News From Derbyshire County Council

Here is some latest news from Derbyshire County Council:

Tens of thousands of refugees are expected to seek safety across western Europe as the conflict continues and when called upon by Government we will continue our position of offering support to those in need.

We also lit up County Hall in Matlock blue and yellow last Friday, in common with other public buildings, to show our support for Ukraine.

Read Cllr Lewis’ statement in full on our website.

A two-year project to deliver emotional wellbeing support to people classed as clinically extremely vulnerable. The country-wide project, funded from our COVID-19 Clinically Extremely Vulnerable (CEV) budget, will be delivered by Relate Chesterfield and North Derbyshire.

The money will pay for emotional wellbeing counselling support for clinically vulnerable people for two years, starting this month.

Watch out for the UK’s second national Food Waste Action Week starting on Monday. Wasting food feeds climate change, is the message of this year's Food Waste Action Week from 7 to 13 March.

The food we throw away has an impact on our environment and contributes to climate change because we are wasting not only the food but the valuable resources that have gone into creating it too – from the land, fertilisers and water that was used for growing it to the greenhouse gases created from its production and transport.

Look out for our tips on how to cut food waste by following us on Twitter and Facebook

Five organisations that provide alcohol and drug recovery support projects have been awarded grants totalling £184,000 to help local people suffering from substance misuse.

We provided the funding through the Recovery from Alcohol and Drug Dependence Grants programme, which was set up in 2015 to fund projects that provide recovery activities across Derbyshire. Grants of up to £40,000 were available for recovery projects to be delivered in 2022 and 2023.


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