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Date: 20 Feb 2017     

News: Opportunity from Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce Derby is looking for one day community projects for teams of various sizes to undertake around Derby/Derbyshire.

Maybe your charity or local community group has just the right opportunity for their employees?  Historically they have undertaken a good deal of conservation work but the teams are keen to explore any ideas you might have.

Rolls-Royce teams usually range from ten to forty people and can sometimes offer a budget to pay for materials and resources to help deliver the project.

For Rolls-Royce to work with an organisation they must have their own expertise in being able to lead the project and facilitate the Rolls-Royce team which includes providing them with a risk assessment.  They must also be able to provide any tools that the teams are required to use. 

Any interested organisations should contact Debbie Duro, Community Investment Manager via email by 24 March giving details of their project. 

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News: Grapevine Vision Day

Methodist Church Hall on Friday 10 March 2017 between 12:30 pm and 15:30 pm.

Plan the future of Grapevine - make your voice heard.

Tea and cake - and your ideas, with a bit of fun.

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News: Together Group

New Mills Volunteer Centre new weekly group 'Together' is starting on Thursday 23 February at St Georges Parish Hall on Church Lane in New Mills.

The group has been set up in the understanding of how hard it may be for carers to find time to leave the person they look after.    

They want to offer a luncheon club where carers and those they care for eat, have fun and get support in the company of like-minded people.

The Together group will run from 12 till 2pm.

For more information contact Helen Bollard at New Mills and District Volunteer Centre, 01663 744196.

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News: Quiz and Comedy Night

Quiz and Comedy night on Saturday 8 April 7.00 pm to 10.00 pm at Glossop Labour Club, 11-13 Chapel Street, SK13 8AT

Admission: £12 per person – includes hot food, cakes and a quiz entry as well as local comedian Graham Elliott’s sensational stand up.  

Teams of three to six people.  If you haven’t got a team, they will find you one.  

All proceeds to Crossroads Derbyshire and Home Start High Peak 

To reserve your place email  

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News: The Friends of Conduit Street Public Consultation

Wednesday 8 March 3pm - 7pm at Tintwistle School – South Close.

The playground project has gone out to tender and all the bids that meet the criteria will be on display in the School Hall for Public Consultation.

Come along on Wednesday the 8 March from 3-7pm where you can view all the design proposals and speak to representatives from the Friends Group and High Peak Borough Council about the Project.

Everyone welcome.

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News: Sexual Health Service Consultation

Derbyshire County Council is reviewing the sexual health services it commissions, and would like to know what service users, the public and stakeholders think.

The online public consultation will run up to the 13 March and will be available at:

The services currently on offer are:

  • Contraception services
  • Testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
  • Sexual health promotion and HIV prevention
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News: DSC & IoF North West Conference

Wednesday 8 March, Partnership for Learning, South Road Speke, Liverpool, L24 9PZ.

Book your place at

Everyone you work with has an impact on your organisation and beneficiaries. Directory of Social Change is working together with Institute of Fundraising North West and bringing you 15 practical and inspiring sessions, to help you work together with others.

15 workshop sessions covering marketing and promotion, fundraising and managing yourself and others.

• A conversation with Debra Allcock Tyler about women and leadership

• Fundraising regulations

• 10 fundraising gaffs and how to avoid them

• Writing for impact - get it read not binned

• Learn to love change

• Love your donors to death

• Make colleagues friends of fundraising

• Big marketing ideas for small organisations

• Tackling Trustees

• The pleasure and pain of working with people

• Attracting Major Donors: from pipeline to principal gifts

• Digital email campaigns - what does success look like?

• Making social media work for you

• Diversifying your income stream

• Presentations with punch

Speakers include Debra Allcock Tyler, Chief Executive of Directory of Social Change and Peter Lewis, Chief Executive of Institute of Fundraising.

IoF North West members can attend for only £95 for the whole day. Plus, the first 50 non-IoF members to book can also attend for this day rate of £95.

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News: Derbyshire Befriending Champions

Training, microgrant funding sessions and Dementia Friends information session in March 2017

Training sessions are taking place in:

  • Ripley on Wednesday 8 March
  • Bolsover on Tuesday 14 March
  • Long Eaton on Wednesday 22 March
  • Ashbourne on Tuesday 28 March and
  • Glossop on Wednesday 29 March. 

Further sessions will run throughout 2017.

There are three sessions throughout the day:

•  Dementia Friends Information Session (9.30 to 10.15am) – learn more about dementia and how you can help to create dementia friendly communities

•   Befriending Champions training session (10.30am to 1pm)– find out what it is to be a Befriending Champion, the skills needed and how to carry out the role

•   Microgrant funding information/workshop session (1.30 to 3.15pm) – support to develop project ideas that reduce isolation and loneliness in Derbyshire, how to apply for the microgrant, and help to access other sources of local funding.

The day runs from 9.30am to 3.15pm. People can attend one, two or all three sessions. Lunch is provided.

To attend the training or for more information please contact Richard Murrell, Derbyshire Befriending Champion Co-ordinator, on 01283 219761 or email

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News: British Sign Language Training Courses

BSL training courses designed to help you make your business and services more accessible to Deaf BSL users, and enable your Deaf colleagues to reach their potential at work.

You will gain skills in:

  • meeting and greeting
  • fingerspelling
  • asking questions
  • using numbers and time

Thurs 23 March 2017 9.30am-12.30pm, £45 per place

For information, bookings, or to arrange a course in your workplace phone 0115 970 0516, or email

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News: Deaf Awareness Training

Deafness affects 1 in 6 people, and has been linked to health problems, isolation and difficulties at work.

Expert training courses will help you make your business and services more accessible and enable your deaf colleagues to reach their potential.

You will learn about

  • the types of deafness and Deaf culture
  • practical ways to support deaf customers and colleagues
  • ways to communicate with deaf people

24 March 2017 9.30am-12.30pm, £55 per place.

For information, bookings or to arrange a course in your workplace phone 0115 970 0516 or email

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Job: Finance Administrator

Organisation: Blythe House Hospice, Chapel-en-le-Frith

Salary: 18 hours per week Salary negotiable depending on experience

Blythe House is a small, community-focused developing hospice. 

They are currently seeking a conscientious person to carry out the full accounting function for both the Hospice and Trading Company.

This role will require proven experience of accounting practices and procedures including the preparation of monthly management accounts, a good working knowledge of accounting software packages and proficiency in the use of Microsoft Excel.

Email: for an application pack or ring 01298 816998.

Closing date:   3 March 
Interviews:  13/14 March

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Job: Bank Health Care Assistants

Organisation: Blythe House Hospice, Chapel-en-le-Frith

Salary: £9.50 per hour/day £11.50 per hour/night Mileage rate: 45p per mile.

To provide day and night care across the High Peak as part of the successful Hospice at Home Service.

If you have palliative care experience and are committed to giving patients the choice to be nursed in their own home contact Ruth Brown, Hospice at Home Manager on 01298 813007.   Application Pack: / 01298 816998 

Car owner/driver essential

Closing date: 6 March 2017
Interviews:     20 March 2017
Training Day:  30 March 2017

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