Supporting the Voluntary and Community Sector through the COVID-19 pandemic
Latest COVID-19 Articles and Information
The aim of The Niamh Louise Foundation is to provide a safe environment where anyone can drop in to chat about worrying thoughts, thoughts of suicide and/or self-harm. The charity is well known for its provision of care and understanding.
On 15 June The Department for Communities opened £15.5M COVID-19 Charities Fund will provide grant awards to meet unavoidable costs for charities which have exhausted all other avenues of support and are facing imminent closure.
Organisations returning to work or returning staff to the workplace will face a very different environment. This article which includes infection control and wellbeing, is one in series of articles outlining issues to consider.
A statement by the Coalition of Carers Organisations NI.
Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey MLA has said a £15.5million COVID-19 Charities Fund to help local charities facing financial difficulties as a result of the current public health emergency, will open on Monday 15 June.
Seamus McAleavey, Chief Executive of NICVA welcomed the DfC Minister’s announcement today on the £15.5m Charity Fund support package.
NICVA Chief Executive, Seamus McAleavey gives an update on the COVID-19 Charity Fund and the work of the PHA on Testing and contact tracing.
NI Launch of new ID Card for Carers
As organisations prepare to return safely to premises, risk assessments must be carried out for premises and activities/services taking place in them. This article provides some templates as well as helpful advice.
Joe Coney, Chairperson of the Mid-Ulster Association of Counselling and Psycotherapy (MACP) tells us about the ongoing and changing work the counsellors have embraced over the last few months to help vulnerable people in the area.
Read the latest update from our Chief Executive, Seamus McAleavey, on the issues relevant to voluntary and community organisations.
If you missed our webinar on 'Effective trustee meetings online' you can watch it now via the link below.
How is shielding affecting people and those supporting them? The Patient Client Council wants to find out.
Today's chat with Maura Brooks from Derrytresk Community and Chair of the Youth and Community Group highlights some of the important voluntary work going on in the Community supporting people's mental and physical well-being.
On 29 May 2020 the Chancellor announced changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) which contained some key dates relating to furloughing workers as outlined below.
COVID-19 has meant that many older and vulnerable people and carers are now more socially isolated than ever. A dedicated cohort of volunteers in Newry Mourne and Down are breaking the silence, and talking to those who have no-one to talk to.
South West Age Partnership (SWAP) talk to NICVA about keeping older people active and connected during lockdown
I was delighted to catch a few minutes with Barry Monteith to have a chat about the amazing efforts of people in the Dungannon area who are rallying around supporting and encouraging their friends and neighbours.
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