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Newsletter 9 May 2017

Date: 8 May 2017     

High Peak CVS

Newsletter 9 May 2017

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News: Dementia Awareness Week 14-20 May

This year’s theme for Dementia Awareness Week is United against Dementia.

A wide range of voluntary and statutory organisations have contributed to developing what promises to be an exciting week.

Events include

  • Dementia Friends sessions
  • Information Stands
  • Matinee Dementia Friendly screening of Show Boat
  • Memory and activity groups
  • Tea parties /picnics
  • Memory marketplace event 
  • Launch of dementia friendly swimming sessions
  • Launch of dementia friendly Alfreton Town Market Place

Mon 15 May at Buxton Library, Kent Banks Road - 3 options: 09:45, 11:00 & 12:15pm - Dementia Friends Session open for all members of the community throughout the day. Venue is wheelchair accessible.

Tue 16 May at Buxton Morrisons, Bakewell Road - 2 options: 10:30 & 13:30pm - Dementia Friends Session open for all members of the community. Venue is not wheelchair accessible.

Wed 17 May Derbyshire Police launch the Herbert Protocol.- a national scheme which encourages people with dementia, family, friends and carers to put together useful information on a simple form which can then be used if a person with dementia goes missing. See Derbyshire Police website for more details.

Wed 17 May at Buxton Morrisons, Bakewell Road - 2 options: 10:00 & 14:00pm -  Dementia Friends Session open for all members of the community. Venue is not wheelchair accessible.

News: Community Open Day

Buxton and Leek College are holding a FREE community event on Sat 20 May 10am – 2pm.

The event will take place on both campuses – Devonshire Dome, Buxton and Stockwell Street, Leek. 

There will be activities for all the family to enjoy from face painting to virtual reality demonstrations to taster classes!

There will be competitions to win throughout the day. This includes prom packages, spa vouchers and a meal for 4 at the Dome. 

For more information about the event contact Alex Fisher a.fisher@blc.ac.uk

Training

Event: Food Safety

Date: Wed 7 Jun 2017   Time: 9.30am - 4.30pm

This course provides a base level of working knowledge of Food Safety.

The course is equivalent to a national level 2 in Food Safety, but differs in that it can be tailored to each participants individual needs.

This course can be adapted to varying levels of activity.

Who is it for? Anyone who handles food to any extent, but especially clubs, church activities, charity luncheon clubs, community groups, after-school clubs and similar.

Topics covered:

  • What is Food Hygiene
  • Why does it matter
  • Risks from food—biological, chemical, allergies
  • Control of risks
  • Personal hygiene
  • Premises and facilities
  • Emergency action
  • Sources of further information and finding out more

There is no examination, but an interactive workbook is used on the course which is assessed by the tutor

An interactive teaching method is used, which is both the most effective method of learning and also the most enjoyable. A manual / workbook is provided.

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Cost: Voluntary and community groups without paid workers £30. Voluntary and community groups with paid workers £40.

Venue: High Peak CVS, Dunbar House, 105 Buxton Road, Whaley Bridge  Map

Event: Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults for Volunteer

Date: Thu 29 Jun 2017   Time: 10.00am - 12.00pm

This course is about safeguarding in both work situations and daily life.

You will gain an understanding of what is meant by safeguarding and the risks and duty of care associated with it.

The course will cover:-

  • Volunteers roles and responsibilities
  • An overview of Safeguarding Children and Adults
  • Signs and symptoms of abuse
  • Understanding your role in regards to Safeguarding

BOOK ONLINE

Cost: Voluntary and community groups without paid workers £20. Voluntary and community groups with paid workers £30.

Venue: High Peak CVS, Dunbar House, 105 Buxton Road, Whaley Bridge  Map

Event: Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults for Managers

Date: Thu 29 Jun 2017   Time: 12.30pm - 3.30pm

This course is about safeguarding in both work situations and daily life.

You will gain an understanding of what is meant by safeguarding and the risks and duty of care associated with it.

The course will cover:

  • Understanding your role in Safeguarding
  • To provide an overview of Safeguarding Children and Adults
  • To update legislation
  • To look at policies and procedures
  • To check understanding of your role
  • To produce an action plan

BOOK ONLINE

Cost: Voluntary and community groups without paid workers £20. Voluntary and community groups with paid workers £30.

Venue: High Peak CVS, Dunbar House, 105 Buxton Road, Whaley Bridge  Map

News: Befriending Champions Training

Wed 10 May at the Town Hall, New Mills 9.30am - 3.15pm.
Wed 17 May at High Peak CVS, Whaley Bridge 9.30am - 3.15pm

As a Befriending Champion you will receive:

• Free training to give you the skills and knowledge to become a Befriending Champion - lunch provided!

• The chance to be part of a network of other likeminded Befriending Champions.

• Support to help you or people you help to develop ideas for projects that reduce isolation and loneliness.

• The chance to apply for a microgrant to make project or activity ideas become a reality.

• Other training opportunities – such as becoming a Dementia Friend .

Bookings ar being taken for training sessions across Derbyshire during July 2017.

To find out more about being a Befriending Champion and the microgrant scheme, contact: Richard Murrell, Befriending Champion Co-ordinator, Tel: 01283 219761 Email: champions@sdcvs.org.uk

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