CoVid 19 Update

VCSE online community

Our Aim

RCVDA appreciates that there is a lot of information being sent out and people need to know who to contact and who can help them. On this page we will give key numbers, links to organisations as well as some pertinent information both for yourself and your family and for your organisation and communities. It is a rapidly moving situation and we will be adding information as it becomes available. Although we are working remotely please still ring our main number and if we don’t answer please leave a message and someone will ring you back. All staff can access their emails so please don’t hesitate to contact us if we can help in any way.

How can I Volunteer for the Emergency Response Team

Complete this form if you want to help others in this time of crisis.

The response from our communities so far has been inspirational. Thank you to everyone who has done something to help others – either by forming mutual aid groups or by choosing to be the best neighbours we can be. We are with you. We’re working alongside citizens and local organisations to support the most vulnerable people in our local places, and we know that your incredible community spirit is essential. For this reason, we are asking everybody – organisations, individuals, businesses and groups – to let us know what support is available. Your offers will then be paired with others who are requesting help.

There are many many things which you could help with during this time, including everything from deciding to do your bit for the neighbours you already know on your street, right through to using relevant skills, training and qualifications which you already have to bolster the social care system and help the most vulnerable.


We need Community Information

Complete this form if you are part of or are aware of community and voluntary groups who are busy supporting their community.

We need this information so that we can identify gaps in support and get vital information out to you regarding support, funding and keeping yourselves safe.

CoVid 19 VCSE online community

VONNE and the North East Local Infrastructure Organisations have set up an online community via Knowledge Hub to provide a platform for VCSE organisations to communicate with each other and share information and resources as we work through these challenging times. 

If you would like to join the group please request to join via the group web address: Knowledge Hub

 You will also have to register on the website so that other members can see who you are.  We hope this will be a useful resource for organisations to use to communicate with each other during this time.  The group has a library where you can share useful documents, a forum where you can talk to each other, a blog, events page and an ideas page.  We have set up some initial library and forum categories but please feel free to add your own.  VONNE and the LIOs will also be continuing their own mailings and keeping their websites up to date with guidance and information.

Coronavirus - Latest NHS Guidelines Translated into 34 Languages

Doctors of the World have shared  Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for patients in 32 languages, which were produced in partnership with the British Red Cross, Migrant Help and Clear Voice:
PLEASE SEE LINK BELOW to view all language files in your browser or to download, The complete list: English, Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Bengali, Bulgarian, Czech, Dari, Farsi, French, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Kurdish Sorani, Lithuanian, Malayalam, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Sindhi, Slovak, Spanish, Turkish, Pashto, Polish, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Somali, Tigrinya, Urdu, Vietnamese.

The guidance is based on the government’s updated advice and health information. They hope it will help to ensure this important guidance reaches migrant and asylum-seeking communities in the UK.

Visit to view. You can also find them on our Google drive here.
UPDATE 23/3 – The documents on NHS guidance on Covid-19 symptoms, how to self-isolate and how to contact the NHS produced on 16/03 are still up to date. On 23/03 the UK Government released additional guidance for the general population. The translated resources will be updated as soon as possible to reflect this further guidance.