Please note that South Derbyshire CVS will be closed from 12noon on Tuesday 22nd December until 8.30am on Weds 6th January. Should you have a food emergency during this time please call 07458305314 to book a food parcel and collection slot. You can arrange collection on the following dates – December 29th, 31st and January […]
‘when I was at my most vulnerable, the CVS Food Bank was there to catch my family & I’ – SDCVS Food Bank client The impact of the pandemic on the lives, health and welfare of local people has been significant. Between March – October 2020, with the support of local people, we supplied 12,654 […]
Our online Community Forums are for volunteers, local charities and community groups in South Derbyshire. Grief and Loss During a Pandemic: 26 November, 9.15am – 10am Using psychological perspectives to understand more about the impact of grief and loss, and what can be helpful during these times. With Jo Hall, Clinical Psychologist from the NHS […]
Since May 2020 the network has been meeting up once a month, which has been great for voluntary organisations, schools and other agencies to join in, share their experiences and issues during the pandemic, support each other and start working more in partnership. Next online Zoom meeting – Friday 25 September starting at 10am. “Extremely […]
Do you have 30 minutes a week you could spare to telephone someone who is lonely or isolated for a chat? Ironically, the COVID-19 lockdown meant that many people found they were more supported by friends and family and the community than usual. Now things are returning to normal, that support is dropping off and […]
The Derbyshire Home from Hospital Support Service offers short term practical support for vulnerable people leaving hospital, or those living at home but at risk of being admitted. During the COVID-19 crisis the service has concentrated on supporting vulnerable people who have been shielding or self-isolating. One of the people helped by the service in […]
Do you enjoy driving and have use of a car? Do you like to meet new people? If so, we would love to hear from you! Active Travel supports older and vulnerable people to attend hospital and GP appointments. Volunteer drivers use their own cars to collect people from their home and take them to […]
‘let’s just celebrate how far we’ve come and how much we’ve achieved in such a short time. No wonder we’re a little tired!’ Hard to comprehend, but this is the 20th week since we went into lockdown. I can’t quite decide whether this feels like no time at all, or at least three lifetimes ago (possibly […]
As you may know, Government guidance for the general population has changed and lockdown restrictions are easing further from tomorrow (Saturday 4 July). However, we must stress that for CVS staff and volunteers we are not changing anything yet and volunteers should not make any befriending visits on behalf of CVS at this time and […]
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