This page has been established to help community groups, volunteers and good neighbours during and beyond the COVID 19 crisis. We will continue to update this as more resources, training and advice become available:
Volunteer Shopping Advice
There will be times when volunteers or neighbours are asked to buy essential items for someone in the community. To avoid any possibility for financial abuse, or misunderstandings, the WCVA (Wales Council for Voluntary Action) has developed best practice advice which can be found via the below link. Cardiff Council has also set up a complimentary summary of this advice as a user friendly/ quick guide option.
Cardiff Council’s Safeguarding Essentials Guide contains information, advice and important contact details for raising any welfare concerns you might have for a child, young person or vulnerable adult.
Domestic Abuse Awareness
NHS Wales are hosting a free 45 minute “Violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence” e-module to help you in taking action safely if you see signs of or suspect any form of domestic abuse within a household you are supporting or in connection with.
WCVA – The Wales Council for Voluntary Action is the national membership body for voluntary organisations in Wales. They have a page dedicated to updates and guidance during the COVID-19 outbreak, which includes advice for volunteers, funding opportunities, links to webinars and an option to sign up to a regular newsletter.
Tempo Communities – Tempo Time Credits have adapted their operations to support communities during the COVID 19 crisis. They now have a suite of e-modules, webinars and great ideas for staying connected in your community.