The Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire Council for Voluntary Service and Action Limited
Date: 28th May 2020
Due to the outbreak of Covid-19, the Links Board of Directors has made the decision to temporarily close the office until further notice in order to minimise any potential risk to our staff and VCS group representatives in support of the official attempt to slow down the pandemic. If there are any changes, we will keep you informed.
Sandra Pink (Advice & Project Manager) – Email: email@example.com Mobile: 07889 726846.
We will keep you updated as we receive more information.
Help Needed in Chesterfield & North East Derbyshire Survey
We know about the community groups that operate and the good work that you all do. Sadly, we understand that many of you have had to close down due to the Coronavirus crisis.
We are now mapping the help that is available in your residential area.
The Neighbourhood Watch June 'Our News' enewsletter is out!
With the lockdown remaining fully in place in Wales and measures in England altering, Neighbourhood Watch groups continue to support individuals and their communities to adapt, stay safe and manage the situation.We have been collecting stories of all the amazing work going on, several of which are in this newsletter.
"The range of support offered is fantastic and a real testament to how Neighbourhood Watch groups all across England and Wales have stood up to support others and their communities".
John Hayward-Cripps, CEO, Neighbourhood Watch Network
We are fast approaching the annual Neighbourhood Watch Week, 7th - 13th June, and there is lots of information in this newsletter on how to get involved and get active in celebrating your neighbours. If you have plans to get involved, let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org so we can support you.
This year we have slightly separate messages for our English and Welsh supporters in line with the Government's guidance. Both versions can be accessed on our website here.
Happy reading and thank you for your continued support.
Central Support Team, Neighbourhood Watch Network
Message Sent By
Deborah Waller (NWN, Multi Scheme Administrator, England and Wales)
We are urging visitors to our countryside sites and parks to take their litter home with them.
Links has been working with mutual aid groups in Chesterfield and it was this partnership which included other charities, local authorities and WhatsApp groups to develop and deliver the Covid-19 Support Directory.
We hope to continue that relationship after the end of this crisis in the New Normal!
You can view it via this link: http://ow.ly/Nqir50zjdrz
For more information about Mutual Aid groups and what they mean for the charity sector go to this link: https://www.thirdsector.co.uk/analysis-does-mutual-aid-mean-charity-sector/volunteering/article/1683331
Coronavirus- can you help?
Getting the right healthcare
The NHS has been responding to the Coronavirus pandemic and is very grateful for the support it has received from the public. The support is overwhelming, in fact. However, whilst it is not business as usual for the NHS, the NHS is still very much open for business.
Everyone must continue to access essential care to protect health and wellbeing. This includes calling 999 or attending A&E when someone has a life threatening condition such as a suspected heart attack, stroke, have significant loss of blood or difficulty breathing.
We would like to ask for your support in spreading the message that the NHS is still here to help those who need it. People may be asked to access service differently or if their need is not urgent to delay a while to ensure safe care can be offered but healthcare is still here. There are resources in the links below and we would be grateful for anything you can do to disseminate the message throughout the community.
There are many resources available on the Joined up Care Derbyshire website: https://
I would also like to highlight the new accessible information that has just become available which you can find here: https://
Mental Health and Wellbeing Support for Children, Young People, Parents and Carers during Covid-19
If you have any questions or concerns then please do not hesitate to contact us: email@example.com
NHS Derby and Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group
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