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Wednesday, 15 May 2019 11:27

Derbyshire LGBT+ Drop In

Wednesday, 15 May 2019 10:47

Derbyshire Carers Association newsletter

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Wednesday, 15 May 2019 10:42

Carers in Derbyshire newsletter

 

The first edition of the Carers in Derbyshire newsletter is now available!
 
The newsletter is aimed at unpaid / family carers who support someone living in Derbyshire and will share information, news and events.
 
You can read the May 2019 edition and also sign up to receive future editions of the newsletter straight to your email inbox on the link below.
 
https://www.carersinderbyshire.org.uk/carers-newsletter-may-2019

Wednesday, 15 May 2019 10:39

Mental Health Awareness Week

Wednesday, 15 May 2019 10:34

Young Persons Support Group

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.
 

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 Friday 7 June 2019

 

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 7 June 2019 

Wednesday, 01 May 2019 13:57

Youth Skills Conference

Community efforts to tackle isolation and loneliness in Derbyshire are to receive a boost from the National Lottery Community Fund.

The IsLAND Project (Isolation and Loneliness Action Networks Derbyshire) will support local voluntary organisations and community services to work together and reach more isolated and lonely people.

This will include raising awareness of social isolation and its impact, finding new ways to reach out and support people, and encouraging more people to take action in their community to prevent people being lonely. The project will also offer specialist training for staff and volunteers to better understand and support people who have complex needs, such as dementia and mental health conditions.

The project will be managed by Swadlincote-based charity South Derbyshire CVS.  Kerrie Fletcher, Corporate Services Manager, said:

“We are absolutely delighted to have this new funding, which will help grassroots voluntary and community groups across the county work together to tackle social isolation.

“We know that being lonely has a terrible impact on people’s health and quality of life - equivalent to smoking 15 cigarettes a day.  We also know that small interventions can really help. By encouraging and supporting individuals, groups and communities to take action we can all make a difference.”

The project will build on the work of Derbyshire Trusted Befriending Network, expanding its membership and remit to address wider issues of social isolation. Research by the network estimated the value of the support its members provide in mitigating social isolation is worth £7 million per year but costs £800K – a social return on investment of £8.59 for every £1 spent.

Anyone interested in supporting the project or wanting to know more should contact Rich Murrell at South Derbyshire CVS on 01283 219761 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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