Support, Resources and Services
In the wake of COVID-19 RCJ Advice and Rights of Women have expanded their FLOWS services to women experiencing domestic abuse and the frontline organisations who support them.
Teh Refugee Action Coronavirus Asylum Handbook draws together frontline organisations’ current and longer-term approaches and strategies to adapting their services and delivering support. It is not designed to be a service directory or map operational updates but it will signpost to the excellent advice, resources and policy updates that have been produced and are already in the public domain.
Law for Life have just created an Advicenow 'know-how' linking to guidance that is out so far on video hearings.
In response to many advice agencies moving their services to telephone only, Advocate has launched an online application form that can be accessed directly from its website, removing the need to be signed off by an advice agency, MP or lawyer.
With new social distancing rules in place, we're now confined to working from our homes. This has some profound implications on how charities operate from a digital technology perspective. This podcast discusses how you can get your charity up to speed to support remote working through COVID-19, what tech can help you stay connected to colleagues, donors and networks and how we can operate in a secure, collaborative and productive manner.
United Voices of the World Union has a range of guidance, in English and Spanish, to help workers make sense of their rights, access support and get up to date information about COVID-19.
The Frontline Network has launched 'C-19 Frontline Worker Support Forum', a space dedicated to sharing frontline worker information, guidance and solutions relating to COVID-19. Anyone who is a frontline worker supporting people experiencing homelessness can utilise this vital resource. Frontline workers are required to register to the Frontline Network, in order to access the C-19 Forum, however Frontline will shortly be making it free to access for all Frontline Workers.
Namati has created a list of COVID-19 resources that address topics relevant to grassroots justice groups and collects useful resources on protecting vulnerable communities affected by containment measures, adapting to remote work, and more.
Digital Unite have collated over 90 digital guides and resources to help organisations during Covid-19. The helpful guides cover a range of topics from using online health services to staying in touch with friends & family and working from home. These are particularly useful for agencies who may have clients that are less used to accessing services online.
For all things housing law check out the specialist Nearly Legal website for England, run by solicitors and barristers practising in the field. The site provides information, updates and discussion on housing and landlord & tenant law. Issues covered include homelessness, possession and forfeiture, unlawful eviction, disrepair and housing fitness, regulation and licensing, service and major works charges, right to manage and anything else that interests us. Contents include frequent case reports, updates on statute law, guides and key documents.
The Opportunity Agenda have published a useful resource on 'How To Talk About Covid-19'.This resource guide is especially important in the atmosphere of fear, panic, division and racism that disinformation and media frenzy have produced.
Chatbot Ally aims to help housing associations, councils and charities to support vulnerable resident, helping citizens access information and advice through their phones.
Rightsnet have developed several new was of supporting advisers and the advice sector through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Maternity Action are continually updating their website with advice and FAQs on rights and benefits in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
To help during this crisis, Crowdfunder are making it free for community and charity projects to fundraise via their platform.
Homeless Link have published a new webinar on Covid19 and Homelessness services, providing an overview of the current sector preparation and response.
If you work in a charity and want to know more about using tech to help your organisation work remotely, John Fitzgerald from SCVO's digital team, is offering free one to one 15 minute chats to provide advice. Book your slot today!
Cooley have launched guidance for businesses on the legal, regulatory and commercial implications of the COVID-19 pandemic. Their case law library gives a comprehensive overview of up to date practices, guidance and pertinent information.
Charity digital have published this incredibly helpful webinar detailing how to produce an effective content strategy framework for your small charity. The webinar covers a range of useful topics including how to build personas online, engage with your audience and identify creative ways to deliver and re-purpose your content.
Published 16/03/2020 by Shanjun Zhu
Money Trust Advice Policy Institute have collaborated with the Money Advice Trust, with support from UK Finance, to launch a new guide to help debt collection staff better communicate with customers with mental health and debt problems.