Covid-19 information for our members

At Cheshire West Voluntary Action (CWVA), we are working closely with the Council on the coordinated community response, but our focus is you, our members, as you are playing such a pivotal role supporting the community and its most vulnerable residents.

If you need to speak to one of the team, please feel free to speak to your usual contacts or send us an email at: enquiries@chesterva.org.uk.

Thank you for everything you are all doing to support those most in need. Stay in touch, stay well and we look forward to seeing you all again soon.

Advice about running your charity at this time   

Support for businesses through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme 

Support for social enterprises

Funding for your organisation  

The council has set aside funding for new and established groups from £500 to £2000. It could support with things like insurance, training volunteers, administration, marketing, fuel, supplies and other costs. Email: chesterlocality@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk for an application form.

If you are worried about vulnerable clients or beneficiaries at this time, go to https://livewell.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/Categories/4854 

CWaC Helpline 0300 123 7031 for advice and support, and where necessary, make arrangements for food, medicines and social contact. The Helpline is available from 8am to 7pm every day from Monday through to Sunday for residents in west Cheshire. 

CWP Mental Health helpline 0300 303 3972. The helpline is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is open to people of all ages – including children and young people across Cheshire and Wirral. 

For any other queries about what to do during the Covid-19 crisis, go to https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Latest PPE Guidance
Recommended PPE for primary, outpatient, community and social care by setting, NHS and independent sector
Guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19
Additional considerations, in addition to standard infection prevention and control precautions
Video: COVID-19: Donning and doffing of Personal Protective Equipment in Health and Social Care Settings

Charity shops
http://www.thecharityretailconsultancy.co.uk/expert-help-in-a-time-of-crisis/
http://www.thecharityretailconsultancy.co.uk/ideas-for-engaging-your-teams-whilst-charity-shops-are-closed-due-to-covid-19/

Befriending schemes

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