Sitemap
A A A
NDVA

Healthwatch Derbyshire Speak Out newsletter

Monday, 14 August 2017 15:03 Written by

Healthwatch Derbyshire are an independent organisation that represents Derbyshire residents using health and social care services. They want to hear from you about GPs, hospitals, dentists, any NHS service, as well as social care funded services, such as care homes.

Click here to read the Spring edition of the ‘Speak Out’ Newsletter from Healthwatch Derbyshire.

www.healthwatchderbyshire.co.uk

Free Cakes for Kids

Monday, 14 August 2017 14:45 Written by

Free Cakes For Kids Nottingham, Derby and Loughborough are a charitable organisation completely run by volunteers, providing free birthday cakes for children (and adults in exceptional circumstances) who would otherwise find it difficult to receive one without charity assistance. Since their launch in May 2015, they have provided over 650 cakes to disadvantaged individuals and expanded from Nottingham into Derbyshire and Loughborough.

Click here to open the leaflet and find out more.

Links CVS Funding Workshop

Monday, 14 August 2017 14:38 Written by

DORA 2017

Monday, 14 August 2017 14:35 Written by

Hate Crime Survey 2017

Monday, 14 August 2017 14:23 Written by

 

As part of his commitment to help protect those who are vulnerable and to ensure the support they need is available and accessible, Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa has launched his Hate Crime Survey 2017. (www.derbyshire-pcc.gov.uk/HateCrime).

The information and data gathered from this survey will, in turn, inform the commissioning of services to support those affected by hate crime and allow the Office of Police and Crime Commissioner to do what they can to encourage people to report hate crime.

 

Carers in Derbyshire are now on Facebook

Wednesday, 09 August 2017 13:25 Written by

The Carers in Derbyshire website is a one-stop-shop for unpaid/family carers who are looking for information, advice and local carer support services. The website was created for carers, by carers with support from local organisations including Derbyshire County Council, health and voluntary sector services.

The website now has a Facebook page which hopes to become a community and source of support for carers as well as a place to share information, news and details of events.

Please get involved and support the page and website. Business cards and posters to promote the website can be ordered by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Derbyshire County Council Public Health Department has set up a small grants scheme in each of its locality areas to help support local groups and communities improve the health and wellbeing of local residents.

Who can apply?

You could be a voluntary / community group or even a group of local people within the North East Derbyshire District Council area, who come together to support the health and wellbeing of their community.

Grant funding of up to £3,000 per applicant is available.
 

Click here to open the Healthy NE Derbyshire Small Grants Scheme flyer

Click here to open the Healthy NE Derbyshire Small Grants Scheme application form

Click here to open the Healthy NE Derbyshire Small Grants Scheme guidance notes


Applications should be returned to NDVA by 5pm on Thursday 31st August 2017 

Chesterfield Health & Wellbeing Small Grants

Thursday, 27 July 2017 11:53 Written by

Derbyshire County Council Public Health Department has set up a small grants scheme in each of its locality areas to help support local groups and communities improve the health and wellbeing of local residents.

Who can apply?

You could be a voluntary / community group or even a group of local people within the Chesterfield Borough Council area, who come together to support the health and wellbeing of their community.

Grant funding of up to £1,000 per applicant is available.
 

Click here to open the Chesterfield Health & Wellbeing Partnership Small Grants Scheme flyer

Click here to open the Chesterfield Health & Wellbeing Partnership Small Grants Scheme application form

Click here to open the Chesterfield Health & Wellbeing Partnership Small Grants Scheme guidance notes
 

Applications should be returned to NDVA by 5pm on Thursday 31st August 2017

 

What is this consultation about?

NHS commissioners working across Derbyshire have outlined proposals to make changes to the prescribing policy in Derbyshire. This would see less NHS money being spent on products for short-term minor illnesses where there is insufficient evidence of benefit or cost effectiveness and which are available to buy over-the-counter. The result would see more NHS money being available to invest in the diagnosis and treatment of serious medical conditions.  In 2016/17 over £150 million was paid out on GP practice prescriptions.  Of this, it is estimated that over £3million was spent on medicines that are available to buy over-the-counter and which are only used for illnesses that often get better without any treatment.  With increasing demands on NHS resources it is important to ensure that money allocated to the NHS is spent in the best possible way.

