Archive for February 3rd, 2011

What does full cost recovery mean to your organisation?  Do you know how to analyse your performance and contribute to improving your outcomes?  If so, this half-day workshop will enable you to answer these questions and more!

By the end of this session, learners will:

Understand what Full Cost Recovery is and its importance in determining the costs of service delivery;

Recognise the importance of determining unit costs, ensuring organisations are better placed to argue the true costs of the delivery of their services ; and

Have the knowledge to assess their impact – ensuring financial data contributes in various ways so that organisations can assess their impact and secure their share of increasingly scarce resources.

 Date and Time: Wednesday 2 February 2011

                              9:30 am to 12.30 pm

Venue:                Community Action, 4 Charnwood Street, Derby

Cost:                   Free – voluntary and community sector

                             £50 – statutory organisations

 For more information or to book a place email Liz Gumbley or call 01332 227738 by Friday 28 January 2011.                                


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We are now able to send out regular newsletters with a new publicity team and plan to keep you updated on events at Tara Centre.

Our biggest news is that our much appreciated teacher, Gen Tubpa has had to resign due to health issues.  Kelsang Dragden has kindly accepted to join us as our new Resident Teacher and we are going to literally give him a warm welcome with a bonfire and baked potato evening this Tuesday 5pm! Everybody is most welcome to come along. 

What’s on

Why not treat yourself to a break at beautiful Ashe Hall, home of Tara KMC?

Saturday 29th January

Re-Treat yourself! Enjoy being guided through light meditations to refresh and re-energise yourself to enjoy the year ahead.

Create your own break on a flexible weekend:

FRI  11th Feb   FOOD FOR THOUGHT – Meal and meditation evening

SAT  12th Feb  ACCEPTING WHAT IS – Day Course with Kelsang Dragden

SUN 13th Feb  ADVICE FOR A HAPPY LIFE with Prayers For World Peace on Sunday morning with Kelsang Dragden.

New class

Join Kelsang Dragden at Thursday nights for a new class called ‘The Magic of Meditation’.


Help Tara Centre function as a place of peace for everyone.  Volunteers can help in the cafe, grounds, reception, shop, building/maintenance, painting/decorating, cooking…

Skills or no skills, everyone can be a part of this very special place.

Please see our website for more info

Tara KMC, Ashe Hall, Ash Lane, Etwall,

Derbyshire, DE65 6HT

Tel: +44(0) 1283 732 338   Email: meditate@taracentre.org


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FREE LGBT awareness course

On Monday 28th February South Derbyshire CVS is running a one day  awareness course looking at:

  • terminology and the media
  • legislation
  • local sources of information and support

This is available as a fully funded accredited option at OCN level 1. To book a place call 01283 219761 or email jaymies@sdcvs.org.uk.

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Please find attached an article on Debt Advice for inclusion.

Emma  – Financial Inclusion Derbyshire, Manager

Financial Inclusion Derbyshire

c/o Rural Action Derbyshire (formerly Derbyshire Rural Community Council)
Church Street
Derbyshire DE4 4EY

Direct Tel: 01629 821929
Mobile: 07584 237937
Switchboard: 01629 824797
Email: e.bates@ruralactionderbyshire.org.uk

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Thursday 24th February 2011

Registration at 9.15am (Training 9.45am – 1.15pm)

Refreshments provided


Tibshelf, Nr Alfreton

Venue TBC



Wednesday 16th March 2011

Registration at 9.15am (Training 9.45am – 1.15pm)

Refreshments provided



Venue TBC

Suicide is a problem for society as a whole. To increase awareness – and to help remove the stigma which can be a barrier for those in need of help – this FREE half-day training seminar should be of interest to anyone who wishes to:

  • Examine their own attitudes
  • Find out (and challenge) the myths that surround suicide
  • Discover the likely suicide risk factors and warning signs
  • Find out how you might help someone at risk of suicide and self harm
  • Take advantage of a great networking opportunity

The training is open to everyone; the general public as well as those whose work is more likely to bring them into contact with people at greater risk of suicide and self harm.

Demand for this training is high and places for this event are limited so advance booking is essential.

Bookings are only accepted with a completed booking form and are allocated on a first come first serve basis with priority to people living or working in the Tibshelf & Bolsover and surrounding areas.

N.B: Please do not be put off if you are unable to attend this seminar – the training will be held at various locations throughout Derbyshire until June 2012. 

If you wish to attend, please complete the attached booking form and return to:


Or by post to:

Sharon Lovell

Rural Action Derbyshire

Church Street




I am pleased to also tell you that we now have a website.  You can check it out at www.sapt.info

Sharon Lovell – Suicide Awareness Partnership Project Officer

Rural Action Derbyshire (formerly Derbyshire Rural Community Council)

Direct Tel: 01629 821921

Mobile: 07769 142424

Switchboard: 01629 824797

Email: s.lovell@ruralactionderbyshire.org.uk

Days of work: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday


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Please find attached an invite to the two recruitment events (general poster & recruiting mature volunteers event) that are being held in February.  I have also attached a booking form for organisations who would like to attend as well as the recruitment posters for both events.

Joanne Drake – Volunteer Services Coordinator


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Please find attached Derbyshire County Council Job Bulletin No 2054 – Issue dated 28 January 2011 for your information.

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