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COVID-19 & Changes to our Services

South Derbyshire CVS premises are currently closed to the public and visitors, and staff are working from home. All our group activities and most community based face to face services have stopped for the time being - this includes Social Car.

Our Active Travel service is operating at a limited capacity and we are being careful about the number of passenger journeys drivers undertake per day. We are only doing Hospital and GP appointments at the moment as we have to prioritise the journeys for health appointments.  Drivers and Service Users are expected to still wear masks, socially distance and use hand sanitiser to keep everybody safe. We will not transport anyone with any symptoms of Covid 19 and our drivers will not drive if they have any symptoms. At least 48 hours’ notice  is required to book transport and please note we may not always be able to help. Please call 01283 219761 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Practical Help Scheme

An NHS funded scheme which supports people who need a little help to stay healthy and at home in their local community. In particular it aims to help reduce the number of hospital admissions, get patients home quicker and help them stay at home. Short term practical help can be provided for example:

  • Giving someone a lift home from hospital
  • Making sure they have basic food supplies
  • Visiting to check they are ok for the first few days after they come home
  • Taking someone shopping or doing the shopping for them

A referral will be required from a Health or Social Care professional for hospital discharge short term support.

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01283 219761 to find out more. 

 

Active Travel/Social Car Scheme

This is a volunteer transport service. We aim to match up transport requests with volunteer availability. Because our drivers are volunteers we may not always be able to meet your needs, however we will always do our best to help you with your journey.

The Active Travel/Social Car Scheme can enable people to:

  • Attend medical appointments
  • Visit a relative or friend
  • Attend social activities
  • Go shopping

The scheme is open to anyone who lives in South Derbyshire and is unable to use any other form of transport. Enquiries and bookings can be made Monday - Friday Mornings (9:00am - 12:00pm) and transport is available seven days a week subject to the availability of drivers.

The scheme is non profit-making.  However there is a charge made to the client of £2 per journey booked, plus 45p per mile (which is paid to the driver to cover their expenses) for car journeys and £3 per journey booked for the minibus.

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01283 219761 to find out more.

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