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Date: 1 Dec 2018     

News: Derbyshire Dementia Support Service

The Dementia Support Service offers a range of support to anyone affected by dementia.

They can provide information and support across a range of issues

  • Understanding dementia
  • How to get help locally
  • Maintaining independence
  • Financial and legal matters
  • Caring for people with dementia
  • Changes in relationships and behaviour
  • Community care
  • Long-stay care

They support both you and your family members/carers through the different stages of dementia.

Derbyshire Dementia Support Service deliver a range of groups for people affected by memory loss or dementia where you can meet other people who have similar circumstances to you 

  • Memory Cafes 
  • Carers Groups 
  • Singing for the Brain 

You don’t need an official diagnosis of dementia or be of a certain age to get advice and support from the service. 

To find out more about services in your area contact Derbyshire Dementia Support Service on 01332 208845 or email 

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News: Free Health and Wellbeing Day

Free Health & Wellbeing Day for Parent/Carers of Children/Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

Tuesday 4 December 10am – 2pm at Fairfield Adult Education Centre, Victoria Park, Buxton.

Lunch -  Refreshments -  Art Therapy -  Christmas Crafts -  Pampering -  Information -  Friendly chats -  ‘Me’Time

If you are a parent/carer of a child or young person with Special Educational Needs and/or Disability and would like to attend this event,  visit the website and book through the link on Eventbrite. Or telephone to request a booking. Places are limited so don’t leave it too late to book your place.

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News: Community Alarms and Telecare Consultation

A consultation on changing how older and vulnerable people are supported to live at home is being launched by Derbyshire County Council.

Residents will be asked for their views on plans to change who is eligible to receive community alarms and telecare services. Around 5,000 older and vulnerable people currently use the technology funded by Derbyshire County Council which provides 24-hour monitoring.

Members of the county council’s Cabinet approved the launch of a 10-week consultation which opened on Monday 19 November. Letters will be sent to everyone who currently receives community alarms or telecare services with a questionnaire which they will be invited to fill it in. Residents will also be able to complete it online at

Events will also be held around the county for residents, families and carers to ask questions and give feedback. These will be held between 10.30am and noon on:

Monday 26 November – Buxton Methodist Church, Chapel Street
Tuesday 4 December – St Thomas Centre, Chatsworth Road, Chesterfield
Friday 7 December – Room 10, Strutt Centre, Derby Road, Belper
Monday 10 December - Lady Whitworth Room, Whitworth Centre, Darley Dale
Tuesday 11 December – Ilkeston Library, Market Place
Wednesday 12 December – Oaklands Village, Hall Farm Road, Swadlincote
Friday 14 December – Clay Cross Social Centre, Market Street, Clay Cross
Monday 17 December – Assembly Hall Community Centre, Hilltop, Bolsover

People will need to book their place by contacting the county council on 01629 531307 or email

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News: Remembrance Event

Sterndale Moor Task Force Remembrance Beacon event.

Sterndale Moor remembered those who fell in WW1 on Sunday 11th November with a day full of respects.

We paid respects at our war memorial at Brandside at 2pm, a 2 minute silence was upheld.

At 3.30 we were back at Sterndale Moor where we had a game of football, reminiscent of the Christmas ceasefire in 1914-the event was well attended and afterwards we retired to the village function room for tea and cake. The function room was decorated with Union Jack flags and bunting and local people bought along their wartime memorabilia to show during the whole event.

On the evening we lit our beacon at 7pm whilst listening to wartime music over loud speakers.

At 7.54pm we started our firework display to wartime music which lit up the silent soldiers that were hand made.   See

After 5 minutes of amazing fireworks the poem "Ode to Remembrance” was played over the loud speakers, which was recited by people of the village and played over a filmed visual of a silent unknown soldier-this was followed by a live bugler playing the last post. A two minute silence was then observed.

Back in the village function room, we held a raffle with lots of prizes gifted from generous local companies.

The evening was a huge success and we plan to make this our annual event as lots of people have asked to see it all again.

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News: 2019 Calendar of Matine films in Derbyshire

2019 Calendar of dementia friendly films for Derbyshire.

This lists all the films showing in Belper, Matlock, Buxton, Derby, Long Eaton, Swadlincote, Shirebrook, Chesterfield and Dronfield in the new year.

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