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Devon Communities Together
First Aid, Health and Wellbeing Training
at the Devon Community Learning Academy
These excellent courses will ensure that your organisation is fully up to speed with first aid, health, safety and wellbeing issues that your colleagues and clients could face …
15th, 19th November or 11th December – Level 3 RQF Emergency First Aid at Work
What to expect: This one-day course is excellent for anyone who wishes to learn emergency first aid life saving skills.
Location and prices: Sidholme Hotel, Sidmouth Exeter from 09:15 – 16:15. To book and for further information about pricing, please contact Amplio Training direct on the link below.
21st November – Seated Vitality Chair Based Exercise Train the Trainer
What to expect: Age UK Devon offers a comprehensive Seated Vitality Training Package for staff, volunteers and individuals who wish to engage with and support groups of people, or individuals, with compromised mobility to engage in chair based exercises.
Location and prices: Devon Communities Together, Exeter from 09:00 – 16:00. £86.83
29th November – Safeguarding Adults
What to expect: Legislation such as the Care Act 2014 means you need to understand and develop your workforce in order to prevent abuse and to recognise and respond effectively. This course is suitable for organisations, groups and community centres that have a duty of care in protecting adults who are at risk of harm or abuse.
Location and prices: Devon Communities Together, Exeter, from 09:15 – 12:30. £49.10 for members of Devon Communities Together, £59.88 for Charities, Community Groups or Parish and Town Councils that are not members of Devon Community Together or £76 for Private Sector organisations and Statutory Local Authorities
29th November – Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS)
What to expect: The course includes the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) – a set of checks that aims to make sure that any care that restricts a person’s liberty is both appropriate and in their best interests. People working in social care must have an awareness of and be able to implement this act in their daily practice.
Location and prices: Devon Communities Together, Exeter, from 13:00 – 16:00. £49.10 for members of Devon Communities Together, £59.88 for Charities, Community Groups or Parish and Town Councils that are not members of Devon Community Together or £76.00 for Private Sector organisations and Statutory Local Authorities.
Various dates – Fire Warden and Fire Extinguisher Training
What to expect: Devon Communities Together is working in partnership with Devon and Somerset Fire & Rescue, which is a provider of first-class fire warden and fire extinguisher training with all courses being delivered by 2 serving fire fighters.
Location and prices: This bespoke course can be held at a choice of Devon locations. Price is dependent on specific requirements.
If you have any questions about these courses please contact us on 01392 248919 or email email@example.com
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South Hams CVS has a lot going on in November, most of it is FREE. Come and join us!
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South Devon Advice Network 8 November 10-1 Buckfast. Topics include: Illegal money lending & lone sharks, updates on Universal Credit. If you are a community group helping vulnerable people this FREE information & networking event is for you! Book at https://sdadvice.eventbrite.co.uk
Volunteer Organisers Forum – Focus on Youth Volunteering 15 November 2-4.30, Ivybridge Library. A chance to network, troubleshoot and share ideas for all who work with or manage volunteers in the South Hams. Book your FREE place at email@example.com
Customer Service for Groups 27 November 10-1 Ivybridge £15 voluntary groups in the South Hams; £25 other organisations https://shcvscustomerservice.eventbrite.co.uk
Introduction to Peer Mentoring (2 day course) – 28 November & 5 December 10-3, Totnes FREE + travel bursaries available (£10 deposit required to be returned on completion) To reserve your place or to discuss further email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Kate on 07562 336409
Kingsbridge & District Caring Alliance – 28 November 10-12.30 Erme Yealm Caring Alliance – 30 November 10-12.30 – These South Hams Caring Alliance meetings are for community groups and statutory organisations who are working in the towns & villages with individuals who have health problems to create links and share ideas. Contact email@example.com for further information about meetings
And…..Look out for our themed ‘CVS POP UP!’ sessions coming in the NEW YEAR J
South Hams Community & Voluntary Services (CVS)
The Mansion, 36 Fore Street, Totnes TQ9 5RP
The Citizens Advice drop in advice sessions held in Caring Town Information Exchange (CTIE) at the Mansion on Fore Street. Will be moving from Fridays to every Wednesday from October 3rd.
Teena Barrett, Advice Services Manager at Citizens Advice South Hams says, ”The service will be the same as before, open on a drop- in basis for people to come along with their problems and talk to an adviser although the hours have changed slightly and will now be 9.30am – 12.30pm.
CTIE have made us very welcome and working from the Mansion in Totnes has helped clients who live centrally and find it difficult to travel to Follaton House. The move to a Wednesday is because we have more advisers on hand to help residents with problems such as housing, debt, benefit and disability entitlement. The demand for our services has increased since the introduction of Universal Credit so we have to make sure our advisers are in the right place to help people”.
All information and advice given by Citizens Advice South Hams is free, independent, impartial and confidential. Advice is also quality assured and meets the Advice Quality Standard (AQS), all debt advice is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. CTIE at the Mansion also has a public access computer available.
Totnes residents can access advice from Citizens Advice South Hams, on line by visiting southhamscab.org.uk and typing their problem into the “How can we help” box, by ringing 03 444 111 444 or by dropping into their offices at Follaton House Mon – Thurs 10am – 4pm or CTIE at the Mansion Weds 9.30am-12.30pm
Valerie Scott, Chair of the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group, has added an important message to all parishioners concerning a consultation on our Heritage Assets. Please read the message and see the list and photograohs of proposed Assets under the Neighbourhood Plan tab > documents > Heritage Assets category > select relevant document.
South Hams District Council is looking at new ways to move forward with their recycling and waste service.
The South Hams has enjoyed a high recycling rate for some years and is currently second in the Devon ratings, however changes in legislation, rising market costs and decreases in the value of recycling material, make it more and more difficult to meet ever-changing needs without a change to our service.
Many other councils already enjoy a weekly collection of recycling materials from the kerbside. In order to improve our current service we need to increase the number of materials we collect from the kerbside weekly to include glass, textiles, plastic pots, tubs and trays and offer a weekly food waste collection service.
The Council is looking to align its service with our Devon neighbours to make sure we divert as much useful recycling material as possible from incineration. This means, a service will be designed which has the greatest environmental and cost benefits we can operationally achieve, and which is similar in design to that of other councils in the area.
By having a similar recycling and waste system across the county, it will make the service easier for residents if they move between authorities. It also helps us to benefit from economies of scale when selling recycling materials and helps the County Council to provide cost effective disposal routes.
The move to the Devon Aligned Service is likely to be in place by the end of September 2020 to allow time for changes to take place with the least disruption to residents.
A procurement project is also currently underway to look at testing our frontline services for recycling and waste, street and toilet cleaning in the market place. This means a company could be contracted to deliver these services on behalf of South Hams District Council if they can offer better value for money and a better quality of service can be achieved. The Council is doing this to improve both the cost and quality of services to householders.
Cllr Rufus Gilbert, Portfolio Holder for Commercial Services, said: “We are working really hard under very difficult economic circumstance to deliver a quality service which is cost effective and environmentally friendly. By looking at the potential benefits of outsourcing our services and aligning to the Devon waste and recycling service, we will be addressing both of these targets.
“It is a really exciting time and it’s important to us that we get it right for our residents.”