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Compassionate Communities Befriender


Compassionate Communities Befrienders visit people who have a life limiting illness to offer companionship, reduce isolation and assist them to gain the appropriate support to meet their needs. The role can provide a valuable break for carers and family, helping reduce the strain and feel more able to continue their caring role. If you would like to offer someone some friendship and company to s...  (read more)

South Derbyshire Community Awards


After a great success last year, the Community Awards are back and promise to be another great celebration of the people and organisations who do so much for South Derbyshire. The South Derbyshire Community Awards are your chance to say ‘thank-you’ to those who give so much to benefit our local community. If there is a person, team or organisation you think stands out, make sure they get the ...  (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)

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)

Voluntary & Community Sector Representatives Elections to the South Derbyshire Partnership Board and Theme sub-groups Nov 2018


YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO REPRESENT THE COMMUNITY IN DISTRICT-WIDE DECISION MAKING Do you want to help make a difference for your community? We are looking for representatives from the Voluntary and Community Sector across South Derbyshire to be nominated and elected to the South Derbyshire Partnership Board and Theme sub-groups. If you are elected you will be part of a wide range of organisations who ...  (read more)

South Derbyshire CVS State of the Voluntary & Community Sector survey 2018 NOW LIVE!


South Derbyshire CVS is carrying out our latest ‘State of the Voluntary and Community Sector’ survey.  We do this periodically to make sure that we keep abreast of trends/changes, can represent your interests and make sure the VCS continues to thrive and be strong.  We want to hear from you whether you are large or small. Please help us by completing the survey: https://www.surveymo...  (read more)

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