Connex Community Support
Connex Community Support is a registered charity and has been in existence for over 30 years. The organisation began as a Volunteer Bureau in Buxton in the 1980’s before merging with Volunteer Centre Derbyshire Dales in 2013 to form Voluntary and Community Services Peaks and Dales, and rebranding in 2018 to our current name of Connex Community Support.
Our aim is to support older, disabled and vulnerable people to live more fulfilled and independent lives. We are one of the area’s longest established charities. Each year we support over 5800 people across 500 square miles of Derbyshire: mostly rural, but also including eight market towns.
Our charity is embedded in our local communities, and we provide a comprehensive range of services, which include:
Befriending – one to one, telephone, and group activities
Volunteer-delivered Transport service
Home Maintenance and Hoarding Clearance services
Handy Van service in the north of the county
Readycall Macmillan service in the Dales, providing social contact and practical support to people affected by cancer or other life-limiting conditions
Volunteer support, providing information and support to people who want to volunteer
We also help other charities and voluntary organisations to find the volunteers they need
We also run a CQC registered Care and Support service, which provides highly regarded care for older people at home and to adults and children with physical, sensory or learning disabilities.