News & Events

We are hosting an event in Ashbourne to share information about the available services for older people in Ashbourne and the Southern Derbyshire Dales.

This will be a chance to learn about available services for older people in Ashbourne and the Southern Derbyshire Dales area. You will be able to speak to representatives from the Health, Funding and Voluntary Sectors about any gaps you see in the present service provision.

Derbyshire’s Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP), called Joined Up Care Derbyshire, is being developed and everyone’s help is needed to support the changes required.

The first drop-in session will be in Derby – look out for more details about other sessions which will be held across Derbyshire and visit

Trustee posts with Derbyshire Federation for Mental Health

Are you interested in supporting people living with or recovering from mental health illnesses? Do you live in Derbyshire and feel passionate about equal services and support for all? If so, the Derbyshire Federation for Mental Health would love to talk to you about being a Volunteer Executive Trustee.

Currently, there are vacancies on the Executive Board and the organisation is seeking to appoint Trustees to join the small, professional, warm and supportive Board. They are looking for individuals who are enthusiastic about the work, can think strategically and contribute their skills and experience to develop the organisation.

Community Action Derby, in partnership with the University of Derby, is offering a great opportunity for voluntary and community organisations to find about funding and get advice and support from local businesses.

Three funders – Heritage Lottery Fund, Awards for All and Foundation Derbyshire – will be holding information sessions throughout the morning to answer your queries on applying for funding.

Rural Action Derbyshire has organised a half-day training seminar on Insurance Cover for Village and Community Halls. The session will be led by Jim Wells, an insurance consultant with ‘Insure your Village Hall’.

With over 15 years experience, including the last 6 years specialising in the not-for-profit sector, he has a thorough understanding of the needs of village halls and has given presentations covering the technical aspects of insurance relevant to them. He is certified by the Chartered Insurance Institute. Sessions will include: –