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Publication1Job: Social Prescribing / Health Support Worker (part time)

Company: Kiveton Park & Wales Community Development Trust Salary: £19,000 to £22,000 per annum (pro rata)

Telephone: 01909 773348 Email:

The post-holder will be responsible for continuing an established Social Prescribing Service in Kiveton Park and surrounding area.

The project provides a referral system for GPs and other Healthcare professionals to refer patients with social, emotional or practical needs to a range of non-clinical services. This is based on the belief that the best way to tackle around 70-80% of health issues lies in non-medical solutions.

Closing date: by noon on Monday 30th April 2018

Applications before: 30th April 2018

Title:                            Social Prescribing / Health Support officer

Salary Scale:                £19,000 to £22,000 per annum (pro rata)

Plus up to 5% pension and 30 days annual leave (including Bank Holidays)

Hours of work:             15

Responsible to:            Voluntary Action Rotherham Social Prescribing Unit

Main Purpose:

The post-holder will be responsible for delivering a Social Prescribing Service in line with the delivery of the contract held by VAR with Rotherham NHS

The aim of this service would be to increase the capacity of GP practices to meet the non-clinical needs of their patients through provision of a voluntary and community sector (VCS) liaison service.

You will work with residents who need help and support to manage issues in their lives which are having a negative impact on their general health and wellbeing in order to reduce or prevent the number of unnecessary consultations with General Practitioners and to reduce or delay future burdens on health and social care providers.

The ethos of this post is to use a person centred approach to support residents to identify their needs and find solutions which allow them to improve their health and wellbeing, this could be by accessing existing community groups or supporting the development of new community groups or activities.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To contact clients referred via GPs, make them aware of available groups / activities and identify their preferred social participation.


  • To support assigned customers in attending activities, meetings etc. as outlined in their goals set and agreed by the customer with the Co-ordinator.
  • To support the customer’s journey towards independence through the support programme that is Social Prescribing.
  • To work closely with VAR Co-ordinators in progressing customers through the programme.
  • To support the running of Friendship Groups and Community Activities to ensure a friendly face, warm welcome and positive experience for new and existing customers.
  • To provide appropriate feedback and information to Co-ordinators to allow customers to progress. This includes the recording of relevant information in line with the service requirements
  • Responsible for managing the budget allocation for the project.


  • Assist in the sourcing of funding for the development and continuation of the project.


  • Looking at ways to sustain the service by recruiting and training volunteers


  • Comply with safeguarding procedures, lone working and risk assessments


  • To undertake such other duties which are consistent with the responsibilities of the post.


  • Exploring the development of ‘in-house’ projects for clients.


  • To support the promotion of the service to the wider community.

Further details:

The post-holder must undertake a successful DBS check as a condition of appointment and be willing to use their own transport to visit clients (travel expenses provided)

The successful Candidate should have

A genuine empathy with vulnerable and elderly clients

Experience in health and social care, or a role in which you have supported someone to achieve a goal specific to them would be helpful but not essential

Social Prescribing is a Mental Health and Wellbeing programme lead by Voluntary Action Rotherham. An appreciation of good mental health and an understanding of the barriers people can face when trying to access new activates and engage with the wider community is essential for this role.

Customers who access the service may be vulnerable, socially disadvantaged, isolated, struggling to manage multiple or long term physical or mental health conditions and experiencing low self-esteem and confidence. Making the first step in attending a new group or activity and meeting new people can be a huge barrier for people to overcome. This role is about being the friendly, practical support to overcome these difficult first steps, supporting someone to attend a community activity until they feel confident to attend by themselves, or supporting them for example to gain the confidence to get the bus to the local shops. All goals are set by the Customer and Coordinator before your 1-2-1 support is offered.

Interviews dates to be arranged in May

Closing date is 30th April 2018 if you wish to apply please submit your CV and covering letter by email to


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Community Matters Magazine March 2018

1Featuring news and views from around the community, including all the latest news from our Parish Council. The latest March edition of the Kiveton & Wales Community Matters magazine is out now.

The next edition of our quarterly magazine is due at the beginning of June 2018  so if you would like us to feature you, your club or society or if you would like to place an advertisement then please contact us by the 18th May  2018 on 01909 773348 or e-mail:

To view our on-line library of back issues juts click on the following link     click on a front page, open, turn the pages and read.

Do you have anytime spare to help us deliver our magazine ?

Just one or two hours, at your convenience, morning, afternoon , evening or weekend would be a great help. give us call on the (01909) 773348 , email us or just call in and see us at the Old Colliery Offices.

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Poppy Appeal

1 Calling all knitters and crocheters out there, WE NEED YOUR HELP

Would you or your organisation like to take part in our Village commemoration of the centenary of the end of the First World War on Sunday 11th November.

