International Women's Day
International Women's Day 2021
Chesterfield Equality and Diversity Forum, supported by Chesterfield Borough Council, mark International Women's Day each year.
For 2021, International Women’s Day is being marked by shining the spotlight on local services that provide support for victims of domestic abuse.
We have teamed up with The Elm Foundation - a safe, and supportive place for anyone affected by domestic abuse - to provide resources and information about the charity to help victims of domestic abuse.
The Elm Foundation
In this section you will find information and resources from The Elm Foundation. This section includes videos from the team explaining what the charity does.
Meet Jennifer, chief executive of The Elm Foundation
This is Jennifer, chief executive of The Elm Foundation, explaining why she chose to work for the charity.
Therapeutic services at The Elm Foundation
Sadie is the therapeutic services manager for The Elm Foundation. In this video she talks about the type of therapy provided by the charity.
Find out more about the services The Elm Foundation offers.
Counselling service at The Elm Foundation
In this video you can find out about the counselling service provided by The Elm Foundation.
Art therapy at The Elm Foundation
Art therapy is one of the types of therapies that The Elm Foundation provides. Find out more about it in the video above.
Refuges service at The Elm Foundation
The Elm Foundation provides a refuge service which provides rooms for 22 women and their children across three different refuges.
We are also sharing this information on our Facebook and Twitter channels on Monday 8 March 2021.
Homelessness - Pathways of Chesterfield
If you need to move or you're at risk of moving out of your home in an emergency, you can contact Pathways of Chesterfield on 01246 498204. The out of hours number for this service is 01629 533190.
During the COVID-19 pandemic there have been many local women that have volunteered at The Volunteer Centre, Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire.
We have received some short stories of some inspirational women that have volunteered to help the community. The women in these stories didn't ask for any volunteer expenses:
- Janice Shaw volunteered at the centre from March 2020 to December 2020 to assist during the pandemic. She completed 201 shopping and prescription collections.
- Another woman, despite working full time, has completed 169 shop collections to help during the pandemic.
- One woman has completed 240 shop and prescription collections since April 2020. This volunteer has now joined the board of directors at the volunteer centre.
We thank everyone that has helped their community during the COVID-19 pandemic.