We want your views

The “Better health starts at home” consultation document will tell you why we want to make the changes and what they could mean for you. It will tell you how you can get involved and share your views with us and what we will do with your views once the consultation has finished.

The consultation document and questionnaire is available at GP surgeries, pharmacies and other community venues in Derbyshire.  It is also available on request and to view and download Click here

More information is available from

www.northderbyshireccg.nhs.uk

www.hardwickccg.nhs.uk

www.erewashccg.nhs.uk

www.southernderbyshireccg.nhs.uk

The consultation feedback form is available to complete on Survey Monkey at: www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/betterhealthderbys

To request a consultation booklet, or for more information, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01246 514176.

If you would like someone to come out to visit your group to provide further information and take feedback on your views please contact the CCGs on the number above .

Dronfield 2gether video

Wednesday, 10 May 2017 13:42 Written by

 

Watch Shelley Hinson, Dronfield 2gether Coordinator, talk about the work happening in Dronfield in this short video.

Golden Rainbows Chesterfield

Wednesday, 26 April 2017 09:13 Written by

A new monthly social support group called Golden Rainbows Chesterfield will be launching in Chesterfield on 9th May 2017.  The group is part of Derbyshire LGBT+ and is open to people who self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and Transgender over the age of 55.  Last year’s Golden Rainbows survey showed that there was a great need in Chesterfield and the surrounding areas for support for older LGBT people.  The experiences of older people can often result in feelings of isolation and loneliness and Derbyshire LGBT would like to help build a social and supportive LGBT community in Chesterfield.

The group will be confidential and free to attend.  The group will meet monthly at the Assembly Rooms in the Chesterfield Market Hall, which has lift access from the ground floor, and all are welcome for refreshments.  The launch event will be on Tuesday 9th May 2-4pm, and the group members will have a say in what activities or speakers are booked for future meetings. 

If you have any queries please contact Derbyshire LGBT+ on 01332 207704 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

The Farming Life Centre is a small charity based on a working farm in Blackwell. The charity runs a variety of services for the farming and rural community across the Peak District. They are looking for new members for their Rural Social Groups. These take place on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons at their Centre based at Blackwell Hall Farm, between Buxton and Bakewell.
 
The groups are very relaxed, sociable and friendly. They offer the opportunity for people to meet together for conversation, trips out, enjoy refreshments, speakers and other activities.

What our members say about the groups -
 
'I'm a new member. I've been made very welcome. I appreciate the good company'
 
'It's so welcoming and down to earth'
 
'I love to come and chat, it's a highlight of my week, it keeps me going for the rest of the week. I won't make doctors or hospital appointments for Wednesday afternoon!'
 
Everyone is welcome so if you or someone you know would be  interested to come along to the social groups please contact Karen Kidd on 01298 85162 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
The Farming Life Centre
Blackwell Hall Farm, Blackwell Near Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 9TQ
Tel : 01298 85162
www.thefarminglifecentre.org.uk
Charity Reg No: 1130259

New Carers in Derbyshire Website

Tuesday, 07 March 2017 11:11 Written by

Derbyshire County Council are delighted to introduce the new website for carers: www.carersinderbyshire.org.uk

In recent years carers have told Derbyshire County Council that they've found it difficult to know whether information they found online about support and services was reliable, relevant and up-to-date. Carers in Derbyshire aims to make it easy for carers by being a ‘starting point’ and ‘one stop shop’ for carers who need information and advice about what is available in Derbyshire to support them.

The website has been created by a partnership of unpaid family carers, Adult Care and local health and voluntary sector organisations. A full list of partners is available on the website.

As well as general information about topics such as carers rights, carer assessments, emergency planning and welfare benefits, there is a searchable directory of local services including

·       Carer support groups

·       Social activities and groups

·       drop-in services

·       respite and sittings services

·       advice lines

The Adult Care Information Team will be administrating the website so if you have any queries or would like to suggest any improvements or amendments to the website, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Remap - Volunteers Wanted

Wednesday, 15 February 2017 09:57 Written by

Age UK Memory Lane sessions

Friday, 10 February 2017 15:04 Written by

Age UK Derby & Derbyshire have new Memory Lane sessions running as follows: Wednesday 10am-12pm at Blackwell Community Centre (Woburn Close, Blackwell, Alfreton DE55 5HH), and Wednesday 1-3pm at Walton Village Society (Walton Back Lane, Walton, Chesterfield S42 7LT).

