The Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire Council for Voluntary Service and Action Limited
Date: 9th 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:
Tomorrow, Saturday 10th October, is the start of the National Hate Crime Awareness Week.
Over the years communities across the nation have shown their support in raising awareness during this week and once again we are calling on you to show your support.
For further information about the Commissioner’s #NO2HATE campaign visit his website www.derbyshire-pcc.gov.uk/NO2HATE
Let’s all Stand Together Against Hate Crime and shout #NO2HATE.
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Tim Parkin (Office of the PCC, Digital Engagement Officer, Derbyshire)
Training and Tea
Conveniently timed, short training sessions from Community Chesterfield
We are currently planning these sessions and want to make them as accessible and relevant as possible. We'd really appreciate the 1 minute of your time it takes to complete the survey below.
Please complete the survey by 9am Monday 12th October!
Erewash Voluntary Action are delivering this programme across Derbyshire on behalf of Derbyshire County Council.
The aims are:
Men are 3 times more likely to take their own life than women. In Derbyshire 80% of people living with a mental illness never seek treatment. Poor mental health costs workplaces up to £45billion per year. Less than 1 in 5 men take time off work due to poor mental health.
The programme will support children, young people and young to middle aged men in nonclinical settings such as: Amateur football clubs; Amateur rugby clubs; Amateur cricket clubs ;Independent boxing gyms and fitness centres; Routine and manual workplaces particularly in rural settings.
For more information please contact Christie and Andrew
Phone: 0115 9466740
How has the pandemic affected your life?
The coronavirus pandemic is still affecting many aspects of our lives here in Derbyshire. Along with other public sector partners we want to find out what the pandemic has meant for you and your community.
We’ve set up an online survey so that you can tell us how you are feeling and what more we could do to help. Information given by you will help us understand more about the things we can do to support Derbyshire through the challenges of coronavirus.
The survey will take around 10 to 15 minutes to complete, and you can find it here. The survey closes on 6 November.
This questionnaire may also be available in other formats by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks so much for your help in completing the survey.
Do you have friends or family that just don't 'do' digital?
Now more than ever, being able to use a smart phone, tablet or laptop to get online is important. The pandemic means many services are now ONLY AVAILABLE online.
If you know anyone in Derbyshire that you think might benefit from some digital support then please ask them to get in touch with Rural Action Derbyshire (RAD). RAD can help them get online and stay safe online with access to their Cyber Buddies, a network of Digital Champions through Derbyshire.
You or they can call RAD (and leave a message) on 01629 592970 or email email@example.com
Read more HERE
Vacancy – Employment Caseworker / Legal Adviser
Application Deadline: Monday 19th October by 9:30am
New funding means that we have a vacancy for a full-time specialist employment caseworker in the active and experienced team at Derbyshire Law Centre. We are looking for someone who can start immediately and the post will be for a fixed-term period until the end of June 2021.
Applicants should be experienced with all aspects of employment law, including discrimination.
They will have run their own caseload and be familiar with negotiating settlements out of court, and advocacy in the Employment Tribunal. Experience of working in, or leading on project work would be advantageous.
The postholder will be a member of the Collective Management Team and undertake shared duties in the overall management of the Law Centre.
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