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Dementia Awareness Tea Party - Friday 24th May
Disability Direct are holding a Dementia Awareness Tea Party for Dementia Awareness Week as part of the Safe & Well Project for Derby City residents aged over 50.
Come along and get involved!
Free event - donations accepted
Friday 24th May
At the DD Enterprise Centre
20 Royal Scot Road
For more information contact:
Get Active Feel Good
Living with or after cancer?
Do you want to make a positive change to your life?
Come and find out more…
The Darwin Suite, Derby Assembly Rooms
Wednesday 10 April from 10am-3pm
Help for people who have been affected by cancer and how walking can help.
Help us to inform local support services.
Over 30 information stalls plus workshops – walking groups – self help and support for people affected by cancer – crafts –massage – beauty treatments
Free entry, free activities and refreshments
Enjoy a free hot drink, meet friends and other local carers in a relaxing venue in the heart of the city centre.
For more information contact Jill Sayer (Carers Support Worker) on:
Tell: 01332 299449
9.30am to 11.30am on the following Wednesdays:
April: 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th
May: 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th
Held at Quad, Market Place, Derby, DE1 3AS
First Aid Workshop for Baby and Child at the Derby Womens Centre
Friday 19th April 10am-12pm.
Join Aimie who will teach you a range of first aid skills to cope with emergency situations for babies, toddlers and children.
This course is perfect for mums, expectant mums, grannies, babysitters, foster mums and carers of babies and young children.
Babies and toddlers welcome
For more information or to book a place please telephone Elaine at Derby Womens Centre on 01332 341633
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The Trust are the largest provider of mental health and substance misuse services in Derbyshire, primarily serving the people of Derbyshire and Derby city which has a combined population of approximately 1 million.
They are committed to making sure that all of their services are accessible for everybody and are currently working on a large scale project called EDS (Equality Delivery System).
It is really important that disabled people are as involved as possible with this and as the Trust will be hosting an event for you to come along and get involved in discussions about what we want and need as disabled people.
For more information on being involved and to confirm your attendance simply call Shirley Houston, Engagement Officer on 01332 623 700 ext 3302 or email Shirley.Houston@derbyshcft.nhs.uk
19TH MARCH 2013
DERBY WEST INDIAN COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
REASONABLE TRAVEL COSTS WILL BE REIMBURSED
Our next coffee morning is taking place on Wednesday the 13 February 2013 between the hours of 10.00 and 12.00 and the theme will be Beaded Valentine Hearts – Make and decorate a beaded heart for a loved one
Suggested £1 donation
Got something you would like your doctor to know- but could not tell them when you were ill?
Got a gripe about the care you, or someone you support, received?
Got an idea about how care could be improved?
If you answered YES to any of the above, you might be interested in coming along to share your thoughts and ideas with some of the doctors at the Trust.
This new group gives service users and carers the opportunity to tell the doctors what is important to them DIRECTLY.
Come along & have your say.
The sessions will take place on the third Wednesday of each month, at: Oddfellows Hall, 32 Charnwood Street, Derby, DE1 2GU.
Service users and carers have a wealth of knowledge that they have gained through their experience of illness and caring. They have a lot to contribute to the planning and running of mental health services and to the training of mental health professionals.
Further information is available from: Dr Rais Ahmed: email@example.com
the Mental Health Action Group Co-ordinators by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 01332 345966 Ext 5
Meetings times are: 11.00am – 1.00pm
The dates for meetings for 2013 are as follows:
20 February 2013
20 March 2013
17 April 2013
16 May 2013
19 June 2013
17 July 2013
21 August 2013
18 September 2013
16 October 2013
20 November 2013
18 December 2013
Venue: Oddfellows Hall, 32 Charnwood Street, Derby, DE1 2GU
Disability Direct are proud to launch a pioneering Hate Crime App, developed in Partnership with Voice UK and built by MagIC-T!
The new Hate Crime App enables individuals to report Hate Crime anonymously, offers information and guidance about what Hate Crime is, lists where you can get support if you have been a victim of Hate Crime, or suspect someone else may be. It also allows you to report an incident, with the option of giving the information anonymously.
You can download the Hate Crime App completely FREE from your smart phone App store by searching Tackling Hate Crime Together.
Amo Raju, Chief Executive of Disability Direct said:
We are pleased to become a key organisation in tackling hate crime against disabled people. This will be the first of its kind and naturally disabled people will feel encouraged that it is being trialled right here in Derby!
As part of the partnership between Disability Direct and Voice UK, a Tackling Hate Crime Together (THACT) project worker has been appointed - Shirley Cunningham, who has been getting out and about to spread the word. Shirley has said:
We know victims find it hard to come forward. We know sometimes people do not even recognise that what is happening to them is a crime. It is so important we all work together to make sure disabled people are not subject to harassment and assault as they go about their daily lives.
The free Tackling Hate Crime Together App home screen
There is lots of information and guidance about hate crimes available on the Tackling Hate Crime Together App including useful links and phone numbers.
If you are a victim of hate crime or have witnessed a hate crime, you can report the incident using the App - and your report can stay anonymous too if you want!