Latest News

New Job Opportunity at Derbyshire Dales CVS

We are very pleased to share the news of an exciting job opportunity here at the CVS.

The new role is entitled Social Prescribing Development Worker. The job’s main function will be to develop and deliver a social prescribing service in the Derbyshire Dales that will link patients referred from GP surgeries in the Derbyshire Dales Primary Care Networking with appropriate services and support from the voluntary, community and non-profit sector.

Strategy and Planning – a guide for charities/community groups

We have a new fact-sheet which helps anyone running a charity or community group to better understand how to put together a strategy for their organisation.

The fact-sheet is set of guidelines – only 3 sides of A4 – but gives you a very good start in thinking about strategy and planning – it also shares some of the work that we do at the CVS for our own organisation.

Update from High Peak Diabetic Self Help Group

High Peak Diabetic Self Help group has been busier than ever in October. The group held an information stand at the AGM of Derbyshire Dales CVS on the 17th October. The event was very interesting and networking of a wide range of groups gave mutual help and interest.

As previously noted the Tideswell’s Community Orchard was presented with this year’s prestigious CVS award – but did you know – High Peak DSHG were the very first winners back in 2002!

Pension Credit Project

Welfare Rights, Derbyshire County Council has a new team running The Pension Credit Project. This new team specialises in benefits for people of pensionable age and they offer:

• Benefit checks
• Support with applying for benefits
• Talks (speaking to your community group about benefits for people of pensionable age)
• Surgeries (coming to your group to provide one-to-one benefit advice and support with claiming Pension Credit)

Congratulations to Tideswell Community Orchard

It was a lovely day last week for our Annual General Meeting and Networking Event in Tideswell. We used the recently refurbished Fountain Square Church in the village and welcomed our members and local community groups to come and talk to us and our Trustees, learn a bit about what we do and have lunch – cake kindly provided by Bakewell Women’s Institute!

Memories of Millers Dale

Work has started on the restoration of the historic railway goods station at Millers Dale.

The project has received a grant of £320,000 from a rural development fund.
Closed for more than 50 years, the goods shed had fallen into disrepair. The roof collapsed long ago and the walls were unstable. The regeneration will include replacement of the roof structure, restoration of external walls, repairs to the adjacent canopy wall and provision of new entrances and doors. Intended as an interpretation facility for visitors, information panels, audio equipment and interactive displays will be installed. To be open all year round, it will help tell of the railway shed’s busy past and point to other attractions nearby.