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22/01/2021: Derbyshire County Council has made £100,000 available to help residents and businesses affected by recent flooding.
19/01/2021: With heavy rain affecting many part of the county this week, Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service is reissuing advice to motorists and people across Derbyshire to take extra care - respecting road closed signs, keeping away from fast flowing rivers and flood water, driving carefully and considering their calls to emergency services.
Fay Bloor from Wathall's
18/01/2021: Family-owned Wathall’s, Derby’s longest established independent funeral directors, have expanded their unique Dandelions Bereavement Support programme to help more local people come to terms with losing a loved one.
Lucy Orme
18/01/2021: Safe and Sound, the specialist charity which supports children and young people across Derbyshire who are victims of or at risk of child exploitation, has appointed Lucy Orme as fundraising and marketing officer.
Public Health England
14/01/2021: Over 80% of those aged 65 and over in England have received the flu vaccine so far this year – the highest uptake ever achieved. In the East Midlands, over 768,000 GP registered patients had their flu jab, an increase of almost 60,000 from the previous year. Last year saw more people having their flu jab over a 3-month period than they did in 6 months during the last flu season pre-pandemic.
Adoption UK
12/01/2021: The UK’s leading charity for adoptive families has welcomed the Government’s announcement that it will extend the Adoption Support Fund for a further year, providing life changing support for adopters and their children, but Adoption UK warns that a long-term commitment is crucial. 
Hospice creates mobile classroom to ensure vital end of life training for care homes continues
12/01/2021: Leading Derbyshire hospice, Treetops, has created a mobile classroom from one of its minibuses, so nursing homes can continue to receive vital end of life training to care for residents.
Joined Up Care Derbyshire
12/01/2021: Following pressures of the COVID-19 pandemic in care homes, Derbyshire health and care system partners are evaluating the impact of new digital monitoring technology that helps to detect the deterioration of care home residents to support care home staff with timely escalation.
DCC Rachel Swann
11/01/2021: A review into fixed penalty notices issued by officers from Derbyshire Constabulary last week has now concluded.
Joined Up Care Derbyshire
08/01/2021: A Derbyshire-wide NHS initiative is reaching out to new and expectant parents to help improve maternity and neonatal services, and even to play a leading role to enact change.