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UPDATE 11 November 2020

Connex is still providing many services to vulnerable people in our area, despite the constraints of the Lockdown rules. And where we can’t help, we can often put you in touch with other organisations who can. While many of our services are free, some are charged for – but we keep our charges as low as we can.

Get in touch if you are in the HIGH PEAK area and need help with:

  • Transport to an essential medical appointment
  • Having shopping delivered
  • Getting prescriptions collected
  • Temporary loan of a wheelchair
  • Urgent help in having smoke alarms and telecare equipment installed
  • Help with domiciliary personal care and support

Get in touch if you are in the DERBYSHIRE DALES area and need:

  • Transport to an essential medical appointment
  • Having shopping delivered
  • Getting prescriptions collected
  • Temporary loan of a wheelchair
  • Urgent help in having smoke alarms and telecare equipment installed

How to get in touch

Our offices are operating on reduced staff cover, but we will endeavour to respond to your enquiry as soon as possible.

In the High Peak area:

Please email admin@connex.org.uk or call 01298 23970.

In the Derbyshire Dales area:

Enquiries regarding all Dales Services may be made via dales@connex.org.uk  or call 01335 348600.

Connex has our very own Captain Tom – the latest update!

Alan’s recovery, being supported by our own Home from Hospital service!

Here’s a little video Alan sent through of Fiona from Home from Hospital visiting to bring him some supplies – including Paracetemol!

Ouch!!!

21/10/20

Alan’s taken a tumble!   He had an unfortunate run-in with a delivery van (which he refers to as ‘a little spill’!) on his way back from Saturday’s ride.  If you visit his challenge website you can see what happened: https://www.alans-challenge.org.uk/

It looks worse than it is, he assures us he’s OK but he’ll be out of action for a while.  He had completed 11 of the 19 rides at this point and still intends to finish the rest once he’s fully recovered, so do please continue to support him!

 

Alan’s marathon mountain biking challenge is well underway now
Well, at 9 October, 75 year old Alan Thompson, a Connex Trustee for 15 years, has completed about a quarter of his rides by now.  He’s riding all 19 Enduros, the toughest mountain bike trails in the Peak District to raise funds for Connex, Buxton Street by Street and other local initiatives, to help Buxton recover from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.  He’s keeping a diary of his rides at: https://www.alans-challenge.org.uk/ridediary.php
People are still putting up amusing videos in support of Alan and his fundraising – have a look on Alan’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/alanschallenge

You can find out more about the challenge by going to:

https://www.alans-challenge.org.uk

or go directly to  https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/alans-challenge to donate now!  He wants to raise £25,000 in total – so far he’s reached £5000 – so any help you can give, either by donating or sharing details – will help.

 COME ON ALAN!!!!

We are recruiting!!!!

Supported Living Worker – Skegby

Hoarding Clearance Service Operative  

Care and Support Workers for Children and Younger People – Tameside

See our Vacancies page for details.

 

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