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This week we hosted an ‘afternoon tea’ online get-together with our members which went well. It was so nice to ‘see’ you, we had good conversation and two members even started tracing their family history!
We are very grateful to Sarah Clowes at Connex Community Support, who has updated the list of food suppliers in the Dales, we have uploaded the new version here. We hope you find it useful.
If you have any questions about food parcels or food banks, or if you know someone who might be finding it hard to shop or pay for food, please do let us know as we may be able to signpost to support. See our flyer – please feel free to copy and paste to your community social media pages.
The guide to funding and grants has been updated, see –  guide to funding and grants.
Our Better Derbyshire Dales Fund funding round is OPEN with a closing date of Monday 22nd June. Please contact us for an application form and guidelines.
And just a reminder that we have a guide to setting up a COVID 19 Mutual Aid group on the website as well as a new resource sheet on shopping for your community – hope you find it useful.
Contact us as usual by phone or e-mail. Please note that the road entrance to the Agricultural Business Centre in Bakewell is now closed.
  Update from DDCVS
Tue 5th May - Tue 5th May
10:00am - 10:45am
We have another online get-together for DDCVS members next week.
The purpose of the ‘online coffee mornings’ is to get your feedback and input regarding how you and your community are coping with the coronavirus situation.
If you wish to attend, please would you email Jonathan Simcock at the CVS so that he can send you an invitation with the link. Email jonathan@ddcvs.org.uk
Wed 6th May - Wed 6th May
11:00am - 12:00pm
The Derbyshire Dales Children and Young People’s Well-Being Network exists to bring together individuals who support children and young people in the Derbyshire Dales area to share skills, information, experiences, good practice and resources.
The network is open to all groups, organisations and development workers operating in the Derbyshire Dales area.
Join us on Wednesday 6th May for a virtual catch-up!
To book your place & receive your ZOOM link contact Louise at Derbyshire Dales CVS Tel: 07453 383235 email: louise@ddcvs.org.uk
Thu 14th May
2:00pm - 2:45pm
What do you need to do if you are involving volunteers in your response to coronavirus? This webinar will bring you up to date on common volunteering roles, key safeguarding principles and well-being tips for your volunteers.
It’s free for members and non-members of the national Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO).
The webinar will be presented by Jarina Choudhury, Volunteering Development Consultant at NCVO. It will be followed by a 15-minute Q&A session.
This FREE online training is aimed at professionals who work with children, families and young people in Derbyshire and is part of a national initiative to reduce parental conflict in the early stages. This course will enable you to differentiate between parental conflict and domestic abuse.
If you are a Childminder, Police Officer, Family Support Worker, Designated Safeguarding Lead, Early Years Provider or a Volunteer working with children and young people, this course will help you understand the detrimental effects that quarrelling has on children, and why we need to prevent this.
Contact Mark Davey. Tel 07785 110799 or email mark.davey@derbyshire.gov.uk
This E-learning training is divided into 4 modules. The modules discuss the effects of conflict on our children and provide you with resources, each module will take approximately 2 hours to complete.
If you only want to complete module 1, there will be face to face training after the Covid-19 Lockdown. You will be able to choose a half day to look at the resources or a full day which looks at the theory and resource – this is also free.
The course is not accredited but is a Department for Work and Pensions initiative and delivered by Knowledgepool.
Training is for workers / staff / volunteers to enable them to support parents. Training is free and it is open to Derbyshire Voluntary Organisations.
The way Healthwatch Derbyshire would usually operate has been reconfigured to focus on providing a telephone support line for residents needing help in accessing health and social care services.
Healthwatch Derbyshire is particularly interested in providing telephone support for those without access to the internet or in cases where people haven’t been able to find the information they need regarding other channels such as the NHS Covid-19 hub.
Anyone can still get in touch via other avenues but if you don’t have access to the internet, or can’t find the information you need regarding Derbyshire health or social care services, please call 01773 880786. Call times: Mon-Friday 10.00am – 3:30pm.
Derbyshire residents can get the latest NHS Covid-19 information while staying safe at home with the launch of a new online hub.
