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Dementia Action Week Event

Oakland Village, Hall Farm Rd, Swadlincote, DE11 8LH
25 May 2018

This event is being organised by South Derbyshire Dementia Action Alliance, a group of organisations and individuals who have come together with the aim of making South Derbyshire a better place to live for people with dementia and their carers.

There will be two parts to this event:

Understanding the needs of your customers and service users with dementia - booking essential
From 9.30am – 12.30pm there will be a half day training course from Alzheimer's Society offering an insight into how dementia is experienced in everyday life. It will enable participants to feel prepared to identify vulnerabilities, understand their customers' or service users' circumstances and improve their confidence in managing contact with them.

Places are limited so early booking is essential! £30 per person (with a few free places offered to small community groups).

Download a poster, information sheet, and booking form below.

For more information contact Helen Frudd, Network Support Worker at South Derbyshire CVS on 01283 219761 or


FREE Drop in Market Place and Information Event - no booking required

From 1.00 – 3.00pm. Have you been diagnosed with dementia, or do you support or work with someone who has? Would your service or business like to understand the needs of customers with dementia? Or do you just want to know more? This free drop in event will offer a range of market stalls, information stands and taster activities promoting services and activities available locally for people affected by dementia. Come and find out more!

For more information contact Simon Farneti, Senior Support & Intensive Housing Management Officer at Trident Reach, Oakland Village on 01283 240594 or

File attachment: Poster_Dementia Action Event_25 May.pdf
File attachment: DA_Training_Info_BookingForm.doc
File attachment: Information sheet_Dementia Action Event_25 May.pdf

Volunteers' Week Celebration Event 2018

Rosliston Forestry Centre, Burton Road, Rosliston DE12 8JX
5 June 2018

Volunteers from across South Derbyshire will have the opportunity to socialise, eat cake, make a beeswax candle or simply go for a walk to relax and explore the Forestry Centre.

This event is a fantastic way to celebrate and recognise the contribution volunteers make to your organisation and is FREE, so please invite all your volunteers along!

This years’ event is a summer tea-party from 1-3pm on Tuesday the 5th June at Rosliston Forestry Centre.

Booking is essential as the event has proved popular in the past.

Please return completed booking forms by Friday 1st June to or post to Elspeth Frudd, South Derbyshire CVS, 46-48 Grove Street, Swadlincote, Derbyshire DE11 9DD.

Please call 01283 219761 if you have any enquiries.

File attachment: Volunteers Week poster 2018.pdf
File attachment: Volunteers Week 2018 booking form.doc

Promoting Your Organisation on Social Media

South Derbyshire CVS, 46-48 Grove Street, Swadlincote DE11 9DD
14 June 2018
13:00 - 15:45

Find out how to use social media more effectively in order to promote your organisation's aims and activities.  Just £29 per person, this half day workshop  is for anyone who uses social media on behalf of their organisation, but has no marketing background.

The workshop will help you become more confident in using social media to market your organisation, whether that be for events, campaigns or more generally to raise awareness.
It will consider how to extend your organisation’s presence on social media and how to help increase engagement. In particular, it will look at how to make content more effective, using examples from Facebook and Twitter. It will finish with a quick look at managing your social media campaigns more effectively.

You are advised to book early to be sure of a place, as this course was fully booked well in advance last time we offered it.

Those who attended said:

  • “Interesting, relevant, demystifying!”
  • “Engaging and interesting”
  • Great. I am now fired with enthusiasm!”
  • “Brilliant, I’m going to take loads away”
  • “Well pitched and paced - lots of food for thought”

Tickets £29 per person
Please book via Eventbrite:
Enquiries to South Derbyshire CVS Community Development Team
t: 01283 219761 or e:

File attachment: Social Media Training 14 June 2018 Poster.pdf

Difficult Conversations and Resolving Conflict Training

SDCVS, 46-48 Grove Street, Swadlincote DE11 9DD
21 June 2018
13.00 – 15.30

Dealing with a challenging issue like conflict between colleagues can take people out of their comfort zone. This course, delivered by social enterprise Green Pepper, considers how best to prepare for and conduct a difficult conversation with the aim of resolving conflict. It is suitable for trustees, managers, supervisors, staff, volunteer co-ordinators and others who may have to deal with conflict with or between individuals.

Tickets: £29 per person

Please book via Eventbrite:

Enquiries to Helen Frudd - call 01283 219761 or email

File attachment: Difficult Conversations and Resolving Conflict 21 June 2018 Poster.pdf

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