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Have your say on the future of the NHS


Healthwatch Derbyshire, the county’s independent health and care champion, is launching a series of activities to encourage the people of Derbyshire to have their say about the future of the NHS in our area and they need our help. They want to hear your views - just click on Share your views and complete the survey online. Alternatively, contact us at the CVS and we...  (read more)

NAVCA Awards


The Derbyshire Trusted Befriending Network (co-ordinated by South Derbyshire CVS) was shortlisted in the 'Collaboration and Partnership Working' category of the NAVCA (National Association for Voluntary and Community Action) Awards in London on 19 March. Rich Murrell, DTBN Co-ordinator, and DTBN steering group member Dave Radford (from the Volunteer Centre Chesterfield and NE Derbyshire) attended...  (read more)

Community Managed Libraries


Derbyshire County Council’s Libraries for Derbyshire strategy was agreed by Cabinet on 20th December 2018. Part of this strategy is to transfer 20 libraries to community management – including 3 in South Derbyshire: Melbourne, Etwall and Woodville. Derbyshire County Council are now seeking organisations to take on the running of Community Managed Libraries, and have arranged open d...  (read more)

HumanKind - Stories of loneliness and isolation at Calke Abbey


For more than thirty years, the story of Calke Abbey and its significance has been built around the story of a reclusive and socially-isolated family who guarded the Estate from modern life and lived eccentric, disconnected lives. Today, as awareness grows of the enormous challenges posed by loneliness and the harmful impact of social isolation on more and more lives, the National Trust are lookin...  (read more)

‘IsLAND’ OFFERS support to help isolated and lonely people in Derbyshire


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 isola...  (read more)

New Volunteer Opportunity Registration Form

23 January 2019

Do you have a volunteer opportunity in South Derbyshire you would like us to advertise for you? (It's free!)  We advertise volunteer roles on the national online volunteer opportunities database,, via our social media pages and to prospective volunteers we see in person at the Volunteer Centre. Simply fill in the short form online:  (read more)

Save the date! Volunteers' Week Summer Celebration

27 March 2019

Save the date! This year's Volunteers' Week event is going to be held at Ticknall Village Hall on Friday 7 June from 6-9pm and will be for people who volunteer across South Derbyshire.  Further details to follow - watch this space.   (read more)

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