Guideposts: Information, advice and support service to help people deal with anxiety/stress during current pandemic

The Guideposts Information Service (GIS) is a free information and signposting service, aiming to help people feel more supported, less isolated, and in better control of their own health and wellbeing.   The service is ideal for: Carers who are experiencing more pressure at the moment and lacking their usual sources of support People who … Continue reading Guideposts: Information, advice and support service to help people deal with anxiety/stress during current pandemic

Charity Commission – new user-friendly guides for Trustees

The Charity Commission has published a range of user-friendly guides for trustees. Launched in Trustees’ Week 2020, the five, new 5-minute guides cover a ‘core syllabus’ of basic information that will help trustees run their charities effectively. Full details: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/charity-commission-news-issue-65/charity-commission-news-issue-65

Oxford City in COVID-19 high alert level from 31 October

As of Saturday 31 October, Oxford City will move to a high alert level area and new restrictions will be in place. If you live in Oxford this means you must not socialise with anybody outside of your household or support bubble in any indoor setting, whether at home or in a public place. More details: https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/council/coronavirus-covid-19/controlling-local-coronavirus-outbreaks/oxford-high-alert-level https://www.gov.uk/guidance/local-covid-alert-level-high

Oxfordshire County Council – guidelines for opening of multi-purpose community facilities

The Guidance for the safe use of multi-purpose community facilities from the Government has been updated again. Here is the amended ‘Planning for the wider opening of multi-purpose community facilities’ document: Planning for the wider opening of multi-purpose community facilities 14 09 2020 which reflects the updated Test and Trace section. This includes:  In order … Continue reading Oxfordshire County Council – guidelines for opening of multi-purpose community facilities

NHS Oxfordshire CCG – information on coronavirus rise in the City

Over the most recent week up to 24 July, the number of new cases in Oxford has risen approximately threefold to 31. The majority of these new cases has been in East Oxford. Oxfordshire’s Director of Public Health Ansaf Azhar explains: “Local increases are to be expected as we ease out of lockdown, particularly in … Continue reading NHS Oxfordshire CCG – information on coronavirus rise in the City

Fundraising Regulator: COVID 19 – Public Fundraising Guidance

This guidance sets out a framework to aid good decision making and ensure responsible fundraising. It is intended to supplement existing government guidance and highlights the key issues and areas that fundraising organisations need to consider as they plan their return to fundraising. It is the responsibility of individual organisations to apply this guidance in … Continue reading Fundraising Regulator: COVID 19 – Public Fundraising Guidance

Oxfordshire CCG – Guide to bereavement support during COVID-19

Oxfordshire CCG has published on their website: a guide to local and national bereavement services Some of these bereavement services are working in different ways but are still there to listen and support anyone who may have lost someone close during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please  share on your websites, intranets and with anyone you feel … Continue reading Oxfordshire CCG – Guide to bereavement support during COVID-19