Coronavirus outbreak - information for residents
IF YOU NEED HELP
There are a few options open to you if you are in need of assistance. Both Derbyshire County Council and the national government are offering support and you can find these website links below.
Please always seek support from these official channels and never give your bank details, bank card or PIN to anyone, and don't give cash to anyone you don't know who is not part of a recognised volunteer scheme.
Check that the person who comes to help you is from the voluntary organisation who contacted you.
For assistance from Derbyshire County Council visit https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/social-health/health-and-wellbeing/health-protection/disease-control/coronavirus/community-response-unit/if-you-need-help/if-you-need-help.aspx
or call 01629 535091: M-F 9am-5pm or Sat 9am - 1pm.
They can help put you in touch with a local support agency such as the DuCS (see below).
For national government assistance if you are classed as an extremely vulnerable person visit https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable?fbclid=IwAR3bZVFXlkg06uEaLHcsHuYCSApiBUJawmGhtV7KXCW7jcup2ZDJM0lVANM
Duffield Coronavirus Support (DuCS)
Duffield Coronavirus Support group (DuCS) has been formed to provide support to those elderly and vulnerable in the community who need it, and there has been a good response to a request for volunteers to help. For more information follow Duffield Coronavirus Support: DuCS on Facebook, which will be posting regular updates.
To contact DuCS for basic food needs, please call 07730 518121 on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9 and 12 am. The purpose of this service is to ensure that vulnerable people do not go shopping.
For older people who are lonely and worried and want to chat about their problems, please call 01773 297046 which will be manned by volunteers every day from 9am to 12 noon.
Derbyshire County Council have compiled the documents found below to offer help and assistance to those living in Amber Valley, which provide a wealth of useful information.
Coronavirus update for Amber Valley area 26-5-20 (PDF, 1.7 Mb)
Coronavirus information for Amber Valley area compiled by Derbyshire County Council. Updated 26-5-20
Covid Support in Amber Valley 30 April (Word Document, 1.4 Mb)
Support for residents in Amber Valley - list of websites and useful info. Compiled by Derbyshire County Council 30/4/20
Duffield Parish Council changes
The unprecedented Coronavirus/Covid-19 outbreak has meant changes have had to be made to Parish Council and other local activities and we hope that the following information will prove helpful.
As the situation both locally and at a national level is changing constantly we will aim to provide regular updates, so check back often. If you have anything relevant to add or that we can let people know about, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parish Council office staff including the Clerk and Assistant Clerk are working from home so please note that the office at Cemetery Lodge is currently closed for face-to-face public enquiries. To contact the Parish Council for now, call the Clerk, Kath Gruber on 07595 515154 or email email@example.com.
Council Meetings: The Clerk has set up a facility via Cisco Webex where meetings will be held but not as a public gathering. Members of the public can join the meeting too.
The next Full Council meeting will be held on 3rd June at 7pm. In order to listen to the meeting call the phone number 020-7660-8147; you will receive a welcome message and be asked to enter the meeting number/access code which can be found on the agenda here (this code is unique to this meeting). Please say your name as it connects so we know who has joined. You can also join the meeting via your PC or iPad by clicking on this link to install the Webex app:
The following local events and activities have been cancelled:
- Weston Centre coffee/tea mornings and Monday lunch club
- Weston Centre Art Group
- Councillor Chris Short's Councillor Surgeries at the Weston Centre
- Parish Council outdoor theatre at Eyes Meadow 22 July – the theatre company have cancelled their 2020 season.