Coming as a great relief to all staff, in order to facilitate better home working, we have upgraded our broadband connection, and this has improved things a lot!
We have gained the Cyber Essentials quality mark to ensure that our systems have appropriate levels of security in order to receive referrals from the GP practices and other statutory bodies.
We are now receiving referrals from DCC’s Community Response Unit. Those being referred are people in need of support from the voluntary and community sector.
We are working closely with Connex Community Support to find appropriate services for people, and to deploy volunteers that have been passed on to us by the Community Response Unit.
DDCVS is part of the twice weekly Dales Community Resilience meeting which brings together members of the Dales Place Alliance to co-ordinate responses to the crisis. This is working well so far.
We are continuing to administer DCC’s Social Connectedness funding. The focus of grants given is likely to be dealing with the legacy of the current situation in terms of loneliness and isolation.
We have combined two of the rounds to the Better Derbyshire Dales Fund to a Midsummer Round with a closing date of Monday 22nd June. Please contact us for an application form and guidelines.
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.