EREWASH VOLUNTARY ACTION CVS LTD
Erewash Voluntary Action CVS works towards a caring and more inclusive society by developing and supporting individual and group voluntary action that responds to local community needs and wishes.
Follow our EVA BLOG for up to date information
What we do:
We provide help,
information and support to voluntary and community groups operating in
Erewash – ask for Stella Scott.
Volunteering – we help you recruit, train and support Volunteers - ask for Linda Brown.
Mental Health Partnership – ask for Catriona Paterson
For the latest information download our current newsletter.
We act as a voice for the local voluntary sector for voluntary and community groups
We attend meetings with:
Membership is Free for the First year!
Thereafter the cost is £10.00 per annum
payable on a rolling basis provides some discounted prices and a voice at our
Annual Meeting. Members can borrow equipment from us and use our colour
photocopying and scanning services.
The best reason to become a member is to give your group or organisation a voice.
We send out regular
emails and newsletters to groups and to volunteers. You do not even have to
be a member!
Our Annual reports can be downloaded from the Charity Commission website. Put our name or charity number in the search box.
Erewash Voluntary Action CVS registered Charity No.
Company Limited by Guarantee No 3537038
Please click on the picture below to see our YEAR in the LIFE of Erewash Voluntary Action.
If you would like to volunteer for any of the below projects, please download our application form here.
Our projects include:
· Befriending / Sitting Service:
The sitting service was set up to allow carers to get out and have a well earned break.
They may be caring for someone 24 hours a day without any respite and this service enables them to
do whatever they wish for a while without worrying about their loved one.
Our volunteers also befriend people in their area who are lonely, isolated or housebound. Calling in
for a weekly chat and a cuppa goes a long way. Note:- Task is visiting in the home, not taking client out.
Not for those people in Residential / Nursing Homes or in Warden Assisted Housing.
Filming of our Tea Dance and coverage on the television of our befriending service.
Please click on the above link to see the video.
· Mental Health Volunteering
The role of the Mental Health Volunteer is to provide a befriending service to support people who are experiencing mental health issues. The aim is to enable and encourage the individual to join a local community group and participate in activities.
· Shopping Project
We provide a shopping service for people who are unable to shop for themselves and have no family or friends to help. Shopping can be carried out on a weekly basis by volunteers if available. Shopping project Referrals are received from Social Services, Health professionals, Call Derbyshire, or Voluntary Sector Single Point of Access
· Transport Project
We provide a transport service for people (paid for via groups and organisations) who are unable to access public transport.
UPCOMING EVENTS / TRAINING
There are a number of training events coming up soon to provide support, advice and information for groups, organisations and individuals.
Training for volunteers who volunteer with children or vulnerable adults – we offer the Derbyshire Passport Scheme.
VCI Passport Scheme—Erewash
The Passport Scheme is a five week course FREE to volunteers.
Each session will cover a different topic as listed below.
If you want to develop your skills, add new qualifications,
brush up on your knowledge, or add to your CV this course
is the one for you.
There are two Passport schemes one for volunteering with Adults and one for volunteering with children.
Venue: The Granville Centre, Granville Ave, Long Eaton NG10 4DH
At the end of the course volunteers will be awarded a certificate.
For more information or to book a place call
Stella Scott – Chief Executive Officer
Tel: 0115 9466740
We also provide other training events – let us know what you need.
For the latest Training events download our current newsletter.
Is your Group Looking for Funding?
Erewash Small Grants Scheme
Small grants are available through the Erewash Small Grants Scheme for local Erewash community and voluntary groups. Groups can apply for up to £1,500 as long as projects meet at least one of the health priorities of the scheme. The aim of the grant is to help improve services and opportunities for local people. Applications can be made at any time using the grant application form. For further details contact Catriona Paterson Development Worker at Erewash Voluntary Action firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 0115 9466740. Erewash Voluntary Action manages the small grants scheme in partnership with Erewash Clinical Commissioning Group, Erewash Borough Council and Derbyshire County Council Adult Care.
Foundation Derbyshire manages an endowment fund of over £6 million. The average grant is around £1,000 and usually covers a 12 month period. Programmes may cover equipment (capital) and general running costs. Applicants are advised to seek confirmation from Foundation Derbyshire. Contact the grants team 01773 514860 or email email@example.com
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ARCHIVE FUNDING BULLETINS:
Erewash Voluntary Action is leading the Erewash Mental Health Partnership which is funded by Erewash Clinical Commissioning Group.
The Erewash Mental Health Partnership aims to develop opportunities for people with mental health issues to access local community groups and organisations in order to participate in activities. Volunteering opportunities are also available and actively promoted to service receivers.
Erewash Voluntary Action is working with community groups and organisations in Erewash encouraging groups to become more mental health friendly. Mental Health Champions who have attended Mental Health First Aid England training are taking responsibility to ensure a welcoming and supportive environment for service receivers.
