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Newsletter 4 Apr 2017

Date: 4 Apr 2017     

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Newsletter 4 Apr 2017


News: The Disability Employment Service

The Disability Employment Service is funded by Derbyshire County Council to support disabled people to find training, work experience, voluntary work and paid employment.

What the service offers:

  •  Help to match you to the job that’s right for you

  •  Help to find work experience and voluntary work

  •  Make sure you find out about job vacancies

  •  Help to sell yourself with application forms and CV

  •  Help you to prepare for interviews

  •  Advise you about support in the workplace, such as equipment or other support you may need

The service works with anyone living in Derbyshire who has a disability.

Email: disabilityemploymentservice@derbyshire.g ...


News: Carers Support Service

From 1 April there will be a new Carers Service provided by Derbyshire Carers Association, offering information, advice, assessment and support to carers.

Derbyshire Carers have over 28 years of experience providing support to carers and over the next few weeks, they will be working with statutory, voluntary and independent sector agencies to raise awareness of the new Carers Service.

For further information contact Derbyshire Carers on tel: 01773 743355.


News: Chapel Arts - Words, Music, Glee and Delight

Advance booking is now open for Words, Music, Glee and Delight, featuring Ian McMillan and Luke Carver Goss on Friday 5 May 8pm at Chapel Golf Course.

There will be a cash bar.  There is ample parking at the club.  Seating is limited to ninety people, so book early to avoid disappointment.


News: Carbon Monoxide Safety

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service (DFRS) and National Grid are working in partnership to raise awareness of the deadly dangers associated with carbon monoxide gas.

National Grid has supplied DFRS with over a thousand carbon monoxide alarms, 500 smoke alarm testing sticks and information leaflets for Community Safety Officers and Firefighters to give out during Safe and Well visits. Safe and Well visits see Community Safety Officers and Firefighters give fire prevention advice to residents. The visits target those most at risk, including elderly people and families with young children.


News: Get Into Health and Social Care

16 May – 23 June at Chesterfield Royal Hospital - meet new people and learn new skills as well as gaining work experience.

Are you 16-25? Looking for work? Not only will it boost your confidence and employability, but you’ll also have the chance to benefit from the support of one our mentors to help you uncover your next steps.

Taster Day 28 April 2017

  • All training provided and a guaranteed interview for entry level jobs at the end of the programme
  • Travel expenses paid on programme
  • Doesn't affect your benefits
  • Boost employability skills and gain a nationally recognised care certificate
  • Up to 6 months mentoring support

To join the course or find out more search ‘Prince’s Trust’

Email rosemary.reeschilds@princes-trust.org.uk

Call or Text to 07436 797253

Call for free on 0800 842 842

Job: Volunteer Executive Trustees

Organisation: The Derbyshire Federation for Mental Health

Are you interested in supporting people living with or recovering from mental health illnesses? Do you live in Derbyshire and feel passionately about equal services and support for all? 

The Derbyshire Federation for Mental Health currently have vacancies on their Executive Board and are seeking to appoint Trustees to join the small, professional, warm and supportive Board. They are looking for individuals who are enthusiastic about their work, can think strategically and contribute their skills and experience to develop the organisation.

Ideally, but not necessary, candidates should have experience in one of the following:

  • Health and Social care
  • Fundraising / Finance
  • Human Resources / Volunteer Management
  • Strategic Planning

The role involves a time commitment of approx 5 - 8 hours a quarter to attend Board meetings (bi-monthly) and carry out other Trustee duties. The role is a volunteer post, but out of pocket expenses will be paid.

For an informal discussion about the role of Trustee, contact the Chief Executive, Rona Rawson, on 01629 733915. The position of Trustee is subject to a DBS check and two references.

The Derbyshire Federation for Mental Health, Unit 7 Lime Tree Business Park, Lime Tree Road, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3EJ.

Job: Support Worker

Organisation: First Steps

Salary: £16,720-£18,450 per annum [pro rata for part time]

Hours: Minimum 18 hours up to 37.5 hours per week [Will consider job share for part time]

Contract length: 12 months, may be extended subject to funding

Location: Derby HQ and across Derbyshire and Nottingham

First Steps work with people experiencing problems with eating disorders. A vacancy has now arisen for a Support Worker.  They are looking to recruit a motivated, passionate individual who understands the difficulties faced by people with eating disorders.

The role requires a flexible attitude, negotiation skills, excellent organisation and time management skills and the ability to relate to and work with adults and young people and a range of professionals to ensure good quality services. The post holder will have experience of working with people with eating disorders, mental health difficulties (and/or other relevant experience). Further information can be found at the "get involved” section of the First Steps website.


For an application pack please contact Natalie at First Steps natalie@firststepsderbyshire.co.uk or telephone 01332 367571

An enhanced DBS check is required for the role

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 7 April 2017

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