The aim of VSPA North & Erewash (Voluntary Sector Single Point of Access) is to provide an effective referral route from health and social care professionals to link their patients or persons to voluntary sector services within their local community. The priority of VSPA is to identify support for people at home or as close to home as possible to reduce social isolation, promote engagement in meaningful activity and create a positive impact on physical and mental wellbeing. The service covers Erewash, Hardwick and North Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) patient population.

VSPA Objectives:

  • To provide a service to receive referrals from health and social care professionals and the voluntary sector across North Derbyshire and Erewash

  • Identify the most appropriate voluntary sector service to support the person within their community

  • To ensure a professional, prompt response to all referrals

  • To improve accessibility to voluntary sector services for both the person and health and social care professionals

  • To decrease time spent by referrers navigating voluntary sector services

  • To identify gaps in voluntary sector services that will be shared with commissioners to inform future commissioning

  • Referrals are handled by knowledgeable staff in each geographical area that provide current information and access to voluntary sector services within each locality

Established for over 2 years and providing an invaluable quality service, referrers say that VSPA has saved them time, highlighted services they didn’t previously know about and has quickly become a valued service to them.

“Fantastic service. I don't know how we coped without it.” – Brain Injury Team

“The service is fantastic, and saves me a vast amount of time.” – Care Coordinator, Chesterfield

The team would welcome the chance to talk to you about VSPA and how we can guide your patient, person or staff to the voluntary sector.

Get in touch

Offices 2a-2c (2nd Floor)
The Market Hall
S40 1AR
Tel: 01246 555908
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