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So we can provide the very best service to our tenants, we form close working partnerships with a range of local and national organisations.
Derby Association of Community Partners
The Derby Association of Community Partners (DACP) is a voluntary organisation for tenants, community groups and other partner agencies.
We are an established group of tenants who volunteer our time to make sure Derby Homes are providing you with an excellent service. We have good, in-depth knowledge of housing issues and how Derby Homes operates as a company. This means we’re in a good position to be able to help you if you have an idea how they could improve or if you have an issue you need resolving.
Our annual general meeting takes place in May every year.
We also work with Derby Homes to improve services by carrying out inspections of empty properties that are ready to let and by talking to tenants who have experienced a service to find out how the service was for them from start to finish.
Derby Association of Community Partners
839 London Road
Derby DE24 8UZ
Derby City Council
Our work includes liason with the City and Neighbourhood Partnerships (formerly the Community Safety Partnership) and the Neighbourhood teams to identify issues on the estates and help resolve them.
Derby Homes supports the Derby City Council’s Children and Young Person Strategy.
Derbyshire Children's Holiday Centre
The Derbyshire Children's Holiday Centre was set up in 1891 to provide holidays for disadvantaged children and currently provides over 450 holidays a year.
The centre in Skegness is a safe, caring and happy place where children can relax, have fun and make new friends. It’s also an opportunity for personal and social development, which can be of lasting benefit to children.
The Derbyshire Children's Holiday Centre relies on your support to continue this important work. For more information, please visit their website.
Derby Homes has been associated with the Derbyshire Children's Holiday Centre since 2005. We have made financial donations to the Centre over the last few years which has enabled children, aged between 7 and 13 who live in the priority wards of Sinfin, Arboretum, Normanton, Abbey, Derwent, Chaddesden, Alvaston, and Mackworth to have a week long holiday in the Centre.
In addition some of our staff have given their time and expertise for free help to renovate the centre and to raise funds on an ongoing basis.
Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service
Derbyshire Credit Union
Your Neighbourhood Board is the main leadership group for the neighbourhood. It is an opportunity for people to get really involved in their neighbourhood as community leaders, working alongside their councillors and local services.
Your Neighbourhood Board leads on behalf of the neighbourhood as a whole. The Board agrees the priorities for the neighbourhood, decides where delegated Council budgets, such as Section 106 funding and Local Transport Plan Priorities, are to be spent, monitors performance, influences decisions that reflect the views of local residents, and decides on the vision for your neighbourhood.
The Neighbourhood Managers are as follows:
Tel: 01332 643042 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alvaston, Blagreaves, Boulton, Chaddesden, Chellaston, Derwent, Oakwood and Sinfin
Tel: 0133264 3041 email: Sarah.email@example.com
Abbey, Allestree, Arboretum, Darley, Littleover, Mackworth, Mickleover, Normanton, Spondon
Opportunities to join the Neighbourhood Board
The membership of each Neighbourhood Board is being reviewed annually. If you are interested in joining the Neighbourhood Board please contact the appropriate Neighbourhood Manager. Further information can be found on Derby City Council website www.derby.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/neighbourhood-partnerships/information/
Money Sorted in D2N2
Derby Advice is a partner in ‘Money Sorted in D2N2’, a financial inclusion project helping people with money management and improving people’s financial well-being. Money Sorted in D2N2 provides support and personally tailored interventions for people experiencing the greatest financial difficulty.
It will enable individuals to take control, build their confidence and skills and help them tackle barriers and problems in order to improve their financial well-being.
Who is it for?
People of working age who are experiencing financial difficulties and exclusion, who are unemployed or economically inactive and living in the D2N2 area.
What does the project provide?
- Personal Navigator providing individual support
- Assessment of financial well-being
- Personal Financial Resilience Plan
- Support with current financial circumstances, including debt, benefits, banking and any other aspects
- Financial capability support/ training, tailored to the needs of the participant
- Money Mentor option
- Other support, as relevant to the participant
It will also help in moving people toward training or employment
How is the project funded?
‘Money Sorted in D2N2’ is a three year project funded as part of the Building Better Opportunities programme in D2N2. This project is jointly funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund.
How do I make a referral?
If you are working with someone who may be interested in this project, please contact Kalesh Balu (details opposite).
Where can I find out more general information?
For general information about the project across the area, please contact the Money Sorted in D2N2 team directly.
Private Rented Sector Team
The Private Sector Housing Team is a new team created within the Housing Options Service managed by Derby Homes. We will be working proactively with tenants, landlords and agents in the private rented sector to help people in the borough to access good quality, affordable housing.
Are you a landlord with properties to rent in Derby?
We offer landlords
- A FREE tenant finding service
- Access to a caseworker who will assist you and your tenant in getting a tenancy underway
- Affordability checks to ensure your tenant is able to meet the rent costs
- Housing benefit payments made directly to you
- A dedicated benefit assessor to check your tenants benefit claim
- Financial assistance for tenants to help meet the costs of securing a tenancy in the private rented sector
- Inspection of your property in line with the HHSRS (Housing Health and Safety Rating System)
We are dedicated to working with landlords and agents in the private rented sector. Our caseworkers have a wealth of knowledge on housing, welfare benefits, homelessness legislation and housing related issues
What would you like from a tenant to secure your property?
- A cash deposit?
- Rent in advance?
- Gas safety check paid for?
- Payment for fire detection installation?
- An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) paid for?
- Minor repairs in the property paid for?
- Deposit guarantee?
- Tenancy support?
- Housing benefit assistance?
- Regular tenancy inspections?
We're happy to negotiate on any reasonable request, just call us and ask!
We offer tenants
- Advice and assistance about your options for housing in the private rented sector
- A home in the area of your choice
- Affordability checks to ensure you are able to meet the rental costs of a new tenancy
- Signposting and referrals for assistance with money management/debt and other barriers that may be preventing you to access your own tenancy
- Financial assistance to help meet the costs of securing a tenancy (subject to affordability)
- Assistance to claim any housing benefit you may be entitled to
- Any housing benefit entitlement paid directly to your landlord