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

 

 
 

Date:  27th July 2020

                             Issue: 87

 

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 info@linkscvs.org.uk will still be monitored as normal.

Sandra Pink (Advice & Project Manager) – Email: sandra.pink@linkscvs.org.uk Mobile: 07889 726846.
Jon Wynn (Administration & Information Worker) – Email: jon.wynn@linkscvs.org.uk Mobile: 07493 209255
Martin Conlan (ICT Support Worker) – Email: martin.conlan@linkscvs.org.uk
Sushri Wells (Freelance BME Engagement Co-ordinator) – Email: sushri@btinternet.com Mobile: 07876 617050 (For BME Engagement Forum Enquiries)
James Lee (Chief Executive) – Email: james.lee@linkscvs.org.uk

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.

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/5TJ8RW6


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 - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NRRNR9G


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 - http://ow.ly/Nqir50zjdrz

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.’


PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU ARE MAKING CHANGES TO YOUR SERVICE

Included in this bulletin:

Chesterfield Football Club Spireites Trust

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COVID & Beyond State of the VCS survey

Prepayment Meter Crisis Funding - Warmer Derby & Derbyshire

News from Derbyshire County Council

Rural Action Derbyshire

African Caribbean Community Association

Pcc Unveils Preferred Candidate For Derbyshires Next Chief Constable

Job Transformation Programme Manager (Careline and Support Services)

Salary Details: £45,591 - £47,464 per annum

Job Term: Fixed term for 18 Months

Appointment type: Full Time

Hours: 37 hours per week

          

We are looking to recruit an exceptional programme manager to deliver a critical review of the provision of older peoples Careline and support services which will result in a re-shaped service within the Council and support the overall Housing Services Re-shaping programme.

This is a unique and exciting opportunity to drive, manage and implement transformational change and at the same time have operational oversight and management of a critical high-profile service to 3,000 vulnerable and older people in Chesterfield and North Derbyshire, the Careline & Support Service.

Excellent communications and relationship management skills and experiences will be invaluable, alongside the absolute requirement to deliver the programme.

The Service is facing significant challenges and the Programme Manager will drive and deliver the change programme to create a new service which delivers customer excellence sustainability into the future.

To find out more and how to apply visit: https://www.chesterfield.gov.uk/11225

 

Closing date: 30 July 2020

Provisional interview date: To be confirmed

COVID AND BEYOND: SURVEY OF VOLUNTARY ORGANISATIONS, SOCIAL ENTERPRISE, COMMUNITY, MUTUAL AID AND CV19 RESPONSE GROUPS IN DERBY & DERBYSHIRE

Tell us about your experience of the last few extraordinary months, and what support you need – and win a £25 supermarket voucher!

Closing date 31 July 2020

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/3D2020

We want to hear community groups, voluntary organisations, charities and social enterprises of all kinds and all sizes, from all parts of Derby City and Derbyshire.

This includes established organisations (whether or not you have been able to provide services during the lockdown), as well as new informal mutual aid / neighbourhood groups; and faith organisations, parish councils and food banks responding to the crisis.

All completed surveys will be entered into a draw to win 1 of 3 x £25 supermarket vouchers!

We want to find out, capture and share:

  • All the good work that you have been doing to make sure that people affected by COVID, especially the most vulnerable, have been supported.
  • What you have learned and experienced
  • What the impact has been on your organisation
  • Crucially, we also want to know what support and resources you will need in future, so that we can make sure that you get this

The survey should take about 20 minutes, and will ask questions about:

  • Your organisation (what you do, where you work, who you support and your annual income)
  • What you have been doing (if anything) to support people during COVID (including the kinds of support you have provided, the numbers of people you have helped and the number of volunteers who have been involved).
  • The impact of COVID on your organisation, including your income, staff (if any), volunteer numbers, levels of demand, needs and geographical differences.
  • Your experience of COVID – what the challenges have been, what you have learned – and what support you will need going forward.

