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Date: 23 Jun 2020     

News: Coronavirus COVID-19 Recovery

Since March 2020, the community has pulled together incredibly to support each other and we are incredibly proud of everyone across the High Peak for this response. It shows how strong we are together and how lucky we are across the High Peak to have volunteers, organisations and groups that go above and beyond when needed.

Coronavirus Community RecoveryAt the very beginning of the pandemic, High Peak CVS put together a database of services and organisations that could offer support to those that needed it the most. This has been an essential tool for individuals and professionals to refer into and has been shared amongst the local community and our partners. As guidance changes and society slowly but surely tries to return to some form of normality, we recognise the importance of still being available for support for those that need it. Whether it’s continuing support that has developed during lockdown or new issues that arise during this recovery process, we wanted to ensure that if anyone needs support they know where to look.

So, our database is still available and can be accessed here: highpeakcvs.org.uk/directory.asp 

We will be working hard on continuing to update this with changes in services and new support that becomes available over the coming weeks and months. If your group or organisation is offering help to those during this period please do let us know and we can get you added to this directory. If your services have changed please do notify us. Most importantly, if you need some help or advice please do make use of the resources available or if you can’t find what you’re looking for get in touch and we can help.  

In addition to this, we have adapted our social media accounts to offer a new ‘Community Recovery’ group and thread to publicise the support that is out there across the district. Our original community response campaign was hugely successful and helped engage more people into the incredible work going on in the High Peak. Please do join these groups and share any information that you feel can help.

These can be accessed here:

Facebook - www.facebook.com/groups/2878019722241277/?ref=bookmarks

Twitter – twitter.com/HPCVS/status/1274990820874244100

Once again, thank you to every individual, volunteer, group and organisation that has worked so hard to help us all through this pandemic. There are still going to be many challenges ahead but by working together we can all ensure that those that need support can get it. 

Take Care - James Bromley, Chief Executive at High Peak CVS

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News: Foodbanks and the Pandemic

All three foodbanks in the High Peak have adapted services to meet changing community need during the pandemic.

Numbers using foodbanks have increased hugely and presenting reasons have changed.  People awaiting furlough payments from struggling employers, self-employed people and families awaiting school meal vouchers are among those now needing emergency food aid. The three foodbanks are gearing up to cope with more demand as people start to lose jobs when the furlough scheme is withdrawn.

Generosity across the High Peak from individuals, businesses and organisations given as food and money has kept the foodbanks open and able to support those in need. Volunteers from other organisations like Buxton Street by Street and Chapel en le Frith Covid 19 Mutual Aid have been helping to distribute much needed food parcels.

To use a foodbank in the High Peak, people generally need a referral. These are available from any kind of support, health or social worker, Citizens Advice etc. One self-referral is allowed but after that recipients of food parcels usually must be working with a service that will help resolve the underlying cause of emergency food need.

The three foodbanks referral numbers are:

High Peak Foodbank  @Zink  (Buxton, Chapel, Hope Valley, Hartington, Bakewell): 07811 684299

Helping Hands Foodbank (New Mills, Whaley Bridge, Furness Vale, Hayfield, Chinley and Buxworth): 07425 177999

Glossopdale Foodbank (Glossop, Hadfield, Gamesley, Tintwistle): refer to children’s centres in Glossop or Hadfield or The Pantry in Gamesley. 

As things are getting back to normal, foodbanks are ready to offer support to people so they no longer need emergency food. 

High Peak Foodbank is part of Zink. 

Advice @Zink will help people sort out problems related to benefits, housing, finance, furloughing etc; contact: julie@zink.org.uk.  

Employability @Zink can help people get work, training, education or go self-employed; contact: jane@zink.org.uk

Glossopdale foodbank’s Citizen’s Advice worker is on hand to help, contact: ghazala.darr@ddcab.org.uk   

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Job: Performance Manager

Organisation: Framework

Salary: : FRWK13, £25,119 - £28,025 37hpw

An opportunity has arisen to work at Framework on the Building Better Opportunities Programme, Opportunity and Change project. They are seeking an individual, with extensive experience to manage performance and support the 11 delivery partners spread across the D2N2 area (Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire) against Service Level Agreement (SLA) requirements.

See Framework website

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Job: Derbyshire Mind Vacancies

Organisation: Derbyshire Mind

Derbyshire Mind currently has three vacancies which are out to ad, with a closing date of 8 July:

  • Finance Manager
  • Office Manager
  • Advocacy Support and Triage Worker

www.derbyshiremind.org.uk/derbyshire-mind-vacancies/

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