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In partnership with Links CVS, Derby Community Accountancy Service will base itself for one day a month Links CVS starting next week. They will provide free support to local community groups and voluntary organisations to help you with any problems you may have with regard to managing your organisation’s finances.

If you would like to book a slot please contact them on 01332 364784 or email casbitcderby@hotmail.com

Age UK Derby and Derbyshire Befriending Service

Do you enjoy chatting to people? Do you have a few hours a week to spare?

Age UK Derby and Derbyshire is looking for volunteers to visit elderly people in the area. Befriending is very rewarding; you get to meet new friends while helping people in your community who are feeling isolated or lonely.

If you would like to know more please contact them on 01433 620263 or email befriending@ageukdd.org.uk or visit www.ageuk.org.uk/derbyandderbyshire/befriending

Greggs – Local Community Projects Fund

Grants of up to £2,000 are made to eligible charitable organisations that work in local areas that have a Gregg’s bakery (nearest are Chesterfield and Whittington Moor).

The Foundation is looking for applications that “make a difference to the lives of people in need in the heart of Greggs’ local communities”.  All projects must support a community of interest, ie people who are:

Better Derbyshire Dales Fund

This grant-scheme makes awards to support the work of new or existing community groups or organisations that are working in the Derbyshire Dales and are in need of capital or revenue funding.

The fund is made up of money from Derbyshire Dales District Council, North Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group and Derbyshire County Council Public Health.

Access to Art for People living with Dementia

A new FREE app offers people with dementia the chance to enjoy some of the UK’s greatest cultural collections, from the comfort of their own home.

Armchair Gallery features art and artefacts from 7 world-class arts and heritage venues, allowing people with dementia to enjoy great art and culture and also contains instructions for tried-and-tested creative activities that you can do with the people you care for.

Community alarms and telecare consultation

A consultation on changing how older and vulnerable people are supported to live at home is being launched by Derbyshire County Council. Residents will be asked for their views on plans to change who is eligible to receive community alarms and telecare services. Around 5,000 older and vulnerable people currently use the technology funded by Derbyshire County Council which provides 24-hour monitoring. Members of the county council’s Cabinet approved the launch of a 10-week consultation which opened on Monday 19 November. Letters will be sent to everyone who currently receives community alarms or telecare services with a questionnaire which they will be invited to fill it in. Residents will also be able to complete it online at www.derbyshire.gov.uk/communityalarms