Loneliness and isolation can be really detrimental to health and wellbeing; that’s why we aim to help people feel more connected to others and their community.
We do this by offering befriending, developing social opportunities through Connect South Derbyshire and through our Covid Community Recovery Network.
With rising living costs, many households in South Derbyshire are increasingly having to choose between paying bills or putting food on the table. Our Food Hub service is there to enable people to manage during difficult times, providing food and other essential personal items.
We offer a non-judgemental and safe environment to make it easier for clients to get the support they need.
Home From Hospital is a service that supports those who have recently been discharged from hospital or those who are at risk of admission. We help with tasks such as collecting prescriptions or arranging travel to appointments.
We know that not everyone in this situation has the immediate support from family or friends, so we provide both the practical and emotional support during a time many find difficult.
Practical Help in the Home
Local groups, charities and social enterprises are the life blood of our community and that’s why the support we provide is so crucial. Our Community Development team are on hand to help and provide guidance with everything from setting up a group to accessing funding.
Our Community Development team have a wealth of experience to help groups and organisations get started, develop their services and access training.
You can also visit this page to view our upcoming events and training opportunities.
Our Safer Homes service helps vulnerable people in our community to get that reassurance by providing free crime prevention advice, as well as fitting security equipment such as door chains and alarms.
Our Handy Person Support service supports vulnerable and disabled people by supplying and fitting a range of physical adaptions and low-level improvements to the home to ensure the safety of the individual, as well as maintaining their independence.
Our Active Travel and Social Car services work to support vulnerable adults by providing transport to get to those important appointments, such as the hospital or doctors.
We know that not everyone has family or friends on hand to support at these crucial times and this invaluable service helps those who are unable to use public transport or drive themselves.