COVID-19 News & Updates

Help is available for people who may be struggling to cope

Warwickshire County Council’s hotline on 0800 408 1447 remains open for people who need urgent help to access food and well-being support during these difficult times.

The hotline was set up in March 2020 to provide rapid response to people extremely vulnerable to COVID-19 and isolated without support. Despite the pausing of the Government shielding programme, and relaxing of some measures, the hotline remains a vital point of contact for people in need of help to support themselves and their family.  
  
The council’s welfare scheme, accessible via the hotline, or online at www.warwickshire.gov.uk/localwelfarescheme can also assist people in crisis by providing short term support to manage the needs of their households. To qualify for support from the scheme people need to be a UK resident, aged 16 or over, and have no other financial means to access food or fuel. Anyone facing serious hardship is invited to get in touch to find out more.  
  
In addition to the welfare scheme, the hotline can direct callers to other food and well-being solutions, as well as council, health and community sector support available locally, so people can find out how to protect themselves and address any issues they may face. 
  
Warwickshire County Councillor Kam Kaur, Portfolio Holder for Customer and Transformation said:

“A semblance of normality has returned to life for many people but the threat posed by the virus remains and the social and economic consequences of months of disruption are apparent.  
  
“The county, district and borough councils, health, community and voluntary sectors are still working closely together, providing services and helping people understand the situation and what they can do to keep themselves as safe and healthy as possible. Across the county we have seen wonderful examples of communities coming together to look after each other and this continues to be valuable to ensure our most vulnerable residents are protected.   
  
“We know that in some cases this may not be enough so individuals and families most in need can seek aid through the welfare scheme and from a range of support services. I urge people who don’t know where to turn to get in touch via the hotline to discuss their circumstances and find out what emotional, financial and practical support is available.”  

  
People finding it difficult to access food or essential items or hard to cope can call 0800 4081447 9am to 5pm Monday-Thursday, 9am to 4.30pm on Fridays and 10am to 1pm over the weekend.

Additional information about services and support is available online at www.warwickshire.gov.uk/coronavirusvulnerable by calling Warwickshire County Council contact centre on 01926 410410 or by contacting local councils.

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WCC: Community Engagement for COVID-19 Prevention

This funding is to support and enhance Warwickshire’s community engagement with the national test and trace programme, and the prevention messages in relation to reducing the risks of transmission of COVID-19.

Deadline for applications: Midday Tuesday, 1st September 2020

Applicants are invited to apply for funding up to midday on the 1st September 2020. Submitted applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, and funding awarded for engagement plans that meet the guidance identified below. We therefore encourage you to apply early.

The work for this round is expected to be completed by 30th November 2020.

Individual applications up to the amount of £1000 will be considered.

Background information
On 27th May 2020 Warwickshire County Council alongside Coventry City Council, Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council and the West Midlands Combined Authority were selected to take part in the early roll out of the Government and NHS’s new test and trace work. This programme is one of 11 across the country that will develop local outbreak control plans in relation to COVID-19 should an outbreak occur. Key to this is sustained community knowledge and engagement with the messages around prevention of the spread of COVID-19, and an understanding of the test and trace system. There is a local microsite with additional information: staysafecsw.info

What is Test and Trace (T&T)?
The NHS test and trace service:

  • ensures that anyone who develops symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) can quickly be tested to find out if they have the virus, and includes targeted asymptomatic testing of NHS and social care staff and care home residents

  • helps trace close recent contacts of anyone who tests positive for coronavirus and, if necessary, notifies them that they must self-isolate at home to help stop the spread of the virus.

This service is to help return life more to normal, in a way that is safe and protects the NHS and social care. The service will allow tracing the spread of the virus and isolation of new infections and play a vital role in giving an early warning if the virus is increasing again, locally or nationally’
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/nhs-test-and-trace-how-it-works

Community Engagement

In order to support the above work we need to secure genuine, active and viable engagement with different local communities, by organisations/sectors who have the knowledge and grassroots relationships to raise awareness of: Test and Trace, when and how to get tested; and how to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This will include a variety of methods and platforms.

Priority population groups have been identified in Warwickshire for engagement with this work and are identified below. Work in any of the geographical areas of the county will be considered.

Current priority groups:

  • Young people, males and older populations

  • Low income households

  • Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Groups (BAME)

  • People with learning disabilities and/or learning difficulty

  • People whose first language is not English

  • People with long term conditions e.g. diabetes, obesity, asthma,

  • Inclusion health groups e.g. asylum seekers and refugees, Gypsy and Travellers, homeless people, sex workers.

