Dementia Awareness Training - Hathersage

Following on from the session we organised in October last year, we are pleased to run the session again, this time in Hathersage!

Joining us as joint trainers are two highly experienced professionals in the field of dementia awareness as well as working with people with dementia and their carers.

Tracy Cartledge is the Dementia Friends Ambassador for Derbyshire Alzheimer’s Society; she will be leading the Dementia Friends session which aims to raise awareness and understanding.

Mary Derrick, a Director of the Connection Space Community Interest Company, and an Occupational Therapist, will be delivering the second half of the session, focusing on how community groups can enhance their inclusivity of people living with memory loss and/or dementia, within their organisation.

The training is aimed at volunteers running a small group, such as a luncheon club, social club, or activity-based group.

We have 25 places available on the training, and thanks to funding from Derbyshire County Council Public Health – Localities Fund, we are very pleased to be able to offer this training session free of charge to DDCVS Member organisations.

For more information or to book a place, please contact Sarah on 01629 812154 press 1 or email

NB – DDCVS Member groups in the South Dales – please note that we are planning to organise a similar session in October in Ashbourne/Wirksworth! If you would like to put your name down for this please email as above.