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

For more information please view their flyer.

View From The Peak newsletter

Friday, 09 December 2016 10:34 Written by

Click here to read the newsletter.

Here it is - the long awaited public release of the Joined Up Care Derbyshire Sustainability & Transformation Plan.  Please click the link below to open (be warned it is 72 pages!)

Joined Up Care Derbyshire - Full Document (published Friday, 18 November 2016)

Five priorities have been highlighted so far:

1. To do more to prevent ill health and help people take good care of themselves.

2. To tailor services so they look after and focus on people in their communities, so people get better, more targeted care and support.

3. To make it easy for people to access the right care, whenever it is needed, so everyone gets better quality, quicker support across the system. This would help keep Accident & Emergency, Minor Injury Units and Urgent Care Centres free for patients who really need them.

4. To get health and social care working seamlessly together so people get consistently high quality, efficient, coordinated services, without gaps or duplication.

5. To make organisations as efficient as possible so money is pumped into services and care, with running costs kept low. 

Joined Up Care Derbyshire sets out our five year plan from now until 2021, it’s a “live” document and will continually evolve. Over the coming months, health and care leaders have told us they will talk to the public and staff in partner organisations regularly to keep everybody informed and involved. 

Click here to open the SDCCG STP webpage 

If you have any questions about Joined Up Care Derbyshire please contact:
Gary Thompson, Senior Responsible Officer, or Ifti Majid, System Managing Director, at:
E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
T: 01332 888 080

Hope Springs Recovery Centre new timetable

Friday, 18 November 2016 15:36 Written by



Hope Springs Recovery Centre have published their new weekly timetable, which can be viewed here.

One to one support is available daily and drop in is available daily 10am – 4pm.

Derbyshire Carers Association newsletter

Friday, 18 November 2016 15:32 Written by

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Healthy and Warm booklet 2017

Friday, 18 November 2016 15:22 Written by

Your guide to council, health, voluntary and community services in Derbyshire 2017
This booklet includes information about saving energy in your home and keeping warm, well and healthy. Derbyshire County Council aim to promote better health through addressing the issues people face living in cold, damp conditions by improving the energy efficiency and warmth of their homes. This booklet also offers health advice and other practical advice about your home including useful contacts for other relevant agencies.

Click here to download the booklet.

First Steps Awareness & Stigma Video 2016

Wednesday, 09 November 2016 15:15 Written by

The aim of this video is to reduce the stigma surrounding eating disorders and difficulties. First Steps created this video with different perspectives on what eating disorders mean to people as individuals, and to help break some stereotypes.

Derbyshire LGBT+ newsletter

Wednesday, 02 November 2016 16:21 Written by

You can view the newsletter here.

Voluntary Sector Awards 2016 - the winners

Wednesday, 02 November 2016 15:48 Written by

This year’s Voluntary Sector Awards were held on 19th October 2016 at the Pomegranate Theatre in Chesterfield.  Hosted by the Volunteer Centre Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire, this was the fourth year of the awards ceremony.

Young Volunteer of the Year (Sponsored by UNISON Chesterfield Borough Branch)
Winner: Khadiza Arif - Gussies Kitchen

Volunteer of the Year 2016 (sponsored by UKATA) - Winner: Kevin Redfern - Ashgate Hospicecare

Volunteer Team of the Year (sponsored by Brampton Brewery) - Winners: Springwell Community Arts

Volunteer Long Service Award (sponsored by MiTechcad) - Winner: Dr Louise Jordan - Helen's Trust

Staff Long Service Award (sponsored by DCC Public Health) - Winner: Deanne Callendine - Derbyshire Alcohol Advice Service

Most Innovative Project (sponsored by Inspec Solutions) - Winner: Independent Living Group - Fairplay

Organisation of the Year with an income under £25,000 (sponsored by Octantis Ltd) - Winner: Accessible Derbyshire

Organisation of the Year with an income between £25,000 to £100,000 (sponsored by NEDDC) - Winner: Loundsley Green Community Trust

Organisation of the Year with an income over £100,000 (sponsored by Chesterfield College) - Winner: Chesterfield & North Derbyshire Credit Union

Outstanding Contribution to the Voluntary Sector - Chris Jones - Dronfield Swimming club

If you know an individual or an organisation who has made an outstanding contribution to volunteering in the area, then now is the time to recognise their achievement’s and nominate them for one of the awards. You can nominate your own organisation, staff member or volunteer for any of the prestigious awards available on the night.
Nominations are open and the closing date for nominations is Friday August 5th 2017.

Click here to read more about the nomination categories and how to nominate.

Men Going Forward

Tuesday, 13 September 2016 10:58 Written by

Men Going Forward will relaunch in September 2018.

British Lung Foundation Breathe Easy Groups

Tuesday, 06 September 2016 15:30 Written by



 ‘You don’t have to face living with a lung condition on your own’

……… find out how the British Lung Foundation and your local Breathe Easy group can help

What we do

We are the only UK charity looking after the nation’s lungs

Our aim is always to improve care - and to prevent, treat and cure lung diseases

We offer hope through research

We've been researching lung conditions for 30 years and it remains at the heart of what we do.

We provide information

A wide range of information is available on our website and in print (free of charge), covering the many aspects of lung health (including COPD, Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, Asthma, Mesothelioma), exercise, pulmonary rehabilitation, healthy eating, oxygen therapy, information for carers…and much more.

