Below is a list of useful links and contacts which you may find helpful.
Age UK Derby and Derbyshire – provides a range of services to older people and their carers.
Bakewell and Eyam Community Transport – flexible, efficient and caring travel services for people of all ages and backgrounds in Bakewell, Matlock, Buxton, Hope Valley and Glossop areas. Tel: 01629 641920
British Red Cross – for longer term hire of wheelchairs and other mobility aids. Tel: 0161 427 8366 (Stockport) or 0300 456 1914 (Derby)
Chesterfield Royal Hospital Adult Audiology Department – based at the Chesterfield Royal Hospital in Calow, North Derbyshire, the Audiology team offer hearing aid services and assessments tailored to the patients needs. Telephone: 01246 277271
Citzens Advice Bureau – free, confidential, impartial advice around Derbyshire.
Community Directory Derbyshire – list of community and voluntary groups active within Derbyshire
Derbyshire County Council Social Care and Health – main page for Social care services, or you can contact Call Derbyshire on 01629 533190.
Derbyshire Dales CVS – support and advice for those running or wishing to run community groups in the Derbyshire Dales
Derbyshire Handy Van service – provides practical support to help older and vulnerable people to live independently in their own homes.
Derbyshire Home from Hospital – in partnership with Connex, provides practical support for vulnerable people leaving hospital or those living at home by at risk of being admitted.
Derbyshire Trusted Trader – helps you find honest and reliable traders who commit to doing a good job for a fair price.
Do-it – a comprehensive database of volunteer opportunities across the country
High Peak CVS – support and advice for those running or wishing to run community groups in the High Peak area
Live Life Better Derbyshire – a free healthy lifestyles service that helps you:
- Stop smoking
- Lose weight
- Get more active
- Identify your health and wellbeing needs
To find out more: Call: 0800 085 2299 or 01629 538200
There will also be fortnightly sessions held at Connex on Buxton Market Place on Wednesday afternoons 1pm – 3pm.
Upcoming Dates: January 8th, January 22nd, February 5th, February 19th, March 4th, March 18th, April 1st, April 15th, April 29th, May 13th, May 27th
You can drop-in to complete a Health and Wellbeing MOT, have a full body MOT or just find out more about the services that Live Life Better Derbyshire can offer. You do not need to book onto a session, just come along and find out more.
NCVO – umbrella body for the voluntary sector in England, helping voluntary organisations to achieve the highest standards of practice & effectiveness
New Mills & District Volunteer Centre -provides volunteering services , and befriending, shopping and transport help in the New Mills area
The Bureau, Glossop – Glossop charity providing volunteering and community services in the Glossop area
We add to this list continually. If you know of an organisation you think it would be useful to list, please let us know!