News & Events

The East Midlands Academic Health Science Network (EMAHSN) is collaborating with the National Centre for Rural Health and Care to hold an Innovation Exchange to address some of the challenges that rurality presents to the delivery of both health and social care.

A workshop in June 2018 with colleagues from across the region identified multiple challenges and this event will provide the opportunity to develop digital and technology based solutions in the following areas:

Nationwide Building Society – Local Housing Projects

The funding is intended to strengthen local communities by supporting the most vulnerable, find new approaches to increasing the supply of housing or will reinvent renting for both tenants and landlords.  This fund is open to registered UK charities, Community Land Trusts and housing co-operatives. They will fund:

  • Core costs
  • Staff costs
  • Development and capacity building costs
  • Volunteer costs

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Derbyshire Carers Association is hosting a Carers Rights Day at the Derby City Carers Hub.

There will be information stands, therapies, raffle prizes, lunch and the opportunity to chat with Derbyshire Carers Association staff and other carers.

Please be aware that there are stairs at the venue.

To register your interest please contact the Carers Assn on 01332 200002.

Apply now for a £500 Action Grant

Dozens of community groups across Derbyshire have already benefited from Derbyshire County Council’s action grant since the scheme launched earlier this year and applications for the next round are open now.

DCC wants to encourage groups with good ideas to make their communities better places to live so if you’re involved with a scheme which supports youth activity, community safety, physical activity and sports or community activity you can apply now for a £500 grant to support your work.

Nominate your community champion

Derbyshire Dales residents are being urged to nominate community champions who make their neighbourhoods tick.

The Chairman of the District of Derbyshire Dales, Councillor Jean Monks, is inviting nominations for the 2018/19 Community Awards.

She said: “We want to hear about local people who deserve recognition for the work they do in their local community. They may be the driving force behind a local organisation or an individual who goes out of their way to help others or improve local facilities or the environment.”

Safeguarding workshops for Dales taxi drivers

Derbyshire Dales District Council has just completed a series of safeguarding and child sexual exploitation awareness training sessions for taxi drivers it licenses.

Provided by the District Council’s Licensing and Community Safety Teams, the training supports a Derbyshire County Council child sexual exploitation awareness campaign launched in April 2018, targeted at the thousands of taxi and bus drivers who operate across the county.