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#COVID19 VOLUNTEER COMMUNITY RESPONSE

HERE'S WHAT WE'RE DOING

In a climate where fear is spreading fast, we want to spread a message of kindness, hope and community spirit. 

We are heartened by the voluntary action and community spirit through Denbighshire and elsewhere that we are already seeing.

We have set up a #COVID19 Volunteer Community Response, working with our local statutory partners, Third Sector Support Wales partners and Welsh Government. All our resource is focused on mobilising and catalysing community action. 

Please share your plans or information that you are aware of with us so we can act as the coordinating hub and guide people to resources and networks close to them. To ensure we collate all necessary information, can you please fill in the form on the link below.

#COVID19 | CRISIS

NEED TO TALK? 

DO YOU WANT TO HELP?

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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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.

01824 702 441

STAY STRONG  STAY SAFE  STAY POSITIVE

All DVSC events and networks were cancelled with immediate effect and for the foreseeable future, after the statement made by the government on Monday 16 March, 

Following the Prime Minister's announcement on Monday evening, 23 March, 2020 our community hub in the heart of Ruthin is no longer open to the public.

 

We are available to provide support and advice over the phone or via email.  Our online chat service will launch on the 1 April.

 

We wish to reassure you of the following:

  • We are committed to providing excellent and motivational support during the #COVID19 crisis

  • #TeamDVSC are now working from home and are available via the phone or email from 0830-1630 (1600 on Friday)

  • Our work to mobilise #DenbighshireVolunteers and safely connect volunteers to those most in need remains our top priority

  • We are working closely with our statutory partners to ensure support gets to the elderly and vulnerable in a way that complies with the new emergency measures 

 

  • In the days and weeks ahead we will provide timely, relevant and inspiring information to keep everyone's spirits up

 

  • If we work together, we can Stay Strong, Stay Safe, Stay Positive 

NEED TO TALK?

We can chat live online

Mon - Fri - 9am - 4pm

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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 

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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
     

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.

07917 764 877

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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! 

01824 702 441

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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.  

 #COVID19

EMERGENCY GRANTS 


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

 

Our next round of community grants will be brought forward to 1 April so that individuals, community groups and organisations can get emergency funding for initiatives to help catalyse community action and help residents most affected. 

 

Grant criteria will be relaxed to inspire change makers throughout Denbighshire to take action. Individuals running small businesses will be able to to apply with activities that support their community alongside volunteers, voluntary and community groups, third sector organisations and social enterprises. 

 

Email or call us for guidance.

 

Alternatively, fill in the Welsh Church Act grant application below from April 1st

 

 

01824 702 441
07917 764 887

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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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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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