Key themes:

  • We want to build trust in Test and Trace and for people to act quickly to get tested when they have symptoms

  • We want people to feel confident that they understand the prevention measures such as hand and face hygiene, social distancing, and know the symptoms

  • We want people to protect others by self-isolating when they have symptoms or a positive test, and to know what their households need to do

  • We want people to continue to engage in these messages and not disengage as time progresses

  • We want to reduce to zero the incidences of Covid-19 in Warwickshire.

The immediate need from a community engagement approach is to maximise reach into current priority groups, but there is recognition that this may change with new and emerging data.

Please read the full guidance notes below before making an application.

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Support in time of COVID Webinar

on Tuesday 18th Aug, 2020 at 4:00pmSupport in time of COVID: Looking after yourself and others (webinar)

An opportunity to find out what support and information is available to help you and others deal with the impact of COVID-19 in Warwickshire.

About this Event
The session will include a series of short scenario based presentations covering the following topics:

  1. Bereavement and grief: pathways to support

  2. Community led support: compassionate communities

  3. Mental health and suicide awareness: pathways to information and support

There will also be an opportunity for a short Q&A session. If you would like to submit a question in advance, please email: connectingcommunities@warwickshire.gov.uk

To book your place on this session please click on the link to Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/114857385532

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ConnectWELL launch befriending service to help keep Warwickshire well

Rugby-based social prescribing service ConnectWELL is ready to support people across Warwickshire are isolated and feel in need of extra support.

The North Street-based service are starting up the new befriending service in response to the recent COVID-19 crisis.

The telephone befriending service starts offering weekly calls on weekdays 9.00am-5.00pm from today (Monday 3 August), targeting those people isolated or at risk of isolation and who are therefore less able to access the help need by other means.

The telephone befriending service is also open to referrals from other professionals such as sports and leisure, arts, council or voluntary organisations can also refer clients to the free-to-use service.

ConnectWELL - part of Warwickshire Community and Voluntary Action - continues to support people in Rugby who need help getting access to local groups and services that can help them stay healthy.

Anyone over 18 with a Rugby-based GP can also get in touch themselves if they think they could use some help accessing local services.Gemma Smith, ConnectWELL Manager explained:

“ConnectWELL has been operating throughout the recent pandemic, staying in touch and reaching out to vulnerable people to support the effort to stay well and protect the NHS.

“We have seen that many people - for example those who are shielding - are often very isolated even though local communities in Rugby have responded so positively to help out their neighbours.

“That’s why we have started up our new free, telephone befriending service. If anyone needs a regular call then we will be able to help. While we are at it, we will make sure people aren’t missing out on support available from their local community.”

ConnectWELL also offers a Health Buddy service to support people in Rugby to get out and about who have not done so for a while. As well as family doctors referring to the service, self-referrals are also accepted from people with a Rugby GP.

For more information, or to refer someone to ConnectWELL, call 01788 539572 or email crccg.connectwell@nhs.net

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Shakespeare Lions: Young Ambassador Competition

Are you an unsung Student Hero during these difficult times?

During the Pandemic many young people have been active in community service helping make the lives of others more tolerable.

If you are undertaking voluntary work of any description, or have an idea to help others, Shakespeare Lions would like to hear from you providing you are 15 and not 19 years of age by the 30th June 2021.

Each year Stratford upon Avon Lions Club look for a Young Ambassador of the 21st Century to represent them in a national competition. This is a wonderful opportunity for young people to benefit from the experience by:

  • Gaining valuable evidence for their CV and impress any future employer

  • Support evidence for the Duke of Edinburgh award

  • Valuable information for University Applications

  • Have the opportunity of gaining experience delivering presentation skills and project management

  • Win £50 to £1550 to fund a project of your choice endorsed by a not for profit organisation being funded at various levels of achievement

  • Subject to travel regulations at the time, the opportunity to attend a European conference free of charge and compete for a further £1000 for your project

  • Experience the joy and satisfaction of being responsible for initiating a service for the benefit others.

