Below are news stories from Amber Valley CVS
September 2019 July 2019 Joined Up Care Derbyshire Stakeholder Consultation Event – 17th July, 2.30pm – 4pm Post Mill Centre , South Normanton DE55 2EJ. For further information contact ; Emma Plummer, Place Manager Amber Valley: firstname.lastname@example.org or Richard Murrell, Place Officer Amber Valley: email@example.com Carers in Employment Event – Wednesday 3rd July. At Haveli Restaurant, 10 Attenborough Lane, Chilwell, NG9 5JW Registration and welcome drinks from 11.30am – 12.00pm A FREE Indian lunch will be provided At the event, you will be able to network with other like-minded employers and find out more about the support that is available for Carers in Employment Limited spaces are available please confirm your attendance and book your place by emailing;firstname.lastname@example.org or call DCA on 01773 833833 May 2019 Health & Social Care Forum – for Southern Derbyshire voluntary and community groups – at The Strutt Centre, Derby Rd Belper , 22nd May 10am – 12.30 . Contribute your views to health & social care planning and changes relating to “Joined Up Care” , Dementia Support Services and the like. Belper Arts Festival – Woollen Woods Saturday 18th May 10-4 The Market Place Belper Accessible Belper and Belper Arts Festival are pleased to announce that this magical experience is fully accessible this year. All barriers to wheelchairs and mobility scooters have been removed and there will be also be a Changing Places facility (Mobiloo). So this year’s wander around our historic deer park decorated with Woollen wonders will be a welcoming day out for all. There are also history talks about the heritage of this brilliant town in No. 28 Front Line Workers Network Meeting ; meet old & new contacts and share updates of your work or services .Venue: Somercotes Village Hall Nottingham Rd, Somercotes, Derbyshire DE55 4HTDate: 14 May 2019 Time: 1.30 – 3.00pm April 2019 Help a lonely, isolated person in Amber Valley -We currently have around 30 people in Amber Valley waiting for a Befriender. Amber Valley CVS are running FREE Befriender training at Amber Valley CVS, 33 Market Place, Ripley DE5 3HA; Session 1 – Wednesday 8th May 2019 1-3pm Session 2 – Wednesday 15th May 2019 1-3pm To book a place and confirm your attendance please call 01773 512076 or email email@example.com Accessible Belper Press release Back by Popular demand – After last year’s success at Belper Goes Green, the Belper Arts Trail will provide a Mobiloo! Last year the Green Festival in Belper demonstrated that ALL residents and visitors should have the opportunity to enjoy the event, whatever their physical needs. At least a quarter of a million disabled people in the UK require specialist facilities to go to the toilet or be changed. This often means the only suitable place where their basic needs can be met is their own home. A Mobiloo solves this problem and we will have one at the Arts Trail as well as the Green Festival. With an electric hoist and changing table as well as a toilet and wash-basin, the Mobiloo enables people with even the most complex requirements to get out and about to enjoy the same opportunities as everyone else. The event will be truly accessible to all • Safe, dignified & hygienic • Hassle free & affordable • Check out www.mobiloo.org.uk for more information. A Day Long Celebration of Living Well in Belper In response to requests Wednesday 15th of May will bring together a lively variety of activities throughout the day for people living with dementia at Nailers Football Club 10am – 4pm. This includes those living with the condition, families, friends and those who want to know more. Fleet Arts will be providing a menu of opportunities to indulge creativity with; Movement tasters 10.30am – 11am/11.30am – 12pm Weaving drop-in 10am – 4pm Earth painting 10am – 1pm Then from 1.00pm-2.00pm there will be a special guest appearance by the One and only Johnny Victory! (johnnyvictory.com) Singing the songs we have loved from 1920s onwards his entertainment is legendary. He will be followed by a Space to Dance. Fifties and Sixties music til you can dance no more! Last Dance at 4.00pm. Just £2 per person to cover refreshments (pay on door). March 2019 Could your group run Somercotes Library? Contact us now to discuss your plans:firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01629 536166 and leave your details. We’ll call you back. Come to the Open Day at Somercotes Library on Tues 9 April 2019 – 12-6pm Cyber security toolkit for VCS organisations has been published on the Safer Derbyshire website, which you may find useful: https://www.saferderbyshire.gov.uk/what-we-do/cyber-crime/cyber-security-toolkit/cyber-security-toolkit-for-voluntary-organisations.aspx Carers in Employment training event in April for employers as part of our Carers in Employment project. For more information Tel: 01773 833833 and speak to Reah Marshall or E-mail: email@example.com As an employer you need to have signed up to the Carers in Employment pledge prior to attending this event. Research shows that using a flexible working approach achieves impressive business results where employers support working carers. We support carer friendly employers to:Improve Employee Morale,Improve Employee Retention,Reduce Absenteeism,Attract the Best Staff. Get the Support and Training you need to help the carers working for you. Share ideas and best practice with other employers. Gain recognition for the support you offer to your staff. Issue 10 of Ironville Newsletter is now available . To access a copy of the village newsletter of interest and enjoy its articles and other contents, please get in touch with the editor – Andy (firstname.lastname@example.org) or text Tracey (07555584913) This Newsletter comes to you via “Unicorns,” a local voluntary group celebrating and promoting the rich heritage and culture of the village through social events and effective communication. For further information why not visit our web site: http://unicorns.comli.com/Index.htm Tea Dance @ Ripley Leisure Centre February saw the start of this relaxed Tea Dance at Ripley Leisure Centre each Friday 11am – 1pm. This dance is hosted by people living with dementia and their partners and was created and is led by Chris & Carol Hill and Lynn and Peter Scott from the burning desire to be able to dance as they wish. No formal training is required and any style of dance is welcomed, people can even come to listen to the music and make music requests as a music streaming service is (requests so far have included rock & roll, twist, jive and pop). A £2 charge is made as you arrive at reception, hot drinks are provide but those attending are asked to bring their own nibbles, cake is very welcome and they have sourced some lovely chinaware bring style. This group is run by the participants themselves therefore it is encouraged that people living with dementia attend with their partner, family member or friend. Our first meeting of 2019 ;Southern Derbyshire Voluntary Sector Health & Social Care Forum, Don Amott Memorial Hall, Peacroft Lane, Hilton, DE65 5GH. Hear the latest about ” Place” arrangements in localities and share your ideas and news Wednesday 13th March 2019, 10am to 12.30pm Neurological Conditions Information and Advice Event Richmond Village Aston on Trent, Richmond Drive, Aston on Trent, Derbyshire, DE72 2EA Friday 22nd March 2019 10.30 am – 2.00 pm For more information contact Rosalind Nicklin T: 01332 794306 E: email@example.com February 2019 Accesible Belper ; Roll Up! Roll Up!…. at Accessible Belper we mean that Literally! Yes today we can announce that with the support of the Midland Co-operative Group, we have been able to provide ramps for the shops in Belper to share ensuring access to wheelchair users, pushchairs and others with mobility difficulties. Customers who may not be able to manage the steps into their favourite shops or eateries can now ring in advance of their visit to book the ramps. They simply have to look up the phone number of where they want to visit on the business website or www.accessiblebelper. org. On Saturday 23rd February Accessible Belper will be officially launching the ramps with the help of the Belper Town Council Mayor. This is another major step/roll forward in welcoming every resident and visitor to the delights of Belper Town, whatever their needs. Barriers are being broken down in every way, in the Most Accessible Town in Derbyshire ! Dementia Friendly Films ;The 2019 season of dementia friendly films kicks off in Belper with the original version of the classic feel good musical ’42nd Street’. . We’d love to welcome anyone living with dementia and their friends, family and carers them to the Nailer’s Conference Centre at Belper Football Club on Monday 18th February 2019. “The liveliest and one of the most tuneful screen musical comedies that has come out of Hollywood” The New York Times The doors open at 1pm, and the film starts at 