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News! Dementia Awareness Week

Awareness week boost for Dementia Friendly Community bid

A coffee morning, information sessions and virtual tours are among the events lined up in South Derbyshire as part of Dementia Awareness Week 2017.

The programme of activities is part of the Districts commitment to becoming a Dementia Friendly Community, which means putting in place strategies that improves inclusion and quality of life for those living with dementia, their families, friends and carers.

Richmond retirement village in Aston on Trent, plans to do its bit for Dementia Awareness week by turning the village blue through encouraging villagers to tie blue ribbons to properties, fences, trees, lamposts and shops. They will also be hosting Dementia Friends Information Sessions throughout the week.

A 'Virtual Dementia Tour' will visit Aston on Friday 19 May, where people will be given the chance to step inside the life of someone living with dementia via the use of virtual reality.

This will be heklp at the All Saints Heritage Centre, there will be three 2.5 hour tours between 9:30am and 5:15pm, with 12 places available on each therefore booking is essential.

More information is available by emailing either This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A Dementia Friends Information Session will also be taking place between 1-2pm at Swadlincote's Oakland Village on Friday 19 May. More details are available by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • For events happening in Derbyshire and Derby city click here.
  • For events happening in Amber Valley click here.
  • For events organised by Derbyshire County Council and partners Making Space and Alzheimers Society click here.
  • For events in North East Derbyshire click here.


News! Boost Your Digital Skills for FREE

Sign up now for FREE training from Google through the Digital Garage, which will be open for the next 6 months at 21 Barkers Pool, Sheffield S1 2HB.

Workshops, Masterclasses and One-to-Ones will be available on subjects ranging from taking your first steps online to online security and utilising Google Analytics to enhance your online presence.

The Google Digital Garage will be open from 10am until 6pm on Mondays to Saturdays and 11am until 4pm on Sundays, and is open to individuals and businesses to attend.

To find out more about training and to book onto a session please visit the website.

News! Working Together For Older People's Project

Working together for older people (WTFOP) is a project led by Age Concern Chesterfield and District, working in partnership with Clowne and District Community Transport and Chesterfield Time Bank. Financed by Bolsover Partnership the project began in April 2016 and employs a Co-ordinator 12 hours per week, 6 hours per week sessional Time Bank worker and has a transport budget to subsidise accessible door to door transport. WTFOP operates in the northern part of Bolsover District, namely Barlborough, Bolsover, Clowne, Creswell, Elmton, Hodthorpe and Whitwell.

To view the WTFOP Project evaluation click here.






News! FREE Budget Buddies Training

This is the last FREE training with LSP funding!

Come and join us or refer some one to us and we will do the rest.

25 May 2017, 9:30 - 4:30pm
Langwith Bassett Community Hall, Rectory Rd, Upper Langwith, NG20 9RF

Transport can be arranged, free refreshements and buffet!

The training is ideal for:

  • YOU a local Bolsover resident wanting to make changes in your financial life.
  • YOU a local Bolsover resident facing challenges in your financial life including debt, eviction etc.
  • YOU a local bolsover resident wanting to Volunteer to help local people to make changes in their financial life and make a difference everyday.
  • Local Bolsover business developing Corporate Social Responsibility.
  • Local Bolsover employers investment in staff health and well-being.
  • Front line workers, gaining a framework of support for service users/customers.
  • Individuals looking to learn more from the benefits of budgeting.
  • Community groups who are the front line in our communities.
  • Education providers value adding to there students portfolio of life skills.
  • Local Bolsover community voluntary sector organisations adding to there support packages.
  • Local Bolsover Charities providing additional support for service users.
  • Local Social housing providers offering additional support for their customers.

Book your place:
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Post: Release Financial Charity, Registered - 1155290 39 High Street, South Normanton, Derbyshire, DE55 2BP
Tel: 01773 306289 or 07932 088331


News! Police and Crime Commissioners E-newsletter

Click here to view the Police and Crime Commissioners most recent e-newsletter.

News! Development Officer Job Opening

Clowne and District Community Transport is looking to recruit an energetic Development Officer to drive the bid and fund raising activity, building revenuw streams to support the long term sustainability of the charity that truly makes a different to people's lives. Our aim is to offer more opportunities for older people and the wider community.

Working as part of a small passionate and committed team your role will be to manage and execute bid writing, fundraising and sponsorship development activities working collaboratively to bring organisations, people and ideas together for greater impact.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced fundraiser with proven experience of working with voluntary/community groups and public sector organisations; someone who is organised, self-motivated and results orientated with excellent communication skills. Being able to hit the ground running so as to identify the needs and gaps in the service provision in order to influence future strategies and activities is a prerequisite.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is practically minded with a hands on approach, has excellent IT skills, strong communication skills and the ability to multi-task.

Evening and weekend working will be required from time to time when events are taking place.

Please apply in writing with a covering letter and CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Closing date: Friday 19 May 2017, 5:00pm.



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