If you live or are undergoing schooling in the Stratford area or local villages you are eligible to apply. Contact from young people, with guardians approval or guardians and charities can seek more information direct. If you have an Idea which will benefit the community in some way and do not have a charity to support you help could be at hand. For more details please contact Peter Humberstone of Shakespeare Lions:

Email: p.humberstone263@btinternet.com
Phone: 01926 842614

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Coalfields Food Insecurity Response Fund

The Coalfields Food Insecurity Response Fund is a new fund to tackle food poverty.

Statement from the Coalfields Regeneration Trust:

We have seen a significant rise over recent years in the coalfields of the number of projects providing food to those who cannot afford it. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated this problem with more people being referred to food banks, and tens of thousands of children skipping meals due to family income being too low.

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust, the only organisation dedicated to supporting the UK’s former coal mining communities, has joined forces with Company Shop to award fast track funds to projects responding to these growing challenges. Company Shop is the UK’s largest commercial redistributor of food and household products, and sells surplus food and household items from well-known retailers and brands at hugely discounted prices.

Projects can apply for up to £2,500 and if successful, will be granted a Company Shop membership to maximise their purchasing power. The discounts offered means for every £10 spent, a project will typically get £30 in goods (if they purchased these goods directly from the retailer). So for a £2,500 award a project could receive goods up to the value of £7,500.

For more information and details of how to apply visit our website here: Coalfields Food Insecurity Response Fund.

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(EQuIP) From Protest to Positive Action

on Thursday 13th Aug, 2020 at 7:00pmThe Equality and Inclusion Partnership (EQuIP) is hosting a series of virtual discussions, 'From Protest to Positive Action'.

The Equality and Inclusion Partnership is hosting a series of virtual discussions, 'From Protest to Positive Action'.  The second of these sessions will give you an opportunity to learn more from colleagues at Warwickshire Public Health about Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) disparities around the risk and outcomes from COVID-19. 

Date:  Thursday, 13th August 2020
Time:   7.00pm—8.30pm (via Zoom)

If you would like to take part in this conversation, please register on Eventbrite. Once you have registered, a link to the Zoom event will be emailed to you.

For further information please email: suki@equipequality.org.uk or call 07879 497516.

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Let’s do the right thing for Warwickshire!

Warwickshire County Council is embarking on a campaign - ‘Let’s do the Right Thing for Warwickshire – as it seeks to ensure that the public is very clear around the guidance for keeping individuals and communities safe from Covid-19.

As restrictions have been lifting, feedback has shown that some people are not always clear about the message that the pandemic is not over. Warwickshire County Council, along with its partners in the District and Borough Councils, has launched the ‘Let’s do the right thing for Warwickshire’ campaign to ensure that residents are clear about the steps they need to take to keep the county safe.

The main aim of the campaign is to raise awareness around the simple things people can do to stop the spread of the virus and to bring communities together, to help them understand the importance of the role they play. 

The campaign will be broken down into the District and Borough areas, so each part of the county can take ownership of the campaign and act as ambassadors for their community. Key to the campaign is the message that everybody needs to play their part and do the right thing for themselves, their friends and family, neighbours and their communities. 

The key messages remain around regular washing and sanitising of hands, keeping a safe social distance of at least 2m wherever possible and taking mitigating actions such as wearing a face covering where that cannot be done. Remembering that it will be mandatory to wear a face covering from Saturday 24 July in shops and supermarkets. The message of staying home if you are experiencing any of the symptoms of Covid-19 and arranging a test is also strongly reinforced. 

Talking about the campaign, Leader of Warwickshire County Council, Councillor Izzi Seccombe said: 

“As lockdown measures have been eased, there has been some confusion as to what the guidance is. Our intelligence shows that people’s reactions to the continued relaxation of measures are very different.  

“Some are very much back to business as usual hanging out with their friends, spending time with their family, going off to the pub and some are still very cautious. But we need people to be clear that the pandemic is not over and as a community we all continue to have a role to play to protect each other. We can start to resume many aspects of our normal lives, but we need to do be cautious and do things slightly differently to how we used to do them, while the virus is still present and continues to pose a risk. 

“Let’s Do the Right Thing’ aims to instil a community spirit to control the virus together.  It’s not just about individuals keeping themselves safe but also making sure that, by taking action to stop the spread, that we keep communities safe. So not only do people need to take steps to keep vulnerable family members safe, but also ensure that they don’t spread the virus to people they don’t know who may also be at risk.  

