News! New Provider for Dementia Support

The Alzheimers Society have been successful in winning the new contract to deliver the Derbyshire Dementia Support Service. This means that from the 1 December 2018 the Alzheimer's Society will take over the responsibility for delivering this service from Making Space.

This decision is the result of a competitive procurement process led by Derbyshire County Council in conjunction with the Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Groups. The procurement of this service has been undertaken in like with the Public Contact Regulations (2015) and involving a carer as part of this process.

There will now be a transition period until 1 December 2018, when new referrals to the Derbyshire Dementia Support service will be directed to the new provider.

During this time please continue to access support and groups in the same way you do now and be assured that the service will continue to be delivered.

Referrals for the service should continue to be made to Making space:
Tel: 01246 592010
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News! Pear Tree Estate Group

Pear Tree Estate are having a change around and a new chairperson!

On the 5 September 2018 (at The Family Shopper/Badger Cafe), 6:30pm you are invited to meet the new members.

We also invite you to have your say on raising funds for events and any activities that may bring the community together. If you cannot make it remember you can always email any suggestions or queries you may have.

We hope to see you there!

News! Save the Date

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Derbyshire, Mr Hardyal Dhindsa, is asking Voluntary and community organisarions to 'save the date' for an upcoming Cyber Crime Awareness Event.

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner is a partner, along with Derbyshire Constabulary, Derbyshire County Coundil and Derby City Council, in the Derbyshire Cybercrime and Online Safety Partnership. As part of the Partnerships Action Plan, The Commissioner has agreed to hold a Cybercrime and Online Safety Awareness Event. The aim of the event is to highlight the key cyber risks and threats to the voluntary and community sector, their stag and clients/service users, and provide advice on how to prevent them.

The event will take place on the 2 November 2018, at The Post Mill Centre in South Normanton from 9am - 4pm, further details will be available nearer the time, but if you would like to register your interest then please email; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

News! IT Apprenticeships

3aaa are offering IT apprenticeships with *Manpower in the Chesterfield area.

What it takes:

  • excellent customer service skills
  • ability to work on your own and as part of a team
  • self-motivated
  • excellent verbal communication skills
  • Computer Literate
  • flexible and enthusiastic

A brief outline of the Job description includes:

  • deliver first line support service
  • Offering advice to end users using telephones and email
  • help to implement and improve processes and procedures
  • improve users confidence in the use of computer software
  • work within defined deadlines as part of a team
  • adherence to all of Manpowers policies and precedures
  • any other relevant or related tasks when required by the needs of the business

*Manpower - for more than 60 years they have successfully guided the worlds largest enterprises and government agencies through successful change cycles. They take pride in their technology independence and their role as a trusted advisor. Their deep experience gives them a clear and confident vision to help clients navigate the future.

For more information or to apply, contact Scott Austin;
Tel: 0113 243 8397
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Budget Buddies Training

Release your life skills!

  • Great for universal credits
  • Learn what a budget is
  • Why we budget
  • How to budget
  • Manage your budget
  • Advance your income
  • Reduce your expenses
  • How to save for emergencies and life

Dates available;

19 July, Langwith Bassett Community Hall
20 September, Pinxton Village Hall
Date and venue TBC for November 2018

Training includes FREE lunch and refreshments

To book your place contact:
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Tel: 01773 306289 or 07932 088331

News! Free Training

Derbyshire Alcohol Advice Service are delivering a number of alcohol awareness and substance misuse courses which can be accessed by health and social care staff amd other front-line workers working with the public.

Training courses will deliver:

  • Alcohol awareness and brief interventions
  • Substance misuse awareness and brief interventions
  • Working with families affected by substance misuse
  • Working with high risk drinkers
  • The dates available:

    • Tuesday 3 July - Substance misuse and brief interventions
    • Tuesday 17 July - Working with high risk drinkers
    • Friday 20 July - Alcohol awareness and brief interventions
    • Tuesday 7 August - Alcohol awareness and brief interventions
    • Thursday 16 August - Substance misuse and brief interventions

    To book your place please visit



News! Break The Taboo..

Let's talk about POO!

Save the date - Thursday 5 July 2018

The Post Mill Centre
South Normanton
Market Street
DE55 2EJ

This is an all day, sponsored, educational event with lunch and refreshments included.

To reserve your place please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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