Foster for Derbyshire
If you can give hope, help and a home to a child that needs it, Derbyshire County Council would love to hear from you
You don’t need any special qualifications, all you need is to be over 21 and have a spare room. Derbyshire County Council provide training, a wide range of benefits and financial support.
Visit Derbyshire County Council's website for more details about giving a child a loving home.
Citizens Advice Bureau
Helping Derbyshire people escape fuel poverty
National funding has been secured to offer an extensive programme of energy advice to help people out of fuel poverty, improve well-being and reduce energy arrears and debt.
Public advice sessions, fuel focus events, free energy awareness training for local organisations and energy advice to vulnerable residents.
To discuss a training event for your organisation or for more information on the energy advice service, contact Ian McKinley at email@example.com or tel: 07562 687876.
Download the leaflet for details of the Adviceline
Erewash Voluntary Action
Erewash Voluntary Action's Volunteer Centre is currently providing the following services:
- Buddy scheme to support those who have not left their home for some time and have lost confidence to go out.
- Shopping cover for those who are unable to get out to pick up their provisions and have no-one to help.
- Prescription collections whereby deliveries are not taking place or no-one to pick up for individuals.
- A friendly telephone call for anyone feeling isolated and lonely who may not have anyone ringing them or carers helping.
If you feel you need any of the above please call your GP Surgery Care Co-ordinator or Social Worker if you have one to refer you.
Download a pdf flyer with details of the Buddy Scheme.
Free Online Adult Learning Courses
Fancy picking up a new skill or hobby this month?
Bookings are now open for a range of free online adult education courses that are being run by Derbyshire County Council throughout September.
From yoga to learning a new language, there’s something for everyone!
All you need is a laptop, tablet or smart phone with internet access.
Learners will be provided with a list of materials or equipment they need for each session.
Courses are provided free for Derbyshire (UK) residents.
Places are likely to book up fast, so visit the Derbyshire County Council website to find the course for you and register your place .
Long Eaton 50 Plus Computer Group
During the Social Distancing provisions for Covid-19, Long Eaton 50 Plus Computer group is continuing to meet via Zoom on Mondays at 10.45am for upwards of one hour.
Members of other Derbyshire 50 Plus groups and councillors from Derbyshire (local and County) are welcome to join for as long or as little of the session as they wish.
There is no agenda although the main subjects covered focus on computer issues.
Please contact Steven Elliott at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Comic Relief Community Fund
The Comic Relief Community Fund (England) is offering grants to grassroots community organisations with an income of less than £250,000.
Funding is available to help you develop your organisation through a Capacity Building Grant or to deliver projects through a Project Delivery Grant.
Find out how to apply for funding
Sandiacre Lock Cottages
Enjoy a visit to the historic Sandiacre Lock Cottages.
The cottages are normally open at least once a month throughout the year.
Opening dates and other information about Sandiacre Lock Cottages