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Update from DDCVS

We are delighted to welcome three new staff members to the DDCVS team. Rob Mitson has started as our new Finance Manager, and will take over from Janet Smith after a few weeks overlap. Janet is due to retire at the end of February.

Zoe Beesley has started as a third member of our Social Prescribing team, and is quickly getting into the role with support from our existing Social Prescribers Harriet and Debbie.

Capital Funding Opportunity from the Department of Culture, Media and Sport

The aim of the Youth Investment Fund (YIF) is to create, expand and improve local youth facilities and their services, in order to drive positive outcomes for young people, including improved health and wellbeing, and skills for work/employability and life.

BBC Children in Need was selected to distribute phase 1 of this funding on behalf of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).

Mental Health Services for Older People

On 1 December the NHS Derby and Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group launched a consultation on Mental Health Services for Older People.

This consultation is asking local people to share their views on proposals to relocate two services for older people with mental health conditions to new facilities in the county. 

The proposal is that services move from Pleasley Ward at the Hartington Unit in Chesterfield, to Walton Hospital in Chesterfield and Ward 1 at London Road Community Hospital Derby to Tissington House at Kingsway Hospital in Derby.

Let’s Create Jubilee Fund

Funding thanks to the National Lottery to support voluntary and community organisations to deliver creative activity as part of Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

The Arts Council is investing £5million into a new programme distributed by UK Community Foundations.

The focus of this fund is to empower community organisations to work collaboratively with artists and cultural organisations in a way they might not have before, to produce creative events that are driven by them and highlight their ideas and creativity.

Update from NHS England

Please click on the link to down an easy-read newsletter from NHS England – this is a PDF of 32 pages but it is in large print.

It includes information about the changes coming up:- Integrated Care Systems; the Health and Care Act 2022; how you can get involved by joining the Patient Participation Group at your GP surgery, to name a few.

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