1.30pm, and the show should be over by 3.45pm. For details of all our dementia friendly film screenings across Derbyshire contact ;Matinée Project Coordinator Tel: 07449 732322 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Dining with Dignity’ ;You are warmly invited to attend the ‘Dining with Dignity’ event to mark Nutrition and Hydration Week 2019.The event will be held on Monday 11 March starting at 10.00a.m. with registration from 9.30a.m. at County Hall, Matlock, DE4 3AG. The event will include talks and demonstrations on nutrition and hydration from a variety of guest speakers. There will also be information stands to browse and the opportunity to network. Lunch will also be included. To register your attendance please sign up via Eventbrite so we are able to estimate numbers for lunch For more information and if you have any special dietary requirements please email email@example.com (however you will still need to register via Eventbrite) RIPLEY TO BE WOOL BOMBED! Ripley Town Council are looking for local schools, nurseries, craft groups, Scouts and Guides, individuals and businesses within the wider Ripley Township (Heage, Nether Heage, Bullbridge, Sawmills, Waingroves, Marehay, Street Lane and Lower Hartshay)to come together to ‘wool bomb’ Ripley Market Place this May. Wool bombing is when you cover objects or structures, in this case, trees in Ripley, with decorative knitted or crocheted materials as a form of street art. You can knit/ crochet whatever you like, for example, animals, insects, flowers, pom-poms and scarves to be placed on the trees. They don’t have to be perfect, just colourful! Ripley Town Council are working alongside Ripley St. John’s School to lead the project. We will help you install your creation on the trees on or around Saturday 18th May, in the late afternoon. If you would like your school, craft group, Scout, Guide group or business to be involved and create a ‘wool bomb’ or if you are a local resident with knitting skills and would like to take part, please get in touch with Hannah by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 01773 513456 (Mon-Fri 10am until 3pm) or please call in to our office on Grosvenor Road. Village Halls -Save the Date! We already have the date for the 2019 Village & Community Halls Conference which will be held on Friday 8th November 2019. As everyone rated the venue as excellent and met all our needs, the event will again, be held at The Post Mill Centre in South Normanton. January 2019 Welcome back , hoping for a great year in 2019 ! Thank you to all who donated to the Food Bank appeal – local food banks were grateful for this during December and January December 2018 Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all staff , trustees and volunteers at Amber Valley CVS. We will be CLOSED from 12pm on Christmas Eve and re OPEN at 9.30am on 2nd January, ready to support you during 2019. #HelloNeighbour challenge ;Nextdoor, the free app and website for neighbours, has partnered with the charity Giving Tuesday to challenge its members to pledge an hour a week to help tackle loneliness, with the aim of giving one million minutes to support neighbours in need in their communities before 2019. How to get involved with the #HelloNeighbour challenge: Step 1: Pledge your support to the #HelloNeighbour campaign by visiting their website at: go.nextdoor.com/helloneighbour. Step 2: Find and connect with like-minded people in your community through Nextdoor to discuss who and how you would like to support the #HelloNeighbour challenge. Talk about and post how you’re planning on meeting the challenge, from saying hello to a stranger to inviting a neighbour over for coffee. Step 3: Share how your #HelloNeighbour challenge goes and what you’ve done to help your neighbours on Nextdoor and your other social channels using the hashtag:#HelloNeighbour Mental health training webpage has now gone live on the DCC website at https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/social-health/health-and-wellbeing/mental-health-and-wellbeing/mental-health-training/mental-health-training.aspx . Please note places can sometimes fill-up very quickly because of high demand. The courses form part of rolling programmes of courses with new dates and venues across Derbyshire being released in time-blocks.New courses will be publicised on the new mental health training webpage and where referred to on the webpage via Eventbrite, CHARITY Gig to support First Steps Amy Hudson will be