News! Cafe 101

Derbyshire Recovery and Peer Support Service 

Cafe 101 is based in Shirebrook

A new peer support group for anybody aged 17+ with a mental health concern to meet with like-minded people in a friendly and supportive environment. 

We aim to offer peer to peer support that helps to support you, as you work towards your own individual maintenance and recovery aims and levels. 

We are looking to hear from anyone who is interested in helping with set up, or who might benefit from this type of peer led, voluntary run support group. 


Please text or call 07866941432 or 07484001842

OR call the DRPSS on 01773 734989 for more information

News! Rhubarb Farm Needs Your Vote

Rhubarb Farm have been selected as finalists for 'The People's Projects' which, if they win, they would be able to get some of their volunteers/service users back into regular work through setting up a Garden Maintenance Team. 

As the only Derbyshire based project we strongly encourage you to vote for them and encourage others to do the same! Voting is now open and you will need to choose Rhubarb Farm and confirm your vote via email. 

This needs to be done by 12pm on the 15th April 2019!

Vote NOW!

News! Bolsover Good Neighbours Befriending

Community Action Bolsover are looking for volunteers and people who would benefit from having a befriender.

Befriendee - someone that has been befriended by another person because they are in need of help or support.

Befriender/Befriending - act as or become a friend to (someone). especially when they are in need of help or support. 



Are you someone or do you know of someone that is feeling lonely, socially isolated, has no one to talk to or express themselves to? If you or someone you know could benefit from being befriended by one of our volunteers, then please contact the Volunteer Centre Bolsover for more information. 


Could you spare a couple of hours a week to help someone that may be house bound, socially isolated, lonely and in need of someone to chat with on the phone or face to face?

You need to be a good listener, patient and of a caring disposition.

If you can spare the time and want to take up this rewarding work, then please contact the Volunteer Centre Bolsover for more information.


Tel (Paul): 07421472568
or Elsa: 07870208866
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Employment! Community Officer

Walking into Communities Development Officer 

Grade: 7 (£21,074 to £23,111)
Hours: 37 (Job share considered - 18.5 hours)
Term: Fixed term for 1 year with the possibility of a further 1 year extension (based on funders)
Location: NEDDC, District Council offices, Mill Lane, Wingerworth, S42 6NG (possible others)
Closing date: 21st April 2019
Interview date: TBC


Job details and requirements

The health and well being team are responsible for increasing health and well being to all residents of North East Derbyshire. The service requires an enthusiastic and motivated individual, committed to excellence in their work with a passion for Community Development. 

The successful candidate will work at the heart of identified local communities promoting and further establishing  the Walking for Health programme. Develop community programmes in Clay Cross that support the inactive to become more active and tackle social isolation in the community. Recruit and retain physical activity champions. Work with key stakeholders in the local community to take a partnership approach to your work. 

The successful candidate will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check carried out by DBS at the enhanced level. 

For more information please click here.

News! Living With a Long Term Condition Programme

New Dates

People from across Derbyshire with a long-term health condition are substantially benefiting from our courses which are supporting and encouraging participants to self-manage their conditions more effectively to live fuller and more meaningful lives. 

We have courses starting in April in Ripley and Long Eaton.

See below for courses taking place across Derbyshire from March 19 through to November 19. 

Tuesday 26th March 12:30-15:00 Citizens Advice Office, Banks Road, Matlock
Wednesday 17th April 13:00-15:30 Amber Trust, Wellington Street, Ripley (TBC)
Wednesday 24th April 13:00-15:30 Salvation Army Hall, New Street, Long Eaton
Tuesday 7th May 10:30-13:00 Buxton Library, Bank Road, Buxton
Thursday 9th May 13:30-16:00 Tesco Community Room, Clay Cross
Tuesday 28th May 10:30-13:00 Ilkeston Fire Station, Derby Road, Ilkeston
Monday 3rd June 11:00-13:30 Eckington Library, Eckington
Thursday 6th June 12:30-15:00 Staveley Fire Station, Staveley
Tuesday 24th September  10:30-13:00 Alfreton Library, Severn Square, Alfreton
Wednesday 25th September  10:30-13:00 Citizens Advice Office Church Gresley, Swadlincote 
Friday 27th September 10:30-13:00 Bolsover Library, Church Street, Bolsover 
Thursday 17th October  13:30-16:00 Tesco Community Room, Clay Cross
Wednesday 23rd October  13:00-15:30 Dronfield Library, Manor House, High Street, Dronfield
Tuesday 5th November  10:30-13:00 Buxton Library, Bank Road, Buxton
Thursday 7th November  13:30-16:00 Chesterfield Fire Station, Spires Walk, Chesterfield








News! Invitation to Tour Rhubarb Farm

If you have not yet visited Rhubarb Farm, and would like to learn more about the work that they do, then why not join them for a Tour on Thursday 28th February at 10:30am. 

You will get to see all the facilities, meet the staff and volunteers who are on site and hear about their journeys, learn about the work, projects and activities on the farm. You will have the opportunity to buy eggs, seasonal veg and plants like rhubarb, gooseberries, herbs and others. 

The tour will be followed by tea and cakes for a donation to the Farm. 

No booking is required, just turn up 15 minutes before the start of the tour. 

*Come in stout shoes and warm clothes as the site is exposed and can be cold and muddy

Hardwick Street
NG20 9DR

News! Rhubarb Farm's Surprise Gift...

Rhubarb Farm has had a surprise gift...

A brand new Vauxhall 17 Seater minibus worth £26,000!

This was donated through a procurement company called Efficiency East Midlands (EEM) of Alfreton, which runs an awards evening called Building Communities for the construction and social housing sector.

EEM distributes surplus profit to community organisations and encourages its members - companies, local authorities and housing associations - to also contribute. The minibus has been funded by 20 companies mobilised by EEM to top up their own contribution, plus a deal done with Vauxhall. 

At the awards evening they also added a personalised number plate and branding on the side of the minibus. This surprise is a huge boost for Rhubarb Farm, which transports volunteers from across North East Derbyshire and North West Nottinghamshire to the farm to help them improve their lives and contribute to community well-being.