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



Date:  29th June 2020

                             Issue: 67


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:

Chesterfield Borough Council - Job Advert

First Art

Trent Psychological Therapy Services (IAPT) and Covid 19

News from Derbyshire County Council 

Derbyshire County Council - Healthy & Well 

Healthy Workplaces Derbyshire

Derbyshire Dales CVS

North East Derbyshire District Council - Reopening Guidance

North East Derbyshire District Council - Homeless Story

Latest apprenticeship vacancies

Coronavirus (Covid 19): getting tested

Derbyshire Unemployed Workers Centres


We are looking for a climate change officer.


Reference: CBC200163
Salary details: £31,371 - £32,878 per year
Job term: Permanent
Appointment type: Full time


The climate change officer will lead the council through the current climate emergency, shaping our services to consider the environment, biodiversity and climate change as a priority.


Closes: Sunday 26 July 2020


For more details or to apply,

To view information please click link below


COVID 19  Psychological Therapies Pathway

News from Derbyshire County Council

Derbyshire County Council - Healthy and Well

Live Life Better Derbyshire offers dedicated support for when you're ready to quit smoking for good. Our friendly, knowledgeable advisors will take you through every step of your quitting journey.

We offer one to one support, group and telephone support as well as advice on stop smoking medications and which will be best for you.

To find out if you can benefit from our free, local stop smoking service give us a call on 0800 085 2299 or visit our website here.

Losing weight is hard and life tends to get in the way. That's why our free weight management programme looks at more than just diets and what's on your plate.

We look at the emotional triggers behind what you eat, how to understand and prepare healthy, balanced and tasty meals. We'll also give lots of advice and help on how to make small changes that can lead to long term results.

To find out if you can benefit from our free, local weight management service then visit our Live Life Better Derbyshire website here.

Healthy Workplaces Derbyshire


Update from Derbyshire Dales CVS


North East Derbyshire District Council Reopening Guidance

NEDDC_COVID_19 Opening your business advice sheet

North East Derbyshire District Council Homeless Story

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic we have been helping those most vulnerable in the district with other partner agencies. We helped those who were homeless by housing them in a local hotel and here is an incredible story from someone we helped.

Latest apprenticeship vacancies

We’re looking for a level 3 apprentice transport planning technician and a level 7 (degree level) apprentice planner.

Both vacancies close on 12 July.

Find out more and apply

Coronavirus (COVID-19): getting tested

Guidance on coronavirus testing, including who is eligible for a test and how to get tested. Thanks to a campaign by Toby Perkins MP, Chesterfield residents can now access tests at the Proact Stadium on the national portal.

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

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Tel 01246 274844