holding a Charity Gig Saturday 9th February 2019 to raise money for First Steps. The event is £5 per person, and will include a live band, disco, and silent auction and raffle, with prizes such as Olivia Burton Watches, and a signed Manchester United Football Pennant. If you would like a ticket please contact Amy via: email@example.comCHARITY Gig Falls Prevention- research and social marketing project North West based social enterprise, Unique Improvements has been commissioned by Derbyshire County Council to deliver a combined research and social marketing campaign to help prevent and address the impact of falls amongst older people. We’d really like to keep you involved and informed about the work. If you would like to take part in the insight gathering stage, find out more about being a Falls Champion, would like us to come visit your group/staff meeting, or just be kept up to date with things like the small grants pot, then email: Falls@uni.uk.net for details of our event on 31st January Amber Valley CVS – our AGM is on 4th December; 3.15 – 5.00pm at St Josephs Church Hall, Butterley Hill, Ripley. Your opportunity to become Chair, member of the Board of Trustees or respond to our consultation on priorities for the coming year. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org / 01773 512076 for more information. November 2018 Befriending Services – Amber Valley CVS Derbyshire CCGs are undertaking further engagement with voluntary sector organisations and service users to understand what the impact would be if grant funding was not continued for the Befriending Services. Please take the time to complete the online survey , or contact Amber Valley CVS ( 01773 512076 / Lynn Allison ) if you would like to complete a hard copy. Responses after the closing date are being collected. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/vcs_grant_engagement Codnor Bowls and Social Club ; Xmas Fayre and Table Top sale ; Saturday 24th November 10am – 2pm, Goose Lane Codnor – start your Christmas preparations early . The Healthy, Warm and Well 2018 Booklet can be accessed via these links; · https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/social-health/adult-care-and-wellbeing/adult-care-services.aspx · https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/social-health/health-and-wellbeing/health-protection/severe-weather-planning/severe-weather-planning.aspx · https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/social-health/health-and-wellbeing/your-health/keeping-warm-in-winter/keep-warm-in-winter.aspx · https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/social-health/health-and-wellbeing/your-health/your-health.aspx Derbyshire Trading Standards Service has received information that there are cold callers ringing residents in Derbyshire claiming to be from Derbyshire County Council, informing them that they have overpaid Council Tax and seeking their bank details. We would urge residents not to give bank details over the phone to any caller that they have not verified the identity of. Derbyshire County Council would not cold call residents with an enquiry of this nature. Within Derbyshire council tax is collected by the District Councils and any enquiry regarding under or overpayment would be conducted by letter with contact details that can be verified. If you have any concerns regarding the caller’s motives, please notify the Police by calling 101 or ring Citizen’s Advice Consumer Services (CACS) on 03454 040506. October 2018 New Era for First Taste Like the boards of many small charities the Trustees of Darley Dale based First Taste Charity have been facing the challenges of both attracting new hands-on Trustees and securing funding to continue and develop the Charity’s work of promoting the stimulative care of frail older people, so many now with dementia, in care /nursing homes and day care centres across Derbyshire as well as ensuring future such work.. Over the past year First Taste Trustees have been working with the Board of AgeUK Derby & Derbyshire to secure a future and legacy for our work and have agreed to integrate First Taste’s work into AgeUK Derby & Derbyshire. This will ensure that First Taste’s vital work including: intergenerational projects; care staff training; developing specific resources such as chair based exercise CD’s & reminiscence DVD’s is protected and hopefully developed, both in care settings as well as being extended to frail older people still living at home. First