News & Events

New role – Community Development Manager

We have an exciting opportunity at the CVS to join us as Community Development Manager on Hurst Farm Estate in Matlock, helping to deliver a multi-agency Estate Regeneration Project.

The post will be based at Hurst Farm Community Centre, Hurst Rise, Matlock and is currently funded for two years.

The main roles of the Community Development Manager will be:

Giving World launches new website

Giving World provides the opportunity for those in struggling circumstances to access goods donated by businesses and public sector organisations free of charge.

We have launched a brand new website to make it even easier for charities and other not-for-profit organisations to receive free resources, courtesy of businesses donating their surplus stocks.

Organised by Rural Action Derbyshire, the aim of this training session is to explain the key statutory requirements as they affect village halls and to provide volunteers managing those buildings with the information and documentation they need to address them. The emphasis in legislation is prevention of accidents through risk assessment.

To book your place please contact Rural Action Derbyshire on 01629 592978.

YMCA Derby and Derbyshire, 770 London Road, Derby DE24 8UT

Community Action is working in partnership with Good Finance and Big Society Capital to offer this FREE event to charities, social enterprises, and voluntary and community businesses to meet charity and social enterprise leaders to network, share information and find out more about social investment.

New name for VCSPD

Voluntary and Community Services Peaks and Dales (VCSPD) has a new name! Thanks to grant funding, VCSPD became Connex Community Support with effect from 1st March 2019.

The new name was selected for its simplicity, and it is hoped that it will enable the services to reach more people locally.

In the Southern Derbyshire Dales the Volunteer Transport Service has changed its name to Connex Transport and can be reached on 01335 344700. The Readycall Macmillan service is now known as Connex  Readycall with offices in  Ashbourne (Tel: 01335 348600) and Bakewell (Tel: 01629 693693).

Update on the Escape Project

The Escape Project, which DDCVS has run since 2011, will come to an end in March 2019. In that time, it has had three hundred referrals, and has worked with people who live in supported housing, or live independently with additional help. Although we are sorry to see the project end, we are pleased that some elements of the project will continue to be delivered by other agencies.