Each of these will be running weekly from the 8th of February. The Memory Lane service provides friendly and inclusive sessions for older members of the community, supporting physical and mental wellbeing through creative activities, social opportunities, appropriate physical activity (delivered by a qualified Chair Based Exercise instructor) and reminiscence. The content of the sessions is user-led, and all groups are relaxed and dementia friendly. The cost is £2 per 2 hour session, including refreshments.

For more information contact Lindsey Coombs, Memory Lane Service Worker (North)
Tel: 01773 768240 Mob: 07375 359965
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
www.ageuk.org.uk/derbyandderbyshire

New P3 Derbyshire Outreach Service

Friday, 10 February 2017 14:57 Written by

New carers support group in New Mills

Friday, 10 February 2017 14:53 Written by

 

Local people who take care of a loved one are being invited to a brand new respite group in New Mills.

The free Wellbeing for Carers group will take place from 1 to 3pm every Wednesday at New Mills and District Volunteer Centre, starting on the 1st of February.

Helen Bollard, Group Development Co-ordinator said: “If you’re caring for a family member, friend or neighbour, I would love for you to come along to this group and enjoy some quality time relaxing and meeting like-minded people.

“The weekly sessions will enable carers to focus on themselves and have some time away from their caring responsibilities. Sometimes, carers very rarely get the opportunity to enjoy some ‘me time’ and I really hope this group helps to give local people some time to relax and meet others in a similar situation, to make friends and deter social isolation.

“The group will provide relaxation, pampering, outings, wellbeing classes, leisure opportunities and crafts. During the first session on the 1st of February, we will be enjoying a lovely afternoon tea so that people can get to know each other and have a chat. I have got different activities planned each week including a pamper session and monthly mini bus outings.”

For more information, please contact Helen on 01663 744196 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Spoda – update

Wednesday, 25 January 2017 15:20 Written by

Please read below for an update about Spoda from Dot Inger, Spoda Project Manager.

It is with sadness that I write this email to update you on the current situation within Spoda.

From the 1st April 2017 the  service provision for Derbyshire  families and concerned other affected by another’s substance use will be integrated within the new drug/ alcohol and family service Derbyshire Recovery Partnership, as the new service will not be having specific family workers then Spoda staff are not able to transfer over to the new provider.

From the 6th February Spoda will cease to take any new referrals for one to one work, though telephone support and advice will be available until the 30th March 2017.

Spoda will continue until July of this year to deliver our Someone For You Project which provides support to Derbyshire grandparents/kin carers who are caring for grandchildren/children affected by parental substance use, this work is funded via Lloyds Foundation Trust with additional financial support from NDVA and Foundation Derbyshire. This project may be able continue for a further two years if between April and July of this year Spoda can get some additional funding with core costs.

We will also continue to support our current case load of clients that are bereaved by substance related bereavement and if required we will be delighted to assist Bath University with any further research on families bereaved by substance related bereavement.

Click 'Read more' below.

Monthly Autism Family Support Hubs

Thursday, 19 January 2017 15:43 Written by

Thanks to funding from the Big Lottery Fund, Autism East Midlands are able to offer meeting points across the region for families affected by autism to access regular support, play and leisure activities, social events, specialist training and advice.

The Hubs will give parents and carers the opportunity to access advice and support, whilst activities will also be provided for the children and young people who attend with their parents.

The new Family Support  Hubs will be set up during 2016, initially starting in Nottingham City, Heanor, Worksop and  Retford, followed by Chesterfield, Kirkbyin-Ashfield, East Leake, and Newark in Autumn 2016.
 
Hubs will take place at a regular time each month.  Details for your local Hub can be found on the events calendar of their website at www.autismeastmidlands.org.uk

For more information please view their flyer.

Page 1 of 3

Get in touch

Offices 2a-2c (2nd Floor)
The Market Hall
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
S40 1AR
Tel: 01246 555908
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

E-bulletin Subscription

Signup to our Email News Bulletin to receive regular updates regarding local health and social care activity across Derbyshire.

You can have your own articles featured by sending us the relevant information!

Click Here and fill in the form to subscribe!