Taste held its last Annual General Meeting on Monday 15 October at the Whitworth Centre, Darley Dale following which the Charity Commission is being asked to formally dissolve the Charity as from 31 October 2018. All First Taste’s existing funds are being administered by AgeUK Derby & Derbyshire but are ring-fenced and can only be used for First Taste’s projects and programmes and to progress this vital work.To identify the particular work that First Taste has undertaken and to retain the First Taste name AgeUK Derby & Derbyshire are establishing a specific stream of work to be known as “First Taste”. This will include: all the projects and programmes currently running as well; seeking to develop the intergenerational work; care staff & carer training; development of more specifically tailored resources for use with work with older people with special needs, and seeking innovative ways to reduce loneliness and promote health and wellbeing across the generations. The First Taste Office at Ladygrove Mill will remain operational until the end of March 2019 where Iris Wagstaffe, First Taste’s Voluntary Secretary, is working to support the embedment of the Charity’s work into that of AgeUK Derby & Derbyshire. “Fit for the Future”;Village Halls & Community Buildings Conference Rural Action Derbyshire & Rural Community Action Nottinghamshire Friday 23rd November 2018 The Post Mill Centre, South Normanton, Alfreton, DE55 2EJ Time 9.15am to 3.15pm This first cross-county conference dedicated to community buildings, it is an ideal opportunity for anyone with an interest in or involved with managing a village hall or community facility, to learn how to become more sustainable and ‘fit for the future’. Remember to book your place on the free upcoming conference on Cyber Crime to highlight the key cyber risks and threats to the voluntary and community sector and provide advice on how to prevent them. Please follow the link below for more information and details on how to book your place. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/derbyshireonline-supporting-the-voluntary-sector-in-the-digital-age-tickets-49210627311 Carers wanted to take part in a study looking at the impact of caring. Researchers from the Psychology Department at the University of Derby are working with Derbyshire Carers Association on several projects to better support carers to effectively manage the multiple demands of caring. We would like to invite Carers to come and take part in the study looking at the impact of caring and how Carers build resilience.Researchers from the University of Derby are happy to meet Carers in their own homes, at the University or at a DCA Centre in Derby, Ripley, New Mills or Chesterfield. This will be a chat about how Carers build resilience and cope with their caring responsibilities. If you know of any Carers in Derbyshire that you think would like to take part then please pass on this information.For more information or to volunteer to take part please call Angela Bradley at Derbyshire Carers Association on 01773 833833 September 2018 STATUE UNVEILING This summer the artists’ group Non Zero One ran a public call-out asking people to ‘put her forward’ nominations of living women that deserve recognition for what they do and for the positive impact they have had on people around them. From hundreds of nominations, 25 women were invited to be 3D-scanned and 3D-printed into statues, and now they will be unveiled as part of Heritage Open Days, the country’s largest festival of history and culture. Accessible Belper are proud to announce that our very own Siobhan Fennell is one of the 25 chosen women. Her statue will be unveiled at No28 Community Hall on Sunday 16th September at 4.30pm.The unveiling will celebrate Siobhan and everything she inspires, and include a short presentation by non zero one. Come along and join the celebration. Derbyshire CCG funding cuts to voluntary sector Important – Health Scrutiny Meeting about NHS cuts on 10th September, 2pm , County Hall Matlock This is your chance to help our NHS staff and our health charities to fight the cuts in a very practical way. Here is what you can do:
- come to the meeting – overt public interest always rattles cuts happy bureaucrats
- write to the Chair with a question you would like to ask in person on the day
- write/phone or visit one or more of the councillors on the committee to express your concerns and request their support in referring the matter to the Health Secretary.
