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COVID-19 UPDATE 8 April 2020


Thank you to everyone who has offered their help to volunteer, we are immensely grateful. We are working through these and hoping to get everyone actively volunteering very soon.

HM Government has now temporarily suspended applications to the NHS volunteering system.  This is to allow them to process the initial 750,000 applications.   Please check back on Good Sam in a few weeks.


We regret that Connex Community Support offices remain closed to face-to-face visitors. However, we remain fully operational, working hard to support those who are self-isolating and who are vulnerable. Our fantastic team of care staff are continuing to provide domiciliary care and support to older people, children and adults with a disability.

Please note that from Tuesday 14th April our phone lines will be open from 9.15am – 1pm only.  This will remain in place until further notice.

The following remain SUSPENDED:

  • Group social activities, such as Kurling, Meet and Eat, Coffee Mornings, Cancer Support Group, Book Groups etc
  • Befriending home visits
  • Home from Hospital face to face visits
  • Non-essential travel
  • Minibus transport

We are CONTINUING to provide:

  • Travel to essential medical appointments
  • Collection and delivery of prescriptions for those in self-isolation
  • Domiciliary care visits – we are following strict government guidelines on provision of home care services
  • HandyVan services for essential calls, for example key safes for vulnerable people

Finally, we would like to thank the people of Buxton and the wider High Peak and Derbyshire Dales communities for the tremendous support you have shown to date.

Gill Geddes

Chief Executive
Connex Community Support


Coronovirus Support Directory

Please click here to access a directory of support services across the High Peak you can access for employment/benefits/business help, foodbanks, health advice, isolation support, mental health, parcel couriers, recreation, shop delivery, transport and volunteer centres.


Derbyshire County Council’s Community Response Team

Call the Communty Response team to find out who could help you with shopping, food delivery, travel, etc . Call: 

 01629 535091

The phone line opening hours are:

  • Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
  • Saturday 9am to 1pm.



Please note:  Chesterfield Audiology have confirmed that during the current coronavirus pandemic, hearing aid batteries can be posted out to customers. 

Please call:

01246 514 403 

and your batteries will be sent to you direct.

From Monday 23 March 2020, please do not call in to the Buxton Connex Community Support office to collect your batteries until further notice.  Thank you

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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Our unique range of support and care services helps over 4,000 people in the Derbyshire Peaks and Dales every year

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