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Date: 8 Jun 2018     

News: Bereavement and Loss Support Group

To address gaps in support around loss and bereavement in Glossop.

A pilot group is planned, and then see where to go from there. Maybe a regular meeting for peer support, a drop in, several groups setting up around particular kinds of loss….. ? Sharing useful information and being there for each other? All ideas welcome. 

Wednesday 13 June 12-2pm at the Glossop Labour Club (upstairs room) Chapel Street, Glossop.

This meeting is for people with bereavement issues and will be safe, confidential, friendly and welcoming. We will hopefully planning ongoing sessions.  

Please join us if you have suffered a recent bereavement and are struggling to find local support, if you were bereaved sometime ago and feel a bit stuck or still feel the need for some support from others like you. Please also join us if you feel you have managed to come through and are able and ready to help others.

For more information please contact Liz (HPCVS) 01663 736426, Or Debbie & Andy (Glossop Carriage Company / Co-op) 01457 852059. You can just turn up to the meeting if you prefer and feel free to bring somebody along if that’s helpful too.   

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News: Bright Side Garden Group in Glossop

Starts Tuesday 12 June for 6 weeks 10am – 12noon in Gardens at Charles Street, central Glossop (opposite the Library).

  • Learn how to bring a garden back to life when the weeds have taken over! 
  • Learn how to spot which plants are weeds and get rid of them, dig over a bed, make choices about what crops to plant, and to make slate signage. 
  • A trip is planned to an established community garden or garden centre 
  • The course finishes with a pizza-making party using the fantastic clay outdoor Pizza oven

The course is free to anyone who is experiencing emotional difficulties, psychological issues or mental health issues or who is socially isolated as part of DCC’s Bright Side programme.  Adult Education are planning to run accredited gardening qualifications from their Adult Education site in future, so Bright Side learners could gain the confidence and be able to progress to a hobby or future career 

For more information contact Rachel Harman ( 

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News: Lip Reading and Hearing Loss Support Group

On the following dates at the Glossop Adult Education Centre.  

Friday 3 August 9.30am – 12noon
Friday 10 August 9.30am – 12noon 
Friday 31 August 9.30am – 12noon (this date tbc)
Friday 7 September 9.30am – 12noon 
Friday 14 September 9.30am – 11.30am 
Friday 21 September – reserve date if session on 31st does not go ahead

The course is free and gives learners helpful techniques, skills and strategies when they are losing their hearing, in a supportive and friendly group, with others who are experiencing similar issues.  It is open to absolute beginners in lip reading or more experienced/confident learners.

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News: Furness COGS Unveiling Event

On Tuesday 12 June 10.30 – 12 noon two ceramic welcome signs will be unveiled at each of the entrances to the community field off Park Avenue in Furness Vale.

These will incorporate the QE2 plaques.   Children from Furness Vale Primary School will be invited to follow the new mosaic trail which is strategically sited in various locations all over the field.  

Both of these installations have been kindly created by the volunteers of High Peak Community Arts, led by their skilled artists and funded by the Lottery through HPCA’s Project eARTh.

COGS will be delighted if you are able to join them to celebrate this latest feature at their field.

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News: Buxton Dementia Friendly Films

Trinity Church Buxton, Hardwick Mount, Buxton.

Viva Las Vegas [U] - Monday 18 June 2018

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers [U] - Monday 23 July 2018

Doors open 1pm. Films start 1.30pm. Finish 4pm. Cost £4 (incl. tea, coffee, biscuits, cake). Tea & cake. Fun activities, chat & reminiscence.

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

Tel: 07449 732322 Email:

This event is wheelchair accessible. Spaces are limited, please 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: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Friday 15 June 2018, 10am-3pm at New Market Square, Chesterfield.

Find out what advice and support is available for older people in Derbyshire:

  • Leaflets and resources
  • Free refreshments
  • Signposting and information

It is hoped to be able to speak to members of the public and provide lots of information around the variety of support and initiatives available for older people to access in Derbyshire. We are focussing on all safeguarding issues that may affect older people but in particular financial abuse as it is also Scams Awareness Month in June.  Staff supporting the event will be wearing something purple as this is the colour theme chosen by the Charity ‘Action for Elder Abuse’ as it reflects royalty; how elderly people should be treated.

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Job: Retail Assistant

Organisation: Blythe House Hospice

Salary: £16,536 - £18,157 FTE, £13,229 - £14,526 Actual 30 hours per week to be worked flexibly including regular weekend work

Are you experienced in retail work, enjoy working with people and keen to support your local hospice?

This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic retail team of managers and volunteers in local hospice shops.

Driver/car owner essential with business mileage allowance.

For further information contact Marie Brown on 01298 77122 / 07835 757460

For an application pack contact / 01298 816998

Closing date: Tuesday 19 June 2018
Interviews:  Thursday 28 June 2018

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News: Recovery Grants

To further develop the substance misuse recovery community in Derbyshire from October 2018 onwards, the Public Health Commissioning Team will be launching a small grants scheme.

Organisations interested in applying for a grant (up to a maximum of £40,000) to deliver substance misuse recovery outcomes in Derbyshire can do so via the Funding and Grants section of the Derbyshire County Council website

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News: Garfield Weston Foundation

Weston Anniversary Fund – Deadline: 30 June 2018

To celebrate its anniversary and the vital role of volunteers and community charities, the Foundation has created an additional fund that is aimed at small charities and community organisations across the UK. The Foundation is offering grants to provide new or improve existing community facilities.

The Foundation, one of the UK’s largest charitable institutions, is warning that small community organisations, which provide many vital services in local areas, are at risk if they do not receive more support.

The Weston Anniversary Fund will provide capital grants of between £30,000 and £150,000 to UK registered charities, CIOs, places of worship and state schools to support capital projects that make a difference to local communities across the UK. Applicants must have a total income of less than £3 million and the total project cost must not exceed £300,000. Grants will need to be spent and projects fully completed by the end of 2020.

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News: Music for All

Music in the Community – Deadline: 1 July 2018

The Music in the Community grants programme is administered by Music for All, which is the charity of the UK musical instrument industry, and is also supported by the NAMM Foundation in the US and endorsed by a number of musical celebrities.  Grants are typically around £2,500.

The grants programme is intended to act as a helping hand to projects and initiatives across the UK that seek to bring music to their community. The funding is aimed at groups that need assistance to fulfil their potential in developing truly sustainable music programmes.

Funding is available for musical instrument costs, using music to break down barriers, providing a variety of educational opportunities as well as helping to find ways to integrate many diverse and minority groups positively into society.

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News: Trusthouse Charitable Foundation

Grants are available to charitable and not-for-profit organisations in the UK for small, local projects working to address community issues in areas of extreme Urban Deprivation or remote, socio-economically deprived Rural Areas.

The Foundation supports projects working under the general headings of; Community Support; Arts, Heritage and Education; Disability and Healthcare. The Foundation offers the following levels of support:

Small Grants: of between £1,000 and £6,000.
Standard Grants: of between £6,001 and £12,000.
Large Grants: of between £10,000 and £45,000 for capital projects only.

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News: The Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation

The deadline for submitting an application is Friday 14 September 2018 by 5.00pm – for the October meeting.

The Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation support four main categories:

  • Jewish Life and Learning
  • Performing Arts (excluding music)
  • Music
  • Medical Research Travel Grant

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