- The local health and social care system is running a series of workshops to begin to brief our closest stakeholders about the financial challenge we face. These will take place across Derbyshire during July and you will be able to:
- Hear more detail about the financial challenge – and what we are doing about it
- Take part in a workshop that will test out the values we should be using when making difficult decisions about funding
- Find out further ways in which you can get involved and help us meet the challenge. We are holding sessions in each of our localities at various times during the day to aim to allow everyone to attend who wishes to. The sessions will be led by a CCG Executive and local clinicians and will take place at the following dates, times and venues:
|Weds 11 July, 2pm-4.30pm Thurs 12 July, 6.30pm-9pm St. Peters in the City – Function Room St. Peters Street Derby DE1 1SN||Weds 11 July, 6.30pm-9pm Thurs 12 July, 9.30 am- 12pm St. Thomas’ Church Chatsworth Road Chesterfield S40 3AW|
|Fri 13 July, 9.30am-12pm Emmanuelle Church Hall 28 Vicarage Gardens Swadlincote DE11 8LS||Fri 13 July, 2pm-4.30pm North Wingfield Community Resource Centre – Function Room Whiteleas Avenue North Wingfield S42 5PW|
|Mon 16 July, 2pm-4.30pm Erewash Voluntary Action CVS Granville Centre Granville Avenue Long Eaton NG10 4HD||Mon 16 July, 6.30pm-9pm Buxton Methodist Church Chapel Street Buxton SK17 6HX 01298 27065|
- Your vote could see local group named a winner in this year’s The People’s Projects – make sure you have your say
- General public gets to decide which community projects get National Lottery funding support
- Film of The Volunteer Centre’s Safe & Sound project will be aired on ITV on Thursday April 19th and viewers can vote on this year’s worthy winner.
March 2018 Somercotes Choral Society are singing happy thanks to a grant from Amber Valley CVS Our Community Funding Development Worker, Collette Watson attended the Somercotes Choral Society weekly session to present them with a cheque for £250. This was from the Amber Valley CVS Small Grants Fund to help with the groups running costs. Pictured below is Jen Adams from the group along with their Musical Director, Neil Farley with the rest of their team behind them. Any group in Amber Valley can apply for the Small Grants Fund, just as long as you have a constitution and a bank account. For further details, please contact Collette Watson at Amber Valley CVS on 01773 512076 / email@example.com
If you would like more information about the Somercotes Choral Society, please visit www.somercoteschoralsociety.co.uk
February 2018 Success of community campaign sees new road crossing installed Amber Valley CVS’s Community Organiser Kirsty is there to support local community members to take their ideas and turn them in to reality. Back in 2016 Kirsty met Eileen, a very inspiring lady who has dreamed of seeing a new crossing on Mansfield Road, Heanor for over 60 years. With Kirsty’s support Eileen was finally able to bring this vision to life. Gathering support for the crossing was a real community effort. Kirsty used her Community Organiser skills to break the mission down in to small manageable steps. Eileen contacted Cllr. Celia Cox who was fantastic at guiding the team through the political process of presenting a petition to Derbyshire County Council. Cllr Celia Cox arranged a site visit with residents and DCC officers and accompanied both Eileen and Kirsty to present the petition, signed by over 140 local residents, to the Cabinet Member. Now that the crossing has been installed residents can feel much safer crossing between bus stops. Kirsty says “This achievement is such a great example of what can happen when one person takes the lead to bring a community together, communities can really make the difference! I may have provided some support but all of the passion, dedication and energy came from Eileen herself, she is an amazing lady!” Eileen says “Everyone is delighted with the outcome”. If you have a community idea that you would like to see happening in your area and would like support, contact Amber Valley CVS on 01773 512076
October 2017 We need your votes to secure vital funding for our Man Cave Amber Valley Centre for Voluntary Services (AVCVS) who provide support to Amber Valley people with voluntary action are calling for the support of the local community to help win funding for their Man Cave project as part of the Aviva Community Fund 2017. Our Man Cave Project is relying on votes to increase our chances of winning funding of up to £25,000 which we hope will go towards restoring our venue which is an old, unused building and providing materials for our Man Cave volunteers to use. Only projects with the most votes will become finalists, so additional support is vital. The Man Cave was set up in June 2017 with the aim of providing a regular meeting space for men who traditionally do not join in with group social activity, including those with health problems, learning difficulties, mental ill health and suicidal thoughts. At the Man Cave, they find company but in focusing themselves around a practical task we believe more interaction will take place. In completing practical projects using skills they bring with them or acquire through working together we believe