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

 

 
 

Date:  1st October 2020

                             Issue: 133

 

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.


 

Venues open after lockdown survey

Some groups are finding their meeting place is not big enough to allow social distancing.  We would like to hear from venues who may be able to offer them alternative facilities.

Link to survey here -

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/RXZ9NWS

You can view responses to this survey via the following link:

Survey Responses


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:

Update on Covid-19 Compliant Venues in Derbyshire

Black History Month 2020

Share your story of what it's like to receive mental health support

Transition Chesterfield

Have Your Say - Derbyshire People's Voice COVID 19 Survey

Autism Alliance

Fairplay Cake Away Stall

Derbyshire Community Hub

Beat the Street is coming to Clay Cross

A Message Of Hope from Me to You

Rhubarb Farm

Update on Covid-19 Compliant Venues in Derbyshire 

Thank you to everyone who completed the survey. This is the link to the results so far.

If you have a venue that you would like to be included, please complete survey below:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/RXZ9NWS

Catherine Ross - Founder Director, Museumand - The National Caribbean Heritage Museum guest editor of Black History Month 2020

Crucially, this year’s Black History Month is a time to shine a light on our shared British history and tell the whole story honestly and truthfully, to decolonise and reclaim history, and tell stories from the perspective of all people – not just the rich white men in power. The felling of contentious statues and monuments is just the start, now it’s time to ask communities how colonial objects and symbols are used to tell the true story of history.

Black History Month 2020 is also a time to look forward and celebrate the here and now – and the future possibilities. In years gone by, October has been the only time of year when the UK talks about the achievements of Black people in Britain. Hopefully, the events of 2020 will be a catalyst for Black history to be shared much more widely – in museums, galleries, schools, universities, public spaces and communities.

(This is an extract from an article written by Catherine Ross. You can read the whole article here:

https://www.blackhistorymonth.org.uk/article/section/bhm-intros/why-black-history-month-is-more-important-than-ever-this-year/

Share your story of what it’s like to receive mental health support

Derby and Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group have engaged the services of the Innovation Unit to help develop 'Living Well' a new model to deliver more accessible and responsive support for people’s mental health and wellbeing. 

In Derbyshire, the project will start with High Peak and North Dales, and then move to Derby City North. 

The first meeting of the 'Collaborative' (the team responsible for delivering the project) has now taken place and work has begun to gather the stories of people who know what it's like to need mental health support in the High Peak and North Dales area.

Could you help? Would you like to share your story or do you know someone with a story to tell?

Click HERE to open a flyer with more information and please get in touch with Mental Health Together if you are interested: enquiries@mentalhealtogether.org.uk

Newsletter

Derbyshire People's Voice Coronavirus (COVID-19) Survey

Topics

Access to Services, Health and Social Care & Quality of Life

Opens: 29/9/20 Closes: Friday 6/11/20

 

What this consultation is about

The Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic is still affecting many aspects of our lives here in Derbyshire. We want to find out what the pandemic has meant for you and your community so far. Your views and experiences are important to us. This is a joint survey between Derby City and Derbyshire County, and we want to hear the voices of all our residents

Information given by you in this survey will help us understand more about the things we can do to support Derbyshire through the challenges of Coronavirus (Covid-19). Thank you for taking the time to answer this survey.

This questionnaire may also be available in other formats. If you require a different format please email: haveyoursay@derbyshire.gov.uk

 

How to take part

We are carrying out this consultation in the following ways:

Who is the consultation aimed at?

Which part of Derbyshire is this consultation aimed at?

All Derbyshire (including Derby City)

 

Generally, who is this consultation aimed at?

Carers, Children in care, Employees, Non users of services

Parents and carers of children and young people in care and/or those with learning difficulties or disabilities

Parents or guardians, Residents, Service users & Young carers

Key workers Derby and Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group have engaged the services of the Innovation Unit to help develop 'Living Well' a new model to deliver more accessible and responsive support for people’s mental health and wellbeing. 

In Derbyshire, the project will start with High Peak and North Dales, and then move to Derby City North. 

The first meeting of the 'Collaborative' (the team responsible for delivering the project) has now taken place and work has begun to gather the stories of people who know what it's like to need mental health support in the High Peak and North Dales area.

Could you help? Would you like to share your story or do you know someone with a story to tell?

Click HERE to open a flyer with more information and please get in touch with Mental Health Together if you are interested: enquiries@mentalhealtogether.org.uk

 

How will we let you know the results?

Feedback about this consultation will be available by the following methods:

  • Our website
  • Community forums

 

Contact details

Name: Community Voice Team

Email: Derbyshire.peoplesvoice@derbyshire.gov.uk

Due to COVID-19 the Fairplay Fairview Cafe is unable to host the MacMillan money-raising event this year. Therefore they will be having a MacMillan cake away stall on Thursday 22nd October outside the Fairplay centre (Fairplay, Alexandra Road West, Chesterfield S40 1NP).

There will be lots of delicious cakes and biscuits for sale. Hygienically wrapped. Please call in from 10am. All donations will go to MacMillan.

Clay Cross is being transformed into a giant community-wide game!

From 7 October to 4 November, join your school or community team to earn points, get active and win prizes in this fun, free, 4-week walking, running, scooting and cycling game! 

Played outdoors in the local community, Beat the Street is the perfect way to get you safely back in action. Being physically active improves physical and mental health and boosts our body’s natural immunity to fight off viruses, including COVID-19

 

Web: http://beatthestreet.me/claycross

Facebook: Beat the Street Clay Cross

Twitter: @ClayCrossBts

Instagram: claycrossbts

Any questions? Contact team.claycross@beatthestreet.me

 

Find out how to play Beat the Street HERE

Read the Beat the Street FAQs HERE

JOB VACANCY AT RHUBARB FARM

Rhubarb Farm is looking to fill the post of term-time Support Worker. This will be 4 days a week during term-time only.

If you are interested to apply, go to the Rhubarb Farm website www.rhubarbfarm.co.uk and download the 4 documents related to the post .

 

PLEASE NOTE:

1. CVs will NOT be accepted. All applications must be completed using the Rhubarb Farm job application form.

2. All applicants for all posts at Rhubarb Farm need to do a day's volunteering at the Farm, so that the quirky nature of our work is understood before an application is submitted. All details in the documents on the website.

 

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