11 January – Community News from Derbyshire County Council – wellbeing apps, primary school applications, public meetings on care homes, net zero updates, vaccination clinic - Chesterfield

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Wellbeing at the touch of a button

Ready to make some healthy changes in 2022, but not sure where to start? Why not take a look at our health and wellbeing apps library. There are hundreds of apps to download at the touch of a button.


We’re working with Orcha – The Organisation for the Review of Care and Health Applications – to provide an online library of digital health and wellbeing support.

From support for long-term health conditions to apps that can help people to stop smoking, sleep better and improve their mood, there are hundreds to choose from.

Each app has been assessed against a wide range of criteria including the quality of the content, ease of use and data protection so you know you can trust it.

Primary school applications deadline

Parents who have yet to apply for their child’s infant, junior or primary school place for September 2022 are being encouraged to do so before the deadline on Saturday 15 January.

School places

Applying online is quick and easy and allows parents to make changes to an application at any point up to the closing date. Anyone who applies online will receive an email to confirm their application has been received.

When completing the application form parents will be asked to list, in order of preference, the three schools they would most like their child to go to.

Parents who cannot apply online can Call Derbyshire to apply on 01629 533190 between 8am and 6pm on weekdays and 9.30am and 4pm on Saturdays.

Public meetings on care homes' future

A series of ‘virtual’ public meetings are taking place later this month about the future of accommodation for older people in seven of our residential care homes.

Organised as part of the public consultation agreed by our Cabinet in November, the meetings will take place using Microsoft Teams on the following dates:

  • Thursday, January 20, 6.30pm – for Ladycross and Beechcroft
  • Monday, January 24, 6.30pm – for Holmlea, East Clune and The Spinney
  • Tuesday, January 25, 6.30pm – for Gernon Manor and Goyt Valley House.

Anyone who would like to take part can book a slot by emailing telladultcare@derbyshire.gov.uk

The closing date of the consultation is Monday 4 March. Find out more and fill in an online questionnaire on our website at www.derbyshire.gov.uk/care-home-review or contact the Stakeholder Engagement and Consultation Team on 01629 531307.

Sign up for climate change updates

Do you want to find out more about what we’re doing in Derbyshire to help tackle climate change?

net zero

We’re leading a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reduce carbon emissions generated across the county to help meet ambitious targets to become net zero.

Net zero means reducing our carbon emissions right down to the lowest possible level and off-setting those that cannot be cut through measures such as planting more trees to absorb excess carbon from the atmosphere.

Sign up to receive regular updates about how we’re working with communities, businesses and other organisations across Derbyshire and how you can get involved.

Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic - Chesterfield

Covid vaccinations Chesterfield

If you are based in Chesterfield could you get the message out this week about a vaccination clinic that is running this Thursday and Friday please?

For anyone who has not yet had their first covid jab or needs their second or booster, they can just turn up this Thursday and Friday (13 and 14 Jan) between 10am and 3pm at a mobile vaccination clinic.  No appointment needed.

Just come to The Hub, Low Pavement, Chesterfield (next to Eden Mobility) and the friendly team will be happy to help.