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Date: 9 Jul 2020     

News: Derbyshire Voluntary Action Funding

The Derbyshire Voluntary Action Small Grant Scheme is open for applications from small groups for funds to cover running costs.

During these COVID19-affected times, there will be no closing date for applications.  They aim to get back to you with a decision within two weeks of receipt of your form. 

The maximum amount you can apply for is £1,000, but grants awarded are likely to be in the region of £500-£600.  Applications will be paused or closed if necessary.

Groups can only receive funds from this scheme once in any 12 month period therefore if you have previously received a Derbyshire Voluntary Action Small Grant you have to wait a year before applying again.  

dva.org.uk/small-grants

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News: Access to Work Mental Health Support Service

A confidential service is available free to any employees with depression, anxiety, stress or other mental health issues affecting their work.

The service is delivered by Remploy and funded by the Department for Work and Pensions.

  • Specialist advisers provide:
  • Tailored work-focused mental health support for nine months
  • Suitable coping strategies
  • A support plan to keep them in, or return to work
  • Ideas for workplace adjustments to help them fulfill their role
  • Practical advice to support those with a mental health condition.

If you or your colleagues would like support, call us now on 0300 456 8114 or email a2wmhss@remploy.co.uk

www.remploy.co.uk/employers/mental-health-and-wellbeing/workplace-mental-health-support-service-employers

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News: County Libraries to Reopen

Some libraries across Derbyshire are to reopening with several temporary changes in place to keep customers and staff safe.

Residents must book an appointment to visit their library if it is one of those set to reopen, and people are being urged not to turn up without having arranged their appointment first.

www.derbyshire.gov.uk/council/news-events/news-updates/news/county-libraries-to-roll-out-reopening-with-safety-a-priority.aspx

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News: Changes to Town Centres

Alterations to town centre layouts have taken place across Derbyshire after the government asked councils to make them safe for shoppers.

The changes include making some pavements wider by taking away a small number of parking bays, making some roads one way or closed to give more space for shoppers or offer a safe cycling and walking route, and putting up signs reminding people to keep their distance from others.

Towns that have now had changes made include:

  • Ashbourne
  • Bakewell
  • Belper
  • Buxton
  • Chesterfield
  • New Mills
  • Ripley

www.derbyshire.gov.uk/council/news-events/news-updates/news/we-make-changes-to-town-centres-across-derbyshire.aspx

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News: Ashbourne Community Transport Seek Trustees

Ashbourne Community Transport are looking to recruit new Trustees from across their area of operation.

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News: Soroptimists International Buxton and District

During lockdown Buxton Soroptimists have continued to help others in different ways which are the "new normal".

Social distancing has become the norm for all of us. Keeping in touch through Zoom, telephone, email, and Snapchat are all good ways to communicate, but what says "Hello", "Welcome" and "Be happy" better than a banner. The Soroptimist dynamic S logo has been created by joint President Jo, and is a part of Buxton's colourful display.

Soroptimists everywhere send best wishes to people who are isolating, shielding and caring.

Buxton Soroptimists Banner

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