22 November – Community News from Derbyshire County Council – East Midlands Combined Authority, stay well in winter, carers' rights, healthy families, Journey to Net Zero, VCSE conference and exhibition, Anti social behaviour survey

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Devolution consultation


We want to know what you think about a proposed East Midlands Combined Authority.

The consultation on the proposed devolution deal, which covers Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Derby and Nottingham, runs until 9 January.

Devolution has the opportunity to:

  • Bring more funding for our area: the devolution deal will bring more funding to our region – £1.14 billion – and powers to improve transport, adults skills training, housing, the environment, and to encourage the creation of good quality jobs that give people a decent standard of living and a better quality of life.
  • Enable more decisions about the East Midlands taken in the East Midlands: devolution is a chance for the people who live in our region to have a much greater say over issues that affect them, including by directly electing the first regional mayor for our area.
  • Bring more opportunities for our region: devolution will provide us with more of the tools to help our area recover from Covid-19 and put us at the front of the queue for further devolution of funding and powers in future.

Please fill in the survey online at www.eastmidlandsdevolution.co.uk

Or you can ask for a paper copy by contacting eastmidlandsdevolution@ipsos.com or 0800 260 0536. You can also use these contact details to ask for a copy in other formats and languages.

Stay well in winter

stay well in winter

Winter is heading our way and with it comes the usual sniffles, colds and seasonal ailments.

While the cold weather can make us all feel a bit glum, it can have a serious impact on the health and wellbeing of older and more vulnerable people.

But there's lots of advice available on how to keep you – and the people around you – safe, warm and well this winter, from making sure you are up to date with all your winter vaccinations, to help keeping you and your home warm.

Carers' Rights Day

carers' rights day

Do you look after someone who couldn’t cope without your help?

Find out what your rights are and get support and advice at a range of information events being held across the county and online to mark Carers’ Rights Day on Thursday 24 November.

Events include:

  • Welfare Rights information event, Friday  25 November 2022, 11:30am-12. Via Zoom
  • Care Act online information event, Tuesday 6 December 2022, 2pm-3pm. 

Journey to Net Zero eNewsletter

Net zero

Do you want tips on how to reduce energy and waste and information about how you can be greener?

Sign up to receive our Journey to Net Zero eNewsletter delivered straight to your inbox.

We’ll bring you the latest news from Derbyshire to help you bring down costs as well as your carbon footprint.

Sign up here https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/UKDCC/signup/31499

Healthy Families Service

parents and carers healthy families

If you’re a parent or carer then we’d like to hear your thoughts about proposed changes to the Derbyshire Healthy Families service.

This includes changes around breastfeeding support, weaning and other topics relating to infant and toddler nutrition.

The consultation closes on Tuesday 29th November 2022

'All Words, All Actions, All Weathers' Conference and Exhibition

The Mental Health and Suicide Prevention team in collaboration with Relate Chesterfield, are are pleased to invite you to their first, free annual, Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector conference and exhibition focussing on wellbeing, mental health, and suicide prevention within the VCSE. Starting off with the opening on Thursday 24 November 2022 leading onto an exciting and full day of sessions and activities on 25 November.

Register and reserve your place here: https://awaaawconference.eventbrite.co.uk or for any enquiries email melanie.hani@derbyshire.gov.uk 

Derbyshire Constabulary Anti-social behaviour survey

Have you recently reported anti-social behaviour to Derbyshire Constabulary?

They’ve launched a survey for any victims of anti-social behaviour who have reported it to them in the past 12 months.

Your responses will help the police review their approach in the future and understand how they can further support victims.

To complete the survey, please visit derbyshire.police.uk/asbsurvey.

Victims of anti-social behaviour in Derbyshire can access support from Derbyshire Victim Services, more information is available at derbyshirevictimservices.co.uk.

The Derbyshire ASB Hub also gives further insight into how ASB is tackled by police and partner organisations: www.saferderbyshire.gov.uk/asbhub.