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Newsletter 4 Aug 2017

Date: 4 Aug 2017     

High Peak CVS

Newsletter 4 Aug 2017


News: New Data Protection Regulations

New General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) will come into effect in the UK from 25 May 2018.

Every organisation that processes personal data must be compliant with the new GDPR and this includes charities and voluntary organisations.

Getting to grips with GDPR can be daunting and it can be difficult to know where to start so NCVO has written a 12 point plan for voluntary organisations and charities, adapted from the Information Commissioners Officer guidance.  


News: Employment Policies and Procedures

Do you employ staff?

NCVO’s Know How Non Profit website has a helpful list of the policies and procedures that you need, or should consider having.


News: Tackling Fraud

Charity Finance Group has launched a Counter Fraud Campaign and has produced information and resources specifically for small charities, to help you best safeguard your organisation against fraud.

These include a Small Charities Counter Fraud Checklist and a Small Charities Guide to Preventing Fraud.

A good proactive approach is putting in place the right counter-fraud measures to minimise the risk of fraud occurring in the first place.


News: Queens Award For Volunteering

The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities.

It was created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of The Queen's coronation. It is the MBE for volunteer groups.


News: Furness COGS Celebratory Field Day Event

A fun-filled day on Furness COGS new field Sat 8 Sep 10.30am—5pm at Park Avenue, Yeardsley Lane, Furness Vale.

Celebrations kick off with an Inaugural football match at 10.30am. Furness Vets v Whaley Vets!

Then from 12 noon enjoy

  • Live Music with popular local bands
  • BBQ, Tea Stall and Bar
  • Dog Show from 4pm
  • Children’s entertainment including

Fairground rides, face painting, Mr Bubbles, Mosaic trail, organised games and, not least, a beautiful yurt where they can explore their creativity

The field is now drained, and landscaped with paths, flowerbeds, picnic tables, outdoor gym equipment, and a wild-flower meadow.

News: Poetry Competition

To help raise awareness about mental and emotional health and wellbeing P3 are asking people to write a short poem of 16 lines or less answering the question:
‘Where’s Your Head At?’

Break down the barriers and stigma surrounding mental health!  Express how you feel, your experiences and how you feel you have been treated.

Prizes will be awarded for the top 3 entries at a presentation event at the Swadlincote Hub on Thursday 17 August from 10 - 1pm

Closing date for entry is 3pm on Thursday 10 August 17

Post entries to P3, 12 Hill Street, Swadlincote, Derbyshire DE11 8HL or Email: lucy.mole@p3charity.org

News: Time to Relax

Helpful ways to reduce stress through positive thinking, mindfulness, breathing techniques, walking meditations and being kind to yourself.

6 week course Thursday's 14, 21, 28 September, 5, 12, 19 October 2017 10.00 - 12.00 at Amber Trust, 1a hardwick Mount, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6PP

Contact Tracy Litchfield on 01773 742051 or email Tracy.litchfield@ambertrust.co.uk

News: Healthwatch Derbyshire Learning Disabilities Celebration Event

Friday 6 Oct at Imperial Rooms, Imperial Road, Matlock 9.30am - 12.30pm

Hear about Healthwatch Derbyshire work with people who have learning disabilities, their family carers and professionals.

RSVP by 22 Sep to Tel: 01773 880786, Email: tammi@healthwatchderbyshire.co.uk

News: Green Spaces and Wellbeing Conference

Wednesday 20 September 9.15am – 4.00pm at The Derbyshire Eco Centre, Porter Lane, Middleton, Matlock.

The conference is aimed at anyone with an interest in health and greenspace, those working in local authorities, CCGs, primary care, social care, NHS providers, the voluntary sector, health development workers, children’s services, schools, outdoor educators, planners, etc


News: Derbyshire County Council Plan

DCC publishes a new Council Plan every four years and updates it annually. A new draft Plan for 2017-2021, entitled 'Working for Derbyshire' has just been published, laying out DCC’s priorities and commitments for the next 4 years.

They want you to read this and give your views and comments on what is in it. You can do this online at


News: Charity Film Awards 2018

If you have a film or video footage that you are proud of -

News: Pedal Peak for Business Grants

The Peak District National Park Authority is leading on a £450k ‘Pedal Peak Business Initiative’ to increase competitiveness of Small and Medium Size Enterprises (SMEs) to create a welcoming destination by stimulating and supporting a number of tourism businesses that are cycle friendly and contribute to a growing economy.

The project is :

  • Developing a cycle tourism toolkit for businesses
  • Developing a local Cyclists Welcome accreditation
  • Launching a £150k small grants scheme to enable businesses to offer good quality experiences
  • Delivering workshops and events to enable businesses to understand the cycling market and to maximise benefits 
  • Promoting cycle loops and itineraries for residents and visitors around the four cluster areas 

So if you are a local business with less than 250 employees who could be interested in applying for a grant to boost your business please contact Carol Parsons, Pedal Peak Business Officer carol.parsons@peakdistrict.gov.uk 01629 816297

News: Institute of Mental Health Newsletter

The latest issue of the Institute of Mental Health newsletter is out now on their  website at www.institutemh.org.uk/images/IMH_newsletter_Aug_2017_v1.0.pdf

Volunteering and Jobs

News: Assist Vulnerable People in Police Custody

The Appropriate Adult Service is looking for volunteers in the Derbyshire area to provide independent support to juveniles and to vulnerable people in police custody.

Their role would be to facilitate communication, to ensure that the interview procedure is conducted fairly, that the vulnerable person understands what is happening at the police station, and that their rights are met. They would NOT be providing legal advice.

