Support and advice for groups

This page was last updated on 9 September 2020 with:
  • An article on changes to the social distancing rules from Monday 14 September.
Contingency planning and adapting your services
Employment and staff
Funding for coronavirus response

For funding news, advice and opportunities go to RVA’s new look funding pages.

Online training, safeguarding and data protection

We’ve updated our training page with a list of training you can access online on an ongoing basis, through local and national organisations.

RVA services
  • RVA Advice Service: if your organisation needs advice or support contact We are continuing to offer our advice service remotely through email, telephone and video calls.
  • RVA News: if you would like us to publicise updates about your services via RVA news and the RVA website, please email them to If you’re not already subscribed to the newsletter, sign up here.
  • Team Reading coronavirus response volunteers: if your organisation is registered with RVA and needs some extra volunteer support please email
  • Social Prescribing:  If you are a professional looking to make a referral, we are continuing to take these at the normal address Individuals who have received support from the Social Prescribing service in the past and would like us to get in touch again can email

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