Our Partnerships

We work in partnership with statutory bodies and other voluntary sector organisations to deliver services, identify needs and develop strategies to support local people and communities.

We have a close working relationship with Derbyshire Dales District Council and have been involved in developing a number of projects together, including the Escape Project.

Chief Exec of DDDC, Dorcas Bunton, talks about partnership work with the voluntary sector.

Other work with statutory partners includes working with the Peak District National Park authority and have worked with them on a number of projects, including most recently the continued development of the Peak District Mosaic group that aims to encourage people from ethnic minority communities to become involved in the life of the Peak District National Park.

We work in partnership with Dales Housing to support communities in Matlock and Ashbourne. This has included delivering IT training and supporting a Community Association to develop a forward plan, start new activities and attract new members.

In the north Dales, we have formed an excellent working relationship with the Locality Team from North Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group and have developed a signposting project that will help patients from local GP practices to access voluntary sector services. We have formed a good working relationship with Public Health at Derbyshire County Council, and we are currently managing a small grants programme on their behalf in the Dales. We are a member of the Southern Derbyshire CCG Lay Reference Group, and have been involved helping to commission services and identifying health inequalities.In collaboration with Rural Action Derbyshire, we delivered the

In collaboration with another key infrastructure organisation in the area, Rural Action Derbyshire, we delivered the Connecting Peak District Communities project, which aims to raise awareness of the importance of fast Broadband in rural areas, and worked to move Wirksworth Swimming Pool into community ownership.

We are active participants in local groups such as the Leader Local Action Group, the Peak Partnership, and the Health and Social Care Forum.