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



Date:  22nd July 2020

                             Issue: 84


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.

Summer Activities for Children in Chesterfield Survey

Are you organising summer activities for children and families?

We would like to hear about them so that we can spread the news.

If you would like to be included please complete the survey below.

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:

Relax Kids Press Release

Derby and Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Partnership 

Active Derbyshire

ACCA Online Arts & Crafts Club

Summer Food Programme

Deaf-initely Women

YMCA Derbyshire job vacancy

Vacancy Available

Chesterfield Community Directory

FREE online summit to support children’s wellbeing in these unprecedented times and beyond

"Relax Kids - Relax your Child - Family Mental Health and Wellbeing Online Summit 2020"

It's taking place from Monday 20th July - Friday 24th July and is FREE!

It's taking place on the main Relax Kids Facebook page and you can join here:

There will be lots of tips, tricks, activities and fun ideas to help families to cope and thrive in the current environment and beyond.

There will be lots of expert advice on helping children be calm.


For more information please click link below

Press Release

Derby and Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Partnership Online Procedures Manual

The Online Procedures for the Derby and Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Partnership have been updated.

The manual is available to view at:


Arts & Crafts Online

ACCA offers a free onlineArts & Crafts Club to those that want to remain active, creative and look after their well being during the current pandemic.  This online Arts & Crafts session will consist of creating Arts & Crafts items in your own homes with the guidance of Theresa via Zoom.  Items will be provided and posted to your homes for future sessions to ensure eveyone who wishes to take part is able (please e-mail/ text if interested). The Arts & Crafts session will last for one hour and will include a catch up. For the first session you will need the folowing: White paper, pen/ pencil and coloured pencil crayons. Happy crafting!


Topic: ACCA Arts & Crafts Zoom Meeting

Time: Jul 23, 2020 12:15 PM London


Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 882 3161 7435

Password: 9veyrw

If you encounter any issues whilst trying to log on please contact Lud or Keith on 01246 208 052 or 07940 285 534.

YMCA Derbyshire job vacancy

Programme Tutor (MAT Cover)

35 Hours

Derby and Ilkeston

Closing date 24 July 2020

Interview date 31 July 2020


Job Description

To apply for this opportunity please complete an application form along with your CV to

If you would like an informal chat to discuss this opportunity please telephone Gill Anthony on 01159443226.

Vacancy Available 

Office Manager – part time 20 hours a week over 5 days

£19,000 pro rata – initially for a 12 months period with a possibility of extension

Bolsover Woodlands Enterprise Ltd has an exciting opportunity for an Office Manager to join our friendly and motivated team based in Bolsover.

The successful applicant should have an understanding of working with people with learning difficulties, excellent accounts, administrative experience and be able to manage an office.

Closing date:  27th July 2020 with interviews 5th August.

Job description available from

Further information from

Chesterfield Community Directory

Chesterfield Community Update w.c 20th July 2020

Coronavirus Covid-19 Advice & Guidance Previous Mailings

Coronavirus Covid-19 Local Updates Previous Mailings

Coronavirus Covid-19 Funding News Information

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Chesterfield, S40 1NU

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