Supporting Communities During COVID-19

Supporting Communities During COVID-19

This page brings together information on Community Supports  and supports from the state to enable responses from community and voluntary groups and to protect vulnerable groups.

Government Supports

The Department of Rural and Community Development havs reactivated the Community Call for Level 5

  1. The Community Call Forum continues to provide supports or services to anyone in need. To find out the contact details for the forum in your area visit https://bit.ly/3nVUheS
  2. The Charity Regulator has added a COVID-19 FAQ section to their website which you may find useful  
  3. An online partner pack for your organisation to use in your own communication and across your network can now be downloaded online

Community and Voluntary Supports

Womens Community Organisations

The National Collective of Community based Womens Networks has 17 projects around the country that are continuing to work with and support the wellbeing of women. Find out more on their website.

Community Work Ireland

CWI have convened a Covid-19 Non-Governmental Organisation Group comprising national organisations representing marginalised communities in an effort to build a collective response to share information on emerging issues which need to be raised at Government level. They have made a joint submission on behalf of the COVID-19 NGO Group - Marginalised Groups and Promoting Equality, Inclusion and Human Rights.

They have produced a planning framework, designed to assist organisations, in planning to protect the health and wellbeing and ensure the resilience of those who experience the highest degree of socio-economic marginalization and social exclusion during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Find information on the CWI website here.

Volunteer Ireland

Volunteering during Covid - 19

As always, for the most up to date information and advice on Coronavirus, please go to: www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/c36c85-covid-19-coronavirus/ and  https://www2.hse.ie/coronavirus/ and https://www.hpsc.ie/a-z/respiratory/coronavirus/novelcoronavirus/

We are seeking to provide the most up to date and accurate information as possible. We are asking our members to send us information on services they are providing for women during COVID-19.   

If your organisation is offering supports for women or has resources relevant to women during COVID-19 please email them to Silke at silkep@nwci.ie  

 

Further information for women during COVID-19: