The Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire Council for Voluntary Service and Action Limited
Date: 27th 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: 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:
Waste Not Cafe takeaway meal 13th December
Waste Not Cafe Chesterfield are putting on an affordable two course vegetarian and vegan takeaway meal on the evening of Sunday 13th December, with collection from Chesterfield Baptist Church on Cross Street.
The community project aims to reduce food waste whilst tackling food poverty by donating profits to emergency food provision organisations. The food used for the meal will be surplus food that would have otherwise been thrown away from supermarkets, cooked up by local volunteers.
Waste Not Cafe asks for a suggested donation of £2.50 adults, £1.50 kids for the vegetarian and vegan meal.
A menu and booking will be available from Friday 11th December. Anyone interested in the takeaway meal should email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you know of an unemployed person who may be interested in getting into Health and Social Care?
Glossop Job Centre is delivering a Social Care Virtual Academy (see flyer) which will provide attendees with an Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s Settings (Level 1).
There is an introductory session on Tuesday 1st December, and the course starts properly on Monday 7th December.
Anyone interested in participating should ask their Work Coach to book them a place on the Information Day on Tuesday 1st December. As this is a virtual course, it is accessible from across the county.
If you require further information about this course, please contact Lesley Whitfield LESLEY.WHITFIELD@DWP.GOV.UK
Supporting men's mental health: Mentell Signposting Link
Do you think that a male client, family member or friend could benefit from a space where they can talk about and offload some of their worries?
If so, please see the information about Mentell
Mentell provides circles for men aged 18+ to talk in a safe and confidential space, free from advice and judgement.
You can also visit the Mentell Website .
Our Trading Standards officers are backing a campaign to raise awareness of loan sharks so that residents can protect themselves
Derbyshire’s Director of Public Health is urging residents to be cautious about the risk of spreading coronavirus when rules are relaxed at Christmas.
It’s day two of the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence and today we want to help people spot the signs of domestic abuse.
What is domestic abuse?
Domestic abuse is of any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those over 16 who are or have been intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality.
For many years the term domestic violence was used to describe assaults. However, the word ‘violence’ creates a narrow idea of the type of behaviour that victims may suffer – and make people incorrectly think that they are not able to seek help.
We now talk about domestic abuse, and this can include, but is not limited to:
Domestic abuse can affect anyone regardless of ethnicity, age, gender, sexuality or social background. It also includes so called ‘honour’ based violence, female genital mutilation (FGM) and forced marriage.
What do you see?
It’s not easy to spot the signs, but here are 10 things you might notice in a friend, relative or neighbour which could indicate that they are suffering domestic abuse:
If you’re being abused, are concerned about someone, or are worried you may commit domestic abuse, please seek help, either from the police or from support organisations.
You can report it online here, www.derbyshire.police.uk/reportdomesticabuse or by calling 101 if you're deaf or hard of hearing, use our textphone service on 18001 101.
On social media, you can also contact us through Facebook, send us a private message to /DerbyshireConstabulary or direct message our contact centre on Twitter, @DerPolContact.
Remember, in an emergency which is ongoing, or where life is in danger, call 999 immediately. If you're deaf or hard of hearing, use our textphone service 18000 or text us on 999 if you’ve pre-registered with the emergencySMS service.
There are also partner support services local to Derbyshire who can help you. You can find their details on our website here: https://www.derbyshire.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/daa/domestic-abuse/support-helplines/
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An interactive and informative session hosted by UK Youth and PwC. Supporting young people to understand what pensions are.
About this Event
What is a pension?
How much money gets paid into my pension?
How does my pension affect my financial future?
The latest programme on our Bolsover TV channel has now gone live.
In this episode we:
· visit a wildlife garden in Whitwell,
· talk to Ellie from Pinxton who has set up her own sing-a-long business,
· talk to residents in Carr Vale who have started a campaign to get their bus service back up and running,
· take a look at the places you can exercise and keep fit near you,
· take visit some of the remembrance displays in the District,
· see what new sponsor is on the front of Bolsover Town U11s new away kit,
· remember former councillor, Sid Patrick who recently passed away.
Organisation: Chesterfield Borough Council
You will make decisions on homelessness and housing need in accordance with relevant legislation, and policies and procedures operating within the department.
You will be the main point of contact for homelessness applicants and will manage a caseload, actively working towards preventing and relieving homelessness and offering housing advice to customers requesting assistance.
Closing date: 29 November 2020
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