If you are involved in setting up a new group to support people in your local area – this is a useful set of pointers to get you started.
VARB has produced some updated guidance for informal and small groups (6 April 2020). This includes suggestions on leadership and having an agreed aim for your group as well as suggestions on managing the risks involved when providing your vital services – available to download here Download
Surrey County Council has produced some guidance for volunteers to help keep them and the people they are supporting safe – available to download here Download
See also updated information in the following areas:
- Involving and Managing Volunteers during the coronavirus outbreak (Guidance from NCVO)
- Managing Volunteer rotas using Dutyman
- Volunteer Drivers and Insurance
- Walking some else’s dog
- Food Safety Information for Covid 19 Support groups
Covid 19 Mutual Aid have some resources for new groups on their website.
If you have other examples of good practice guides that you would like to share, please send them to email@example.com and we will add these to a local resource bank on this website.