News! Amazon Warehouse in Derbyshire

Amazon is opening a new warehouse in Derbyshire, which will be located at Gander Lane, Barlborough to help meet customer demands and create 200 permanent jobs in the area.

Amazons vice president of UK customer fulfillment said: "We are delighted to open a new Amazon building in the Chesterfield area and begin recruitment for more than 200 new permanent roles with competitive wages and comprehensive benefits starting on day one. We are very much looking forward to welcoming a new team, who will play a crucial role in delivering a first rate level of service for our customers."

According to Amazon pay will start at £10.50 in the London area and £9.50 for the rest of the UK for all full time, part time, temporary and seasonal employees. They will also be offered a comprehensive benefits package, including private medical insurance, life assurance, income protection, subsidised meals and an employee discount. 

They will also be offering employees an innovative programme called Career Choice that provides funding for adult education, offering to pre-pay 95% of tuition and associated fees for nationally recognised courses, up to £8,000 over four years. 

 

If you are interested in applying for jobs at Amazon click here. 
Job posts will be pick, pack and ship customers orders and recruitment will begin later this year. 

News! Dementia Engagement

Joined up Care Derbyshire - Dementia Engagement 

Joined up Care Derbyshire (also know as Derbyshire's Sustainability and Transformation Partnership - STP) brings together Health and Social Care organisations across Derbyshire. 

We are engaging the priorities for our Derbyshire Well Pathway for Dementia and we want to find out what is important to people living with dementia, their carers and the staff who support them.

We would value your opinion in shaping the Derbyshire Well Pathway for Dementia as we want to build and improve opportunities and services for people to live well with Dementia. 

Your responses to this survey will hopefully help us find out what is important to you and where there may be needs for improvements. 

Click here for the survey. 

Funding! Village Hall Improvement Grant Fund

Friday 5th April saw the launch of the much anticipated £3 million Village Hall Improvement Grant Scheme. This followed the announcement in the  Autumn 2018 budget, that to mark the centenary of the Armistice, the government would support several initiatives, including making available grant funding to support improvement projects for village halls.

Village hall committees across England are now able to apply for grants of up to £75,000 towards refurbishment and alteration of their buildings, from improvement works on existing facilities through to new meeting rooms. The new scheme, which will help around 100 community building projects to get on site and start work, was opened by Rural Affairs Minister Lord Gardiner  (middle) and Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, Robert Jenrick  (left) and were introduced by David Emerson CBE (right), at the Oxton Village Hall in Nottinghamshire.

The grant funding is being managed by ACRE, on behalf of Defra with support from the county based ACRE Network. The grant aims to help fund the updating and refurbishment of village halls so that they are fit for purpose and provide activities which seek to achieve one or more of the following outcomes for their communities:

  • Improved health and wellbeing/reduction in loneliness
  • Demonstrates a positive impact on the environment
  • Supports the local rural economy

There will be greater emphasis given to applications who have already secured most of the funding. 

Speaking at the launch, hosted by the Rural Community Action Nottinghamshire, Minister for Rural Affairs Lord Gardiner said:

Village halls are the cornerstone of our rural communities. They provide vital spaces and facilities for people across the country – from fitness and social activity through to healthcare and education.

I am delighted to launch officially this £3 million grant scheme for village halls, supporting these important hubs for our local communities.

Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, Robert Jenrick said:

Village halls are the heart of rural communities. This £3 million will help ensure that people living in villages across the country will be able to enjoy these important assets for many years to come.

Many village halls were built as memorials to local people who lost their lives in the first world war and this funding is part of our national commemoration of the centenary of the armistice.

The new funding will cover 20% of the total costs of a project. The remaining funding can come from a combination of charity reserves, fundraising, local authority funding and other grants. The application must be a village hall or similar rural community building and a registered charity. New build projects will not be eligible to apply to the fund due to their high costs and long timescales.

For further details about the fund and how to apply, follow the link below to the ACRE website, or contact Helena Stubbs at RAD on: 01629 592973 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

Click here to see how you can apply. 

Training! Suicide Awareness

Rural Action Derbyshire (RAD) are holding a FREE training event for Suicide Awareness. 

 

On average, 16 people kill themselves each day in the UK and men are 3 times as likely to take their own lives as women.

RAD's suicide awareness project exists to raise awareness and help prevent suicide. We believe that suicide is everybody's concern, and that individual tragedies can be prevented. 

What does the training cover?

This free half-day training enables participants to:

  • Examine their own attitudes and those of society
  • Find out about (and challenge) the myths that surround suicide 
  • Discover possible suicide risk factors and warning signs
  • Find out how they might help someone at risk of suicide 
  • Take advantage of a great networking opportunity 

To find out more information and to book your place click here.

 

HELP IN A CRISIS

If you're thinking about suicide or going through a difficult time, you don't have to face these thoughts and feelings alone, help is available. 

Call the Samaritans on 116 123 (FREE 24 hours) 
https://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help-you/contact-us

Get help for yourself now: https://www.startaconversation.co.uk/get-help-now

Help someone else: https://www.startaconversation.co.uk/worried 

News! Cafe 101

Derbyshire Recovery and Peer Support Service 

Cafe 101 is based in Shirebrook

A new peer support group for anybody aged 17+ with a mental health concern to meet with like-minded people in a friendly and supportive environment. 

We aim to offer peer to peer support that helps to support you, as you work towards your own individual maintenance and recovery aims and levels. 

We are looking to hear from anyone who is interested in helping with set up, or who might benefit from this type of peer led, voluntary run support group. 

 

Please text or call 07866941432 or 07484001842

OR call the DRPSS on 01773 734989 for more information

News! Cafe 101

Derbyshire Recovery and Peer Support Service 

Cafe 101 is based in Shirebrook

A new peer support group for anybody aged 17+ with a mental health concern to meet with like-minded people in a friendly and supportive environment. 

We aim to offer peer to peer support that helps to support you, as you work towards your own individual maintenance and recovery aims and levels. 

We are looking to hear from anyone who is interested in helping with set up, or who might benefit from this type of peer led, voluntary run support group. 

 

Please text or call 07866941432 or 07484001842

OR call the DRPSS on 01773 734989 for more information

News! Rhubarb Farm Needs Your Vote

Rhubarb Farm have been selected as finalists for 'The People's Projects' which, if they win, they would be able to get some of their volunteers/service users back into regular work through setting up a Garden Maintenance Team. 

As the only Derbyshire based project we strongly encourage you to vote for them and encourage others to do the same! Voting is now open and you will need to choose Rhubarb Farm and confirm your vote via email. 

This needs to be done by 12pm on the 15th April 2019!

Vote NOW!

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