confidence, self esteem and mental well being will be improved. The group has 10 gentlemen who attend on a weekly basis, but the more the merrier and new members are always welcome. They come together to work on gardening projects and restoration of furniture. With the help of this funding, they would like to buy materials to make items such as work benches and recycling items to make lamps and wall planters, as well as making the building they use, more sustainable. Paul Smith, lead Man Cave volunteer said, ‘Since the Man Cave started, I have noticed a positive. change in both myself and the other participants. We have become more sociable and better at working as a team. We discuss ideas and can bring all our different skills and techniques together and learn from one another, whilst having a bit of banter at the same time’. He added, ‘The Aviva Funding would make a great difference to our Man Cave group as we would be able to utilise the building better and make our group self-sustainable, hopefully attracting new members to join’. To get behind the Amber Valley CVS Man Cave project and help make a difference in your local community, visit https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/voting/project/view/17-2857 and submit your vote by 21st November 2017. For more information about the Man Cave, please call AVCVS on 01773 512076 / firstname.lastname@example.org or call in at our office at 33, Market Place, Ripley, Derbyshire, DE5 3HA
Well done Kirsty! Some of our members of staff took part in the Derbyshire Sport September Workplace Challenge ‘Find your 10 minutes’. By doing so, our Community Organiser, Kirsty Barker won a Fitbit activity tracker. Here’s Kirsty (left) receiving her prize this morning from Rachael Dyer of Derbyshire Sport. Well done Kirsty! We look forward to seeing you power walking around Amber Valley very soon!
September 2017 The Insolvency Service has published a series of videos called ‘if only’ based on true stories around financial abuse and scamming, please see the link below. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/keep-yourself-safe-how-to-spot-the-signs-of-common-scams The link will also be added to the Safer Derbyshire website under the financial abuse page https://www.saferderbyshire.gov.uk/what-we-do/safeguarding-adults/derbyshire-safeguarding-adult-board/financial-abuse/financial-abuse-guidance.aspx
June 2017 Better health starts at home public consultation What is this consultation about? NHS commissioners working across Derbyshire have outlined proposals to make changes to the prescribing policy in Derbyshire. This would see less NHS money being spent on products for short-term minor illnesses where there is insufficient evidence of benefit or cost effectiveness and which are available to buy over-the-counter. The result would see more NHS money being available to invest in the diagnosis and treatment of serious medical conditions. In 2016/17 over £150 million was paid out on GP practice prescriptions. Of this, it is estimated that over £3 million was spent on medicines that are available to buy over-the-counter and which are only used for illnesses that often get better without any treatment. With increasing demands on NHS resources it is important to ensure that money allocated to the NHS is spent in the best possible way. We want your views The “Better health starts at home” consultation document will tell you why we want to make the changes and what they could mean for you or the people that you support. It will tell you how you can get involved and share your views with us and what we will do with your views once the consultation has finished. We would be most grateful if you could share this information with all of your contacts as we want as many people as possible to share their views. The consultation document and questionnaire is available at GP surgeries, pharmacies and other community venues in Derbyshire. It is also available on request and to view and download Click here More information is available from www.northderbyshireccg.nhs.uk www.hardwickccg.nhs.uk www.erewashccg.nhs.uk www.southernderbyshireccg.nhs.uk The consultation feedback form is available to complete on Survey Monkey at: www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/betterhealthderbys To request a consultation booklet, or for more information, please email email@example.com or call 01246 514176. If you would like someone to come out to visit your group to provide further information and take feedback on your views please contact us. Thank you, NHS North Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group NHS Erewash Clinical Commissioning Group NHS Hardwick Clinical Commissioning Group NHS Southern Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group
