Stronger South Derbyshire – Small Grants for Community Support during CV19 We know this is a particularly difficult time for your group or organisation and that you’ll be facing even more challenges than usual. We also know that relatively small amounts of money can go a long way in the right hands and that’s why […]
To all new and existing groups that have registered with us to help communities in need in South Derbyshire at this time – thankyou!! We have emailed out some information and advice to you today – please check your inboxes. How are we all doing? Hard to believe how much has changed in the last […]
Age UK Derby and Derbyshire have launched their Coronavirus Letter Friends Appeal, asking people to write a letter to an anonymous older person isolated at home. People can send their letters to Age UK who then distribute them. The aim is to ensure older people feel valued and in contact with the outside world and […]
We are looking for a Volunteer Coordinator to help us get through the current crisis and beyond. To help us recruit, prepare and support a team of volunteers who will respond quickly and provide emotional and practical support to isolated and vulnerable people in the South Derbyshire community. We need an experienced volunteer manager who […]
It’s fantastic that so many people are offering to help during COVID-19. However, volunteers need to protect themselves as well as the people they are helping. With this is mind, South Derbyshire CVS has collated some short video guides offering practical information on how to keep volunteers and the people they are supporting safe. Subjects […]
The England Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT) recognise that this period may be one of increased financial pressure for some people. The Team is committed to ensuring that illegal money lenders (loan sharks) do not take advantage and profit from other people’s hardship. The Stop Loan Sharks helpline service remains open and fully operational during […]
Active Derbyshire has created an Active at Home webpage to help provide individuals with tools and ideas about what they can be doing to stay active: https://www.activederbyshire.org.uk/active-at-home. Sport England has launched its ‘Join the Movement’ campaign, which gives people ideas on how to get active at home. At the campaign’s website Stayinworkout.org you’ll find a […]
Those with a medical condition that makes them extremely vulnerable to coronavirus can register with the Government for help and support. For example, they can ask for help getting deliveries of essential supplies like food. Anyone who is not sure whether their medical condition makes them extremely vulnerable, is advised by the government to register […]
Scam text messages have been reported which make claims that UKGOV has issued a payment of £458 to all residents as part of its promise to battle COVID-19. The messages contain a link, which recipients are asked to click on in order to apply for the money. These messages are a scam. Do not click on links in […]
Derbyshire County Council are calling on Derbyshire’s network of community groups, voluntary organisations and businesses to help coordinate the community response to COVID19 by joining the Derbyshire Community Response Unit. The Community Response Unit will help those in need by delivering services such as: food shopping and delivery checking up on people who are isolated […]
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