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Wednesday, 17 October 2018 10:40

5 Ways to Wellbeing Small Grants Scheme

 

Click here to open the 5 Ways to Wellbeing poster

Click here to open the 5 Ways to Wellbeing guidance notes

Click here to open the 5 Ways to Wellbeing application form

Wednesday, 17 October 2018 10:03

Healthy Bolsover Grants Scheme

 

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?

The scheme will provide small grants of up to a maximum of £2,000 for local community and voluntary groups to improve the health and wellbeing of local Bolsover residents at grass roots level.

Priority will be given to new projects or to enhance existing projects. The small grants have an overarching theme of building Social Capital and supporting mental health in Bolsover.

Click here to open the Healthy Bolsover Grants Scheme application form

Click here to open the Healthy Bolsover Grants Scheme guidance notes

Applications should be returned to Derbyshire Voluntary Action by 4.30pm on Friday 23 November 2018

A major study into workplace wellbeing by the mental health charity Mind has revealed that poor mental health at work is widespread, with half (48 per cent) of all people surveyed saying they have experienced a mental health problem in their current job.

The survey of more than 44,000 employees also revealed that only half of those who had experienced poor mental health had talked to their employer about it, suggesting that as many as one in four UK workers is struggling in silence.

These findings are revealed as a new online Mental Health at Work ‘gateway’ is launched today by HRH the Duke of Cambridge. Mind, with support from The Royal Foundation, Heads Together and 11 other organisations, has created the UK-wide portal as a free resource for both employers and employees.

The gateway brings together information, advice, resources and training that workplaces can use to improve wellbeing and give employees the mental health support they need.

In-depth analysis of the survey has revealed that offering managers proper support can make a huge difference. Managers who felt their employer supported their mental health, or actively built their skills in supporting team members with mental health problems, were far more likely to feel confident in promoting staff wellbeing.

Manager confidence, in turn, is closely linked with whether employees feel able to disclose. Those staff who felt their manager supported their mental health or could spot the signs that someone might be struggling were far more likely to say they would be able to talk about their mental health at work.

Mental Health at Work can be found at mentalhealthatwork.org.uk.

The 11 partners are Heads Together, CIPD, the Federation of Small Businesses, the City Mental Health Alliance, Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England, the Work and Health Unit, Public Health England,

Wednesday, 15 August 2018 14:01

Dementia Support Service - New Provider

Message from Phil Wall, Commissioning Manager – Dementia and Sensory Services,Adult Care Commissioning Team

We would like to inform you that Alzheimer’s Society have been successful in winning the new contract to deliver the Derbyshire Dementia Support Service.  This means that from 1st December 2018 Alzheimer’s Society will take over responsibility for delivering this service from Making Space.

This decision is the result of a competitive procurement process led by Derbyshire County Council in conjunction with the Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Groups. The procurement of this service has been undertaken in line withthe Public Contract Regulations (2015) and involving a carer as part of this process.

There will now be a transition period until 1st December 2018,when new referrals to the Derbyshire Dementia Support service will be directed to the new provider. During this time please continue to access support and groups in the same way you do now and be assured that the service will continue to be delivered.

Referrals for the service should continue to be made to Making Space:

Telephone: 01246 592010

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Please support us by making other colleagues and staff aware.

 

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 £1,000 per applicant is available.

Priority will be given to new projects or to enhance existing projects. The small grants have an overarching theme of building Social Capital and supporting mental health.

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 Derbyshire Voluntary Action by 4.30pm on Friday 23 November 2018 

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.

Priority will be given to new projects or to enhance existing projects. The small grants have an overarching theme of building Social Capital and supporting mental health.

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 Derbyshire Voluntary Action by 4.30pm on Friday 23 November 2018

Monday, 06 August 2018 12:46

DORA 2017

Monday, 06 August 2018 12:43

Are you a carer?

Healthwatch Derbyshire want to hear from carers in Derbyshire about how you could be better supported in your role as a family carer in relation to health and social care services. A family carer is someone who provides unpaid support to a family member or friend who couldn’t manage without that help.
 
Carers play a vital role in supporting people who are frail, ill or disabled, but, in doing so, they often become vulnerable themselves.
 
In the next 20 years, it’s anticipated that over nine million people will become an unpaid carer and offer support for a loved one or friend. It’s vital that these carers get the help they need to look after themselves and others.

Please take the time to answer a few questions about your caring role; https://healthwatchderbyshire.co.uk/2018/07/carers-engagement/

Thursday, 26 July 2018 15:06

vSPA Referrers Questionnaire 2018

Please click on the link below to read the vSPA Referrers Survey 2018 responses.

vSPA North and Erewash Referrers Survey July 2018

 

Please click on the link below to read our Annual Survey 2017 - 18 responses.

Derbyshire Voluntary Action Annual Survey 2017 - 18

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