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Covid-19: Update on Support Services in Milton Keynes

We understand that this is an incredibly busy time for the Voluntary and Community Sector. We are asking you to help us gather some really crucial intelligence relating to how the  sector in Milton Keynes is responding to the Covid19 crisis. 

Please complete this form if you represent a voluntary or community group/organisation providing services in Milton Keynes. 
We really appreciate you taking time to fill out the below survey.
 
Take the survey now
Get online support for your community group during Covid-19
Community Action: MK provides advice and support on setting up, managing and developing your charity, voluntary or community group in Milton Keynes as well as funding, forward planning and good governance. Read more about our online service
Take a look at our resources for groups and support for groups during the Covid-19 pandemic
  • Organisational support
  • Volunteering support
  • Finance and funding resources
  • Remote working support
  • Data protection and more. Read more
Volunteering and furloughing: What do we know? 
With many organisations taking decisions about whether to furlough their staff, we set out below what this means for those who may wish to volunteer. We also consider what the furloughing rules mean for charities wishing to take on new volunteers who have time to give due to being on furlough leave. 
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Free communications support offered to charities and public sector
A group of volunteer PR practitioners have launched an initiative to provide free communications support to charities and public sector organisations. Also, Lloyd's Communications, Press and Influencing toolkit provides a detailed overview of storytelling from a charity perspective. 
Do you need volunteers?
We have matched 100+ volunteers with a number of local groups and organisations, including through roles such as food delivery, support to hearing impaired individuals, equipment delivery and emotional support. If your organisation need volunteers, do get in in touch
Mental health services in Milton Keynes: We want to help you look after yourself and your team!
We want to ease some of that stress and encourage you to use the information that is out there. We have collected a list of mental health services in Milton Keynes as well as listed some of those that are operating on a national level. 
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Domestic Abuse During Covid-19: Milton Keynes
MK Act, Thames Valley Police and MK Council have put together an information sheet of guidance for domestic abuse in Milton Keynes.
Are you at immediate risk? Are you safe at home? Are you worried about hurting somebody? Are you able to help protect others at risk from abuse? Read more
Resources for worried children
Some of what you see or hear might sound confusing or scary, so it's normal to have some worries about a big story like this. But if sometimes you feel like your worries are becoming too much, psychologist Laverne Antrobus has some great tips.
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Service Six online support
Service Six are continuing to support children and young people across Milton Keynes. If you have a child who is finding the situation difficult please get in touch with Katie on 07850 916600 or the Service Six helpline 07718 003219. Alternately find us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter where we are sharing lots of information.
UK coronavirus rules relaxed for people with autism and learning disabilities
The Government has now published new guidance making clear that, if you’re autistic or have a learning disability, you can leave your home more than once a day and travel beyond your local area if this is important to your health. 
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Local responses to Covid-19: Help out in your area
 
This page is updated on a regular basis as we continue to hear about the amazing work being done in our communities. Please get in touch with us if you would like to update the information of your local area. Read more
Information for communities regarding Covid-19
  • How you can help
  • Resources for vulnerable people
  • Support for parents, carers and children
  • Financial support and guidance
  • Taking care of your mental health and more. Read more
Covid-19 Update on support services in Milton Keynes
We are asking you to help us gather some really crucial intelligence relating to how the Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) in Milton Keynes is responding to the Covid19 crisis. Help us build a comprehensive picture of the amazing work you are doing. Take the survey 


Community Action:MK & Macmillan Cancer Research Survey 
Community Action: MK are working with Macmillan to try and develop a better understanding of the experiences of BAME and faith communities in Milton Keynes in relation to cancer and cancer services.
Take the survey 
Are you willing, able and safe to get involved with some volunteering opportunities that have arisen as a result of Covid-19? 
If yes, please complete the expression of Interest form. We can then share this information with groups that are working at the forefront to ensure residents and communities across MK are supported.
Coronavirus: How to help safely
Across the UK people are playing their part and providing essential support to their friends and family who are in isolation. The Government has updated guidance and launched further resources to encourage people to volunteer while remaining safe.
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New Funding page on the CA:MK website
We understand that community groups and organisations are under enormous financial pressure/ We are putting together funding opportunities for the voluntary and community sector in Milton Keynes. This page will be updated on a regular basis. 
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