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Date: 18 Aug 2017     

News: Celebrating People Award 2017

In 2009, High Peak CVS introduced a new annual award in honor of its second Chairperson, Chris Woodcock, the Celebrating People Award.

Chris made a significant contribution to local groups within the High Peak including High Peak CVS. Chris had the unique ability to get to the nub of an issue, cut through to what is important and succinctly lay out the way forward. He was always dedicated, responsive, supportive and jovial. When he passed away, the High Peak voluntary sector lost one of its strongest advocates and supporters.

Through this award, High Peak CVS wants to celebrate and commemorate not only Chris’s contribution, but also his insight into the potential of voluntary activity for personal and community growth.  

The award will offer local groups the opportunity to raise their profile and gain recognition for the work they do. Our key assessment criteria will be around acknowledging your achievements and progress. Examples of the types of changes we are looking for maybe around revitalising your group, attracting new members, attracting new funding, developing a new project and or making a significant impact in your local community.  

Please note well will give priority to voluntary led community groups making a local impact with limited resources. 

You can apply on behalf of your group, you can be nominated by or nominate another group. A small panel will make the decision. 

High Peak CVS will present the Award, a commemorative plaque, framed certificate and cheque for £100 for the group, at its Annual General Meeting in October. The Award is open to all groups, however small or large, newly formed or long established and we encourage everyone to apply.  There is a simple application form which groups are asked to complete and return to: Jackie Donnelly, High Peak CVS, Dunbar House, 105 Buxton Road, Whaley Bridge, High Peak SK23 7HX 

Email: Tel: 01663 736436

Closing date for applications is Friday 20 October 2017

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Event: Emergency First Aid at Work

Date: Wed 11 Oct 2017   Time: 9.30am - 4.30pm

A popular one-day, certificated introduction to Emergency First Aid at Work, useful for all, but especially those acting as volunteers or workers within a voluntary and community group. Book early as places go very quickly.

The course will cover, in the accordance with HSE guidelines, all aspects of what should be done in an emergency, which are:

  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • Dealing with an unconscious casualty
  • Control of wounds & bleeding
  • Incident management
  • Accident reporting
  • CPR and airway disorders
  • Causes of unconsciousness and recovery position
  • Wounds, bleeding, bandaging and shock
  • Other illnesses and conditions

The course also includes a demonstration of how to use a defibrillator

Note - Delegates must be able to perform the recovery position and CPR on the floor. This involves kneeling. 


Cost: Voluntary and community groups without paid workers £30. Voluntary and community groups with paid workers £40. £10 for certificate and book.

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

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News: 2017 Aviva Community Fund

Opens on 12 September.

The Aviva Community Fund offers you the chance to get funding from £1,000 up to £25,000 for an important cause in your community.

All you have to do is enter a project for your community organisation – even if you took part previously – and tell us what a difference these much-needed funds could make.

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News: Vote for Glossop Blind Social Club

Glossop Blind Social Club want to extend Their activities for group members to learn new skills and engage in new therapeutic craft activities.

They also want to go out on sensory stimulating local trips to enhance social inclusion, challenge perceived limitations and raise confidence and independence.  

Voting is open in Tesco stores throughout September and October. Customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop at Glossop, Hyde, Stalybridge, Denton, Hattersley, Ashton, Hadfield.. 

Funding is available to community groups and charities looking to fund local projects that bring benefits to communities. Anyone can nominate a project and organisations can apply online. To find out more visit

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News: Wheelchair Friendly Routes on Google Maps

Although Google Maps provides different options for all modes of personal and public transport, there are no alternative routes that support those who are disabled or in need of assistance, the main example of this being a lack of wheelchair friendly options.

We should be advancing and making sure everyone has equal opportunities to be independent. This would not only benefit those who need extra support but families with pushchairs and those reliant on other forms of help like a walking frame.

It should be easy for everyone to get around, no matter who you are!  Please sign and support this petition to create wheelchair friendly routes available on Google Maps.

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News: Derbyshire Connect Buses Countywide

A new Derbyshire Connect service will operate across the county from October, continuing to take people to supermarkets, shops, banks and medical appointments at hospitals, clinics, the doctors, dentists and opticians.

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News: Hate Crime Survey

To help protect those who are vulnerable and to ensure the support they need is available and accessible, Derbyshire Police have a Hate Crime Survey 2017.

The information and data gathered from this survey will, in turn, inform the commissioning of services to support those affected by hate crime and allow Derbyshire Police to do what they can to encourage people to report hate crime.

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Job: Admin Assistant

Organisation: Zink Employability

Salary: 15 hrs pw. £7297 pa. actual (£18,000 FTE)

Zink Employability at High Peak Foodbank require an Admin Assistant as part of the European Social Fund and Big Lottery Building Better Opportunities Programme, Towards Work strand.

Based in Buxton, you will provide administrative support to the work coach. Must have good attention to detail and IT skills.

For application pack email:

Closing: Midnight 3 September 2017.

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Job: Compassionate Communities Project Coordinator

Organisation: Age UK

Salary: 12 hours pw @ £10.50ph

To lead and deliver a behaviour change programme within the High Peak district to support individuals and communities to offer a more compassionate response to death and dying.

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Job: Compassionate Communities Project Worker

Organisation: Age UK

Salary: 4 hours pw @ £10.00ph

To lead and deliver a behaviour change programme within the High Peak district to support individuals and communities to offer a more compassionate response to death and dying.

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