Keyworker COVID-19 Testing

[Update: There has been significant demand for booking tests today. We apologise for any inconvenience. We are continuing to rapidly increase availability. More tests will be available tomorrow.] Are you an essential worker in England? Tests are available for you and people in your household if anyone in the home has symptoms. Book a test…

Support for people with Eating Disorders – First Steps ED

    First Steps ED have all been working tirelessly to continue to provide hope, choices and opportunities to lives affected by eating disorders. We’ve created an online schedule for all the support we’re offering during these unprecedented times, hopefully a little something for everyone! The Zoom links will be posted on the day. If…

Innovative alternatives to paying for goods including cash to your door.

The Post Office has redesigned its overnight travel money delivery service to get cash to the most vulnerable people in England. Some shielded individuals who must stay at home during the coronavirus outbreak are being contacted by the government to ensure they have access to cash. Those with Post Office Card Accounts can have cash…

Healthwatch Derbyshire reports on Extended Testing for Keyworkers

    Testing for key workers in Derbyshire is extending the COVID-19 staff testing programme for key workers, these are defined as anyone critical to the provision of health, care and other services. In addition to NHS staff working in our hospitals, community trusts, GP practices, care homes and hospices, the programme is extended to…

126 Emergency Food Parcels have now been delivered through incredible team-working!

  UPDATE… UPDATE…. UPDATE…. The team have now completed another 20 emergency food parcels after the 106 already delivered to those most in need 💚 through incredible team-working between Aldi, Rob at Morrisons, Stacey and Paul at High Peak Food Bank, Carmel of Outdoor Genius, Mel, Kev, Richard and Steve (and that’s not even counting…

Friends of Buxton Station challenge for Children and Young People to get Creative!

    A message from Friends of Buxton Station: Some of you may know about our voluntary work at Buxton Station. Our latest project encourages homeschoolers to have a go at writing a positive and uplifting story during these difficult times. Called a mini-saga, it should be a complete story and ought to make the…

Latest COVID-19 guidance resources

There are a wealth of informative links to scientifically credible websites and all the latest government / Public Health advice to be found on the Advice Now website: https://www.advicenow.org.uk/tags/public-health?fbclid=IwAR3WRBKXmPF4pkn34QK7gc8LQARj95KP8PZHdtLlfrGeV2_FEPp4IOM7nSA   Including this link to Guidance to Social Distancing for Vulnerable People: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-social-distancing-and-for-vulnerable-people