Our friendly helpline team, including nurse advisors, is on hand to provide free, confidential, information and advice . Available from 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday. Telephone: 03000 030 555 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Web community – available 24 hours a day for people to chat online with others  who may be in a similar situation, ask questions or just have a look at what people are talking about.

We campaign for positive change in the UK's lung health.

Have you thought about volunteering or fundraising for the British Lung Foundation?

To find out more about the services and support available from the British Lung Foundation and how you can be involved, why not visit our website: or contact our helpline:  telephone 03000 030 555 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Breathe Easy

Breathe Easy is the support network of the British Lung Foundation and we have over 230 Breathe Easy groups across the UK.

Groups are free to join.  They are run by members to provide an opportunity for people affected by a lung condition to meet.  New members are always welcome and family and friends are encouraged to come along to meetings.  Meetings, usually held monthly, are informal and fun.  Members hear from guest speakers, including health care professionals and gain valuable information and tips to help with their breathing and better manage their lung condition. There is usually a respiratory nurse or physiotherapist at meetings for members to talk to.

Members enjoy taking part in raffles, quizzes or bingo at meetings and of course, there is always a plentiful supply of tea and coffee!  Many groups also organise fundraising events and outings throughout the year.

Click here to find a Breathe Easy Support Group in your area.

Core - supporting victims of crime in Derbyshire

Tuesday, 02 August 2016 10:58 Written by

Core is a new service supporting victims of crime in Derbyshire. It is a partnership between several organisations including Derbyshire Domestic Abuse Services, Safe and Sound, Refuge and SV2.

There are different phone numbers for the different specialisms, to view them all click HERE

You can also visit: for more information.

Derbyshire Carers Association is on the move!

Tuesday, 02 August 2016 10:34 Written by

Please see information below from Derbyshire Carers Association.

Our Head Office, White House, The Willows in Ripley, has been provided ex-gratia by Derbyshire County Council for nearly three decades.  Due to many circumstances we are now moving to nearby offices in the Ripley area.  This move, coupled with new ways of working in a flexible, innovative and mobile manor in the community will add huge value to the services we provide to the army of Carers in Derbyshire.
Derby City
In Derby City, DCA have moved from offices on Babington Lane to accommodation at Pride Park - Ground Floor, 22 Mallard Way DE24 8GX (Our contact details remain the same).  We hope to develop a new carer drop-in, in the City Centre.  We will keep you posted
Outreach and Innovation
DCA are developing exciting, innovative ways of helping Carers.  These include pop-up carer Centres across the City working in partnership with the Local Authorities, GP practices and  Hospitals.  We are where you need us, in your local pharmacies, Age UK, The MS Centre and alongside other partners to develop an effective outreach service and continue our proactive campaigns to reach Carers.  Our provision in the county will continue to include a busy Carers Centre at 69 West Bars, Chesterfield.
We are also developing a stronger on-line presence and are highlighting our successes such as our recent Health Service Journal and British Medical Awards nominations for carer Identification and support.
We will continue the successful development of our engagement initiatives with Carers in Derbyshire and have ensured all Carers, partners and stakeholder are fully informed and supported.
DCA CEO Narinder Sharma said; “As the number one provider of Carer support in Derbyshire we receive plentiful evidence that our hard work is having a positive impact in the county. Our current relocations and new, innovative ways of reaching out to Carers reinforce the fact that DCA goes from strength to strength. These are exciting times for the Association and for sustained Carer support in Derbyshire.”
Relocations are currently taking place and all current phone numbers and email addresses will remain to allow a planned, smooth transition. Please call our HO on 01773 743355, Derby office on 01332 200002, Chesterfield office 01246 222373 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Derbyshire Sustainability Transformation Plan

Thursday, 14 July 2016 14:03 Written by


 At the recent NDVA Health & Social Care Voluntary Sector Forum we welcomed Ifti Majid, Acting Chief Executive of Derbyshire Healthcare Foundation Trust, who gave a presentation on the Derbyshire Sustainability Transformation Plan (STP).  Click here to view the presentation and find out more about the STP.

News from 21c #JoinedUpCare

Friday, 17 June 2016 11:10 Written by

Find out the latest 21C #JoinedUpCare news in issue four of the newsletter which is available to download here.

May Day Celebrations

Tuesday, 03 May 2016 13:13 Written by

NDVA were among the many organisations represented at the May Day celebrations in Chesterfield on Monday 2nd May.  NDVA were there to raise awareness and celebrate the fantastic services provided by the Voluntary and Community Sector in Derbyshire. 

 NDVA's Sue Thickett and Jacqui Willis with Fairplay's Heather Fawbert


Nenna Kind Cancer Support Drop In Centre

 Headway North Derbyshire

Action for Children's Space 4 U

Thursday, 28 April 2016 08:33 Written by

Action for Children's Space 4 U service supports young people aged 5 to 18 who are seriously affected by someone else's substance misuse. This could be a parent, sibling or close friend.

Action for Children Space 4 U works with children and young people to improve all areas of the young person's life at school, at home and in the

Please see the following flyer for more information and how to make referrals. 

Action for Children have other support services available including;
Derbyshire Young Carers
Branching Out

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