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Can you help raise awareness of Falls Prevention in Derbyshire?

If you are a group, or work with a group who have an idea about raising awareness of falls prevention, we can give you £500 to help make that happen.

If you think you could run a campaign, an awareness raising event, or an activity that will reach 20 people or more then why not consider this opportunity. You can find out more here or talk to: Adrian Smith. Email: falls@uni.uk.net  M: 07894 264 062

Diana O’Keefe and Lucy Worrall from DCHS have already accessed the funding and produced a falls awareness magazine.  Follow their lead.

Hear what Diane and Lucy have to say about their experience of this grant:

“The form to apply for the grant was really easy to complete and didn't take long at all - I really just outlined the idea I had and that was good enough - they didn't need details of where the money was to be sent at this stage.

We were given brilliant support by Adrian Smith and Zainab Derraz from Unique Improvements (contracted by DCC) who we had fortnightly team meetings with to keep them up to date with progress and this helped keep us on task, but without pressure. They are really enthusiastic which also helped! They supported us with copyrights, and other practical things (such as making our ideas into a crossword) and Tony the graphics chap did all the design work - which we would have never been able to do!

So perhaps to sum up - 'easy to apply for' - 'great, practical, enthusiastic support from Unique Improvements to complete a project, well worth it!!” - Diana O'Keeffe
 

“I echo what Diana said. It has been a really enjoyable experience, and the support Adrian and Zainab gave was fantastic, nothing was too much bother, they were supportive, and so encouraging, and we learnt a lot along the way too. They helped with all the copy right, legal aspects, design, and fantastic with listening to our ideas. 

Diana summed it up really well. It’s a great opportunity, to engage in exciting projects with lots of support there to help. It can contribute to CPD and benefit your service and service users." - Lucy Worrall