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News! PAT Testing Workshop

Quick Test is working with Rural Action Derbyshire to keep your community building safe with a Portable Appliance Testing Workshop on Tuesday 3 October 2017 at a reduced rate of £98 + VAT

The workshop will take place between 1:30pm and 4:30pm at the Post Mill Centre, South Normanton, DE55 2EJ.

Did you know..

  • You are required by law to ensure that the electrical appliances you supply in your community building are safe. The EIT code of practive recommends visual inspection and PAT testing as a means to take all reasonable steps to ensure the safety of your appliances.
  • If there is a fire in your hall the insurance company may reduce the pay out if you cannot produce your PAT testing records even if the fire was not cause by an electrical fault.
  • The safety of your electrical appliances is important everyday. Not just the day the PAT testing is done. A regime of checking the condition of appliances in your hall is so east to put into place.

Reasons to attend a PAT Testing Training Course

  • Save the cost of hiring a contractor by PAT testing yourself.
  • Convenience - You can PAT testat your convenience rather than that of the contractor.
  • Even if you dont want to carry out your own PAT testing you will know what youre responsibilities are. You will know what your PAT testing contractor should be doing and when.

Requirements to attend

  • Common sense - you do not have to be an electrician to PAT Test
  • Half a day of your time

A Certificate of Competence in PAT Testing will be awarded on successful completion of the course.

All delegates will keep the fully illustrated training manural used on the course.

To book your place click here.

For further details about the training or to book a place on this course, please contact Helena Stubbs;

Tel: 01629 592973 / 01629 592970
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News! Healthy Lifestyle Questionnaire

Derbyshire County Council run a variety of public health services to help improve the health and wellbeing of people in Derbyshire. As part of this we have the Live Life Better Derbyshire healthy lifestyle service. This offers free help and support on issues such as stopping smoking, losing weight and active lifestyles.

We want to make sure that our service is reaching the right people in the right way. To do this we need to hear your thoughts on how you want to receive messages about the service and how we can make our communication with you as effective as possible.

Click here for the Healthy Lifestyle Service Questionnaire.

News! Healthwatch Celebration Event

Save The Date!

Healthwatch Derbyshire Learning Disabilities Celebration Event
(Including Annual General Meeting)

Imperial Rooms, Imperial Road, Matlock DE4 3NL
Friday 6 October 2017
9:30am - 12:30pm (Light refreshments available)

This year HWD are celebrating the strong partnership of Healthwatch Derbyshire has developed with people who had learning disabilities, family carers and professionals. All parties have been happy to work together to improve the health of people with learning disabilities and family carers.

They would like to showcase their work with the Good Health Group, the sub group of the county Learning Disability Partnership Board. With support from the national charity MacIntyre, they are also proud to introduce their newly trained volunteers whose specialist learning disability experiences have already made a positive difference to their 'Enter and View' visits to care homes across Derbyshire.

For more information click here.

Contact us and book a place by Friday 22 September -

Tel: 01773 880786
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Text: 07943 505255

News! Bolsover Sponsors

Sponsors needed!

Alzheimers Society are planning an event in Bolsover on Saturday 14th October. This is a professional play reading with 5 professional actors. The play interweaves two stories, inspired by real stories of couples who are impacted by Alzheimers and the effect the diagnosis has on them and their families lives. The play lasts around 75 minutes and the post performance discussion will be led by Dennis Skinner MP whose own mother and sister had a diagnosis of Alzheimers. 

The event will be open to members of the audience to comment and contribute. There will be information available and Alzheimers Society Staff on hand to signpost or to talk to anyone in the audience needing the support.

They need a sponsor to cover the main costs of the performance and would welcome support from members of the Derbyshire DAA who feel they could contribute to the £700 costs. If you are able to contribute then please get in touch.

Please contact Brian Daniels if you need any additional information on:

Tel: 07740372333
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Thank you in advance for your support.

News! Vote For Rhubarb Farm

Rhubarb Farm are looking to win £5,000 worth of funding from the OneFamily Foundation. They have made an application for funding to provide Micro Jobs for volunteers - these are jobs which will provide vilunteers 4 hours a week employment for 6 months. The micro jobs will be a stepping stone for volunteers to gain further employment.

To help Rhubarb Farm win this funding please vote for them by visiting the following link. (You have until September 6!)

News! Jobs Fair & Veterans Hub

Jobs Fair & Veterans Hub

Proact Stadium, Room: Ernie Moss, East Stand
1866 Sheffield Road
S41 8NZ

11am until 2pm

26 August 2017

For more information or to confirm your attendance please contact:

Elizabeth Gaunt M.B.E or Emma Johnson

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News! Warehouse Operative Vacancies

What can CT Skills offer you?

The qualifications you will gain from this are the following:

  • Level 2 in Warehousing and Storage
  • Level 1 in Personal development for employability
  • Manual handling

The employer will commit to offering all candidates that successfulyy complete the course a guaranteed interview.

Are you Eligible?

You need to:

  • Claim and out of work benefit (JSA, UC, ESA, WRAG) or income support
  • Be over 19 (Must be 19 by the 31 August 2016)
  • Must be a british or EU citizen and have lived in the EU for 3 years or more
  • Working at Level 1 in an English Assessment

If you are interested then please book onto the selection day on:

Tuesday 8 August at 9am until 1pm

The selection day will be held in CT Skills Derby Centre:

Parish Centre Stonegravels, 91 Sheffield Rd, Chesterfield, S41 7JH

To book on or to find out more information please contact:

Tel: 0115 9599 544
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