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: mutualaid.support/Chesterfield
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 email@example.com 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 www.citizensadvice.org.uk or www.chesterfieldcab.co.uk.
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 – https://www.facebook.com/chesterfieldcrookedspire/
Chesterfield Baptist Church
Chesterfield Baptist Church Video messages and services are available online. Find out more on their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ChesterfieldBaptists/ and website https://www.chesterfieldbaptistchurch.org/
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
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:
- Website – www.derbyshirelgbt.org.uk
- Facebook – www.facebook.com/derbyshirelgbt
- Twitter- @DerbyshireLGBT
- Instagram- www.instagram.com/derbyshirelgbt/
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 – www.mortgage1st.co.uk
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 www.specsavers.co.uk/online-consultation-service
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.
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 – www.derbyshirehealthcareft.nhs.uk/coronavirus