If so contact Cate on 01909 773348

One of our aims in Kiveton Park & Wales is to create a waterfall of poppies on our village war memorials and we alooking for groups or individuals to help us make Hundreds of Knitted, Crochet or Felt poppies. Patterns available, just give us a call WE NEED LOTS, SO WE NEED YOUR HELP EVERY POPPY HELPS

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Walking Football

Kiveton Park 0036Our Walking Football group on a Monday night has been a huge success since it started back in September 2016.

We started with just half a dozen players, but as each week went by, another and another joined, we now have approx nineteen players. Not everyone turns up every week for varying reasons, but we always have enough for seven a side complete with a qualified referee.  Its fun, great exercise a way to make new friends and all playing the game we all love.

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Memory Cafe Presentation

Mike, John, Cate and PeterOn the 9th October the first anniversary of the Kiveton & South Rotherham  Memory Cafe, Cate Goodlad from the Development Trust, presented a cheque for £202 , the proceeds of fund-raising on the day of  our Memory walk, to John Wadsworth chairman of the Kiveton  & South Rotherham Memory Cafe

Pictured are from left to right: Mike Sumption (Memory Cafe Secretary), John Wadsworth (Memory Cafe Chairman), Cate Goodlad,( KPWCDT)  Peter Gibbons (Memory Cafe Treasurer).

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Memory Walk 2017

Kiveton Memory Walk 2017 passes the memorial stoneThank you to everyone who came out to support the Memory Walk on Saturday 16th September.

So far as a group we have raised around £400 with more money still to come in.

This will go direct to the Alzheimer’s Society to help fund research and to support people and their families who have dementia.

In addition we raised at least £120 for the Kiveton Memory Café. Well done everyone

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Middle ground Mental Health Group

1b87354c2822691559ed9b22f161f329_-happy-smiling-sun-by-00015-happy-sunshine-clipart_1200-1014This is a new social, peer-support group for people experiencing mental health problems, and between the ages of  25 and 55 – that ‘middle ground’ where you are too old for young people’s activities but not ready for lunch groups with older people.  The agenda is set by those who attend, so we are planning a range of activities from games, walks, and outings but are open to suggestions. You don’t have to feel alone, come along and chat with a cuppa and make new friends.  Only £3 per week, with funds helping to subsidise group activities/trips.

Thursdays 1-3pm, at The Old Colliery Offices, Colliery Road, Kiveton Park.

Call Cate on 01909 773348 or 770007 for more details.

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Kivo Pit-Nic

The weather stayed fine, dry and at times very sunny as hundreds turned out on Sunday 25th June for the Pit-Nic on Kiveton Woodland.

There was live music from Woodhouse Brass band, Acoustica, The four players Barber shop quartet, The Big Stuffed Fish Ceilidh band and a performance from Wales Panto Players. There were traditional games, children’s activities and heritage displays from the Kiveton & Wales History Society and the Chesterfield Canal Society. People came in their hundreds with their blankets, chairs and baskets and cool boxes full of goodies, for what was a wonderful outdoor community event. There was also hot and cold food and drink available courtesy of Honey bee’s tea rooms and Traditionals Fine foods of Kiveton.

The Pit-Nic was held to Mark 150 years since reaching the coal seem at Kiveton Colliery and 240 since the opening of the Canal through Kiveton.

We would like to thank our funders Harsco steelphalt, TCV, The Land Trust, Borough councillors Dominic Beck, Jennifer Whysall and Gordon Watson. Wales Childcare partenership, Kiveton & Wales History Society and the Chesterfield Canal Society.

We would also like to thank all the people to many to mention who volunteered their time to help organise the event or help out on the day.

The biggest thanks of all go to Cate from the Development Trust who with the help of Hannah from TCV pulled the whole event together.

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morrisonsFANTASTIC NEWS….We were recently awarded a whopping £5,000 by Morrisons the supermarket people to support a program of disability sport here at the KIVETON COMMUNITY SPORTS PARK. Morrisons came to present the cheque to us on the 4th April and they were just as thrilled as we were as they commented that it was the first time they has supported a group like ours in this area,

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defib in place 2We now have an emergency defibrillator here at the Kiveton Community Sports Park  The defibrillator is in a specially heated cabinet which is accessible 24/7 and is located on the outside of our building opposite the pitches.

The defibrillator has been registered with the Yorkshire ambulance service and access to the cabinet is by dialing 999 ( see front of cabinet) and following their instructions.

As I am sure you will agree an important and vital piece of kit, but hope that it never has to be used.

Special thanks go to Martin Gray of Harsco for the kind and very generous donation of the defibrillator and to START – A -HEART Rotherham we also kindly and very generously donated the special cabinet.

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