Glossop News Update!

25 November 2014 by Sarah White

About us

Derbyshire Carers Association was founded by Gerry Fryer in 1988 following circumstances which found him in the caring position as described by himself here.

Once he realised how little support there was for Carers Gerry aimed for and met his aspiration for Carer support provision.

With the help of some other Carers, Derbyshire Carers Association gained it’s first paid employee in 1989, this has now grown to over 30 dedicated and passionate employees as well as a large number of volunteers.

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Upcoming Events

Tuesday 25 November

Carer Support Group. 7.30pm-9.30pm at Bradbury Community House. A craft themed evening, (making a Christmas table centre decoration), plus someone from The Body Shop will be there providing an opportunity to purchase gifts for Christmas. Please bring if you can: a piece of Oasis foam, scissors, newspaper, a plate, foliage, fir cones, flowers, a candle and ribbon.

Friday 28 November

This date is national Carers Rights Day. To mark the event there will be a coffee morning at the Volunteer Centre on High Street East in Glossop between 10.30am-12.30pm. There will be information available regarding your rights as a carer which you can take away. There will also be a Solicitor available to ask any questions you might have regarding Wills, Probate and Lasting Power of Attorney. There will be someone from the Welfare Benefits Service to speak to about benefits you can access as a carer and someone from the Volunteer Centre to let you know about the Community Companions Scheme, the Car Scheme and Time Out activities. Please feel free to drop in and have a coffee and let other people know about the event.

Tuesday 2 December

Festive meal – table provisionally booked for 7.30pm at The Norfolk Arms in Glossop. The festive menu is £12.99 for two courses with a supplement of £2 for those who would like a dessert. A £5 deposit would be required payable to Lynn Watson at the Volunteer Centre by Friday 21 November please.

Free First Aid Sessions from the British Red Cross

Tuesday 27 January 2015
7.30-9.30pm Bradbury House.

In 2013, we gave 3,500 thousand people across Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Cheshire the skills, and even more importantly, the confidence, to help someone in a medical emergency.

Participants included Carers, mental health charities, groups that support people with medical conditions, substance users, disabled people, refugees and asylum seekers, adults with learning difficulties and homeless people. In 2014, with your help, we would like to continue to build community resilience by making first aid second nature.

Everyday First Aid sessions differ from more traditional first aid training. The sessions are:

• a maximum of two hours long
• focus on overcoming fears people have about helping someone experiencing a medical emergency
• teach first aid skills which are easy to do, easy to learn and easy to remember

Each participant receives an easy to follow workbook with a detachable certificate of first aid learning. Workbooks are also available in Braille, large print and a variety of languages.

This first aid programme is an exciting way to learn first aid. It offers participants the opportunity to learn skills according to their ability and learning style. Everyone can learn something and be rewarded for it.

For further information or to book on any of the above events please give me a call on 01457 858383.

Lynn Watson – Carer Support Worker

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