Click here to start the survey https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/3D2020

This survey is being carried out by the 3D (Third Sector Support for Derbyshire) network of local CVS, Volunteer Centres and other local voluntary sector support organisations working in partnership with public sector colleagues.

If you have any questions, or if would rather complete the survey on paper or as a Word document, or if you need someone to help you fill it in please email 3derbyshire@gmail.com

Prepayment Meter Crisis Funding - Warmer Derby & Derbyshire

Marches Energy Agency are pleased to be able to offer prepayment top-up vouchers to customers at risk of self-disconnection and affected by the current coronavirus outbreak in some way.  This is available in Derby & Derbyshire, as part of our ‘Warmer Derby & Derbyshire’ advice service.  We will be working closely with referral agencies to support the clients they work with who are in need.

To make an application to the fund on behalf of a client, please use the online link https://forms.gle/VuwaNGSVf2ScZqRj9 or the form.  You can make referrals by telephone if you prefer, via Warmer Derby & Derbyshire on 0800 677 1332.  If we do not work with you/your group regularly, or you are a new group, we will be in touch to verify you as a referral partner and ensure things run as smoothly as possible.  We would be pleased to work with new groups who know households they support well, including those smaller groups formed in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

We will offer all applicants energy advice to help them reduce their bills in the long term and help prevent future crisis, as part of our Warmer Derby & Derbyshire Energy Advice service. Please do forward on this to other organisations or groups supporting those who could benefit.  However, it is a condition of the funding that we do not publicise the support more widely to clients, so I would ask that you don’t post information on social media, in a newsletter etc.  Instead, please use or adapt some more general text about our help:

Are you struggling to pay for your gas and electric?  Warmer Derby & Derbyshire offer free energy advice and can help you get your payments under control.  We’re helping people in need across the area deal with managing debts by providing small grants and talking to suppliers.  Their friendly Energy Advisors can be called on 0800 677 1332, or message them on Facebook  @ Warmer Derby & Derbyshire

If beneficiaries are identified through a general call, we will ask for a referee (ideally from a known referral organisation) to support their application.

Please view flyer

 

If you have any questions please do get in touch with me on the details below.

Peter Burgess-Allen

07908 436806

Help during difficult times – refer or register for an appointment with an Energy Advisor https://bit.ly/2L93LAH   

‘Warmer Derby & Derbyshire’ helpline: 0800 677 1332

Marches Energy Agency

www.mea.org.uk

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News from Derbyshire County Council

Rural Action Derbyshire

Further easing of lockdown restrictions - ACRE Information Sheet (issue 4)

African Caribbean Community Association

Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa on Friday 24 July announced his preferred candidate for the county’s new Chief Constable.

The appointment of Rachel Swann, who is currently the Deputy Chief Constable, will now be subject to a confirmation hearing by Derbyshire’s Police and Crime Panel.

Amongst a career of high-profile incidents, Rachel Swann led the Toddbrook Reservoir multiagency emergency response in August 2019.

Her suitability for the role was put to the test during a robust assessment process which included the delivery of a presentation before a community panel and media exercise. Final interviews took place on Friday.

“I am delighted to announce current Deputy Chief Constable Rachel Swann as my preferred candidate for the role of Derbyshire’s next Chief Constable,” said Mr Dhindsa.

“Derbyshire remains one of the safest counties in the country and the pressure has been on to find a driven and inspirational new leader to take the helm of the force.

“The selection process has been extremely challenging and it has been difficult to choose between such high calibre candidates.

“However, Rachel’s depth of experience and proven leadership will ensure Derbyshire Constabulary continues to go from strength to strength in the future and I look forward to working with her in her new role. I would like to congratulate her on her success during what was a rigorous recruitment process.”

Rachel Swann said: “I’m absolutely delighted and feel extremely privileged to be the preferred candidate the post of Chief Constable.  Derbyshire Constabulary is a really good force with great people working in it and I look forward to working with the PCC to deliver a good level of service to our communities.”

Ms Swann will take over from Peter Goodman, who is retiring after a 32-year career in policing.

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

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