News & Events

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.

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.

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.

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)