The Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire Council for Voluntary Service and Action Limited
Date: 7th October 2020
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.
Sandra Pink (Advice & Project Manager) – Email: email@example.com Mobile: 07889 726846.
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 -
You can view responses to this survey via the following link:
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.
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:
We're looking for caring residents to help young people leaving care achieve their full potential.
On behalf of Joined Up Care Derbyshire, Derbyshire County Council successfully applied for £200,000 of funding which aims to help reduce the number of suicides across Derbyshire and Derby city.
Amateur sports clubs, boxing clubs and specific workplaces will be encouraged to become mental health support networks thanks to the new Suicide Prevention Trailblazer funding.
In addition, a network of peer support groups for men are to be established across the County.
Suicide rates in Derbyshire remain similar to the national average. However after three years of declining rates, rates for 2019 have increased.
The £200,000 funding includes support for a project aimed at raising mental health awareness within local organisations to help reduce self-harm and prevent suicides.
Read the full details HERE
Chat with NHS and CCG - can you help?
Don’t miss out on having this chat with the NHS Derby and Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Joined Up Care Derbyshire, facilitated by Community Chesterfield
8th October 2pm-4pm (On Zoom)
• Do you live, work, study or volunteer in Chesterfield?
• Do you or someone you know feel like your views on NHS services are not heard?
• Do you or someone you know feel no one tries to get in touch with you for your views?
• Do you or someone you know need extra support to get your views across, particularly during these COVID times?
The session aims to identify the ways in which your voice and the voices of the people you work with can be heard by the NHS Derby and Derbyshire CCG and Joined Up Care Derbyshire.
This is a start to an important ongoing conversation. What you tell the Derby and Derbyshire CCG and Joined Up Care Derbyshire at this session about the best ways to communicate will be used to plan how and who they ask for their views in the future.
If you need any further information or want to advise us about any accessibility needs for this online session please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We all have a part to play to keep our air clean. Together let’s make 8 October 2020 the cleanest Clean Air Day yet and feel the difference.
During the COVID-19 lockdown we experienced cleaner air and saw massive shifts to low pollution behaviours. Let’s keep up the momentum and keep our air clean.
To help keep you, your family, friends and colleagues safe, we’re updating the campaign to be more virtual!
Rural Action Derbyshire (RAD) are now relaunching Suicide Awareness Training (SAT) as a new package of digital learning consisting of individual e-learning via a video link and group virtual training delivered on Zoom. RAD believe that suicide is everybody’s concern, and that individual tragedies can be prevented. RAD aim to increase awareness around the subject and to help remove the stigma which can be a barrier for those who need help and support in a time of crisis. This free training is supported by funding from Derbyshire County Council.
The training consists of both individual online e-learning and a group virtual training session delivered via Zoom. The e-learning consists of three short modules which take approximately 1 hour to complete in total and which MUST be completed prior to attending the half-day group virtual training.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This event is only available for people in Derbyshire (excluding Derby City) working either in a paid or voluntary capacity with the public (particularly vulnerable groups at greater risk of suicide and self-harm) or acting as community representatives. Please note that registering your place on Eventbrite does not guarantee a place for you on the course. Registrations will be reviewed to ensure that places are given to delegates who meet the above criteria.
To request a place please follow the link below for the next available date and complete the registration process. A link to the e-learning will be sent to you when your place is confirmed.
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/122552944155 Wednesday 16th December 2020
RAD will be offering more dates in the coming months.
Government Guidance & how it will effect Village & Community Halls Update
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Chesterfield, S40 1NU
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