May 2017 Be part of the UK’s biggest celebration, recognising the contribution of the 22 million people who volunteer in their communities. During Volunteers’ Week, hundreds of events and celebrations will take place across the country to say thank you to volunteers, recognising the important contribution they make. We would like there to be lots of events like this in Amber Valley too. It’s a great opportunity for you to organise a party/ get together/ soirée, whatever you would like to call it, specifically for your volunteers as a way of saying thank you to them and let them know how much you appreciate them and how their time, makes a huge impact on your group or organisation. The National Council for Volunteering Organisations (NCVO) have put together a really handy resource pack for you to use. It includes copies of their logos, posters and bunting which you can download and print off. Ideas of how to publicise your event, invitation templates, thank you cards, certificates and much, much more. Download the new resource pack (pdf) Amber Valley CVS can also help you promote your event as we can advertise it on our website and social media pages. If you do organise something, we would love to see some photos of your event so please do email them over to us or post them on our Facebook page – www.facebook.com/AVCVS
Amber Valley CVS staff celebrate Red Lippy Day On Friday 5th May 2017, staff from Amber Valley CVS joined in the Red Lippy Day as a way of remembering ladies of a certain era and how they have succumbed to this dreadful disease. April 2017 Amber Valley CVS seek volunteers for their Home from Hospital scheme Ripley based charity, Amber Valley Centre for Voluntary Services (AVCVS) are looking for local volunteers to provide practical and emotional support to individuals who are being discharged from hospital or a care facility. Volunteers will provide low level support to people who have no other support network around them, in order to speed and ease the transition from hospital to home and prevent re-admittance. Tasks may include shopping for basic food stuffs, turning on heating, offering a lift home or popping in to their home to check on their well-being. Pippa Woodbridge, Home from Hospital Worker said, ‘We are looking for volunteers, specifically from the Belper, Ripley, Heanor or Langley Mill areas to offer support for up to 6 weeks, with at least weekly visits for supportive, social conversation and ad hoc practical support which will encouraging the individual to care for themselves at home.’ She added, ‘Volunteers can choose the day or time that they are able to provide support. They will be supported by myself and will be given training beforehand. They will be able to claim back any out of pocket expenses and will have access to additional signposting and services for each individual that they help. Volunteers must be over 18 years of age and they will require a DBS (Police check) to be carried out prior to them volunteering’. Each single volunteers input will encourage a person’s adjustment to their home environment and participation with the wider community. Ongoing health or social care will be provided by other statutory services such as the NHS, to the person alongside this volunteering activity. This help will support the NHS and Derbyshire Hospitals by removing some of the barriers to lone patients returning and staying home following discharge. The Home from Hospital service is funded by the NHS Southern Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group. If you are interested in finding out more information about how to become a Home from Hospital volunteer, please contact Philippa Woodbridge on 01773 512076 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Victims of antisocial behaviour in Derbyshire can gain support from a new service put in place and funded by Police and Crime Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa. The Commissioner set about introducing a new ASB Support Service after talking with traumatised victims whose sense of safety had been shattered. “I feel very strongly that we need more avenues of support for victims to enable them to cope and recover and no longer live in fear or distress,” he said. “Antisocial behaviour comes in many shapes and forms, none of which is acceptable, which is why I want the service to be available to all victims of such abhorrent crimes – be they of a nuisance, personal or environmental kind.” Adults and children will be able to seek help from the service through self-referral, whether or not they have reported what’s happening to the police. Steve Jones of Remedi said: “Remedi are delighted to be extending our support services to all victims of anti-social behaviour across Derby and Derbyshire. We are very much looking forward to working in partnership with key ASB agencies to provide both emotional and restorative support services to help those affected by ASB to cope and recover.” The service will be run by Remedi Restorative Services as an extension to Derbyshire Victim Services, working alongside other support services in the county.
Homestart Would you like to volunteer with Homestart in Amber Valley to support families with children under 5? Homestart Derby are extending their activity and will be working from Amber Valley CVS office to train and support local volunteers and families.
NEWS ARCHIVESpring Clean your group with the help of Amber Valley CVS’ FREE training course – January and May 2016 Amber Valley CVS 2015 Food Bank appeal – December 2015 Amber Valley Voices awarded funds from Amber Valley CVS – October 2015 Amber Valley CVS thank their Befrienders – August 2015 Somercotes Infants School Charity Carousel Day – 14th June 2015 Volunteer and potentially end up with a job – May 2015
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