News & Events

Future in Mind

Future in Mind is a new project offering mental-health-related support and training for voluntary and community groups, organisations and clubs working with 5 -18-year-olds across North Derbyshire and Hardwick Clinical Commissioning Group areas.

Initially, you can access a free 2 – hour workshop which will increase your awareness and understanding of child and adolescent mental health. Following on from this there will be quarterly forums which will be short interactive meetings including specialised training on particular topics (such as body image, bullying, online safety). During these meetings, you will also have the chance to share any issues or concerns at a general level.

Older Persons’ Group Event in Ashbourne

Older persons’ groups and voluntary organisations working to meet the needs of older residents in Ashbourne and the  Southern Dales area spent a useful morning at St Oswald’s Church Hall on Tuesday 9th May.  The event, organised by DDCVS Development Worker Jonathan Simcock brought over 45 people from a wide range of groups together to learn about the practical support on offer from South Derbyshire VSPA and the  Funding opportunities which are available from Foundation Derbyshire, including the recently launched Derbyshire Older People’s Fund. DDCVS would like to thank Rosanna Dobson, Grants Officer from Foundation Derbyshire and  Nayyer Bhatti of South Derbyshire VSPA for their interesting and informative presentations.

Derbyshire County Council’s Time Swap Project is hosting an event where you can find out more about the project which is about sharing time and skills in your community. You can give time in a variety of ways including gardening, computer skills, cooking, sewing, basic DIY, dog walking, music lessons, and you can receive time back in a number of ways too.

A new monthly, social support group for lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and trans+ people over 55s in Chesterfield.

Launch meeting on Tuesday 9th May, Room 2, Assembly Rooms, Chesterfield Market Hall. For more information contact Derbyshire LGBT+ on 01332 20774 or email

Wilko – supporting the community

Helping Hands Project –  every wilko store has a budget to give a little helping hand to local groups and community projects. You could get wilko gift cards, products or volunteers to help with whatever you’re doing for your community – for example – a raffle prize to help with fund raising or tins of paint and extra helpers to do up a community centre.

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