News! NHS Health Checks

Do you live in Derbyshire? (excluding Derby City)
Are you aged 40 - 65 years old?
Have you received your NHS Health Check?
Have you been offered your NHS Health Check and not taken it up?

If so, we would like to chat to you about your experience of NHS Health Checks. All discussions are confidential, and the information gathered will be anonymised as part of a report and recommendations.

Take part in a 1 to 1 telephone chat and/or short online discussion, starting from January 2021. Everyone taking part will be offered a £20 Love2Shop e-voucher.

Taking part is easy!

Email - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call - 0161 736 9207

Alternately click here to go online and submit a short application form

News! Data to Support Disadvantaged Children

One of our partners has kindly shared this really useful information in relation to a scheme increasing data allowance on mobile devices to support disadvantaged children. 

"This scheme temporarily increases data allowances for mobile phone users on certain networks. This is so that children and young people can access remote education if their face-to-face education is disrupted."

Employment! Vacancy at Rhubarb Farm

Rhubarb Farm is looking to fill the following post:

Food Support Worker
3 days per week 

If you are interested in applying please go to the Rhubarb Farm website: and download the 4 documents related to the Food Support Worker post.

1. CVs will NOT be accepted. All applications must be complete using the Rhubarb Farm job application form.
2. All applications for all posts at Rhubarb Farm need to do a day's volunteering at the Farm, so that the quirky nature of our work is understood before an application is submitted. All the details are in the documents on the website.

News! Bolsover and North East Community Update

For the latest Bolsover and North East Community Update click here.

News! DEBP Shortlisted for Children & Young People Now Awards

Derbyshire Education Business Partnership shortlisted for Children & Young People Now Awards


DEBP has been shortlisted for The Advice and Guidance category in the Children & Young People Now Awards. The awards highlight the very best practice in work with children, young people and families. In a year of turmoil and unprecedented challenges, the Awards recognise innovation and impact across the sector.

The partnership's submission was for Directions - a new remote careers and guidance support service. Directions was developed in a response to COVID-19 to ensure continued support for the Raising Aspirations programme; which targets students identified as being most in need - young people facing multiple barriers to engaging fully with their education.

Clare Talati, Managing Director said, "When lockdown started in March 2020, young people were no longer able to access face to face support via school. Directions ensured that our experienced and dedicated staff could still get to know the young people, their strengths and aspirations and were able to provide support at a critical phase. We are incredibly proud to be recognised for our work."

The programme - available to young people and their families in secondary and special educational needs and disability schools - includes access via telephone, email, webchat and video conferencing to:

  • Careers advice and guidance
  • Employer workshops
  • How to guides
  • Transition support
  • Study techniques and resources

DEBP developed a range of new resources to support remote curriculum delivery covering over 20 themes including applications, Apprenticeships, employability, mental health, resilience, stress management, wellbeing and much more.

Employer support has also been fundamental to Directions and employer volunteers have provided many creative ideas, as well as their invaluable perspective on work and employment. 

Since September, DEBP has adopted a blended approach of in-school 'Raising Aspirations' delivery, alongside 'Directions' remote service. This will see more than 2,000 young people supported through this project alone up until July 2021.


For more information on DEBP please visit 



News! The Flowers Keep Dancing

As if two awards for the Community Artwork (better known as the Doe Lea Dancing Flowers) isn't enough. the sculpture is up for another! In 2019 the Flowers won one of the main RIBA East Midlands Regional Awards and a Best Small Project Award against competition from big, expensive building projects across the Midlands. Now it have been selected for entry to the RIBA National Awards for 2020!

Well done to the artists Tonkin Liu, the community panel that supervised the projects and Bramley Vale School pupils who drew the flower designs.

We're keeping everything crossed!

Dancing Flowers of Doe Lea – Beam

Training! Free Suicide Awareness Training

Rural Action Derbyshire are now offering further suicide awareness training...

The free training consists of both individual online e-learning and  group virtual training session delivered via Zoom. The e-learning consists of 3 short modules which take approximately 1 hour to complete in total and which must be completed prior to attending the half-day group virtual training.

For further information including eligibility criteria, availability and to request a place please follow the Eventbrite links below for each date and complete the registration process. A link to the e-learning will be sent to you when your place is confirmed. 

Monday 18th January
Tuesday 2nd February
Wednesday 24th February
Thursday 4th March
Monday 15th March
Tuesday 30th March

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