“So please let’s do the right thing for Warwickshire. Wear a face covering when going shopping or on public transport. Continue to wash your hands regularly and stay a safe distance away from people that are not in your bubble and if you have symptoms, self-isolate immediately and book a test. They are relatively simple steps, but critical to ensure that we stop the spread of the virus and save lives.” 

To get the message out there and to support Warwickshire communities, Warwickshire County Council would love to hear from community and faith leaders, community bloggers, youth groups or anyone who works within their community who could help to share the campaign material. You can contact us via social media or e-mailing newsteam@warwickshire.gov.uk 

For the latest advice on coronavirus or for more information on how to book a test visit: https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/ 

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Contact Us

 Area Managers   Alison Thompson, North Area Manager (North Warwickshire and Nuneaton & Bedworth)
M: 07966 380355
E: alison@wcava.org.uk​   Tracy Southam, Mid Warwickshire Area Manager (Rugby Borough and Warwick District)
M: 07703 715148
E: tracy@wcava.org.uk           Jane Holdsworth, South Area Manager (Stratford on Avon District and Solihull)
M: 07966 380290
E: jholdsworth@wcava.org.uk ​    

 North Warwickshire   Sarah Newell, Funding and Group Development
M: 07966 380195
E: sarah.newell@wcava.org.uk   Michelle Black, Volunteering Coordinator
M: 07458 017969
E: michelle.black@wcava.org.uk

 Nuneaton & Bedworth   Michelle Black, Funding and Group Development
M: 07458 017969
E: michelle.black@wcava.org.uk   Tina Wragg, Volunteering Coordinator
M: 07966 380415
E: tina.wragg@wcava.org.uk

 Rugby Borough   Leonie Yeend, Funding and Group Development
M: 07718 394405
E: leonie@wcava.org.uk   Carol Kavanagh, Volunteering Coordinator 
M: 07966 380314
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 Solihull   Verity Thompson​, Funding and Group Development
M: 07966 380289
E: vthompson@wcava.org.uk   June Mole, Services Development Officer
M: 07458 017975
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 Stratford-on-Avon   Verity Thompson​, Funding and Group Development
T: 01789 333768
M: 07966 380289
E: verity@wcava.org.uk   Julie York, Central Coordinator - Volunteer Connect
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E: volroles@wcava.org.uk            Chris Freeman, Funding and Group Development
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 Warwick District   Aline boblin, Funding and Group Development
M: 07966 380213
E: aline@wcava.org.uk   Helen Wilkinson, Volunteering Coordinator
M: 07966 380276
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Latest COVID-19 Guidance for community facilities

COVID-19: Guidance for the safe use of multi-purpose community facilities.

Community centres, village halls, and other multi-use community facilities support a wide range of local activity. However, their communal nature also makes them places that are vulnerable to the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

This information is for those managing multi-use community facilities. It signposts to relevant guidance on a range of different activities that can take place in these spaces, in line with the government’s roadmap to ease the existing measures to tackle COVID-19.

Read more here.

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Homeless Link: COVID-19 Homelessness Response Fund

Homeless Link have now opened the COVID-19 Homelessness Response Fund for a second round.

Charitable organisations can now apply for funding of £5.5 million. £4.82 million is provided by The National Lottery Community Fund and will help homelessness charities in England. The remaining £680,000 is from Comic Relief and will focus on charities based in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The criteria is as follows:

  • The grants are open to registered charities, Charitable Incorporated Organisations, Community Benefit Societies and Community Interest Companies (with an asset lock) in England

  • Organisations must be small to medium sized (up to £5 million annual turnover) and currently work directly with people experiencing homelessness (50 per cent of beneficiaries must be people experiencing homelessness)

  • Grants must be for revenue funding only

  • Applicants should have (forecasted) unrestricted cash reserves of below 3 months following the impact of COVID-19 this financial year.

More details can be found here: https://www.homeless.org.uk/connect/blogs/2020/jul/13/covid-19-homelessness-response-fund-launches-second-round-of-funding.

Please note Homeless Link will not fund organisations that were successful in Round 1 of the COVID-19 Homelessness Response Fund (which distributed £6m funding from MHCLG).

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Translated information re wearing face coverings

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WCAVA: Community Support – what next?

on Tuesday 28th Jul, 2020 at 10:00amAs the coronavirus emergency response eases, what will the future look like and how can community support be continued?

Tuesday, 28th July 2020, 10.00am-11.30am, Zoom
The community response during the pandemic has been phenomenal. There has been a huge increase in support for people in need from neighbours, mutual aid groups, parish councils and community groups.

