Latest News

Update from DDCVS

This week we have been busy with group enquiries about small grants; things are picking up again on that sort of development work, and we are happy to advise groups by telephone, email, or Zoom, if appropriate.

There seem to be many grants out there and last week we updated the Funding and Grants information on our website – download the PDF here.

Update on DDCVS Printing Service

Our efficient and high-quality photocopying service is still running!

However, we must ask that you email your copy us with details of the job and we will contact you to arrange a time for collection or we will post it out to you.

At the moment, we are sorry but we cannot do ‘on-the-spot’ jobs. The main door is locked at the Agricultural Business Centre and access to collect anything is by appointment only.

Fire Fund Launched

A NEW fundraising initiative has been launched by the Peak District National Park Foundation. The fund will support the issuing of fire prevention messages and post-fire restoration work.
A combination of hot and dry weather and an increase in visitor numbers following the easing of Covid-19 lockdown has led to a spate of fires across the National Park. Many have been
attributed to careless use of disposable barbecues, dropped cigarette ends and litter such as glass bottles.

New Connections

Just a reminder that New Connections is the Social Prescribing service for the Derbyshire Dales.

If you’ve ever wondered what Social Prescribing means – here’s an excellent explanation from the team.

Social Prescribing is a way of supporting and improving people’s health and wellbeing outside of traditional medical settings.

Member News

The Chesterfield and North Derbyshire Tinnitus Support is keeping in touch with members by sending out regular newsletters and arranging coffee mornings on Zoom, where anyone with Tinnitus would be welcome. There is no particular schedule for the zoom meetings at the moment, but the group encourages anyone wanting to find out more information to email or telephone 01246 380415.

Derbyshire County Council and PPE Supplies

Derbyshire County Council is able to provide access to Personal Protective Equipment for emergecy situations.

For services that have been formally commissioned by DCC e.g. Home from Hospital, it has been agreed that DCC will provide access to DCC PPE stocks if there is a need that meets the guidance (usually where social distancing cannot be maintained) and PPE cannot be sourced from an alternative supplier. The PPE available includes gloves, aprons, masks and visors, and would be for 3 days or less. Contact by email