The Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire Council for Voluntary Service and Action Limited



Date:  16th June 2020

                             Issue: 58


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.

Please note that the staff will be working from home and can be contacted on the details below during our usual office hours 10:00am-4:00pm Monday to Friday. Our email address will still be monitored as normal.

Sandra Pink (Advice & Project Manager) – Email: Mobile: 07889 726846.
Jon Wynn (Administration & Information Worker) – Email: Mobile: 07493 209255
Martin Conlan (ICT Support Worker) – Email:
Sushri Wells (Freelance BME Engagement Co-ordinator) – Email: Mobile: 07876 617050 (For BME Engagement Forum Enquiries)
James Lee (Chief Executive) – Email:

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. 

However, there are still people needing help, mainly for shopping, collecting prescriptions, someone to talk to; and they could be your neighbours. 

Are you doing this in your local area or do you know of any people who have got together and are offering neighbourly support to people in need?

We would be grateful if you could complete this survey so that you can be added to the list of help in Chesterfield & North East Derbyshire.

Link to survey here -

Chesterfield COVID-19 support directory

Comprehensive directory providing details such as:

  • national and local resources
  • support on how to stay active as well as health and wellbeing information
  • where to get home food deliveries as well as emergency food provision
  • personal and business financial support and guidance
  • resources for children and parents

The directory can be accessed here -

Please use the contact link at the top of the page to suggest corrections or contributions to the information in the directory, making sure you select ‘other.’


Included in this bulletin:

Highly Commended award for Deaf-initely Women!

The Waste Not Cafe Chesterfield Great Get Together

Derbyshire County Council - Coronavirus Recruitment

Small Charity Week

Stop Loan Sharks Newsletter

Derbyshire County Council - We're committed to equality

Weekly Vacancy Sheet

Stand Up to Racism

Highly Commended award for Deaf-initely Women!

Deaf-initely Women is thrilled to be highly commended as a Small Charity creating a big impact for deaf and hard of hearing women in Derby and Derbyshire. 

The East Midlands Charity Awards ceremony took place on Thursday 11th June, 2020. 

The Winners and Highly Commended charities were announced online. 

All staff and Management Committee members at Deaf-initely Women are celebrating after they heard that they were finalists for two East Midlands Charity Awards: 

  • The Best Social and Digital Media award and 
  • Small Charity: Big Impact award. 

Please find link below to press release

DW PR Small Charity gains Highly Commended Award

The Waste Not Cafe Chesterfield Great Get Together

THIS SUNDAY is the national Great Get Together, in memory of Jo Cox MP who died in 2016. Jo was a strong believer that we have more in common with each other and that we are stronger together.

So although we cannot get together physically at this time, we can still be together, so Waste Not Cafe Chesterfield has organised an online get together, with live music and light conversations, this Sunday, 21st June at 6pm. Bring a drink, bring a dinner, bring yourselves, and spread the word!

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 875 9448 3765

Password: wastenot

Or join us by phone: 0203 481 5240

Meeting ID: 875 9448 3765

Password: 079561

Why not consider a job in care? We’re always looking for people to help us make a difference to the lives of vulnerable people across Derbyshire.

Coronavirus recruitment


To find out more on the above please click link below

Learn more and get involved


Let’s celebrate the small charities in Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire!

Send us your photos and quotes and we will put them into a gallery for everyone to share.

The gallery will go out in a bulletin next week.

Email to

Below is the June edition of the Stop Loan Sharks newsletter.

Article include:

  • New online chat service for victims;
  • Facebook Live Q&A sessions;
  • Your Money and Your Life podcasts;
  • Stop Loan Sharks reporting app;
  • Online training available during COVID-19;
  • New animation on YouTube to help people sport signs of illegal money lending


To view please click link below



Message Sent By
Tim Parkin (Office of the PCC, Digital Engagement Officer, Derbyshire)

We have restated our commitment to equality and diversity in the light of the Black Lives Matter movement.

We're committed to equality

Weekly Vacancy Sheet

Please see a weekly bulletin from the job centre. It details available jobs and support.

Coronavirus Covid-19 Advice & Guidance Previous Mailings

Coronavirus Covid-19 Local Updates Previous Mailings

Coronavirus Covid-19 Funding News Information

The Coronavirus Covid-19 Local Updates Bulletin is compiled by the staff of Links from a wide range of information. While every effort is made to check the accuracy of the material, no liability can be accepted for any error or omission. Inclusion of an item in the bulletin does not mean approval or recommendation by Links.

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Links: The Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire Council For Voluntary Service and Action Limited

Offices 1 & 2, Lower Ground Floor of Town Hall
No. 1 Rose Hill East
Chesterfield, S40 1NU

Company Limited by Guarantee No.4294079 / Registered Charity No.1089963
Tel 01246 274844