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Update from DDCVS

This week our Zoom Coffee Morning focussed on the question of re-starting your community group. Kim Launert from the Imperial Rooms in Matlock joined us and explained how they were managing room hire at the centre. The discussion was further stimulated by contributions from a number of our participants representing a variety of groups.

One particular issue is around the responsibility of cleaning equipment such as tables, chairs, and touch points like light switches, and this is where the Imperial Rooms is fortunate in that they employ staff who will do this between each booking. For some groups the responsibility of having to arrive earlier to clean everything before using it and then stay late to clean afterwards is an extra burden. As one group said, ‘we need twice as many volunteers now’ and, as we all know, volunteers can be hard to find.

Health and Social Care in Derbyshire

The ‘Derbyshire Dialogue’ project has been set up to start a conversation with Derbyshire residents and those delivering and commissioning services.

It was launched on the 10th September to update people on Derby and Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group’s (DDCCG) response to the pandemic, and for local residents to share their experiences.

Giving World helps charities access brand new life-essentials for free.

With the impact of the coronavirus measures on community organisations and their vulnerable beneficiaries, Giving World has a wide range of product available including clothing for adults and children, toiletries, baby products, toys, bedding, kitchen equipment and other household items, books, crafts and ambient foods. Goods are for a charity or community organisation’s beneficiaries and cannot be sold or used for fundraising.

Q: When is a weed not a weed? A: When it’s a medicinal herb.

Monyash Road allotments in Bakewell enjoyed a visit from local Medical Herbalist Frances Burton earlier this month. Frances opened the plotholders eyes to how common weeds and herbs on the allotment could be used as medicine for lots of common ailments.

From eczema to constipation , there was a cure growing under our feet. Frances opened up an ancient world of medical knowledge and showed us how to make a brew of lavender flowers and lemon balm leaves which were delicious.

Help shape the future environment of the Derbyshire Dales.

This week, a new survey gives residents an opportunity to have their say about caring for the Derbyshire Dales environment into the future. The pandemic has changed our lives in a way we never imagined possible; everyday routines are being disrupted. When the crisis is over, do we want to go back to the way it was, or are there things we would like to see changed?

Virtual Volunteering Fair

Bookings are open for the University of Derby/ Buxton and Leek College first ever Virtual Volunteering Fair.

A virtual week of employability events at the University of Derby from 15- 23 October. The week of activity will be entirely online and will include two fairs, webinars, alumni panels, social media takeovers, virtual employer insight visit, employer skills sessions and more!