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Derbyshire Befriending Champions

Training, microgrant funding sessions and Dementia Friends information session in July 2017  

Training sessions are taking place in:

  • Long Eaton on Wednesday 5 July
  • Bakewell on Tuesday 11 July
  • Bolsover on Wednesday 12 July
  • Ripley on Wednesday 19 July. 

Further sessions will run throughout 2017.

There are three sessions throughout the day:

 Dementia Friends Information Session (9.30 to 10.15am) learn more about dementia and how you can help to create dementia friendly communities

 Befriending Champions training session (10.30am to 1pm) find out what it is to be a Befriending Champion, the skills needed and how to carry out the role

 Microgrant funding information/workshop session (1.30 to 3.15pm) support to develop project ideas that reduce isolation and loneliness in Derbyshire, how to apply for the microgrant, and help to access other sources of local funding

The day runs from 9.30am to 3.15pm. People can attend one, two or all three sessions. Lunch is provided.

To attend the training or for more information please contact Richard Murrell, Derbyshire Befriending Champion Co-ordinator, on 01283 219761 or email

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