Decision details

Community Champions and Social Connectedness

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Health and Communities

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Request for use of Contain Funds to build on the current Covid Community Champions forum and improve it by adding in representatives from communities of interest / specialism. To build on the work of Social Connectedness within our communities.


          That the Cabinet Member for Health and Communities approves the usage of Contain Outbreak Management Funding to fund work as follows:

a)   £0.200m to strengthen Covid-19 Community Champion work in Derbyshire localities for a further 12 months noting the full breakdown of allocations outlined in 4.6 of the report


b)   £0.200m to strengthen Social Connectedness work a further 12 months from 1 October 2022 to 30 September 2023 noting the breakdown of allocations in 4.14 of the report.

Reasons for the decision:

The Covid-19 Community Champion Forum is well established and offers a clear communication mechanism between communities, Public Health and the Derby and Derbyshire Integrated Care System.


Social isolation has increased as a result of the pandemic. The Social Connectedness project outlined in this report will contribute towards building community resilience to bolster protection from any future waves of Covid-19

Alternative options considered:


Do nothing: the Council will lose the opportunity to build further capacity across Derbyshire communities, utilising one off funding from the Contain Outbreak Management Funding

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:

Cllr Hart declared a personal interest in this item as a member of Erewash Locality Group.


Publication date: 22/09/2022

Date of decision: 21/09/2022

Effective from: 30/09/2022

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