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Find out what support is available in Chesterfield during the Coronavirus outbreak and how you can volunteer to get involved to help in the community.

Community Response Unit launched to help those in need

The Community Response Unit is taking requests for assistance from members of the community who don’t have friends or family able to help them.

Help is available for people across the county if they are:

  • Self-isolating because either themselves or a member of the household is at risk
  • Struggling to meet basic needs because of financial, social or health restrictions
  • Pregnant
  • Have underlying health conditions
  • Aged 70 or over

Volunteers from over 200 different organisations will be able to help with shopping, fetching prescriptions or offering a befriending service. Find out more…

Covid-19 Mutual Aid Support

In light of the latest Government guidelines around the Coronavirus (Covid-19), a group of community and statutory organisations have joined forces to coordinate help and support for the Chesterfield public whilst we are in lockdown and staying at home.

The page contains a directory of national and local support, advice and guidance and includes a comprehensive directory providing details such as:

  • national and local resources

  • support on how to stay active as well as health and wellbeing information

  • where to get home food deliveries as well as emergency food provision

  • personal and business financial support and guidance

  • resources for children and parents

Please visit:

Covid Response Hub

Chesterfield-based charity Derbyshire Voluntary Action (DVA) has set up a Covid Response Hub for Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire and is now seeking volunteers to help supporting local communities.

The Covid Response Hub is currently handling an increasing number of referrals each day from Derbyshire County Council’s Community Response Unit. Their small staff team triages requests from local people for help with shopping, medicines and befriending and matches them up with the local agencies, groups and volunteers who are able to come to their aid.

To find out more, email or call 01246 555908.

Citizens Advice Chesterfield

The Citizens Advice Chesterfield telephone advice service is open Monday to Friday from 10am to 2pm. Please call 0300 456 8437. Information can also be found at or

Care100 Mobility Shop

Orders being taken over the phone for delivery of incontinence and other urgent goods including full range of incontinence pads and pants including the type delivered by the N.H.S.

Ring and pay over the phone to arrange delivery (Doorstep delivery only) – 07803 052 405

Crooked Spire Church

The church of St Mary and All Saints is streaming some services and activities such as quizzes on Facebook. Find out more on their Facebook page –

Chesterfield Baptist Church

Chesterfield Baptist Church Video messages and services are available online. Find out more on their Facebook page and website

Dawe to Door Community Support

Dawe to Door Community Support are an established local business, trading 7 years and are enhanced DBS checked. They are aiming to reduce social isolation to vulnerable people across Chesterfield (Does not require fixed term care package). Support includes:

  • Shopping calls
  • Prescription collection
  • Signposting to other agencies and services as required
  • Help to access DWP services for changes to income

Find full list of services available at or find out more by emailing Emma via

Derbyshire LGBT+

Derbyshire LGBT+ offer support for the LGBT+ community of Derbyshire. Whilst their centre in Chesterfield is temporarily closed, they are offering a number of virtual support services. These include virtual and telephone drop ins, book clubs, virtual youth groups and more. Find out more:

Mortgage 1st

If you have financial concerns their advisers can offer advice on mortgage payments, re-mortgages, interest rates, life insurance, critical illness insurance and income protection –


Specsavers has launched a free sight and hearing consultation service across Derbyshire, giving access to vital advice and care from local optometrists and audiologists, via video and telephone link.

Developed in line with NHS recommendations on remote consultation, the new service is open to everyone, whether or not they are currently a Specsavers customer, and can be accessed securely from any digital device. If a customer is unable to use video, they will be able to get expert advice over the phone.

For more information on RemoteCare, please visit

One to One Support Services

One to One Support Services want ensure people continue to receive vital care to those who are most vulnerable in our communities. One to One Support Services would like to encourage people to contact then to see if they can help. The One to One team liaise with social workers and community care workers at the District Councils to enable people to have knowledge of funding and where this is coming from. If you have any questions regarding funding, direct payments, care entitlement, extra support or one off services during this time, they can assist. They are also offering a free no obligation care assessment.

Visit their website here – or find them on Faebook –

New mental health support line from Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has launched a new telephone-based support line for local people of all ages and their carers who are experiencing increased distress or anxiety during the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The new service also intends to support people who are experiencing a reduction in their usual mental health care services, as a result of changes that have been made to support the pandemic.

The support line, which will initially be available between the hours of 9am – midnight every day of the week can be contacted on 0300 790 0596.

Read more here –

Dine at Home

Dine at Home

Fancy a restaurant quality meal for tea? Well we have some great suggestions from Chesterfield restaurants that can deliver during the Coronavirus outbreak.

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Keeping Busy

Are you fed up of hearing "I'm bored"?? These Chesterfield companies have ways to keep your family amused from your living room during the Coronavirus outbreak!

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Get Involved

If you would like to be considered for inclusion on the Chesterfield Coronavirus supporting local website and our social media campaign. Please complete the form.

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