As a result of the coronavirus outbreak the Community Support Team at North East Derbyshire District Council are collecting food, books and other items (such as jigsaws and games) on a weekly basis for vulnerable people who are unable to leave their homes. There is a collection each Friday between 12pm and 2pm at Dronfield Sports Centre.
PLEASE ONLY DONATE IF YOU ARE ALREADY PASSING - DO NOT MAKE A... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 03 Apr 2020 12:00 by Jo Mitchell
Rethink Mental Illness aims to improve the lives of people severely affected by mental illness through their network of local groups and services, expert information and successful campaigning.
Part of their service is to run the Derbyshire Recovery and Peer Support Service, which during this unprecedented time, has set up a helpline to support people in need - 01773 734989. The idea is that they are... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 14:19 by Jo Mitchell
Do you need help with fetching and delivering your food shopping during the coronavirus outbreak or know someone who does?
The Derbyshire County Council Community Response Unit can help anyone in Derbyshire who is struggling and doesn't have friends or family to call on. Simply call 01629 535091 or register for assistance online.
Posted: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 12:02 by Jo Mitchell
If you are feeling anxious, worried or overwhelmed at the moment then that is perfectly normal.
You may be worried about your health, the health of your loved ones, concerned about money or unsure about how social distancing will affect you.
For people with previous or existing mental health difficulties the current situation many also feel very concerning.
The good news is that there are lots of things... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 30 Mar 2020 12:04 by Jo Mitchell
Derbyshire County Council's Community Response Unit is now ready to take requests for assistance from members of the community who don't have friends or family able to help them.
Help is available for people across the county if they are:
- Self-isolating because either themselves or a member of the household is at risk
- Struggling to meet basic needs because of financial, social or health restrictions
- Pregnant... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 27 Mar 2020 09:39 by Jo Mitchell
Derbyshire Constabulary have today issued the following statement;
"What a lovely day! The perfect day to drive up into the Peak District for a walk, bike ride, climb or horse ride, isn't it?
No, actually it isn't.
We're seeing a lot of confusion over whether people are allowed to travel to the Peaks to undertake daily exercise while the government are asking us to stay at home. While we have this fantastic... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 25 Mar 2020 11:30 by Jo Mitchell
The single most important action we can all take, in fighting coronavirus, is to stay at home in order to protect the NHS and save lives.
When we reduce our day-to-day contact with other people, we will reduce the spread of the infection. That is why the Government has introduced three new measures:
1. Requiring people to stay at home, except for very limited purposes
2. Closing non-essential shops and... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 25 Mar 2020 11:14 by Jo Mitchell
North East Derbyshire District Council and Rykneld Homes, have set up a Community Support Team to help provide advice and support to those affected by the Covid-19 virus.
The purpose of the Team will be to;
· Identify those in need
· Match the emerging needs of the community to existing support across the district
· Re-direct District Council resources to meet the new growing demand... Read More »
Posted: Sat, 21 Mar 2020 10:06 by Jo Mitchell
Derbyshire County Council have set up a Covid-19 Community Response Unit to bring agencies and volunteers across the county together and support residents and businesses as they tackle the infection and its effects.
County Council Leader Councillor Barry Lewis announced the new response unit as the council's Cabinet agreed to an initial £1m coronavirus fund to help support vulnerable residents... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 18 Mar 2020 15:39 by Jo Mitchell
Following the latest advice regarding the coronavirus outbreak and the need for increased measures to suppress the spread of the virus, Dronfield Town Council will do everything we can to support the people of Dronfield through these unprecedented times. By working together, as a council and with our partners and communities, we will come through this challenge.
We will continue to follow the official... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 18 Mar 2020 13:34 by Jo Mitchell