Volunteers would have a choice of attending St. Mary's Wharf, Chesterfield and Buxton Police Stations to perform this role.

If you would like to know more about this interesting volunteering opportunity contact Debbie Washington on 07483 973675 

News: Furness Shop and Cafe Appeal

An appeal for anyone interested in joining the standby volunteer team at the Community Shop in Furness Vale.

It is a great place to spend a couple of hours helping keep a much needed local facility PO, shop and cafe open in the village. At times they struggle with staffing due to holidays, family commitments, hospital appointments etc, and need a few people they can call on in times of need, maybe just for an isolated shifts or even half a shift.  The shop is open on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons 1.30 - 4.30pm.

Contact susanne.lomas@gmail.com if you are interested.

Job: Maintenance Supervisor / Coordinator

Organisation: High Peak Renovate

Salary: £15 per hour (£29,640 pro rata) 15 hpw

Main duties to include (but are not limited to):

  • Job quotes for painting and decorating, gardening, home maintenance, fencing, plastering and various other DIY related works.
  • Provide written quotations for work, and keeping records up-to-date.
  • Quality Control of all work.
  • Staff supervision.
  • Procurement of materials and equipment.

Applicants should have relevant practical experience in the building and home maintenance trade and must physically fit and able to carry out heavy lifting and manual work. Possession of a current driving license is also essential to this role.

Closing date  5pm on 8 August 2017
Interviews 11 August 2017
Expected start date 14 August 2017


Job: Fieldworker

Organisation: Live & Local

Salary: £19,939 pro rata. Annualised hours 1,274 per year (0.7FTE)

Fieldworker (Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire)
Fieldworker (Staffordshire & Derbyshire)

Live & Local are seeking two resourceful and effective communicators with good event management, marketing, administration and IT skills to be the "faces” of Live & Local in Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire OR in Staffordshire and Derbyshire. You will manage relationships with our network of voluntary organisations, local authority funders and other potential partners. Recruiting new groups, supporting live performances, film screenings and other projects and helping to maintain our profile in these counties.

A minimum of three years working in related environments including experience of working with volunteers and enthusiasm for helping people to enjoy the arts are all essential. The job is home-based and includes evening and weekend work. Ability to be remotely based and part of a team is essential.

Starting:  Earliest w/c Monday 25 September. Latest w/c Monday 9 October

Application: Via online application form only. You must use a different application submission for each job. Application packs available for download on our jobs page: www.liveandlocal.org.uk

Deadline for both jobs: Noon, Thursday 31 August  
Interviews: Thursday 7 or Friday 8 September in Warwick.

Job: Concierge Night Staff Workers

Organisation: Crossroads Derbyshire

Crossroads Derbyshire are seeking to recruit Concierge Night Staff Workers to work as part of a team to provide a confidential and safe accommodation and support service to young women 16 to 24 years who are or have been affected by domestic abuse.  You must have a proven ability to engage with young women and provide an accommodation focused support package.  Previous experience of working in a supported housing or care setting is essential.

You will work in the High Peak Area of Derbyshire

Concierge Night Staff worker - To work 1 night in 4 on a rota basis

Relief Concierge Night Staff workers (Two posts available) - To work as required to provide cover for annual leave or sickness

Hours of work: from 6.30pm until 9.00am (sleeping from 11.30pm-7.30am at same rate of pay) and the rate of pay is set at National Minimum Wage (currently £7.50 ph)

The posts are open to women only (Exempt under the Equality Act 2010, pursuant to schedule 9 part 1)

For an information pack email admin@crossroadsderbyshire.org  If you require a hard copy, please send a large SAE to: P O Box 22, Glossop, Derbyshire, SK13 8AE

Closing date for applications is 4 September 2017
Interviews will be held the following week 

News: Alcohol and Substance Misuse Training

Derbyshire Alcohol Advice Service regularly deliver a number of alcohol awareness and substance misuse courses for health and social care staff and others working with the public.

12 September  -  Working with High Risk Drinkers

19 September  -  Alcohol Awareness and Brief  Interventions.

26 September  -  Working with Families Affected by Substance Misuse

10 October       -  Substance Misuse and Brief Interventions 

17 October       -  Alcohol Awareness and Brief Interventions 

These courses are FREE to people working with individuals and communities in Derbyshire and are based In Chesterfield - Derbyshire Alcohol Advice Service, First Floor, Dents Chambers, 81 New Square.

Tel: 01246 206514    Email: training@daas.uk.com

To book.visit www.alcohol-advice.co.uk/training/

News: Chesterfield Community Care Farm Funding

Chesterfield Community Care Farm has secured funding which will cover the costs of an eligible individual to attend their day service for a period of 4 weeks, 5 days a week, from the start of September 2017.

This opportunity is available and suitable to anyone in receipt of state benefits, over 19 who has either UK or European Citizenship, but is also open to citizens outside the UK and Europe with Home Office Documentation. 

Attendees could also be reimbursed for travel up to £15 a week and food can be included. Local transport may be available within a 10 mile radius of the farm. General support is included at the Farm and 1:1 care is also available provided by the Community Care Farm’s fully qualified and trained staff team or clients can bring along their own support if they wish to do so. 

Attendees will also gain vocational accredited training in maths, English and there are opportunities to do further accredited and recognised training in woodwork ,health and safety and animal care. This fantastic opportunity will not have an impact on any benefit claims and is a great chance to come mix with peers, have lots of fun and gain qualifications, ALL for FREE.


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