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Compassionate Communities Befriender

21/05/2018

Compassionate Communities Befrienders visit people who have a life limiting illness to offer companionship, reduce isolation and assist them to gain the appropriate support to meet their needs. The role can provide a valuable break for carers and family, helping reduce the strain and feel more able to continue their caring role. If you would like to offer someone some friendship and company to s...  (read more)

CVS SOS Help us fight the cuts

16/07/2018

SOS Help Save Our Services As you know, our NHS funding is under threat - we need your help.  We've been asked to evidence the impact of service cuts - by 27 July! We've set up a campaign website at at cvssaveourservices.wordpress.com How you can help Complete our survey Tell us how the cuts will affect you or your service users  at www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/cvssos Come to ...  (read more)

Council leader urges health chief to think again

13/09/2018

Derbyshire County Council put out the following press release on Wednesday 12th September. It makes for interesting reading and we are heartened by the Council acknowledging the value of the sector: Councillor Barry Lewis met with Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Groups’ chief executive Dr Chris Clayton to question him about the “devastating” cuts the Derbyshire CCGs are proposing. C...  (read more)

Health Improvement and Scrutiny Committee seeks further clarity from CCGs

18 Sep 2018

We said that we would keep you up-to-date with developments and so here is the latest - a letter from Councillor David Taylor, the Chair of the Improvement and Scrutiny (Health) Committee at the County Council to Dr Clayton at the CCGs...   "Dear Dr Clayton I write further to your attendance at the meeting of the Derbyshire Health Scrutiny Committee on 10th September 2018 which had been ...  (read more)

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