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Supporting People in the High Peak &
Derbyshire Dales

Voluntary and Community Services Peaks and Dales
 is a local charity providing vital support services to older, disabled and vulnerable people in the community.  We have offices in Buxton and Ashbourne.

We are an NCVO Quality Accredited Volunteer Centre  Volunteer Centre Quality Accreditation (VCQA) is the quality mark for Volunteer Centres (and other organisations providing Volunteer Centre functions). Accreditation provides assurance that the Volunteer Centre is providing a high quality and effective service.


Services We Provide


If you want to volunteer in Buxton, or the Derbyshire Dales, our role is to provide advice and information about the wide range of voluntary work opportunities.

Voluntary and Community Services Peaks and Dales will undertake a basic assessment and arrange introductions to those organisations in need of volunteer help where the interests of a particular volunteer are best suited.

Readycall in the Dales

Readycall Macmillan provide support to people aged 60 and over, living in the Derbyshire Dales.  Support is available for people who are or have been affected by cancer or other life limiting conditions and those who care for them.

Assisted by trained volunteers, we provide befriending, shopping, practical support and subsidised transport for cancer related medical appointments.

Contact Ashbourne Office 01335-348600 or Bakewell 01629-693693 for further information.

Volunteer Transport & Car Scheme

Covering over 530 square miles of some of the most rugged and remote areas of the High Peak and Derbyshire Dales, our volunteer drivers help to provide transport for older people (over 65), disabled people and people with learning difficulties which would prevent them from using public transport.

Voluntary and Community Services Peaks and Dales provide transport to take individuals and groups to medical appointments, meetings, social outings and to any mainland UK holiday destination.

Disabled Children's Service

The Disabled Children's Service provides support for children with additional needs aged 0-25 and their families in the High Peak area.

We also run an after-school club, support local youth clubs and arrange activities during the school holidays.

Home Support

The Home Support Service provides assistance with personal care and gives practical support to older and disabled people and people with learning difficulties in their own home from 25 years onwards.

Our service is registered with CSCI (Commission for Social Care Inspection).

Our service is funded by Social Services and the Primary Care Trust.

Home Maintenance Service

The Home Maintenance Service provides maintenance and gardening services in particular to disabled and older people though its services are open to everyone. It provides its own tools and equipment and no job is too small.

Rates are competitive and a good quality of service is provided by local trusted traders who've been police checked.

Handy Van Service

The Handy Van Service operates in the High Peak and Derbyshire Dales. The scheme provides free Home Fire & Security checks to ensure vulnerable people can remain in their homes while staying safe and secure.

As well as fitting safety equipment the scheme will carry out up to 2 hours of small practical tasks in the home such as putting up shelves and replacing light bulbs. The service will make 2 free visits a year.

PAT Testing

We have staff members who are fully DBS checked and trained to provide Portable Appliance Testing.

PAT testing is a requirement for businesses and we can provide this at a competitive rate.

Contact the Buxton office and ask for the Home Maintenance team for a quote.

Hearing Aid Battery Collection

Those with NHS hearing aids issued by the Audiology Department at Chesterfield Royal Hospital, can call in at Voluntary and Community Services Peaks and Dales in Buxton, to collect their replacement batteries.

Please bring brown booklet or white card issued at the time of having your hearing aids fitted. Batteries cannot be allocated without this proof of entitlement. 

Volunteer Befriending

Our High Peak Befriending Service is aimed at lonely and socially isolated elderly residents who live in Buxton, Chapel and the surrounding areas.

Volunteers are recruited as befrienders who will then visit people at their homes and provide them with some company.

Wheelchair Loans

Voluntary and Community Services Peaks and Dales has a number of wheelchairs available to loan out. This is a free service, though a deposit of £10 is requested when these are first collected.

Meeting Room & Projector Hire

Voluntary and Community Services Peaks and Dales have meeting rooms available to hire in Buxton & Ashbourne and a number of digital projectors which can be hired for presentations.

Cleaning Service

The Cleaning Service is a social enterprise created by Voluntary and Community Services Peaks and Dales, using experienced cleaners.

We use local people who are Police checked (Disclosure & Barring Service) and are a member of Derbyshire County Council's Trusted Trader Scheme.


Are you facing difficulties with your organisation's payroll and accounts?.

Payroll Services for Employers

Services we offer:

  • Calculate gross and net pay for all employees.
  • Print payslips.
  • Print weekly and monthly analysis reports.
  • Advice on payment due (PAYE, NI)

Readycall in the Southern Dales

Who are we?

Readycall provides befriending and practical support to people aged 60 and over in the Derbyshire Dales, who are isolated, vulnerable or lonely.

If you could us a little help, perhaps someone to call in for a cup of tea and a chat, or to help you with shopping, then please get in touch with us.

 You can make a donation to the charity through Paypal.

Registered Co. 2918492
Charity N
o. 1067193

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Last Modified: 21 Apr 2017