Here to help

Services and organisations available to support people aged 55 years and above living in the Dronfield area.

The Great Dronfield Get2gether will not be happening in 2020 due to the coronavirus.

To help fill the gap, were providing information and contact details for local organisations and services here on our website. You’ll also find this information in a pull-out from the October 2020 edition of the Dronfield Eye.

Abstract Art

About us

What we do

A peer-led art and craft support group, we meet every Wednesday, to help support members mental health and general well being, we do various art and craft  activities, chat over coffee and share ways of coping. We aim to provide a safe, supportive, non-judgmental and fun environment for people with lived experience of mental illness and their carers. In our group, members can express themselves through art as a therapeutic approach.

Where we operate

Dronfield and surrounding areas

The age or other groups we cater for

18+

Contact details

Website

Email

mark.hudson@rethink.org

Telephone

07484001842

Other information

Age Concern logoAge Concern Chesterfield and District

About us

What we do

Telephone Befriending Service project can telephone older people who are housebound or lonely and isolated for any reason. Anyone wishing to receive a call will be contacted by our team of volunteers.  Our coordinator will ring you first to take some information from you.

Active Age Project works with older people who have become lonely and isolated and who wish to engage wit their community.  This project works with our volunteers to enable people to join clubs and groups.

Where we operate

Chesterfield, Bolsover and N E Derbyshire

The age or other groups we cater for

People over 55 yrs of age. Local people needing assistance due to being Lonely and/or Isolated.

Contact details

Website

www.ageconcernchesterfield.co.uk

Email

enquiries@ageconcernchesterfield.co.uk

Telephone

01246 273333

Other information

Age Concern Chesterfield and District is recruiting volunteers for both the Telephone Befriending Service and Active Age Project and would like to hear from anyone who is interested in volunteering with us.  Please contact enquiries@ageconcernchesterfield.co.uk

Alzheimer’s Society

Alzheimer's Society logo

About us

What we do

Supporting those people living with dementia and their carers

Where we operate

Derbyshire

The age or other groups we cater for

Early onset dementia; those between 50 onwards;

Website

https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/

Email

derbyshire@alzheimers.org.uk

Telephone

01332 208845

Other information

Chesterfield and District Chesterfield Shopmobility logoShopmobility Ltd

About us

What we do

We are a Mobility Scooter and Wheelchair Hire Service

Where we operate

We cover Chesterfield, Bolsover and North Ea

st Derbyshire

The age or other groups we cater for

All ages, People with a Physical Disability (Permane

nt or Termporary )

Contact details

Website

www. chesterfieldshopmobility.org.uk

Email

colin.mitchell@shopmobility.org.uk

Telephone

01246 559331

Other information

We have Daily, Weekly and Monthly hire – for Boot, Pavement and Large Community Scooters – We also Service and  Repair equipment.

Chesterfield CarelineChesterfield Borough Council logo

About us

What we do

Careline and alarm and monitoring service based in Chesterfield – providing community alarm, telecare and falls response service.

Where we operate

Chesterfield and North east Derbyshire

The age or other groups we cater for

Vulnerable people all ages for the community alarm and falls service – this is a paid service however funding may be obtained subject to DCC funding assessment.

Contact details

Website

https://www.chesterfield.gov.uk

Email

queries.careline@chesterfield.gov.uk

Telephone

0300 3230076

Other information

Deaf and Hearing Supportdeaf and hearing support logo

About us

What we do

Our organisation is based in Chesterfield and our aim is to ensure that deaf and hearing impaired people have access to services and information.     We demonstrate equipment to help a person hear conversation on the telephone, loop systems to ensure a person can hear the television, doorbells to alert a deaf person that someone is at the door.   We also provide deaf awarenesss training .

Where we operate

North East Derbyshire – Bolsover – Chesterfield – Derbyshire Dales – High Peak.

The age or other groups we cater for

Mainly older people but we include all age groups.

