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. We have been involved in developing a number of projects together, including the Escape Project and the ambitious Hurst Farm Regeneration Project. We also manage a small grants programme on their behalf.
We have formed an excellent working relationship with the Locality Team from Derby and Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group, and with the Dales Primary Care Network, for which we are delivering a Social Prescribing service.
We have formed a good working relationship with the Dales Public Health Locality Team at Derbyshire County Council, and we are currently managing the locality budget and small grants programme on their behalf in the Dales, as well as delivering social connectedness and Covid-19 related projects.
Our other work with statutory partners includes working with the Peak District National Park Authority, and we 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 closely with our colleagues at Connex Community Support on delivering a volunteering strategy for the Dales. 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, the Dales Local Integration Group and the Health and Social Care Forums.