A one-stop shop of latest updates, advice, information and direct ‘signposting’ to other helpful websites has been added to the Joined Up Care Derbyshire hub at https://joinedupcarederbyshire.co.uk/cov ...
The information aims to help keep people safe, informed and able to access services during the country’s continuing lockdown in response to the pandemic. All seven NHS organisations working across the county and the city and county councils will have their service updates covered as they are all partners in the ‘Joined Up Care Derbyshire’ health and care partnership.
If you cannot locate the local health or social care information you are looking for via the above site you can contact Healthwatch Derbyshire via the telephone support line:Tel: 01773 880786. Call times: Mon-Friday 10.00am – 3:30pm.
Open for business to provide free confidential advice on issues regarding housing, debt, immigration, employment, discrimination and one-to-one personal navigator service.
Derbyshire Law Centre has assessors ready to take your call who will be able to arrange a call back from a Legal Advisor or Solicitor, if required. All face to face appointments are temporarily suspended, however, telephone appointments are available and these will be arranged by our assessors.
Calls available: Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 4.30pm on: Telephone: 01246 550674
Freephone: 0800 707 6990 SMS/Text: 07781482826
Text Box: 018001 01246 550674
Alternatively you can email: dlc@derbyshirelawcentre.org.uk
Older adults aged 65+ from across Derbyshire are being invited to take part in a new project ‘A Necklace of Stars’. During the Covid-19 crisis, instructions and support for making embroidery, poetry and lullabies will be provided via post, online and on the phone for those who are housebound.
A Necklace of Stars is an Arts Council England supported collaboration between Arts Derbyshire, DCC Public Health, Derbyshire Library Services and arts organisation arthur+martha. Collectively, we will make an embroidered quilt with a poem and song soundtrack, inspired by lullabies. Lullabies bring calm and comfort, and also tell insightful stories that pass on the depth of human experience from generation to generation.
Using embroidery, poetry and repurposed bed sheets, pillow cases and pyjamas, stars will dance across the quilt. At a time when so many of us are suffering the negative effects of isolation lock-down, this project could not be more timely. It will help to build confidence and wellbeing, reduce loneliness, forge connections and re-ignite creativity.
This project will culminate in a 12-month exhibition showing the quilt, poems and soundtrack in a variety of cultural venues across Derbyshire.
If you are interested in taking part in this project (whether you have no experience or plenty), or know of someone who might enjoy getting involved, please contact Sally Roberts on 07395 904386 or email sallyartsderbyshire@gmail.com
You can also visit arthur+martha’s website to find out more, or express your interest https://arthur-martha.com/portfolio/a-ne ...
Our energy bills/cold homes phone-line service is still running, albeit in a modified form. The Warmer Derby & Derbyshire number is still available 0800 677 1332, while home visits will be replaced by conference/video calls where appropriate, and/or postage of information leaflets & materials.
We’re conscious that incomes are being hit while energy bills may be going up as people stay home, and support is harder to access. We want to do all we can whilst not compromising health of clients and colleagues. Stay healthy & hope to hear from you soon.
As households around Derbyshire stay at home, our energy bills are set to rise as gadgets become essential for staying in touch and the heating needs to be on during the day.
Keep ahead of the game by calling an Energy Advisor at Warmer Derby & Derbyshire on 0800 677 1332.
You can call for advice about energy bills; switching tariff; how to make your home more energy efficient and how to apply for grants for heating systems and insulation.
There is also a small crisis fund for vulnerable households with acute problems affected by COVID-19 and associated difficulties in contacting suppliers.
Please call for more information Freephone: 0800 677 1332 or email wdd@mea.org.uk
Filing deadlines for registered charities can be extended – but remember to ask for an extension before your deadline.
Any charity that needs to file annual returns during the coronavirus outbreak can contact the Charity Commission for an extension to time limits. www.gov.uk/government/news/filing-charit ...
If coronavirus has affected your company and you need more time to file your accounts, you should act before your filing deadline.
www.gov.uk/government/news/coronavirus-i ...
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