The information on Coronavirus is changing daily and we are working hard to ensure we keep organisations up to date with these changes. We are sending regular e-alerts to our member organisations – if you would like to receive a copy please sign up here
Government advice - Click here to find out more
Information for Children, Young People and Families - Click here to see our dedicated page
Updated Government guidance on Shielding - click here for more information
Sutton Giving Covid-19 Crisis Fund - Has changed to the Sutton Giving Covid-19 Rebuild Fund
The Sutton Giving COVID-19 Crisis Fund has been running since 20th April 2020 and has awarded over £88,000.00 to local Voluntary and Community Sector organisations to help support them through the Coronavirus outbreak.
The Sutton Giving Panel felt that the time was right to relook at the direction of the Fund and it has been agreed that the emphasis will now focus on REBUILD.
Objective of the REBUILD Fund is:
To support organisations in redesigning their service offer to local residents and communities in the context of the challenges faced during the COVID-19 Crisis and the insight gained
Covid-19 Voluntary and Community Sector Appeal
Working with our key partners we are pleased to launch a Covid-19 appeal to support the ongoing work of Sutton’s Voluntary and Community Sector in response to the impact of the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak.
This appeal is managed by Sutton Giving, which is part of Community Action Sutton (a registered charity). As a sector, we are continuing to work closely with the local NHS and Council to coordinate efforts, as well as with our Voluntary and Community sector friends and partners, to ensure that anyone in our community who needs support receives it.
We are here to support you. We have designed a short survey to help us better understand how we can help you during this time. Please feel free to complete this at any point and someone will be in touch.
Information for Chairs
The Coronavirus is a new and huge challenge for Chairs and it can feel overwhelming. The Association for Chairs have put together some really useful information. Find out more on their website.
Reporting serious incidents to the Charity Commission during the coronavirus pandemic
Take a look at this government guidance for trustees on what matters may need to be reported as a serious incident during the coronavirus pandemic. Find out more
Information for Organsiations and Groups
Take a look at Zurich's guidance for temporary closure of your buildings during the Coronavirus. This guidance includes a handy checklist and rick control measures to take into consideration. Download the guidance here
We are pleased to be working in partnership with the London Borough of Sutton, Volunteer Centre Sutton and Age UK Sutton. Together we are working on different ways to support the most vulnerable members of our community. If you would like to volunteer to offer support please visit the Volunteer Centre Sutton’s website to find out more and register.
Join the Sutton Coronavirus Support and Action Facebook page
This page has been set up to share updates, news, and information on how and where to get help during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Click here to join
The London Borough of Sutton’s Safeguarding referral process will continue as normal. If you need to report a concern, please contact Sutton Council's Adults and Safeguarding Referral Point on 020 8770 6770, email firstname.lastname@example.org or complete a referral form. For more information on reporting abuse click here
Further advice on fire safety, domestic abuse assistance and protection on scams can be found here
Domestic abuse is a complex challenge for some residents and can be made worse and more risky during a lockdown period.
Take a look at this updated detailed list of support available during this time.
Accessible Coronavirus information - Updated **
- Easy read - Test and Trace**
- Easy read - Self Isolation
- Easy read - Lockdown
- Easy read - Glossary
- Easy read online guide
- Download the easy read guide here
- BSL video on social distancing and self-isolation
- BSL videos by the charity Sign Health.
- Latest NHS Guidelines translated into different languages
Up to date information in easy read/BSL and in different languages.
- Signhealth is providing a videos of summaries of key coronavirus guidance in BSL
- Public Health England stay at home guidance, translated and in easy read
- Public Health England guidance on social distancing, translated.
- NHS guidelines translated into 32 languages by Doctors of the World
- Easy read information on COVID-19 from Mencap
- Public Health England resources in accessible formats
- COVID-19 guidance for providers of services for people experiencing rough sleeping
- The handwashing rap, produced to help people who have a learning disability
Supporting Staff to work at Home
Take a look at the Civil Society's guide on How to work remotely in a time of coronavirus. including how to hold good online meetings.
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