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Newsletter 31 Jul 2020

Date: 27 Jul 2020     

High Peak CVS

Newsletter 31 Jul 2020


News: Patient and Public Involvement Funding

East Midlands Academic Health Science Network (EMAHSN) Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) Funding.

Up to 15 awards of £1,000 will be offered to successful groups in the East Midlands region.

This funding is aimed at health, social care, charities, voluntary and third sector organisations and groups, who want to involve patients and citizens in research and healthcare. 

Applications for the funding will be considered by a panel including representatives from the East Midlands Patient Public Involvement Senate, an independent group of patients and carers with varied health and service user experience.

Applications to the scheme are now open and the deadline for applications is midnight on Sunday 20 September 2020.

For more information, for terms and conditions and to apply you can visit www.emahsn.org.uk/ppifund.

Or contact Emma Coates by email emma.coates@nottingham.ac.uk  or call 0777 361 0744.

News: Re-opening of Village and Community Halls

Information Sheet (issue 4): 20th July 2020 is the latest edition of ACRE's Information Sheet 'Re-opening of village and community halls post Covid-19 closures'. It has been updated to reflect current Government information at 20th July and anticipates changes at 25th July and 1st August.

The changes mainly reflect the Government guidance around the opening of performance and sport/exercise venues (see revised Appendix D: Management of Social Distancing – a risk based Approach) which are areas that many halls have recently been seeking clarification on. Three new Appendices specifically address these concerns as well as what actions to take if someone using the hall has suspected Covid-19 symptoms.


News: Derbyshire Dementia Support Service

The Derbyshire Dementia Support Service is supports people living with dementia and their carers during the COVID-19 crisis.

Support the service can offer:

  • Support people to seek and develop coping strategies to help them deal with additional pressures as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak.
  • Whilst they have temporarily suspended home visits and community-based groups, they continue to support people over the phone, via email and virtually.
  • Help people living with dementia to cope with isolation, loneliness and to feel safe.
  • Support carers to access respite, discuss dementia specific strategies to support them to  understand behaviours and explore alternative approaches which help them in their caring role.
  • Provide welfare calls to active service users to determine the level of support people may need and to establish the level of risk in coping with the coronavirus.
  • Provide companion calls for people who are in receipt of our service, these calls are provided by volunteers; they do not involve assessments, they are purely informal friendly conversations aimed at reducing isolation.
  • Deliver virtual Singing for the Brain, Dementia cafés, and carers support across Derbyshire.

What do I need to know before I call Derbyshire Dementia Support Service?

  • Anyone who is worried about their memory or have a diagnosis of any type of Dementia can refer into the service.
  • Anyone who is seeking information and advice for themselves or others can contact the service
  • Carers supporting people living with dementia can be referred for support in their own right.

How to refer:

Contact Telephone number: 01332 208845

Email:  derbyshire@alzheimers.org.uk


News: Understanding Autism

Understanding Autism Level 2 course due to start in September 2020 at New Mills Adult Community Education Centre.

This qualification aims to develop learner understanding of autism and the principles of supporting individuals (adults and children) with autism - covering the person-centred approach and influence of positive communication methods, how to support positive behaviour, and how individuals with autism can be supported to live healthy and fulfilled lives.

It’s useful for learners who provide direct support and those working in sectors such as:

  • healthcare
  • social care
  • leisure
  • entertainment
  • education and training
  • nursing

The course may also be of interest to parents and carers of young people with autism.

When: Mondays from 6:30 pm until 9 pm every fortnight. This course will be delivered via distance learning. Start date: 28 September 2020. Course length: 24 weeks. Cost: Contact the centre for more information.  This course may be FREE is you are employed and earn under £17,004.00 per year. Fee remissions are also available for people on certain benefits. Contact the centre to discuss your circumstances.

New Mills Adult Education Centre email - newmills.ace@derbyshire.gov.uk

News: Derbyshire School Holiday Food Projects

Rural Action Derbyshire, heads up the Feeding Derbyshire partnership which works with a number of voluntary and public sector bodies to support food projects around the county.

Feeding Derbyshire has secured funding from Feeding Britain for School Holiday Food Projects and FareShare Midlands who have received support from Central England Co-operative to provide food to 18 different clubs around Derbyshire this summer. 

The Summer Holiday food offer will deliver up to four days of supplies each week to every child registered with participating clubs over the six week summer holiday period.

Packages include staples such as breakfast cereal, pasta, rice, tinned goods, fruit, and healthy snacks, allowing families to take food away and make meals at home. There will also be the option for chilled foods, allowing clubs to make meals in bulk, as Feeding Derbyshire attempt to accommodate the food requirements of all of those in need. 

