Community Champions

Building Community Power in Amber Valley

Connecting Amber Valley

In Amber Valley we’re seeking out and stitching together social innovators leading grass roots action to create a thriving network of people with a ‘can-do’ mind set.

Our ambition is to reveal the value of this powerful community network, integrating citizen led action with the wider health and care system to make best use of resources and improve population health and wellbeing.


How can I get involved?

We distribute a fortnightly newsletter filled with community stories from across Amber Valley and visit communities to engage with, listen to and connect local leaders from across the district. Find out more about these using the buttons below.



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Bringing people together at Somercotes Cineroom

After noticing a lack of arts and culture in the Alfreton area, Jemma Burton was keen to set up a community cinema which would provide a relaxed, friendly space for local people to come together and enjoy some escapism through film. So Somercotes Cineroom was born and has been going from strength to strength ever…

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Community action for Ukraine

In times of crisis, community power often comes to the forefront and we’ve noticed this particularly across Amber Valley in support of Ukraine over the past few weeks. Here are just some of the examples of how people have been making a difference. Duffield Little Wonders – a ‘not for profit’, local business, run by…

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Supporting women in Somercotes

In a hair and beauty salon in Somercotes, beauty therapist Dawn Barlow has combined her experiences of more than 40 years in the beauty industry with her personal breast cancer journey to offer a life-transforming treatment for breast cancer survivors in the local community. Having started in the industry as a hairdresser, Dawn ventured into…

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Shift
Unit 134
Coney Green Business Centre
Wingfield View
Clay Cross
Chesterfield
S45 9JW

E: hello@shift-together.co.uk