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South Derbyshire CVS Practical Help Scheme

 A 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.


Gardening and low level household maintenance tasks

Open to residents of South Derbyshire who are over the age of 65 or anyone who is unable to maintain their garden or do simple DIY tasks due to ill Health or Disability. Referrals are taken from South Derbyshire District Council so please contact them in the first instance.


Social Car Scheme

We also continue to run our popular Social Car Scheme alongside the practical help 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 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 £1 per journey booked, plus 45p per mile (which is paid to the driver to cover their expenses).

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