COVID19 update 16th July - telephone and online support only
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Membership is open to anyone living or working in the district.
It is with regret that we, The BDU3A Committee, have unanimously agreed in order to comply with Government advice and in particular the avoidance of non essential social contact that
all group and general meetings are to be cancelled until further notice.
We will endeavour to keep you all updated as much as we possibly can.
If I could ask that all members be aware that some of us are more vulnerable than others and we should check on each other by phone, or by email. If anyone needs help please email email@example.com
The University of the Third Age is an exciting organisation which provides life-enhancing opportunities. in Bolsover
Monthly open meetings take place in the Assembly Rooms, Hill Top, Bolsover on the third Wednesday of every month at 2:00pm. There is a speaker most months with a variety of interesting and informative talks (see details of next few months, below). Non members are welcome to attend one of these meetings to see what we do.
For all members, 4th Wednesday of each month, meet at 10.30am, Bee Hive Cafe, Bolsover
We now have suitable measures in place and are able to open some of our services where it is safe to do so.
Our Current Weekly Services back up and running are as follows (last updated 7/8/20). Anything not listed here is not yet back up and running. The list will be updated regularly please keep your eye out for further updates (the list will be pinned to the top of our page for ease of finding!)
7-7.45pm : Dancefit Medium Impact
9.45-10.30am : Dancefit Low impact / seated session
2-3.30pm : Hands of friendship womens group
6-6.45pm : Dancefit Medium Impact
7-7.45pm : Line Dancing
9.45-10.30am : Dancefit Medium Impact
2-3.30pm : Growing Friends Health & Wellbeing Group
6-6.45pm : Dancefit Medium/High Impact
10-11.30am : IMPACT Cancer Support Group (now not open until 28th August due to holidays and work happening at the centre)
Anyone that comes along to the centre is required to wear a mask in communal areas and maintain social distancing. You will also be required to register your personal details on our track and trace system in order to access this activity. If you have any questions or concerns about this please get in touch with us before you come as without these details we will be unable to admit you to the building
Coronavirus: how we are supporting participants during the pandemic
Since March 2020 the Coronavirus pandemic has given rise to an unprecedented situation, affecting the lives of us all and resulting in the closure of key services and support agencies. During this time the health, safety and wellbeing of Opportunity and Change participants remains our priority, and the partnership has been working tirelessly to ensure that participants remain supported.
We are continuing to accept new referrals; offering a remote induction to the project and telephone/online support until we are in a position to fully assess participant eligibility and resume face-to-face contact.
The project is responding to the crisis in the following ways:
All face-to-face appointments have been replaced with telephone and online support (e.g. Zoom, WhatsApp, email, etc.)
Frequency of contact has increased; Navigators are checking-in more often to help reduce feelings of isolation
Up to date resources are being shared, including: mental health tools, online training courses and financial support
Participants accessing counselling services have been able to continue to do so via phone or using a virtual meeting platform
Participants who are missing their weekly Skills Plus for Change sessions are being offered alternative support online
Navigator support has adapted to meet the practical needs of participants; ensuring they have access to food parcels, toiletries, utilities and delivering prescriptions where necessary
What is Opportunity and Change?
Opportunity and Change is a support programme for people with multiple and complex needs throughout Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. Our programme is being delivered by local organisations working together, with a range of experience of working with people with multiple and complex needs.
We aim to support people achieve stability and provide access to mainstream services. We work with individuals to create a tailored package of support that will assist with a range of needs including accommodation, mental healthcare and education.
We are part of the national Building Better Opportunities programme funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the European Union through its European Social Fund. It is being managed by Framework, a charity and housing association dedicated to helping homeless people, preventing homelessness, and promoting opportunities for vulnerable and excluded people.