The Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire Council for Voluntary Service and Action Limited
Date: 30th 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:
Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa has developed a new Vulnerability Fund - worth £485k - as part of a dedicated effort to tackle the social problems known to increase the risk of crime or victimisation. Micro-grants of £50 to £1,000 are available from Links CVS for projects:
• That help individuals to live safely and without fear of crime in their homes;
• which empower the local community to tackle problems in their neighbourhood areas;
• are organised by (and involving) community/neighbourhood groups;
• can demonstrate that they can make a difference to local communities;
• that take a new and sustainable approach to tackling long term problems;
• that foster good relations between partner agencies and communities and do not work in isolation.
The criteria and application form for the micro-grants can be downloaded from here - Criteria & Application Form. The deadline for micro-grant applications is 1st March 2021.
Larger grants of £1,000 to £25,000 are available directly from the Police and Crime Commissioner. For more information and to download an application form for the larger grants, visit the PCC's website by following this link: www.derbyshire-pcc.gov.uk/VF
The deadline for the larger grants is 13th November 2020
Booking for the above workshop is now open! Please complete booking form via the following link – https://linkscvs.org.uk/civicrm/event/register?id=171&reset=1
Please note that you will receive a confirmation email along with ZOOM Meeting details.
Please log in at 11.45am so that we can sort out any technical hitches prior to the meeting.
If you haven’t used Zoom before and need help please contact Jon Wynn at Links 07493 209255
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This weekend, we are asking parents, carers, and grandparents to talk to their children to find out where they are going and who they are with.
Over the last couple of weeks, we have seen an increase in reports of groups of young people gathering in groups of more than six, which goes against the government’s coronavirus advice.
Current advice for those that live in a Tier 1 area is that people should not meet in groups of any more than six, indoors or outdoors. For those in Tier 2, you can only meet with people outdoors and in groups of no more than six.
Inspector Rich Buxton said: “We know it is hard for children and young people to not be tempted to meet their friends at evenings and weekends - especially when they are allowed to be together all day in school.
"But we need them to play their part in reducing the spread of Covid-19. The spread of the virus is still very much real and happening, and now more than ever we need them to be following the rules too.”
If officers see a group of more than six children or young people together at any one time, they will approach the group, engage with them, explain the current guidance to them, and encourage them to follow it.
Enforcement will always be a last resort.
Given the age of the groups, it won’t be them that get issued with a fine. Instead, this will go to their parents, who will have to pay within 28 days.
As Halloween approaches, please encourage your children to not meet their friends in any groups larger than six.
Explain to them what their actions could lead to, and encourage them to follow the hands-face-space guidance to keep those around them safe.
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Emma Page (Police, Comms Officer HQ, Media team)
Be part of a collective purchasing project for community groups!
My name is Arjun Karavadra, I've recently graduated from the University of Derby with a degree in Business Management and I'm currently working with Community Chesterfield as a procurement intern. We're working on an exciting collective purchasing project which we hope you’ll take part in and massively benefit from!
The first way you can help is by taking part in the survey below. This will help us find out what your and other organisations' requirements are, allowing us to then look into commonly mentioned supplies or services.
With many thanks!
Chesterfield Shared Reading facilitates FREE Reading for Wellbeing sessions every Monday afternoon 2-3pm online via Zoom, bringing people together through great poems or stories to talk, laugh and share from the comfort of home. No pressure to talk or read. Each session is facilitated by a trained volunteer Reader Leader from national charity www.thereader.org.uk You’ll need access to Zoom. Previous participants have also found a comfy chair and a cuppa quite helpful! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries or to book a taster session.
Derbyshire author Leonie Martin is now offering a choice of two Monthly dates on Zoom for her regular online Writing for Wellbeing workshops: on the first Saturday and first Wednesday each month 11am-1pm. Both workshops will include the same engaging writing activities on a different theme reach month, offering an opportunity to share your work within a safe and relaxing ‘virtual’ space. You’ll need access to Zoom along with your preferred writing materials. The cost for each 2-hour workshop is £10. Booking via Eventbrite. Contact Leonie by email on email@example.com for booking details.
Healthwatch Derbyshire would like to hear from friends and relatives whose loved ones have been in residential care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Share with us how the wellbeing of your family/friend has been affected and how care homes have addressed the challenges the pandemic has presented to them.
We recognise the pandemic has been a difficult time for residents, their families / friends and care home staff. At the same time, we are aware of some amazing examples of care and innovation that care staff are providing. Sharing your experience will help highlight good practice and identify further ideas to improve local services. The information will be used to inform those who manage and commission services.
We would be grateful if you could complete this short survey by Monday 16th November 2020.
All responses will be treated confidentially and remain anonymous. People without internet access can contact Healthwatch Derbyshire on 01773 880786 to share their views over the phone.
Healthwatch Derbyshire Team
A countywide ‘high’ COVID-19 local alert level – also known as tier 2– will come into force across Derbyshire, it has been announced today.
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Bassetlaw Dementia Advisor
Closing date for applications: 12 noon Monday 23rd November 2020
Bassetlaw Community and Voluntary Service (BCVS)
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Fixed Term Post (funded for 1 year)
Bassetlaw Community and Voluntary Service (BCVS), supported by Better Care funding via Nottinghamshire County Council, are looking to recruit a Dementia Advisor.
This is an exciting new role, the aim of which is to enhance the quality of life, choice and opportunities for people with dementia in Bassetlaw by providing Dementia Information, Advice and Support to people with dementia, their carers/wider family, other organisations and the public.
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Chesterfield, S40 1NU
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