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Lincolnshire Voluntary Sector Coronavirus Impact Survey- Urgent

Lincolnshire’s Voluntary Engagement Team has created a survey to capture the impact of the current coronavirus outbreak on the voluntary sector in Lincolnshire. IT IS CRUCIAL THAT WE MOVE TO A RAPID AND EFFECTIVE VIEW OF THE IMPACT OF THE CORONAVIRUS ON THE HEALTH AND CARE VCS SECTOR IN LINCOLNSHIRE.

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Scams warning amidst coronavirus response *updated*

Action Fraud have published a warning article in relation to Scammers taking advantage of predominantly elderly, lonely and vulnerable persons during the coronavirus outbreak. Please share this information with your front line workers and colleagues to help prevent incidences occuring where possible. https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/alert/coronavirus-scam-costs-victims-over-800k-in-one-month Additionally the friends against scams team have produced a social media pack …

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Important changes to upcoming West Lindsey Voluntary Sector Forum on Wednesday 29th April 2020

Owing to the current Covid-19 crisis, the usual face to face West Lindsey Voluntary Sector Forum will no longer go ahead as planned at the Uphills community Centre in Gainsborough. However, please hold the date, as this networking forum will now take place online. The Forum will run from 10:30am – 12:30pm as our first …

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West Lindsey District Council- Voluntary & Community Sector Coronavirus Bulletin

Free Supplies through Giving World

Free Supplies through www.givingworld.org.uk Giving World are here to provide free of charge clothing, food Items, toiletries, cleaning and household products so the most vulnerable people in our communities can stay safe and well. COVID-19 presents us with one of the greatest challenges we have seen during our lifetimes. However, during this difficult time Giving World …

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Universal Credit Claims process changes

Message circulated on behalf of Graham Metcalfe DWP. The processes for making a UC claim are much changed & more user friendly being aimed towards vastly reducing & ultimately removing the need to attend Jobcentres. Details will be taken on trust from customers for the foreseeable period with no Fail to Attend actions or Sanctions being actioned. …

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Co-ordinating the community response to coronavirus

Lincolnshire Resilience Forum (LRF) Communities and Volunteer Coordination Cell within the County Emergency Centre will be operational from 8am to 4pm Tuesday 17th March 2020 until further notice. The cell will be active Monday to Friday. Currently the cell has been tasked by the LRF to gather information about local activity only and not to …

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Staying connected for charity staff

Storytelling organisation Sound Delivery have put together some useful guidance for charity workers who are self-isolating: We’re entering very uncertain and difficult times, and it’s more important than ever to support each other and help to spread kindness. We’ve seen some really lovely acts of kindness in response to Covid-19 everything from neighbours slipping notes of offers to …

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SME Research Questionnaire

Please see below a message from Nathan Sawyer. I am a final year student at Northumbria University, as part of my  main final year project, I am carrying out primary research. The research concerns the use of support services (primarily accounting) by small/medium sized enterprises.  We appreciate the times are hard and taking surveys is the last …

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Free Digital Connected Care Event for Lincolnshire Patient & Citizen Leaders

The East Midlands Academic Health Science Network and Lincolnshire Sustainability & Transformation Partnership invite you to a FREE Digital Connected Care Event for Lincolnshire Patient & Citizen Leaders Wednesday 20 May 2020 – 9.30am to 3.30pm Urban Hotel, Swingbridge Road, Grantham NG31 7XT Refreshments and lunch provided This event is for Patients and Citizens involved …

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