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Date: 27 Sep 2017     

News: 5 Ways to Wellbeing Small Grants

High Peak CVS are administering this small grants scheme which has £12,900 to award in small grants in the financial year 2017/18. Deadline 13 Nov.

This is funding from Derbyshire County Council Public Health.

There are two opportunities to apply: in July and November 2017. 

The First round of applications took place in July but there is still £7k to bid for. 
The deadline for this second round of applications is 13 November 2017. 

Who can apply to this fund? - Small to medium High Peak organisations with an annual turnover of £50,000 or less.

You can apply for a maximum of £2,000 for any voluntary and community project that addresses the ‘5 ways to wellbeing’; particularly for people with a higher risk of experiencing mental health and wellbeing problems.

To get your application form and full criteria email: or telephone: 01663 735350 or download:

5 Ways to Wellbeing Information Guide

5 Ways to Wellbeing Application Form

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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: High Peak CVS AGM

High Peak CVS AGM is on Tuesday 31 October 12.45 - 3.10pm at St George’s Parish Hall, Church Lane, New Mills, High Peak SK22 4NP

Guest Speaker Sarah Stainthorpe from Foundation Derbyshire.  She will give a brief talk about Foundation Derbyshire and the grants available at the moment. There will be an opportunity, after the AGM, to speak to both Sarah and Liz Fletcher about the suitability of the grants available for your group.  

If you are interested in attending our AGM contact Jackie 

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News: Derbyshire Dales CVS AGM

Thur 19 October 2017 1pm at The Memorial Hall, 39 St John's St, Wirksworth.

The AGM will be combined with a Networking Event for local voluntary and community groups and statutory partners, where you can meet other local organisations, and promote your own organisation and its services.

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News: Glossopdale Furniture Project AGM

Thur 2 November 12pm at Glossop Cricket Club, North Road.

12pm Lunch
12.30pm Business

Followed by a short talk by Furniture Poverty specialist Helen Middleton.

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NDVA Annual General Meeting and Health and Social Care Voluntary Sector Forum - Wed 11 Oct 9:30am at the Agricultural Business Centre, Bakewell.

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News: Dementia Friendly Films

For people living with dementia and memory challenges, their family & friends.

Carousel - Monday 30 October 2017

White Christmas - Monday 18 December 2017

Pavilion Arts Centre, St. John's Road, Buxton SK17 6BE
Cost £4 (incl. tea, coffee, biscuits, cake)

Patrons with dementia may bring one carer, family member or friend for free.

Doors open 1pm. Films start 1.30pm. Finish 4pm.

Tea and cake. Fun activities, chat and reminiscence.

Tel: 07449 732322   Email:

This event is wheelchair accessible. Spaces are limited, book in advance. Call in advance if you have transport needs. Some financial support is available for individuals using local community transport schemes.

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News: Dementia Services Experiences

Healthwatch Derbyshire want to hear from anyone who has had experience of dementia services in the last year.

The information will be collected anonymously and shared with those responsible for running dementia services, so that they know what works well and what doesn’t.


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News: Derbyshire Suicide Awareness Seminars

Rural Action Derbyshire are providing free Suicide Awareness Seminars across Derbyshire.

This half-day training seminar is suitable for anyone who wants to improve their understanding of the subject, and would be of particular interest to those whose work may bring them into contact with people at greater risk of suicide and self-harm.


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News: Buxton Library Big Wellbeing Day

Tuesday 10 October 10.00am - 3.30pm

  • Have a go at the fruit and veg picture quiz - you could win a smoothie maker!
  • 10-12 Poetry ‘lucky dip’
  • 10-12.30 Colouring for relaxation for adults
  • 10.30-12.30 Needle Felting workshop (contact us to pre-book)
  • 12.30-3.30 Aromatherapy hand massages
  • 1.00-3.00 Iris folding craft
  • 1.30-3.30 Have a look at Ancestry, Picture the Past and other online resources with help from staff
  • Get useful information and advice from the organisations in the information market place
  • Blood pressure readings available
  • Refreshments on offer all day!

All for FREE!  This event is open to everyone - why not pop in and enjoy free activities to make you feel good!

For more info ask staff or contact Buxton Library on 01629 533460

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News: Derbyshire Carers Listening Events

Southern Derbyshire CCG events to talk to carers openly and get feedback.

Tue 10 October  10 - 14Peak Edge Hotel, Chesterfield

Wed 29 November10 - 14Makeney Hall, Belper

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News: Plague Doctor at Hayfield Library

The Plague Doctor’s talk is very fun, very gruesome, and in other libraries has been a hit with all ages!

Come and "enjoy" finding out about some of the outrageous medical diagnoses and treatments in the fourteenth century... complete with demonstrations you won't forget!

Friday 27 October from 2.30 – 4.00pm at Hayfield Library

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News: Brightside Courses in New Mills

At New Mills Adult Centre.

Coiled Basketry Taster Day - Tues. 2 Nov 10-2.30
Make small objects using materials of your choice

Weaving - A free 6 week course starting 4 October - Wednesdays 1-3 pm.
Learn the basic techniques of weaving using a hand loom

To book or request more information contact 01629 533386

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Job: Advice Session Supervisor

Organisation: Citizens Advice Derbyshire Districts

Salary: £24,426 pa 37 pw

To provide supervision for face to face and telephone advice sessions in the Matlock and Belper offices.

To be successful in this role, you will need in-depth knowledge and experience of advice, possess excellent client care skills and the ability to provide feedback to others verbally and in writing. Experience in the current benefits system and an up to date knowledge and understanding of welfare reform is essential.

You will need to manage the practicalities of the advice session and ensure adequate staffing and resources in addition to monitoring the case records, face to face interviews and telephone calls of designated staff to ensure quality standards are met.

Contact Kelly Jones for an application pack on 01629 832365, or email

Closing date: 9am, 23 October 2017
Interviews: Week commencing 30 October 2017

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