News! Census 2021 Public Consultation

On 28 February 2018, the office for National Statistics (ONS) launched the public consultation 'Initial View on 2021 Census Output Content Design'. This consultation asks for feedback on our intital proposed desifn of 2021 Census outputs and the dissemination channels for England and Wales.

ONS want to gather views on our initial design of 2021 Census outputs to ensure the proposal will meet user needs. The responses to this consultation will help prioritise future research and development of 2021 Census outputs. They will also inform the order in which products are released.

Details of the consultation are published on the ONS Website.

The consltation closes on 23 May 2018.


Roadshows: 2021 Census outputs, migration and population statistics

ONS are also holding 5 regional roadshows to allow you to ask questions about the consultation and try out our current prototype of a flexible dissemination system.

The roadshows will also provide an update on changes to population and migration statistics.

Roadshow venues and dates:

Cardiff - Tuesday 17 April 2018
Newcastle - Tuesday 24 April 2018
Manchester - Wednesday 25 April 2018
Birmingham - Thursday 26 April 2018
London - Tuesday 1 May 2018

All at 9:30am until 4:15pm

Book a place on Eventbrite by clicking here and following the instructions. There are a limited number of places so please book early to avoid disappointment.

News! Cleaning Principles Course

The Level 2 Certificate in Cleaning Principles  course is ideal for anyone who currently works, or is interested in working in the cleaning sector - e.g. office cleaner, housekeeping manager, industrial cleaner school cleaning operative.

The benefits of this course:

  • Gain a nationally-recognised qualification
  • Further your personal development and develop new skills and understanding
  • Demonstrate a commitment to updating your knowledge in this area
  • Increase professional confidence
  • Learn in your own time, at a place that suits you
  • Receive support and guidance from a dedicated team on qualified assesors
  • Receive a set of high quality learner support materials that will be yours to keep and use as reference material
  • Provide you with a competitive edge when applying for job roles in this sector

Eligibility Criteria:

  • 19+ as of the 31 August 2017
  • Lived in the UK for at least 3 years
  • Be in receipt of benefits

To achieve the certificate you will complete a portfolio of work which will be internally assessed and verified, with our trainers guiding you through the whole process.

The programme supports progression on to further qualifications such as apprenticeships and NVQs.

If you are interested in this opportunity and meet the criteria please contact:

Julie Oliver
Tel: 07398176434
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News! The Money House

Moving out or moving on?

We will give you the skills, know how and contacrs to make a success of your first tenancy.


Tuesday am - Moving in and getting set up
Tuesday pm - Bills and tenancy agreements

Wednesday am - Budgeting and money management
Wednesday pm - Debt and borrowing

Thursday am - Wages, tax and payslips
Thursday pm - Benefits and sanctions

Friday am - Bank accounts, statements and savings
Friday pm - Moving on: extra support and celebration


Morning sessions start at 10am and youre welcome to breakfast on us!

Each session takes about two hours but you can take a break if you need one - smoking area outside.

We'll feed you lunch and plenty of snacks throughout the day and you'll be finished by 3pm.

If you're interested give us a call or drop us a text on:

Tel: 07960 584141 or 07732 107072

News! BNED Leader Programme 2014-2020

Funding is available for businesses operating in the rural communities of Bolsover and North East Derbyshire who are seeking to grow and create jobs in the area.

Grants from £3500 and up to £200,000 are available for a maximum of 40% of the total project costs.

Expression of interest applications need to be submitted to the Bolsover North East Derbyshire LEADER aproach by 30th September 2018 to enable funding to be allocated prior to the UK leaving the European Union.

*Applicants requiring larger grants should submit their bids as soon as possible*


For more information and to discuss project ideas please contact the LEADER Team today;

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Tel: 01246 217594

If LEADER funding is not for you why not learn more about the Business Growth Fund?

Bolsover and North East Derbyshire District councils have established their business growth fund programmes.

Is your business in Bolsover District, Clay Cross, Dronfield or Tupton?
Are you looking to grow your business and create a new job?

If you answered yes to the above, contact us to discuss your idea (more information about what is eligible can be found on the councils website).

For more information please contact:

Bolsover Grants up to £10,000
Helen Jenkins
Tel: 01246 242512
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North East Derbyshire Grants up to £4,000
Martyn Handley
Tel: 01246 217203
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News! Free Suicide Awareness Traning

There will be a Suicide Awareness Training course at Markham Vale - Environment Centre, Markham Lane, Chesterfield S44 5HY

Tuesday 13 March, 2018 9:30am - 1pm

To book a place please visit and search for 'Suicide Awareness Training'

For any other enquiries or assistance, please contact me by emailing;

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News! Employment And Skills Activity In Derbyshire

Do you provide employment and skills advice, support or information to your local community?

You could be a housing association providing advice to tenants, a mental health service or small charity providing a general drop in service where employment and skills advice is given. You could be working from a village hall, your local Community Centre, a school or event - whatever the size of your organisation we want to hear from you!

A mapping exercise is now underway to gauge the employment and skills provision available across Derbyshire. This opened on the 6 February and will be closing on 28 February, 2018.

The purpose of the mapping is to gain a comprehensive understanding of the provision available at all levels across Derbyshire. This provision will be used to develop a platform that will sit under Derbyshire County Council's Wellness Hubs and will be used to showcase provision on Derbyshire County Council's Website.

This is an exercise being run in parallel with mapping that is taking place across the rest of D2N2 (Derby City, Derbyshire, Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire) and is a questionnaire that has been developed by Nottinghamshire County Council for all Local authorities to use in order to benchmark the same provision.

If your organisation runs any employment and skills provision, whether this is core funded projects, temporary/time-limited projects or support; please could you complete the follwowing questionnaire.

You will need to complete a seperate questionnaire to tell us about each service/project that you run.

Please forward this on to any other colleagues, departments and organisations that deliver employment and skills support for different client/cohort groups to ensure the most comprehensive of mapping is completed. We note the difficulties in mapping exercises - with support provision being at risk of being out-of-date a few months down the line - however, we want to try to use this opportunity to gain a central understanding for the benefit of future monitoring and development of a central platform and 'one-stop-shop' for access to provision.


If you have any questions, or would need any help completing this questionnaire, please do not hesitate to contact me;

Tel: 07850503171
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News! Full Time Personal Navigator Wanted

Derbyshire Law Centre are currently looking to recruit for the following post:

Full-time Personal Navigator (Financial Inclusion)
Fixed term until 31 October 2019
Salary: £21,286 (35 hours a week)
*This post is open to applicants wishing to job-share

This post will be based at their Chesterfield office, you will be expected to travel and work from outreach offices across North Derbyshire and North Nottinghamshire.

For an application pack you can either:

Download from:
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Tel: 01246 550674

Closing date: Monday 26 February 2018, 4:30pm

Interviews will take place on Wednesday 7 March, 2018