11 Oct – Community News from Derbyshire County Council – NetZero campaign, Home from Hospital scheme, foster for Derbyshire, Get Online Week, Anti-slavery day, grants for young Chesterfield musicians

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Journey to Net Zero Derbyshire

Support for vulnerable hospital-leavers

Could you foster Derbyshire children?

Want to be more computer-confident?

Anti-slavery day - Monday 18 October

Young Chesterfield musicians' grants


Journey to Net Zero Derbyshire

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With UN climate change conference COP26 scheduled to take place in Glasgow later this month, we’ve launched a social media campaign to highlight what we and our partners are doing to help tackle climate change.

We’d love it if you could give our posts a like or a share.

The campaign, called ‘Journey to net zero Derbyshire’, aims to:

  • highlight the council’s practical action on climate change
  • recognise green initiatives by individuals, community groups and businesses
  • dovetail with the national #onestepgreener campaign by encouraging nominations of ‘climate leaders’ in Derbyshire
  • inspire local people and organisations to reduce their carbon footprint.

Support for vulnerable hospital-leavers

Community response unit

Derbyshire Home from Hospital Service provides practical support for vulnerable people leaving hospital, or those living at home but at risk of being admitted.The service is for anyone who lives in Derbyshire (except the city) or is registered with a GP in Derbyshire and has limited support from family or friends. It's provided by a combination of staff and volunteers and is free of charge.

The service offers things like:

  • doing basic shopping
  • making sure the home is warm and comfortable
  • arranging key safes, community alarms or telecare
  • collecting prescriptions
  • signposting to other statutory, voluntary sector and community organisations.

Anyone can make a referral, including the patient themselves. Please call 01283 817417 Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 4.30pm (an answerphone is available outside these hours) or email home@dhfh.org.uk

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Could you foster Derbyshire children?

Why not join in our informal and relaxed online Talk Fostering event in October and find out more about it?

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We need Derbyshire homes for Derbyshire children and are looking for people from all walks of life to become foster carers. 

You can be single or in a relationship, married or in a civil partnership, LGBT+, any ethnicity, race, culture or religion, working or not, and either rent or own your home. All you need is a spare room and to be aged 21 or over.

You don't need any special qualifications but all our foster carers are special people who care about and like children.

Potential foster carers can see the event on Monday 18 October from 6-7pm in Facebook and then join through Microsoft Teams.

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Want to be more computer-confident?

If you don't yet use computers, or want to get more out of your computer, our libraries service is inviting you to join the digital world during Get Online Week from 18 to 24 October 2021.

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To learn more about getting online you're invited take up free one-to-one computer sessions with one of our librarians.

Get Online Week is a national celebration from the Good Things Foundation – a charity that highlights the benefits of learning digital skills.

Libraries currently run the digital skills support sessions over the phone and tailor them to fit your needs, whether that’s getting started on the internet, learning how to search and apply for jobs online, or finding out how to use the library eBooks service. Derbyshire library members can access free eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines and eNewspapers online.

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Anti-slavery day - Monday 18 October

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To mark Anti-Slavery Day on Monday 18 October, the Derby and Derbyshire Modern Slavery Partnership will be launching their Annual Report 2020/21. You can read the report here

The Partnership will also be hosting a Modern Slavery Webinar from 2pm to 4pm on the day where participants will learn more about what key partners are doing to support victims and tackle perpetrators of modern slavery in Derby and Derbyshire.  Anyone who works with victims of modern slavery in Derbyshire and would like to attend the event can sign up at : Anti-Slavery Day: Modern Slavery Webinar Registration

The webinar will feature presentations from Derbyshire County Council, Derbyshire Constabulary, Refuge (Derby City Council), Hope for justice and The Rebuild Project. There will also be an opportunity to explore the links between domestic abuse and domestic servitude. Find out more at antislaveryday.com or search #StopSlavery


Young Chesterfield musicians' grants

Young people, schools or other organisations in Chesterfield can now apply for grants to help them develop their music making.

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Thanks to a bequest from a local resident, we're offering individual grants of £500 for those aged 5 to 18, and grants of £2,000 for schools and other organisations for those living in Chesterfield.

The money can help to support any kind of music maker either to buy equipment or pay for lessons or other help. It can help pay for support which will nurture a young person’s musical talent, or can fund music related trips or visits.

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