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  • AVCVS Training Courses
  • Hire of Equipment
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  • A say in how AVCVS is run
  • The right to vote at the AGM
  • The opportunity to nominate individuals to join the Executive Board
  • A copy of the Annual Report
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Our News

Southern Derbyshire Health & Social Care Forum
Date: 16th April 2014
Time: 10.00am – 12.30pm (9.30 Coffee & Registration)
Venue: St Oswald’s Church Hall, Church Strett, Ashbourne, DE6 1AJ
As part of Derbyshire County Council’s budget saving measures a number of fundamental changes to some Adult Social Care Services are being proposed. The Stakeholder Engagement Team will be attending the meeting to discuss in some detail these proposals so this is an excellent opportunity to contribute to the consultations on behalf of your organisation and clients.
Derbyshire Community Health Services (DCHS) currently deliver a range of services for older people which are commissioned by Derbyshire County Council. DCHS are attending the meeting to begin a dialogue with Voluntary Sector Organisations about the opportunities to work in partnership to deliver some of these services.
To book a place, or for more information, please contact:
Pam Wood at South Derbyshire CVS on 01283 219761 or email

Are you a Parent or a Carer?
Are you thinking about joining a group ...but can’t find the right one?
What about starting one of your own ... It’s easier than you think!
We can support you, so please give us a call on 01773 512076 and ask for Collette Watson

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Member News

Frantic Families – 2014 Meeting Dates
The Frantic Families group offer support to families with children who suffer ASD / ADHD. They provide a non-judgemental safe place where families can share experiences so they understand they are not alone.
The group will be meeting from 10.00am at the Langley Mill Welfare on the following dates:
19th March, 9th April, 14th May, 18th June, 16th July, 17th September, 15th October, 19th November, 17th December.
To find out more about the group, contact:
Tracey: 07811 250555 email
Leigh: 07903 500233 email
Gary: 01332 623700 ext: 3261 email

Valley CIDS – Face Your Fear Fundraiser
Date: 21 Apr 2014
Time: 9.30am – 5.30pm
Venue: Millers Dale Bridge, Derbyshire SK17 8SN
Cost: £15 registration fee plus £150 raised to do the abseil, OR, raise £250 and you will get your registration fee refunded!
Valley CIDS is looking for people to Face their Fear and join them in our extra special Abseil Fundraising Event! Can your Face Your Fear & join them in this fantastic fundraising abseil event off the 90ft Miller's Dale Bridge!
Then we look forward to see you safely dangling from Millers Dale Bridge next April!
If you have any queries or questions, please feel free to call the office on 01773 609603, or e-mail them via face-your-fear@valleycids.co.uk or for more information visit their website: www.valleycvids.co.uk

Amber Valley Parkinson’s Support Group - Garden Party
Date: 21st June
Time: 1:00pm to 4:30pm
Venue: 97 Breach Road, Heanor, DE75 7GQ
Cost: Admission cost of £3:00 for adults which includes a Burger in bun and Sausage in bun, children £1:50 includes either burger or sausage.
Amber Valley Parkinson’s Support Group invite you to attend their garden party in June. There will be Tombola, Cake Stalls, Garden Produce, Raffle, Cream tea and Strawberries. The group also welcome other groups that wish to hold a display.
For more details, please contact Mike Smith on 01773 718753 or via email