Rural Action Derbyshire (RAD) is delighted to join forces with Rural Community Action Nottinghamshire (RCAN) to present an informative and interactive event with top speakers, case studies and a networking lunch, specifically for managers of village halls and community buildings.

This first cross-county conference dedicated to community buildings, it is an ideal opportunity for anyone with an interest in or involved with managing a community facility, to learn how to become more sustainable and ‘fit for the future’.

If your community group has a project in mind that is about engaging their users in sport or physical activity then you might benefit from a one-to-one session with Edwina Archer who is the funding lead with Active Derbyshire. We have 30-minute slots available to book to talk about your project with Edwina.

The venue will be our meeting room in Bakewell. Please let us know at CVS if you are interested, the slots will be from 10.00 to 12.30. Tel 01629 812154.

Amber Valley CVS is hosting a free funding workshop. If you are running a project for children and young people you can come along to this workshop run by Dawn Watts who is the regional officer for BBC Children in Need.

If you would like to book a place please contact Collette Watson on 01773 512976.

Derbyshire Carers Association is hosting a Carers Rights Day at the Derby City Carers Hub.

There will be information stands, therapies, raffle prizes, lunch and the opportunity to chat with Derbyshire Carers Association staff and other carers.

Please be aware that there are stairs at the venue.

To register your interest please contact the Carers Assn on 01332 200002.

The East Midlands Academic Health Science Network (EMAHSN) is collaborating with the National Centre for Rural Health and Care to hold an Innovation Exchange to address some of the challenges that rurality presents to the delivery of both health and social care.

A workshop in June 2018 with colleagues from across the region identified multiple challenges and this event will provide the opportunity to develop digital and technology based solutions in the following areas:

We are living in a time when society and communities are facing seismic changes that are set to impact all of our lives in ways that can barely be imagined. Yet many decision makers are necessarily focused on short-term planning horizons.

It is within this context that the Peak District Partnership, the Peak District National Park Authority, Business Peak District, Marketing Peak District & Derbyshire and the University of Derby, have come together to devise a proposal for the first of what it is hoped will become an annual or twice yearly think tank event for key decision-makers across the Peak District. The first think tank, scheduled for the morning of December 13th, will have as its focus the impact of demographic change on the Peak District from both an economic and health and wellbeing perspective.