COMMUNITY CONNECTORS

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 

Zoe Wynn - Social Connectedness / Community Link Worker

Tel: 0115 9466740

Email: zoe@erewashcvs.org.uk

 

Social Connectors

 

 

 

 

Connecting people with health and wellbeing activities in the community that improve both their physical and mental health.

Social Connectors will help patients access social or lunch clubs, self help groups, leisure and sport activities, wellbeing groups and link them up with volunteering opportunities. 

 

Social Connectors will help patients access social or lunch clubs, self help groups, leisure and sport activities, wellbeing groups and link them up with volunteering opportunities.  

 

There are Social Connectors Drop in sessions near you and patients may also be offered face to face or telephone appointments with a Social Connector.

SOCIAL CONNECTORS DROP IN SESSIONS

  

Sawley Medical Centre                          Last Tuesday of the month, 10 - 12 noon.

Long Eaton Health Centre                     Last Wednesday of the month, 10 -11.30 am.

Followed by individual appointments

Littlewick Medical Centre                       Last Thursday of the month, 10 - 11.30 am. Followed by individual appointments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Erewash Voluntary Action - 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 Derby & Derbyshire CCG, Derbyshire County Council and the people of Erewash

0115 946 6740

Granville Avenue, Long Eaton, Derbyshire, NG10 4HD

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