Public urged to be vigilant over doorstep callers during coronavirus response

Keep yourself safe when accepting help

There are lots of good neighbours and great community groups rallying round to support people affected by the current situation. However sadly a small number of individuals have used the situation to take advantage of vulnerable people. Derbyshire Police is urging people to be vigilant, particularly over doorstep callers, during the coronavirus response. Their advice can be found here:

Looking for help?

If you are struggling due to the current situation, and don’t have a family member, friend or trusted neighbour who can offer support, then be careful only to go through a trusted organisation or group you know – contact South Derbyshire CVS on 01283 219761 or and we will link you up with support. available.

Want to help?

Similarly if you want to volunteer your time it’s best to go through an organised group, for your own safety and those you’re helping. If you don’t know where to go, get in touch and we’ll let you know where help is needed email

More information about local community support and help needs will be updated as we get it here.