The Derbyshire Dales Children and Young People’s Well-Being Network exists to bring together individuals who support children and young people in the Derbyshire Dales area to share skills, information, experiences, good practice and resources.

The network is open to all groups, organisations and development workers operating in the Derbyshire Dales area. The first forum will be at the end of this month at The Lime Tree, Matlock, DE4 3EJ. Please book a place with Louse Champion at Derbyshire Dales CVS. Tel: 07453 383235 email:

Derbyshire Dales CVS is holding an event on 30th January to promote Social Connectedness, and to discuss the new funding that has been made available to promote Social Connectedness in the Dales.

Derbyshire County Council has made available £53,000 in funding to be used in the Dales to support work that promotes Social Connectedness. DDCVS is administering the funding, and has formed a Local Action Group to decide how to best to use the funding. We are very interested in hearing your ideas for promoting Social Connectedness, and we would like to discuss any potential projects you have. We are aiming to make significant grants from the money: it is not a small grants scheme. If you are interested in gaining one of these grants for your organisation, it would be advantageous to come to the event.

Derbyshire Law Centre, Deaf-initely Women and British Deaf Association are organising an event offering free legal advice for deaf and hard of hearing people in Derbyshire.

There will be private practice solicitor firms, advice agencies and the Derbyshire Law Centre with stalls, information and free legal advice covering divorce; contact with children and maintenance; making wills and inheritance and probate; debt; benefits advice; discrimination and personal injury; dismissals and redundancy; employment; housing and homelessness; conveyancing and immigration.

Hand Massage Training and Aromatherapy Introduction delivered by 4E Learning.

This session is for anyone working with or caring for someone with dementia, learning disabilities, mental health issues, or any other condition causing anxiety and stress.

Course fee £80.00, full payment must be received in order to secure a place.

Training will take place at the Matlock and District Mencap Centre, Greenaway Lane, Darley Lane, Matlock, DE4 2QB.

Are you looking for something new to do in 2020?

Careline, based in Ashbourne, is hosting a Volunteer Information Day at Ashbourne Town Hall.

You can find out about Careline itself as well as other local voluntary and community sector organisations. For more information please call 01335 210353.

The address of the Town Hall is 22, Market Place, Ashbourne, DE6 1HQ.

There will be National Lottery Community Fund workshop at Community Action Derby in the New Year.

The Awards for All programme offer grants of between £300 and £10,000 for work that helps improve local communities. The session is for groups that are planning to apply or are in the process of submitting a proposal. It will help you to: –