NDVA’s sole role is to support and represent the Health & Social Care Voluntary Sector in Derbyshire and liaise with statutory agencies. NDVA: Has 350 health related members and over 700 health & social care voluntary groups on its specialist database. Supports, represents and promotes the Health & Social Care Voluntary Sector at strategic meetings, including the: Health & Wellbeing Board, Adult Care Board, Derbyshire Safeguarding Adults Board, Derbyshire Learning Disability County Board ………plus many others. Provides a quarterly Health & Social Care Forum. Produces and distributes a quarterly Network newsletter and regular e-bulletins. Administers a Small Grants Scheme, a Start- up Grant, NHS Health Grants and NHS Derbyshire County BME Health Grants. Is project lead the vSPA (Voluntary Sector Single Point of Access) - a referral route for health and social care professionals into voluntary sector services. Works in partnership with Clinical Commissioning Groups, Derbyshire County Council, Derbyshire Community Health Service, Derbyshire Healthcare Foundation Trust and Chesterfield Royal Hospital as part of 21c Joined Up Care to integrate Voluntary Sector services into strategic plans. NDVA’s specialist sub-groups - help inform Commissioners and encourage partnership working. NDVA’s Mental Health Liaison Service supports and represents mental health groups at many levels including the: County Mental Health Commissioning Board and sub groups, IAPT Board, Derbyshire Health Care Foundation Trust North Engagement Group …plus many others!

12 October 2015
East Midlands
Schools, Voluntary Sector
Local Alliances:
Derbyshire Dementia Action Alliance

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?

NDVA staff and Board of Directors will strive to support those living with dementia and support the carer to feel empowered by;·        

Working towards dementia friendly communities by promoting Dementia Friends session in order to increase awareness of the disease and reduce stigma.·        

Recognising the diversity of organisations needed to support people with dementia and their carers inDerbyshire·        

Identifying future work, sharing of resources and working inpartnershipwith the Voluntary and Community Sector (including the Alzheimer’s Society), the private sector mental health commissioners and other statutory agencies to support the development of Dementia Friendly Communities·        

Sharing information amongst membersthrough the NDVA Health and Social Care Voluntary Sector Forum, website, newsletter and e-bulletins, andpromoting services, activities, support groupsand information links for the carer/ familymembers

2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?

Working in partnership with all relevant agencies and commissioning bodies to supportthe delivery of efficient, effective and co-ordinated services that meet the needs of the individual and their family/carers and the wider community.

Member website


2. Actions

  • Improve Dementia awareness within the health related VCS, Statutory Sector and communities across the North Derbyshire.

    Utilise networking opportunities, website, newsletter, forums and advocate through the Dronfield 2gether project.