh Government and other strategic partners, including Trusts and Foundations. 

 

We can bring you the latest news about #COVID19 Emergency funding opportunities and other funding sources. Follow us on social media for the latest updates and to find out about other emergency funding initiatives. 

As part of our #COVID19 Volunteer Community Response, we are working closely with Denbighshire County Council.  Together we can provide support and advice for small, medium and large sized grant applications. Contact us if you need assistance. 

You can register on Funding Wales by clicking the button below.  You can search hundreds of grant and loan finance opportunities from local, national and international sources.  From small grants to large capital projects we can help you find the funding you need.

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 #COVID19 BLOG 

#DenbighshireVolunteers Welcomes the first day of Volunteers Week 2020

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GET INVOLVED!

​We see our role as amplifying the voices of ordinary people doing extraordinary things in unprecedented times. 

  • Subscribe to get updates on the #COVID19 Volunteer Community Response direct to your inbox
     

  • Contribute content for our Weekly NewsFlash and our Bulletins or share your story and inspire others to take action
     

  • Volunteer to take action in your community
     

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#DENBIGHSHIRE

VOLUNTEERS

#DenbighshireVolunteers, your County needs you! 

  • Are you healthy and fit?

  • Do you want to step up?

  • Do you want to play a part to protect and help
    the vulnerable and isolated?

#TeamDVSC are working in partnership with all stakeholders to develop a #COVID19 Volunteer Community Response that is safe, effective and bolsters community spirit.

We are looking for people to deliver food supplies and other provisions to the elderly and vulnerable in the community. If you're at home and self-isolating you can still help by being a phone buddy or a digital hero or heroine. 

Let's work together to meet the #COVID19 challenge. 

If you are inspired to volunteer please register via the button below.  Sign up today! 

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Are you offering support to your community during the #COVID19 epidemic? 

Register on Infoengine, the online directory of third sector services, to let your community know how you can help them
in these difficult times. Infoengine is the place for all services provided by charities,
voluntary organisations and community groups.

Use time working from home to register and promote your services online so we build a comprehensive online directory of services in Denbighshire. 
 

Download the poster and share with friends and colleagues.


Help us to share your services by registering below.  

UPDATES

#COVID19 is a public health emergency. 

 

We can all play our role in containing and delaying the spread of the virus.

We all need to play our part and follow Public Health  guidelines on maintaining hygiene, reducing risks, practising social distancing and self isolating if we are experiencing symptoms.

  • Read Public Health Wales' latest guidance by clicking on the button below
     

  • Download, print and post their posters at home, at work and in community venues 
     

  • Share on social media and check that your friends, family, neighbours and co-workers are as informed as you
     

  • Let's work together to reduce transmission, contain and delay the impact of #COVID19 in our communities!  

UPDATES

We all need to play our part and reduce the strain on health services where we can.

DVSC receives grant funding from Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board to support individual and community wellbeing.

Looking after our individual and community wellbeing will become vital iduring the #COVID19 pandemic.

  • Visit the Health Board's website to find out how services are affected by the #COVID19 pandemic

  • Access the Health Board's weekly #COVID19 Bulletin for partners by clicking the link below  
     

  • For up to date news follow us on your preferred social media
     

  • We will update daily and will be sharing tips and resources on how to stay strong, stay safe and stay positive during #COVID19

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Mental Health Helpline For Wales Community Advice & Listening Line. Offering a confidential listening and support service. 

 

Freephone 0800 132 737

Text HELP to 81066

WORKING FROM HOME - TOP TIPS

  1.  Plan your day
     

  2.  Set ground rules
     

  3.  Find a suitable space
     

  4.  Take exercise
     

  5.  Maintain social contacts
     

  6.  Telephone rather than email
     

  7.  Get dressed
     

FREE ACCESSIBLE #COVID19 INFORMATION PAGE

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When information is vital, it is vital that information is accessible for all
 

“During these uncertain times Recite Me is here to support businesses across the world to create an accessible message to everyone surrounding Coronavirus. No cost, no agenda just accessibility for all.”
 

Ross Linnett, CEO, Recite Me

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