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About Us


“Welcome to Connex Community Support.  We are one of the area’s longest established charities.  We grew from the roots of Buxton Volunteer Centre (established in 1983).  In 2013 we merged with Derbyshire Dales Volunteer Centre, which created a stronger, wider ranging organisation supporting the people of the Peaks and Dales. 

Now we are taking our next steps, as Connex Community Support, because we feel this describes better what we do, and reflects our positive, forward thinking approach.

So, what does Connex Community Support do?

Our charity is embedded in our local communities, and we provide a comprehensive range of services to local people.

We encourage people to get involved in their local communities, by providing information and support to volunteers .  We also help other charities and voluntary organisations, so they can find the volunteers they need.

Our Care and Support services provide highly regarded care for older people at home and to adults and children with physical, sensory or learning disabilities

Over the years we have introduced other services to assist members of the public. These include Befriending,  and a volunteer-delivered Transport service, as well as our Home Maintenance and Cleaning services.  Derbyshire County Council and Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service trust us to provide the Handy Van service in the north of the county, which helps ensure that people’s homes are safer and more secure.

In the Derbyshire Dales, our Readycall Macmillan service provides social contact and practical support to people affected by cancer or other life-limiting conditions.

I’ve only given you a brief taste here of what we can do.  So, why not explore our website to find out more about us and how you can help too?

Onwards and upwards!

Our staff and trustees are proud of what we do and the difference we know we make to people’s lives.  We know how valued our services are from the letters of thanks from clients we support, and our positive, productive relationships with funders and partners.

Connex Community Support represents the next stage in our journey.  We invite you to share it with us.  Why not  look at our Impact Report, to see some of the amazing facts and figures about the changes we can make to people’s lives.  And don’t forget to take a look at the video on this page to find out more”.



Gill Geddes

Chief Executive

Tel: 01298 23970

Email: gill@connex.org.uk