Volunteers are involved to befriend and introduce people to groups and activities supporting them to attend for the first few times. Peer volunteers are also being included to help and encourage service receivers. Volunteers are provided with mental health awareness training to develop their skills and understanding of mental health.
Information about Erewash activities is shared across the network included statutory, community and voluntary and private partners to help improve signposting and referrals.
Partnership events are organised for service receivers and partners.
For further details about the Erewash Mental Health Partnership contact
Catriona Paterson – Development Worker
Tel: 0115 9466740
The third edition of Erewash Engage the newsletter for the Erewash Mental Health Innovation Project. This is a new project aiming to develop opportunities for people who use mental health services to access local community groups and organisations. The project is also for those who feel joining a local group would help to improve their emotional health and well being.
Comments and feedback please send to Catriona Paterson Development Worker at Erewash Voluntary Action Catriona@erewashcvs.org.uk Tel 0115 9466740
People of Erewash connecting with other local people, activities, groups and services.
Community Connectors are local people who will use their local knowledge and involvement to connect people of Erewash to other local people, services, activities and groups. We recognise local people living and working in Erewash know the community better than we do, and are the best people to help others.
A network of Community Connectors will be led by the people of Erewash, adopting a person-centred approach to improving health and wellbeing.
They will identify strengths, potentials and opportunities (assets) that already exist in the local community. By gathering the views of local people, they will establish what is important to people in their community, identify changes they would like to see and what would help to make those changes. This approach will empower local people by encouraging them to use the skills, knowledge and interests they already have and engage in the community. Existing connections will be further strengthen across Erewash by identifying and working with groups, forums or organisations we don’t already have links to.
The Erewash Voluntary Action Development Worker will support Community Connectors who want to enhance and strengthen their involvement in their community. Connectors may be actively involved in a local group, regularly come into contact with local people or may already be supporting others and linking them to resources of some kind. They gather and share information on services and support within Erewash, and link people to existing groups, assistance and support.
Community Connectors will receive regular ongoing support from the Community Connectors Development Worker. Frequent one to ones and peer support meetings will be arranged, in addition to social events and access to a secure social media forum. They will receive training to enhance their existing knowledge and develop new skills. Agreed out of pocket expenses will also be paid.
If you would like to know more about Community Connectors or would like to get involved please contact
Jo Hallam - Development Worker
Tel: 0115 9466740
COMMUNITY DIRECTORY DERBYSHIRE
The most up-to-date list of all the voluntary and community groups active in Derbyshire
The voluntary groups, organisations, social clubs, charities, social enterprises in this directory are all based in - or work within - Derby and Derbyshire.
The directory is maintained and contributed to by a network of 14 organisations across the region including ourselves.
Disclosure and Barring Scheme Check
As voluntary groups often support vulnerable people and children you may be asked to complete a DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) check.
A criminal record does not necessarily prevent you from volunteering. Erewash Voluntary Action will process any DBS forms for their direct service volunteers.
Erewash Borough Council can act as an umbrella body for local voluntary organisations. The charities are responsible for checking their own applications which are then passed to the Personnel department at the Borough Council for further checking, processing and countersigning.
Volunteer Celebration 'Race
The Volunteer centre holds a monthly Tea Dance:
Come Along and Be Part of our Wednesday Afternoon Social Club
Every 2nd Wednesday of the month. 1.30pm - 3.30pm
£3 each - includes tea/coffee and cakes/biscuits
For those who wish, optional dancing to music from the golden era of tea dances will be available!
Erewash Voluntary Action has started a Men's Shed project which provides an opportunity for men to socialise while undertaking different shed/workshop projects.
Future sessions will cost £2 and will be held every 2 weeks.
The Shed is seeking donations of any woodworking tools and these can be dropped in at the Charity during office hours.
Inside our HQ building
MAIN ENTRANCE OFF CAR PARK
Erewash Volunteer Action has several fully equipped rooms for hire by community voluntary groups, suitable for either meetings or training events with catering for any event. Workshop space available.
All rooms are versatile for different layouts. Tea & Coffee can be provided.
Full Disabled Access. The premises were designed for use by disabled people and are used regularly by Derbyshire Adult Community Education and other training providers.
U3A Have various Interest groups that meet at Erewash CVS. Photography, Coffee Morning, Mixed Media, Dance, Quiz Group, Laptop Group, Gardening Group & Family History.
for 2 or 3 people to around 100. Wi-Fi, projector, screen, flipcharts etc.
Day, evening and weekends at reasonable rates.
We also may be able to offer long term office accommodation.
Car Park and on street parking.
Last updated: 23rd June 2017
Erewash CVS is a Company Limited by Guarantee Registered in England & Wales No 3537038 and a
Registered Charity (England & Wales) No 1069838.
We gratefully acknowledge support from Erewash CCG, Derbyshire County Council and the people of Erewash