Contact details

Website

Email

ann@deafandhearingsupport.co.uk or info@deafandhearingsupport.co.uk

Telephone

01246 555934

Other information

Derbyshire Adult Education Derbyshire Adult Education logo

About us

What we do

Offer a wide range of community courses

Where we operate

North East Derbyshire, Chesterfield, Bolsover, Shirebrook, Holmewood and Clay Cross

The age or other groups we cater for

14 years of age and upwards (no age limit)

Contact details

Website

https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/education/adult-education/adult-community-education.aspx

Email

georgina.smith@derbyshire.gov.uk

Telephone

01629 537108

Other information

Derbyshire Carers Derbyshire Carers Association

About us

What we do

Carer Support – We provide information and advice to anyone who is caring for a family member or friend, this can include a Carers Assessment.

This information and support can include signposting, access to legal advice, emergency planning, respite planning  our priority is to ensure  carers  take care of their own health and well being we understand what its like to care and we are hear to listen.

Where we operate

We cover the whole of Derbyshire

The age or other groups we cater for

we offer support to all ages including young carers under the age of 18.

Contact details

Website

Derbyshirecarers.co.uk

Email

info@derbyshirecarers.co.uk

Telephone

01773 833833

Other information

Derbyshire Community Derbyshire Community Transport logoTransport

About us

What we do

Community Transport Services. Derbyshire Connect. Group Transport. Outings

Where we operate

Dronfield and surrounding areas. Chesterfield. North East Derbyshire. Bolsover. Amber Valley

The age or other groups we cater for

Any

Contact details

Website

www.derbyshirect.org

Email

contact@derbyshirect.org

Telephone

01773 746652

Other information

Please visit our website www.derbyshirect.org

 

 

Derbyshire Libraries Derbyshire County Council logo

About us

What we do

Public library service, serving the people of Derbyshire

Where we operate

45 libraries and 2 mobile libraries based throughout Derbyshire

The age or other groups we cater for

Our service is open to everyone. Anyone who lives, works or studies in Derbyshire can become a library member

Contact details

Website

https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/leisure/libraries/libraries.aspx

Email

ask.library@derbyshire.gov.uk

Telephone

01629 533 444

Other information

To find up to date information about your local library opening times, guidelines for visiting and the current range of services we are offering,  please follow the links on our web page.

Contact our Library Information Service with any questions and enquiries.

We have a wide range of digital services and activities on offer, with a variety of free digital resources available to all customers including e-books, e-magazines, e-audio books and e-newspapers.

Derbyshire Recovery and Peer Derbyshire Recovery & Peer Support Service logoSupport Service

About us

What we do

We support people who are having difficulties with their mental health across the whole spectrum of mental illnesses. We do this by offering targeted goal-focused support, developing peer support and volunteer opportunities across Derbyshire, and also peer support groups where there is a need.

Where we operate

Derbyshire (excluding Derby City)

The age or other groups we cater for

18+

Contact details

Website

https://www.rethink.org/help-in-your-area/services/community-support/derbyshire-recovery-and-peer-support-service/

Email

DerbyshireRecoveryPeerSupportService@rethink.org

Telephone

01773 734989

Other information

Derbyshire Scamwatch
(North East Derbyshire Citizen Advice)Derbyshire Scam Watch logo

About us

What we do

We provide an all-round service to clients in the Dronfield area and expanding to the whole of Derbyshire.  Our service includes raising awareness in relation to scams, educating how to deal with scammers and the effect of being scammed on the individual.   We then help the individual come to terms with being scammed and help them move forward. We also provide training to fellow organisations where necessary  and attend events to spread the message of scam awareness.

Where we operate

Derbyshire

The age or other groups we cater for

all age groups

Contact details

Website

https://www.derbyshirescamwatch.org.uk

Email

scamwatch@nedcab.org.uk

Telephone

01246252341  and  07925 643050

Other information

We are out and about most days so please leave a message if there is no reply to the land line phone, we will get back to you generally within a couple of days or send us a message on our facebook page.

