Social Connectedness Development Work

Derbyshire County Council Public Health has commissioned Derbyshire Dales CVS to lead the development of work to reduce loneliness and isolation in our Derbyshire Dales communities.

​The funding for the project was secured in the aftermath of the death of MP Jo Cox and in response to ‘A Connected Society’, a strategy to combat loneliness.

For more information; DDCMS Loneliness Strategy (

People may experience loneliness and isolation at any stage of their life, and it may be dependent on circumstances.

How you can get involved in supporting Social Connectedness in the Dales

If you have an idea for a group, activity or project which will create social opportunities and connect people, please get in touch to chat about it! We may be able to offer support in terms of planning, publicity, and funding.

If you are currently involved in running a voluntary group or small charity that offers opportunities for social connectedness, and you would like to support to develop it, please get in touch.

Amanda Dolan is our Social Connectedness Development Worker. She can be contacted by email or telephone 01629 812154 (option 1)