As the emergency response eases, what will the future look like and how can community support be continued?

You are invited to listen to the experiences of mutual aids groups, parish councils, good neighbour schemes and informal community groups. This is an opportunity to look to the future and consider the following questions:

  • Will informal groups be continuing with their support and what do they need in order to do that?

  • What is the learning from the experience of informal groups? What needs to be done differently/the same, if there is the need for a future emergency response?

  • What community issues have been highlighted and how will they continue to be addressed as some groups begin to disband?

If you would like to join a Zoom meeting, please contact verity@wcava.org.uk to get the Zoom link.

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WCAVA: Bounce Back from COVID Webinar

Bounce Back from COVID Webinar - 12 & 13th August 2020.

As we look forward to gradually re-opening the country after the COVID-19 pandemic, it's important that we ‘bounce back’ onto firmer ground. This could not be more important for our invaluable voluntary, charity and enterprise sectors.

A recent State of the Sector report we undertook in April highlighted that 60% of organisations who responded had reduced activity in a significant way in response to the pandemic. Although it is still too early to determine the full extent of the impact from the coronavirus pandemic, it is still expected to be a smaller voluntary sector that emerges.

Warwickshire CAVA wants to help groups to bounce back from their recent challenges and the new obstacles they face on resuming or expanding activities over the next few months as lockdown eases.

We are hosting 2 FREE 'Bounce Back From COVID' webinars for the Voluntary, Community, Charity and Social Enterprise sectors - spread across two days: on Wednesday 12th at 2pm for Northern Warwickshire and Rugby groups, and Thursday 13th of August at 11am for South Warwickshire and Solihull Groups. We would encourage any voluntary or community organisation to attend, as hopefully it will answer any questions you might have and offer some valuable information.

The event will cover topics such as:

  • Sharing issues/problems and hearing how others are tackling these

  • Recovery planning

  • Keeping volunteers safe and recruiting new ones

  • Financial implications-fundraising

  • Facility opening

  • Good governance in a pandemic.

To sign up to the webinar - please visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/warwickshire-community-and-voluntary-action-2548934512. Closing date: 12 noon Monday, 10th August 2020.

A Zoom meeting ID and password will be emailed to you prior to the event once you sign up.

We are also asking 2 questions when you sign up to help us design the programme in more detail.

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The Bigger Picture - Be part of it!

You're invited to be part of The Bigger Picture.

The Bigger Picture is an exciting online experience that will share and showcase the unique journeys of people in Warwickshire during this time of great change & uncertainty, through a large-scale collage formed with individual images of people’s personal creations.

The project focuses on creative endeavours, with the belief that the arts and creativity are essential to the health and vitality of communities.

It’s a rolling project that people can participate in across the next 3 months with a big reveal of the completed collage on 5th October. Organisers are hoping to reach as many people as possible (people of all ages, ethnicities, genders and abilities) and provide them with positive creative experiences, enabling them to be individual yet part of a community.

For more information please visit: http://thestarfishcollaborative.co.uk/the-bigger-picture to download The Bigger Picture Pack which will take you through the steps to help you to create and submit your unique contribution! Or Jess to request a pack at jess@thestarfishcollaborative.co.uk

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Warwick District Council Community Economic Recovery Fund

As Coronavirus restrictions begin to ease Warwick District Council is making funding available to help support community organisations through the ‘recovery’ phase to enable them to deliver essential services to vulnerable people most impacted by COVID-19 in keeping with Government guidance.

From Monday 13th July applications opened for the new Community Economic Recovery Fund from which grants of up to £3,000 are available to organisations who have a role in supporting the Warwick District community during this time. The new funding is targeted at not-for profit groups such as local registered charities, foodbanks and community groups who are experiencing a short-term financial hardship, have ceased operations or have had to adapt or increase their service due to the pandemic.

For details on how to apply for a grant through the Community Economic Recovery Fund please click here. Applications can be made at any time and will be considered on a first come first served basis.

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Council reflects on support for vulnerable people as guidance changes

New guidance for people who have been self-isolating (shielding) since late March has been introduced, and Warwickshire County Council is using the opportunity to reflect on the support offered to this group in the intervening weeks.

From 6 July, those people identified as clinically extremely vulnerable to COVID-19 are now able to meet outside in groups of up to six people and single adults can form a support bubble with one other household. This is ahead of additional freedoms to be introduced from 1 August such as returning to work, town centres and places of worship.

