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Get Started with Robots

The Prince’s Trust has a free programme available for young people between the age of 16 and 25, who are out of work and interested in robotics and technology.

The programme runs in Derby at the QUAD, Market Place, Cathedral Quarter, Derby DE1 3AS.

Monday 17th July until Friday 21st July, 10.00am-3.30pm each day.

Booking essential through Princes Trust: please contact Rosa Leivas, 07919 221 443 or email

Job Opportunities at Derventio Housing

Derventio Housing Trust is advertising for Personal Navigators to join the Building Better Opportunities: Opportunity and Change employability programme.

These are part-time posts of 20 hours, applicants must have a driving licence and access to a vehicle for work.

Dementia Services – Have Your Say

Erewash and Southern Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Groups are local NHS organisations responsible for assessing the needs of the population, deciding which health services to purchase to meet these needs and monitoring the quality of the services that are delivered.

Over recent years there has been a lot of progress made in developing services for people and their carers experiencing dementia. The CCGs are now focusing on specialist treatment opportunities and would like your thoughts on the current services, but also any other ideas on how specialist support could be provided. They recognise how important care and support is for people with Dementia and want to make sure services for the future continue to meet the needs of those with Dementia and their carers.

Celebrating the “DIG” Project at Longmeadow Home, Darley Dale

Since September 2016 Darley Dale based charity, First Taste, has been working with the residents and staff at Longmeadow Care Home, Darley Dale on its second intergenerational DIG (developing interactive gardens) Project at the care home with some of the children from Darley Dale County Primary School.

The project has been supported by funding from Derbyshire Dales District Council Local Projects Fun; Derbyshire County Council Community Leaders  Fund;  Derbyshire Dales CVS Better Derbyshire Dales Fund & Derbyshire County Council’s Intergenerational Service plus contributions from both the Longmeadow Care Home and Darley Dale County Primary School.

Live & Local – ‘surprising shows in surprising places’

Have you ever thought how great it would be to see top class professional shows in your own village hall or community centre?  It would raise awareness of your local venue and you’d be able to catch up with all your friends and neighbours too.

The Live & Local scheme helps local voluntary groups to do just that.  There are now over 45 participating venues across Derbyshire including 6 promoters in Derbyshire Dales including groups in Taddington, Great Longstone, Parwich and Tansley and the network of venues, as well as audiences, is growing.