Have you ever thought about volunteering in your local area?

Connex Readycall Macmillan and the Home from Hospital service are having an informal ‘drop in information session’ at Bakewell ‘Costa’, Kings Street, Bakewell, on Wednesday 27th November, between 10am-12pm.

Our volunteers provide befriending and light practical support to vulnerable and isolated people in the Derbyshire Dales. ‘Befriending’ can take many forms, from visiting someone in your local area for a cuppa and a chat, to doing shopping. Time commitment can be flexible, training and out of pocket expenses are provided.

We are hosting an informal get-together at the Agricultural Business Centre in Bakewell together with Derbyshire County Council Public Health and Derbyshire Federation for Mental Health at the end of November.

The purpose of this event is to promote the Public Health message of the Five Ways to Well-being. As you know, we administer a small grant scheme on behalf of DCC Public Health entitled the Five Ways to Well-being and we are really keen to receive more applications to the fund.