View Layout: Newsletter 148 Newsletter 19 Dec 2017

Date: 19 Dec 2017     

News: Office Christmas Closure

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all the Staff and Trustees at High Peak CVS.

HPCVS Christmas Message

The office closes at 1pm on Fri 22 Dec and reopens on Tue 2 Jan 2018

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News: Eating Disorders Training for Professionals

First Steps offers CPD training to aid professionals working with in the fields of health and social care and education.

At First Steps main office in Derby City Centre, £99 per person.

Training dates in 2018 include: 24 February, 19 May, 8 September.

For more information or to book a place on a workshop contact Sarah at First Steps,, 01332 367571.

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News: Compassionate Communities Derbyshire

Age UK Derby and Derbyshire have been commissioned by Derbyshire Public Health to deliver a new project in the High Peak over the next 18 months.

Compassionate Communities Derbyshire aims to encourage people and communities to talk about death, dying, bereavement and loss, to allow people to share their preferences and wishes about the future and to support each other in practical and emotional ways.

Project coordinator Jane Butler explains, ‘Many people face the end of their lives unprepared emotionally, practically, financially and legally, and this can add a huge strain to the person concerned and their families. Making a difficult time even more difficult, not only at the time of the death, but in the months and years to come. It can have far reaching impact across health and social care, voluntary, community and faith groups, and mental health services too. I think as a society we’ve lost confidence in talking about and dealing with death and dying, this project will show that it isn’t a taboo subject, but is part of who we, our families and communities are, and should be talked about and planned for as much as a new arrival into the family.

As well as helping individuals to plan for the end of their lives, we will be encouraging and sharing the many things communities are doing to help them. We’ll be holding public events to give people the chance to talk about death openly and to find out about ways in which funeral rites can be truly individual.   As well as working with health and social care professionals, we’ll be supporting employers to adopt best practice for their employees and promote the Dying to Work Charter. 

For further information, contact Jane -   Mobile 07421227078

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News: Thousands of Newspapers Free

Derbyshire library users are set to have online access to thousands of newspapers from around the world from the NewsBank service.

NewsBank can be used for free in the library or from home. All that is needed is a Derbyshire library card number.

From January, users can read more than 850 titles from across the United Kingdom, as well as 25 local newspapers and more than 3,000 international newspapers.

Newspapers back the service and supply the information to NewsBank. The content is mostly text from the previous day's edition.

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News: Clubnight for Adults with Learning Difficulties

Parents, carers, family and friends welcome: Monday 26 March 2018 7-10pm at Club HQ Night Club, High Street East, Glossop SK13 8DA.

To set the atmosphere there will be free 'Glow Sticks' and a facepainter coming with 'Glow in the Dark' paints. Facepainting prices ranging between £1, £2 and £3 for anything really elaborate. 

Members have put together the music and have learned how to use DJ software and equipment. Matt Berry (DJ Racoon) will be lead DJ on the night.

Free entry - no need to book or have a ticket.

Event link:

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