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Community response unit

We’re co-ordinating a massive community response across the county to make sure vulnerable residents are supported through the coronavirus outbreak.

There's information here for those who need help, people who want to volunteer and our partner organisations who are going to co-ordinate help in their local area.

If you need help

If you need help and have no friends or family you can call on, you can register to get help online. 

If you want to volunteer

You can register to volunteer online and help people in your local community who don't have anyone else to call on. 

Partner volunteer organisations

We’re calling on Derbyshire’s strong network of community groups, voluntary organisations and businesses to help by joining the Derbyshire Community Response Unit. Do you belong to a business or group that could help supply goods or services?

The Community Response Unit will help those in need by delivering services such as:

  • food shopping and delivery
  • checking up on people who are isolated with a phone call or online help to prevent loneliness and check whether there is anything they need
  • collecting and delivering prescriptions
  • preparing meals.

Residents who could be helped by the Community Response Unit include those who are self-isolating because they, or a member of their household, is at risk from coronavirus. Support will be offered to residents struggling to meet their basic needs because of financial, social and health restrictions – including pregnant women, people with some underlying health conditions and those aged 70 or over.

If you're involved in a community group, voluntary organisation or business and you have members who are below the age of 70 who are fit and well then we want to hear from you. 

Please fill in our questionnaire below if your group or organisation can help.

Register your organisation for the community response unit

We'll get in touch to let you know what will happen next after we have a picture of the level of support available across the county. 

Read our media release for more information.