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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.

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.

Derbyshire Home from Hospital Support Service

The new Derbyshire Home from Hospital Support Service starts on 1st April 2019 and will be delivered by South Derbyshire CVS in partnership with Volunteer Centres across Derbyshire.

The service aims to support vulnerable people when they leave hospital or those living at home but at risk of admission and who have limited support from family and friends.

The Edward Gostling Foundation

The Edward Gostling Foundation provides grants to other charities that are registered and regulated by the Charity Commission with the aim of enhancing the quality of life of people in need and, particularly, those on a low income who have a physical and/or mental disability or long-term illness.  The four themes are:

  • Health & Wellbeing– supporting access to community facilities to maintain, improve and enhance general welfare
  • Independent Living at Home – helping people to live independently in their own home for as long as possible
  • Respite– enabling carers to take a break from the responsibility of caring for a loved one
  • Transition – supporting the journey through education and personal development programmes into employment, long-term volunteering or other meaningful daytime activity, housing and independent living.