The outbreak of Covid-19 will have a big impact on all of us. This page will host the latest support for staff and individuals from HR issues to mental health.


We will be working with experts from across the social enterprises community and support sector to put together a series of webinars on issues relating to issues such as HR to support around health and well-being.

9 APRIL WEBINAR: DIGITAL TOOLS AND WORKING FROM HOME – Digital agency and social enterprise, Reason Digital hosted a webinar looking into the best ways to work remotely, the best platforms to use and how to keep productive. 

7 APRIL: THE COVID JOB RETENTION SCHEME & WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW – Paul Seath from the Employment Team at law firm, Bates Wells will delivered a webinar on the latest updates on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. It looked in depth at what employers can claim, what the new guidance means for social enterprises receiving public funds and how the concept of furlough leave works in practice. You can download detailed slides about the Job Retention Scheme here.

31 MARCH : MENTAL HEALTH AND WORKING FROM HOME– Simon Blake, Chief Executive at Mental Health First Aid England delivered a webinar on mental health support at this time and adjusting to the realities of homeworking. You can access slides from Simon’s presentation here.

24 MARCH: MANAGING PEOPLE THROUGH THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC CEO of Roots HR CIC, Jan Golding delivered a webinar looking in depth at the HR issues created by the current situation. The webinar covers paying your people, furlough leave and the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, homeworking and the realities of redundancies.

Guides and resources

Guidance on schools from Government (19 March) – The government has asked parents to keep their children at home, wherever possible. Schools will only remain open for parents who work is critical to responding to the pandemic or who work in one of the critical sectors mentioned in the link.

Find Out More: Covid-19 Keeping Well – Social enterprise, Turning Point’s employee well-being service Rightsteps have developed an online ‘Find Out More’ module focusing on supporting health & well-being during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Looking after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak – The Mental Health Foundation has put together this great page on how to look after our mental health during this time which will put so much pressure on our social and emotions well-being

HR advice from Co-ops UK – Our friends at Co-ops UK have published this guidance on some of the key HR issues which businesses may face such as questions around leave and pay

NHS guidance – the official NHS page on the symtoms of coronavirus and advice for staying at home.