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Derbyshire Recovery Partnership – free training

DAAS as part of Derbyshire Recovery Partnership provides FREE training around Alcohol and Substance Misuse across Derbyshire County.

We have some FREE training coming up which you or your colleagues may be interested in:

  • 12th September  –  Working with High-Risk Drinkers
  • 19th September  –  Alcohol Awareness and Brief  Interventions.
  • 26th September  –  Working with Families Affected by Substance Misuse
  • 10th October        –  Substance Misuse and Brief Interventions

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The Appropriate Adult ServiceĀ 

The Appropriate Adult Service is looking for volunteers in the Derbyshire area to provide independent support to juveniles and to vulnerable people in police custody. Their role would be to facilitate communication, to ensure that the interview procedure is conducted fairly, that the vulnerable person understands what is happening at the police station and that their rights are met. They would NOT be providing legal advice.

Pedal Peak Business Initiative

The Peak District National Park Authority is working with Marketing Peak District and Derbyshire, Derbyshire Dales District Council and other partners across Derbyshire to deliver a package of support for businesses within the visitor economy sector. The project is part of the Growing and Developing the Visitor Economy Sector within Derbyshire programme funded by the England European Regional Development Fund.  The National Park is leading on the £450k ‘Pedal Peak Business Initiative’ strand of the project which will increase the competitiveness of Small and Medium Size Enterprises (SMEs) to create a welcoming destination by stimulating and supporting a number of tourism businesses that are cycle friendly and contribute to a growing economy.

If you are a carer or know someone that is, and would like to have an hour or so respite with coffee and a chat please feel free to drop into the St Oswald’s Church Hall on the first Wednesday of every month. From the beginning of August at St Oswald ‘s Hall, please feel free to drop in.

Dates this year: 2nd August, 6th September, 4th October, 1st November, 6th December

Junction Arts will be holding the inaugural Derbyshire Creative Heritage Conference at the Gothic Warehouse in Cromford Mill. The focus of the conference is how the arts can be a valuable tool to young people with their heritage.

For more information please contact Jemma Burton at Junction Arts. Email: 

Financial Services from DDCVS

We offer advice on financial management for voluntary organisations here at Derbyshire Dales CVS. The following services are free of charge to our members: – 

Advice on bookkeeping

  • accounting systems (manual or electronic)
  • recording of financial information
  • what records need to be kept
  • annual accounts

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