The project aims to reach at least 1,400 disadvantaged children across Derbyshire, providing over 100,000 meals and 85,000 pieces of fruit over the summer holidays. 

These packages are being delivered in reusable bags which can be returned, helping to promote a culture of recycling and refilling. 

Feeding Derbyshire has also provided a cash grant enabling clubs to purchase additional items for children, including toiletries, sanitary items and craft materials. Groups will also have access to virtual activity bundles to keep kids entertained while schools remain closed. 

By providing healthy, balanced food packages to children during the break, the Summer Holiday Food Project will boost Feeding Derbyshire’s ambition of ensuring the most vulnerable people have access to nutritious meals. 

This is just one of many crucial programmes organised by Rural Action Derbyshire, which creates and champions sustainable solutions to tackling food insecurity and rural poverty, and works with 28 food banks and 22 community cafes across the county. 



Job: Development Worker (Social Prescribing)

Organisation: High Peak CVS

Salary: Salary £24,313 pa Working hours 37 per week.

Fixed Term for 12 months (option of extending dependent on funding).

Job Share/Part Time can be Considered

Location: High Peak CVS Office, Whaley Bridge (although extensive travel across the High Peak will be required)

High Peak CVS is a charitable organisation that supports community and voluntary groups across the High Peak area of Derbyshire. An exciting opportunity has now arisen for a Development Worker leading on Social Prescribing across the High Peak (excluding Glossopdale) to join our small and dedicated team.

The post will be based at the High Peak CVS office in Whaley Bridge although travel throughout the High Peak will be required. Building relationships with the Primary Care Network is essential and the main role will be to develop and deliver a Social Prescribing service in the High Peak that will link patients referred from GP surgeries with appropriate services and support from the voluntary, community and non-profit sector.

The successful candidate will report to the Chief Executive Officer.

Previous experience of working in a charity and/or health care environment would be beneficial to your application but not essential. We are particularly keen to hear from anyone that has a background in one or more of the below areas (but this is not essential and other backgrounds will be considered):

- Children and Young People

- Mental Health

- Long Term Care Management

- Dementia Care

- Emotional Health and Wellbeing

- Finance and Benefits,

- Housing,

- Employment,

- Social Care

This is a fantastic opportunity to play a key role for an organisation who do great work.

An information pack and application form can be downloaded from our website www.highpeakcvs.org.uk/jobs or email: hello@highpeakcvs.org.uk.

The closing date for all applications is: Monday 7 September 2020 at 5pm.

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 21st September and Thursday 24 September.

Please note that CV’s will not be accepted but can be included alongside a completed application form.

Due to the number of expected applications we cannot offer feedback to unsuccessful applicants.

If you require the application pack in any other format please let us know.

Social Prescriber - Job Advert

Social Prescriber - Application for Employment

Social Prescriber - Job Description

Social Prescriber - Person Spec

Social Prescriber - Guidance Notes for Applicants

Social Prescriber - Equal Opportunities

Job: Food Bank Manager

Organisation: Bassetlaw Food Bank

Salary: £23,000-£26,000 (dependent on experience), 37.5 hours per week

You will need to bring resilience and determination in achieving on-going excellence in all aspects of the work of Bassetlaw Food Bank. A positive attitude and an ability to work with other people in a flexible and efficient manner will be crucial to the success of this role. Experience of preparing and submitting successful funding applications and an understanding of various fundraising opportunities will also be vital to the accomplishment of this role. Excellent IT skills and a confidence in public speaking are key requirements. For more details of the post, please see the role description by clicking the link below.


Job: Club and Group Development Manager

Organisation: 3D - Derbyshire Consortium for Third Sector Support

Salary: £30,507 per annum 37 hours per week

3D (Derbyshire Consortium for Third Sector Support) in conjunction with Active Partners Trust are recruiting to an exciting strategic development position focussed on Physical Activity.

Working across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, the postholder will lead this exciting programme which aims to explore, actualise and learn from the potential of the VCSE sector in enabling Physical Activity to be the norm for everybody in our communities.

The main roles of the Club and Group Development Manager are:

• Increasing understanding of the ongoing and changing support needs of groups & clubs, working with a range of partners to ensure needs are met.

• Understanding the potential within existing VCSE organisations across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire to capitalise on their connectivity with less active people to bring about more activity

• Engage with existing VCSE sports clubs to explore if they have capacity and capability to extend their reach and delivery to support broader communities

• Devise a range of solutions with programme partners to address any barriers challenges or opportunities that may arise through engaging with VCSE sports clubs and other community organisations.

Based TBC, working across Derby/ Derbyshire, Nottingham/ Nottinghamshire.
Contract length: 18 months

Telephone 01773 512076 / email  admin@avcvs.org for application pack.

Closing date: 9.00 am 7 August 20​
Interview date: 19 August 20

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