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Newsletter 10 Jul 2018

Date: 5 Jul 2018     

High Peak CVS

Newsletter 10 Jul 2018


News: Rotary Club of Buxton Summer Fair CANCELLATION

Rotary Club of Buxton has had to cancel the 28 July Summer Fair through being told that the Octagon renovations would not be completed in time

Having originally booked 2 June and been cancelled, this is a further cancellation, . Apologies again to all stallholders, food providers and entertainers affected, who have been very understanding.

The painting competition at Buxton Junior School will still go ahead with prizes by Rymans, but the childrens' handwriting competitions have been cancelled.

The Summer Fair & Charity Bazaar Draw on 28 July will go ahead at a stall on Buxton Market, as generating income for good causes is an  important part of the Summer Fair. There are cash prizes totalling £250 and other prizes supplied by local organisations. Tickets are 50p fom any Buxton Rotarian, or at the market stall on the day.

Any enquires to buxtonrotary@gmail.com.

News: Groundwork Community Awards

If you know of a community group that deserves special recognition for making your local area a better place to live, then nominate them to receive a Groundwork Community Award.

Now in its second year, the Groundwork Community Awards honour the small local community groups making a big difference to everyone’s quality of life where they live but often get little recognition and support.

The awards are simple to enter via an online system where community groups can highlight their own achievements – or can be nominated to receive an award in one of 10 categories that reflect the huge diversity of projects and services being delivered by community volunteers.  

Shortlisted projects will also be entered into a special People’s Choice Award, with the winner being chosen by a public vote.  

Nominate a community group by using the link:

  • Best community group contribution to health and wellbeing
  • Best community group contribution to environmental sustainability
  • Best community group contribution to community cohesion
  • Best community group contribution to education or employment
  • Best community project on a social housing estate
  • Best community partnership with business
  • Best community garden or green space
  • Community leader of the year
  • Young community leader of the year
  • Community group of the year – all round achievement award

The deadline for nominations is 22 July.  Shortlisted community groups will be invited to attend a national awards ceremony at the House of Commons on the evening of 19 November.  

News: Older People's Mental Health

Event to showcase work on Older People’s Mental Health.

Thursday 18 October 2018 12:30pm – 4:00pm at St Thomas Centre, Chatsworth Road Brampton Chesterfield S40 3AW.  

Public welcome.  Places need to be booked due to the provision of a traditional afternoon tea.


Job: Community Connector and Keyworker Vacancies

Organisation: The Prevention Alliance

Community Connector (2x roles, 1x 22.5 hrs maternity cover to May 2019 and 1x 15 hours to contract end in 2020) - The Community Connector role focuses on working alongside community groups and organisations, building networks and providing information and facilitating connections. It focuses on developing strong relationships with partners in the community, spotting opportunities and kickstarting projects and groups.

Keyworker (1x role, 22.5 hrs to contract end in 2020) - The Keyworker role focuses on working one to one with people, using a guided conversation to help them explore their strengths and networks, and developing a personal plan with them to set out how they will utilise their strengths to create positive change. 


Job: Social Worker

Organisation: Derbyshire Law Centre

Salary: £28,221 (full time 35 hours a week)

A qualified Social Worker (Mental Health with additional experience of carrying out Care Act assessments) is required to work on the Opportunity and Change Partnership project. The Social Worker will support OAC’s partners and their participants with multiple and complex needs by carrying out Care Act assessments or arrange provision for their mental health and social care needs to be met by health, social care and/or by voluntary sector services. This will assist their Personal Navigators to remove the barriers that our participants experience in order to become work ready in the future.

The post holder will continue to build on the previous success of the project. The postholder will be part of the senior management collective and will jointly be responsible in managing the project including its targets and outcomes as well as managing and supporting the Advocate in her role.

For an application pack including a full job description visit: derbyshirelawcentre.org.uk/news-events/ or contact 01246 550674      

For an informal discussion about the above role, please contact Wyllie Hume (current social worker) on 01246 550674 or email: wyllie.hume@derbyshirelawcentre.org.uk

Closing date: Thursday 26.07.2018, 12noon.

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