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Coronavirus 3 Apr 2020

Date: 2 Apr 2020     

High Peak CVS

Coronavirus 3 Apr 2020


News: Coronavirus Support Directory

Contact details and links for a range of local and national support groups.

News: Redundancy Redeployment

A new Hub has been coordinated for the redeployment of people made redundant into other vacancies, including volunteer roles.

It is also available for registering local volunteering opportunities – consider what support this could provide for your organisation or project delivery. 

If you have already made employees redundant or are about to make small numbers redundant (up to five), please refer those individuals for direct support to:

Email: NationalCareersServiceNCC@futuresforyou.com
Phone: 0800 917 94 19

If you are seeking to fill urgent vacancies, short or long term, to meet changes to your business as a result of Covid-19, they can help connect you with immediately available individuals. Register your vacancies with:

John Blankley - Senior Employment Support Adviser
Email: John.Blankley@futuresforyou.com
Phone: 0115 876 4947 / 07570 671592

Have the following information available when registering your vacancies:

  • Nature of work
  • Number of vacancies (can be approximate)
  • Necessary or desirable skills requirement
  • Location of vacancies
  • Any current recruitment routes being used

Volunteering opportunities can also be registered via the above method.

News: Tesco Bags of Help Fund

Tesco Bags of Help is responding to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis by setting up a new short-term fund to support local communities.

If your application is successful the fund will provide a single payment award of £500 to organisations who are supporting vulnerable groups.


News: Active Derbyshire COVID-19 Funding

Active Derbyshire news has a focus on funding changes due to the current current COVID-19 crisis.

News: Coronavirus Funding Bulletin East Midlands

Emergency funding to support your organisation and your community during this time.

News: DCC Care Worker Recruitment Drive

DVV have launched a drive to recruit more care workers to support the county’s most vulnerable residents during the coronavirus pandemic.

News: Mental Health Derbyshire County Council

In these unprecedented times, we know it is particularly important to support people’s mental health and wellbeing.

We know that some people who have existing mental health conditions will need more support during this time, and for many other people the significant changes to everyday life could result in difficulties maintaining emotional wellbeing. 

Tailored and expert support (including over the phone and internet) is available within Derby and Derbyshire for individuals at this time. 

Emotional health and wellbeing support on the Covid-19 microsite www.derbyshire.gov.uk/social-health/health-and-wellbeing/health-protection/disease-control/coronavirus/emotional-health-and-wellbeing/emotional-health-and-wellbeing.aspx

Mental health support in a crisis www.derbyshire.gov.uk/social-health/health-and-wellbeing/mental-health-and-wellbeing/support-in-a-crisis/mental-health-support-in-a-crisis.aspx

News: Volunteers Needed for Furness Vale

Whaley Bridge Covid-19 Mutual Aid, including Furness Vale, is a group of volunteers who have come together to help the local community, and is looking for volunteers to help.

If you are already a volunteer or group but not part of our group, please contact them to ensure every home is provided with help. 

They are looking for one household to reach out to 10-20 of their immediate neighbours in case they find themselves in isolation. 

You can volunteer to provide the following help:

  • Shopping/prescription
  • A friendly phone call
  • Provide urgent supplies
  • Dog walking

Contact: whaleymag@gmail.com

Whaley Bridge Covid-19 Mutual Aid has a constantly updated map showing which areas have volunteers so far www.facebook.com/WhaleyCovid19MutualAid/

News: Coronavirus Letter Friends Appeal

Age UK have launched their Coronavirus Letter Friends Appeal asking people to write a letter to an anonymous older person isolated at home.

People can send their letters to Age UK who then distribute them to the older people to provide them with something positive and friendly within the post. 


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