National Prize Competition for people over 70 years to be creative – literature, poetry, music, drama and art

  Many people in the UK are staying at home and are not able to go out for social gatherings due to Coronavirus. Our greatest writer, William Shakespeare, was faced with a similar situation, with outbreaks of the plague throughout his career, and in particular in 1605-06, when he wrote his King Lear. We have…

Fun Competitions for All Ages at the Virtual Country Fair!

      Roll up..roll up!   You’re cordially invited to the BLC Apprenticeships Virtual Country Fair!🎪🏆 With the help of our extremely talented apprentices we’re hosting a variety of FREE online competitions for the whole family to enjoy!🥳 Whether your little one’s a modern day Picasso or you’re channelling Mary Berry whilst in lockdown-…

Hospitals set up ‘Letters of Love’

Do you have family or friends in hospital? All hospitals in Derbyshire have now introduced messaging services to help patients stay in contact with their families. Please follow the relevant link for service details during the current visiting restrictions in place due to COVID-19. Derby Royal & London Road Hospitals Chesterfield Royal Hospital Cavendish Hospital,…

Government Advice re applying for Universal Credit if you have a Tax Credit Claim

A Government Information Video re Universal Credit https://www.facebook.com/DWP/videos/1126127187762910 If you receive tax credits and you’re considering applying for #UniversalCredit, read our simple guide before you apply. Applying for Universal Credit will mean that your tax credit claim will end immediately. It isn’t possible to re-open a tax credit claim once it has closed. Find out…

VCS Funding Review Deadline Imminent

Tomorrow (Thursday 30/04/2020) sees the deadline of a public consultation on the future of infrastructure support within Charities and Voluntary Organisations (VCS) across the High Peak and Derbyshire. Although a deadline extension was requested as organisations and charities are all tied up with COVID responses and support, this has not been possible, so we’d like…