‘Understanding Safeguarding for Voluntary and Community Organisations’ training workshop at Durham Community Action

A ‘Understanding Safeguarding for Voluntary and Community Organisations’ training workshop will be taking place on Tuesday 3rd March 2020, 10.30am until 12.30pm at Durham Community Action, 9 St Stephen’s Court, Low Willington, Crook, Co. Durham DL15 0BF

This is aimed at trustees of local voluntary and community-based organisations across County Durham.

 This practical session covers:

 • The importance of having a safeguarding policy  

• Understanding your responsibilities for safeguarding within your organisation  

• What to include in your safeguarding policy     

For more information and/or to book your place, please contact Durham Community Action, visit

Telephone: 01388 742040

or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Please feel free to share this opportunity via your own networks as appropriate.


Derwent Valley Partnership AAP Team


Mad Alice Theatre Company’s, 'Rose and Robin' at the Gala Theatre, Durham

Mad Alice Theatre Company based in Blackhill will be performing their new theatre show 'Rose and Robin this February half term at the Gala Theatre, Durham.

Thursday, 21 February 2020 at 2pm 

It tells the story of Rose and Robin who from childhood to old age have had a wonderful life together - and now they want to share it with you!

Join them in their dances and dreams, music and memories. 

Accessible across a wide age range and targeted for ages 7 yrs. to 70 + yrs!!

Follow the link to see a trailer of the show, photos and audience feedback and all booking information.

For further details, please also visit:  or telephone 03000 266 600. 


Fully Funded Technology Workshops for Older People @ St Patricks Hall

Whether you want to keep in touch with family and friends, follow your hobbies, manage your money and your health. Being on-line could help you stay in touch, stay independent, and stay happy.

Using your computer or device

  •  Using a keyboard
  • Using a mouse

  • Using a computer  

Online Basics  

  • Using the Internet

  • Completing online forms

  • Using email  

Online Safety  

  • Keeping your information safe online

  • Staying safe online  

Improving your health online  

  • GP services online

  • Using NHS Choices  

Managing your money online  

  • Online banking

  • Making money work  

Public services online  

  • Introduction to public services online

  • More about public services online

  • How to use Universal Credit  

Finding a job online  

  • Job hunting online

  • Using Universal Jobmatch

  • Job interviews  

You don’t have to know anything about computers or the internet to get started and you can go at your own pace.  

Those running the sessions love questions and you can ask as many as you like! What’s more, you’ll be learning with other in a safe and friendly environment.  

Courses run on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday weekly, to register your interest or book a place please contact Gail on:  




Karbon Homes Grounds Maintenance team - Vacancies

Karbon Homes currently have up to 10 vacancies available in their Grounds Maintenance team across County Durham & Newcastle:


The Grounds Maintenance Team are hosting a drop in event at a Depot in Bullion Lane, Chester Le Street.  This is an opportunity to find out more about the roles being advertised and answer any questions you may have. Feel free to pop in anytime between 10am - 2pm on Monday 17th February 2020 for more information. Paper applications will be available on the day.

The address is:

Bullion Depot

Bullion Lane

Chester Le Street


It’s a drop-in event, and people can meet some of the Grounds Maintenance Team to find out more about the roles, and they can get advice and support with the application process from Karbon’s Foundations for Life team.


Derwent Valley Meet the Funders FREE Event

The Derwent Valley Business Opportunities – Meet the Funders FREE Event

Organisations in the Derwent Valley area are being invited to join us at our FREE Meet the Funders event to find out about a range of funding and support services on offer to them locally.

A range of organisations will be on hand to provide a range of information on funding available, marketing and promotional opportunities, support to access grants, digital advice, networking opportunities, employee support, business growth, training and much more!

The Derwent Valley Business Opportunities – Meet the Funders Event will be taking place as follows:

Wednesday 18th March 4.30pm – 7pm

Derwentside College

Front Street



Partners involved in delivering the event include: Derwent Valley Partnership (AAP), Business Durham, Do Business Network, Project Genesis, Employability Durham, DurhamWorks, Digital Drive, NBSL, NEL, Business Energy Efficiency Project, CDC Enterprise Agency and RTC North.

The format of the event will be as follows:

4.30pm – Open for registration and refreshments

5pm – Welcome

5.10pm – Consett Destination Development Plan

5.20pm – Visit Consett opportunities

5.40pm – Funding & Support services carousel

6.40pm – Networking opportunity

7pm Close.

If you would like to attend the event, please book your FREE place via Eventbrite by clicking here.

You can also find this information on our Facebook page:

We would be very grateful if you could please share this information via your own networks as appropriate – thank you.

We look forward to seeing you there!