RISE NEWS

 

Canterbury Community Hub Wind Down

 

Throughout the Covid 19 Crisis, Canterbury City Council has been proud to have worked with hundreds of volunteers to deliver around 2,000 food parcels and 750 prescription deliveries to 3,500 vulnerable residents.

Thanks to the easing of lockdown and the development of local infrastructure, demand for this service has now decreased and we are pleased to be working with partners such as Age UK Canterbury, Age UK Herne Bay & Whitstable, Connect Well, Canterbury Foodbank and Canterbury Citizens Advice Bureau to move into the next phase of our support. You can find out more about the gradual hub wind down and the next phase here.

If you are aware of individuals who still require assistance they can find the right support by visiting canterbury.gov.uk/help.

 

Volunteer Support

 

If your organisation has been affected by a loss of volunteers as a result of Covid 19 social distancing measures please let us know. As part of the Community Hub legacy programme we will be offering a volunteer match-making programme that will pair individuals who have enjoyed supporting their community with organisations who find themselves in need.

If you would like to support finding new volunteers for your services please contact us at commissioning@canterbury.gov.uk.

 

Free Kent VCSE online training opportunities

 

Thanks to Kent County Council, Social Enterprise Kent are pleased to offer the following FREE online training opportunities to Kent VCSE organisations with a turnover of under £100,000 per annum:

Managing the risks from Covid-19 and how to prepare to keep your staff and customers safe
Dates available: Wednesday, 8th July or Tuesday, 21st July 10:00 – 11:30
Booking available here.
For further information please email info@sektraining.org.uk, or call 01227 469970.

Workplace Ready – Covid-19
For further information or to book a place please email h.biddles@sekgroup.org.uk