In Warwickshire, for the past 14 weeks, parcels of food and household items have been offered to this group, an arrangement that will cease at the end of July. In this time over 10,000 boxes have been packed and delivered to residents all over the county who have been without support and unable to go out.

Warwickshire’s Lord Lieutenant Tim Cox visited the Warwickshire distribution hub on the day the 10,000th box was packed and he said of the support: “I have been so impressed with the smooth operation in Warwickshire and it was inspiring to see first-hand the work that has gone into ensuring vulnerable people received this essential aid during these unprecedented times.

It has truly been a Warwickshire effort with the County Council working closely with military support, colleagues in the five district and boroughs, the community and voluntary sector and other services to get people urgent help that they have needed at this time. The service has been a lifeline and whilst I am honoured to have been here to pack the 10,000 th box, the credit is all for them.”

The council has written to everyone in this group offering alternative solutions to access provisions and reminds anyone who will need a priority supermarket delivery slot to register online at https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable by 17 July. Anyone who needs help to do this can contact the hotline on 0800 408 1447.

Although the county’s food parcels will stop, support for vulnerable people will continue. The hotline will remain open to help people who need advice and information as they navigate the new normal. As well as assistance to access food, financial advice and emotional support is on hand as well as signposting to a wealth of services in local communities to provide ongoing help.

Councillor Izzi Seccombe, Leader of Warwickshire County Council said: “I want to thank everyone involved in this work to support the county’s shielded individuals – teams responsible for the distribution of parcels, the hotline operators who have had over 16,000 conversations with vulnerable people, as well as all the volunteers and community groups who have wholeheartedly supported these efforts.

Everyone has demonstrated true community spirit to offer some comfort and stability to many people at such an unsettling time. We hope people will welcome the alternative arrangements to accessing food in a way that gives them back some choice and control and I urge anyone who needs a supermarket delivery slot to register, or seek help to register, before 17 July.

We are still in this together and the hotline support will continue as we work hard to restore our services and continue to help the people of Warwickshire to stay as safe and healthy as possible.

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COVID-19 - Webinars

Safely reinstating business in your community building webinar
Warwickshire CAVA has heard about your concerns for reopening your community buildings and operating safely during the pandemic and as we return to the new normal. 

Along with partners, we hosted a free webinar for voluntary and community organisations from across Warwickshire and Solihull wanting to find out more.

We heard from charities who have continued to operate throughout the pandemic. A panel of local regulatory and public safety experts from Insurance, Trading Standards, Public Health and the Fire Service were also on hand to provide key information and answer questions about the new government guidance and how it applies to your community buildings.

Funding Workshop: Severn Trent Community Fund
Warwickshire CAVA presented this opportunity to learn more about Severn Trent Community Fund as they reopen for applications. The fund is designed around improving community wellbeing and with this in mind there are 3 main strands for applications:

  • People: Projects that help people to lead a healthier life and gain new skills - Places: Projects that help to create better places to live in and use

  • Environment: Projects that will help look after our natural environment, give people greater access to that environment or help look after water.

Sue Hayes, from the fund, gave the presentation on Zoom, giving potential applicants the chance to ask questions afterwards.

Funding Workshop: Heart of England Community Foundation Coronavirus Resilience Funds
Warwickshire CAVA presented this opportunity to learn more about three funds available from Heart of England Community Foundation, particularly targeted at organisations (charities, community groups, social enterprise and artists/arts organisations) who have been affected by and/or are responding to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Scott Harrison, Senior Grants Officer from the Foundation, gave the presentation via Zoom on Thursday, 21st May 2020.

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Kenilworth Online Community Forum

on Monday 20th Jul, 2020 at 6:00pmDiscuss local issues and opportunities with local councillors and officers.

Monday, 20th July 2020, 6.00pm - 7.30pm, Online via Microsoft Teams
Join residents, councillors, police and council officers to discuss local issues and reflect on the terrific community response to COVID-19.

What will be discussed:

  • Police Updates

  • COVID-19 Support - Kenilworth Achievements

  • Kenilworth Weekly News Updates

  • Grants and Funding

Register on Eventbrite by Friday, 17 July 2020. You will then receive an email from Warwickshire County Council with a link to join the meeting via Microsoft Teams - full instructions included.

All Kenilworth & Burton Green residents welcome.

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