Covid-19 Community Response Unit

Derbyshire County Council's  Covid-19 Community Response Unit is  now live.

It brings agencies and volunteers across the county together to support residents and businesses as they tackle the infection and its effects.

Find out more here.

NHS letter

You may be aware of a friend or relative who received a letter recently from the NHS because they are classed as being clinically extremely vulnerable to coronavirus.

Please check that they acted on this letter by registering for support - for example, with getting essential supplies or their basic care needs.

You can register for this support on their behalf if you wish on the Government's website at www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable

Community Response Unit

Any Derbyshire Dales residents who haven't been told by their GP or hospital clinician that they are clinically extremely vulnerable and need to ‘shield’ (which means not leaving home and minimising contact with any other members of their household) can still register for assistance from the County Council's Community Response Unit, where volunteers can deliver food shopping and medicine or phone for a chat if you have no one to talk to.

Get in touch if you need help and:
  • are self-isolating because you or someone you live with is at risk from coronavirus
  • are struggling to meet your own basic needs because of financial, social and health issues
  • are pregnant
  • have an underlying health condition
  • are aged 70 or over.
The easiest and quickest way to get support if you don't have anyone else to help you is to go online to www.derbyshire.gov.uk/gethelp

If you don't have access to the internet you can call 01629 535091 Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and Saturdays 9am to 1pm.


Derbyshire County Council