The Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire Council for Voluntary Service and Action Limited
Date: 6th November 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
Join the National Academy for Social Prescribing to launch the new Thriving Communities programme, which will celebrate and support the work of local voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise groups across the country who are supporting communities most impacted by COVID19.
The event will bring together local groups and organisations to recognise and share their work to support people through COVID19, embrace new ways of involving citizens, simple acts of kindness, and community action which helps people to build on their strengths and community assets.
This is your opportunity to find out:
To be the first to hear about these exciting opportunities, register your place today.
The programme is delivered in partnership with local infrastructure agencies, social prescribing providers, Sport England, NHS Charities Together, Natural England, Arts Council England, Money and Pensions Service and NHS England and NHS Improvement
Youth loneliness in lockdown and beyond
The Co-op Foundation’s Lonely Not Alone campaign recently launched to help break the stigma of youth loneliness. Their latest research report, ‘In This Together’ examines the impact of the spring/ summer 2020 lockdown on young people aged 10 to 25 years old. It looks at what they missed out on, and what they think needs to happen next to help their friends and peers. It also reveals in detail how young people feel about loneliness and stigma today.
NHS Test and Trace News Bulletins
We would like to share the weekly bulletin with everyone who has an interest in NHS Test and Trace. If you find this information helpful and know someone who would benefit from receiving the bulletin, Please click on the link below:
Eating disorders courses delivered by First Steps Derbyshire
Joined Up Derbyshire, NHS Derby and Derbyshire CCG. All training is for anyone working with Children, Young People and Families and is free. Please share these with teams and colleagues within Derby City and Derbyshire.
Please note that all these opportunities are funded directly by the NHS and therefore if you are unable to attend once you have booked PLEASE cancel your booking to allow others to take your place.
Evaluation feedback will be sent out to you via Microsoft forms following your attendance on the course – PLEASE complete for quality assurance and to inform us when planning further training options.
We look forward to receiving your bookings.
First Steps ED's newsletter
Read the October 2020 newsletter from First Steps ED HERE
Derbyshire Mind has a long history of providing high quality, independent advocacy services throughout Derbyshire. Our Independent Specialist and Community Advocacy teams support clients to express their views, wishes and feelings and assist them in safeguarding their rights.
We are looking for enthusiastic, passionate, hard-working individuals to join our Advocacy team.
We currently have the following vacancies available to join our team:
Independent Specialist Advocate: 37 hours, Salary - £24,799
Paid Representative (DOLS): 37 hours, Salary - £23,836
CLOSING DATE: Thursday 12th November 2020, at 5.00pm.
Interviews will be held during the week commencing Monday 30 November 2020.
Interviews will be held by video call.
More information and application forms can be found at http://www.derbyshiremind.org.uk/derbyshire-mind-vacancies/
Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Awareness Project Officer
To work on a new project to raise mental health awareness with a range of sports organisations and workplaces across Derby and Derbyshire.
37 hours, including some weekend and evening working
Salary: £24,050 15 month contract
Are you enthusiastic about empowering people to promote good mental health and suicide prevention awareness within sports settings and workplaces?
We need a new Project Officer who will engage with a range of identified organisations and enable their workers and volunteers to:
A commitment to the promotion of good mental health and an interest in local sport and community activity is essential. Our target groups will be local football clubs, gyms and boxing clubs and identified workplaces.
You will need excellent communication skills, and an aptitude for learning. You must be self motivated and able to work independently within an agreed framework. You will be self-supporting so must be fully computer literate. You will need to be able to work flexible hours and to travel across Derby and Derbyshire. Posts will be based at our office in Long Eaton with the possibility of hot-desking with a partner organisation in the north of the county.
Please email email@example.com for an application pack or send an A4 SAE (Large letter stamp) to Lee Tivey, Erewash Voluntary Action, Granville Avenue, Long Eaton, NG10 4HD
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Friday 20th November 2020 4PM.
INTERVIEW DATE: TUESDAY 1st December 2020
This post requires a Disclosure and Barring Service check.
Autism Information & Advice are recruiting a new full-time advisor. The successful candidate will respond to contacts via the service’s initial points of contact – such as answering the service’s help-line and responding to emails. The advisor will then triage the contact and provide up to date, relevant and accurate information and advice to the contact – which could be an individual living with ASC, a parent or carer, or a professional. The primary purpose of the advisor role is to show empathy and understanding, provide initial information and finally signpost to specialist information and advice on benefits, entitlements, debts, housing, relationships and family and to ensure relevant referrals to specialist agencies are processed. The role will also support with the service’s evaluation and reporting processes, promotion, and literature and content development, as well as the deliverance of Autism awareness raising training.
Citizens Advice Mid Mercia – initially working from home with some visits to the South Derbyshire office (owing to current COVID-19 guidelines) and then working from the South Derbyshire office.
37.5 hours a week, 9-5, Monday – Friday, excluding public holidays
You can download the Job Pack HERE
To appy visit https://www.citizensadvicemidmercia.org.uk/vacancies/
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Chesterfield, S40 1NU
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