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Local action tackling Loneliness and Isolation across Derbyshire


Derbyshire Trusted Befriending Network has today launched a report on the findings of the conference it held over the summer. The launch of the report, Turning the TIDE: Tackling Isolation and Loneliness in Derbyshire Event, coincides with national Befriending Week 2018. The ‘Turning the TIDE’ conference in July brought together a wide range of organisations and groups in order to h...  (read more)

Response to government's Loneliness Strategy


The government recently published its Loneliness Strategy “A Connected Society. A strategy for tackling loneliness – Laying the foundations for change”. This is a plan designed to facilitate a shift in the way that government, the public, private and voluntary sectors, and society understand and act on loneliness and isolation. The Strategy highlights the three overarching goals guiding the ...  (read more)

NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups grant funding cuts decision


We’ve finally had a decision about cuts to our NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) grant funding next year. We aren’t losing all our funding (the original proposal). However about two thirds of CCGs funding to South Derbyshire CVS will end in March. 3 grants to our practical help, befriending and vSPA services, will end and funding for our group support and Volunteer Centre services will...  (read more)

South Derbyshire CVS Voluntary & Community Sector Rep Elections results


Elections for voluntary & community sector representatives to sit on the South Derbyshire Partnership Board for the next 3 year period have now concluded. We are very pleased to announce that the following people are the new representatives: • Matt Buckler from Derbyshire Wildlife Trust• Mike Firbank from Churches Together in Swadlincote• Rich Seal from Homestart South Derbyshire• Cla...  (read more)

Southern Derbyshire Health and Social Care Forum – save the date


The next Forum will be on Wednesday 13th March at the Don Amott Memorial Hall, Peacroft Lane, Hilton, Derbyshire, DE65 5GH from 10am to 1pm.  (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)

Derbyshire Home from Hospital Support Service


South Derbyshire CVS (SDCVS) are pleased to be able to share the news that they have been successful in tendering for the Derbyshire Home from Hospital Support Service. SDCVS will be leading a consortium of voluntary sector organisations from across Derbyshire which includes Amber Valley CVS, Chesterfield Volunteer Centre, Erewash Voluntary Action CVS and Voluntary and Community Services Peaks and...  (read more)

Consultation OPEN: Proposed Submission Local Green Spaces Plan


The proposed submission version of the Local Green Spaces Development Plan Document (referred to as the Local Green Spaces Plan) is now open for consultation for a six week period, with the consultation closing at 5pm on Tuesday 19th March 2019.    Click here to read the Statement of Representations Procedure - which contains further information, including where to view consult...  (read more)

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