Derbyshire Time SwapTime Swap logo

About us

What we do

Time Swap is a scheme which enables people and groups in the community to swap their time and skills to help and support each other. All exchanges are organised by a Time Swap Officer to ensure safety and wellbeing. An hour = An hour. It is a great way to learn new things, get help with jobs you can’t do, meet new people in your community and have fun

Where we operate

All of Derbyshire

The age or other groups we cater for

Time Swap members must be over 18

Contact details

Website

https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/community/volunteering/time-swap/time-swap-scheme.aspx

Email

timeswap@derbyshire.gov.uk

Telephone

01629 532049

Other information

Derbyshire Victim Services Derbyshire Victim Services logo

About us

What we do

We provide emotional and practical support to anyone in Derbyshire who has been affected by crime, including Hate Crime, Anti Social Behaviour and we have our specialist young persons service, Got Your Back. Our service is free and confidential and it does not matter if you have reported the offence to the police or not.

Where we operate

Derbyshire

The age or other groups we cater for

All

Contact details

Website

www.derbyshirecore.org

Email

support@derbyshirecore.org

Telephone

0800 6126505

Other information

Dronfield Wellbeing Group

About us

What we do

Dronfield Wellbeing Group is looking to connect with people who are wanting to improve their mental health and well being, through peer support. Our group provides a friendly, safe and confidential setting to meet others with similar experiences. We support each other, sharing those experiences, resources and strengthening coping strategies

Where we operate

Dronfield and surrounding areas.

The age or other groups we cater for

18+

Contact details

Website

Email

mark.hudson@rethink.org

Telephone

07484001842

Other information

Integrated Community Service –
Community Therapy and NursingCQC Rating logo Derbyshire Community Health

About us

What we do

We are an integrated service providing nursing and therapy services to patients in Dronfield, North East Derbyshire and Chesterfield. Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Technical instructors will assess patients who are referred to reduce risk of falls, provide equipment to ensure safety at home and provide support to maintain independence. Community nurses provide holistic care to housebound patients, including wound care, end of life care and support with managing diabetes.

Where we operate

Different therapy services cover all areas across North East Derbyshire and Chesterfield

The age or other groups we cater for

Adults aged 18+ who are housebound and cannot get to clinics to attend healthcare appointments

Contact details

Website

www.dchs.nhs.uk/home

Email

Telephone

01246 252929 to self-refer to our therapy service for assessment

Other information

Live Life Better DerbyshireLive Life Better Derbyshire logo

About us

What we do

Live Life Better Derbyshire provides a free Healthy Lifestyle service that helps clients; stop smoking, manage their weight, get more active, and identify their health and wellbeing needs. Our Health and Wellbeing MOT includes support with mental health & wellbeing, falls prevention, alcohol awareness, finances and employment. For more information on our current offer please visit: https://www.livelifebetterderbyshire.org.uk/home.aspx

Where we operate

Derbyshire county excluding Derby City

The age or other groups we cater for

Our weight management service is open to all those aged 16 and over with a BMI of 25+, whilst our Stop Smoking Service is for anyone 12+.

Our services are open to all Derbyshire residents or individuals registered with a Derbyshire GP.

Contact details

Website

www.livelifebetterderbyshire.gov.uk

Email

LLBD.Information@derbyshire.gov.uk

Telephone

0800 085 2299

Other information

Sight Support DerbyshireSight Support Derbyshire logo

About us

What we do

We provide services, support, advice and information to adults and children across Derbyshire who are blind or partially sighted.

Where we operate

Derbyshire

The age or other groups we cater for

Sight Support Derbyshire works with local children and adults who are blind or partially sighted to help them face the everyday challenges of living with sight loss.

Contact details

Website

www.sightsupportderbyshire.org.uk

Email

enquiries@sightsupportderbyshire.org.uk

Telephone

01332 292262

Other information

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