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Derbyshire County Council Public Health have commissioned Erewash Voluntary Action to lead the development of work to reduce loneliness and isolation in Erewash. Our project is called Connect Erewash.

Connect Erewash is a project to reduce isolation and loneliness, and to work with communities and groups to identify activities to help improve or reduce isolation in communities.

The funding for the project was secured in the aftermath of the death of MP Jo Cox and in response to ‘A Connected Society’ a strategy to combat loneliness. The website link provides more information: DDCMS Loneliness Strategy (

Connect Erewash looks at the whole life course as people may experience loneliness and isolation at any stage if their life and dependent on circumstances. The diagram below shows the impact

The current funding for Connect Erewash is up until March 2025. Our Connect Erewash Action Plan details the priorities for the work.

Gloria Umoru is our Connect Erewash Development Worker and she can be contacted by email or telephone 0115 9466740






22nd April - 28th April 2024


Connection and Wellness Day's –

Monday 22 April 2024
Long Eaton
Local Health Walk 10:00am
Erewash Canal South Loop

Meeting Point - outside the Town Hall, Long Eaton.

Whether you are a seasoned walker or just looking to stretch your legs and meet new
friends, everyone is welcome to join their friendly walk along the Erewash Canal South
Loop on Monday 22 April 2024 and every other Monday.

(Taking a route through the Town centre, side streets and Twitchell to Tamworth Road
we join the canal towpath. Following this to the junction leading us to Midland Street we walk back to the start.)

Monday 22 April 2024
Connection and Wellness Day
Tea with Friends 2:00pm
Methodist Church Hall, Market Street, Draycott

Join us for a warm and welcoming afternoon tea and sandwich gathering at the Methodist Church Hall, Draycott hosted by the Tea with Friends! You are invited to enjoy
delightful refreshments in good company.
There is also the exciting opportunity to participate in a game of Bingo. We look
forward to having you for an afternoon of fun and friendship.

Monday Café 10:30am
Ashbrook Community Centre, Ashbrook Avenue, Borrowash
Open to over 60s living in Ockbrook and Borrowash.

Do you fancy meeting up for a bite to eat and a good chat? Borrowbrook Home Link are hosting their weekly Monday Café at the Ashbrook Community Centre in Borrowash
and you are invited. Doors open at 10:30am and lunch is served at noon.

Tuesday 23 April 2024
Walking Tennis
Ockbrook and Borrowash Tennis Club


Come out and join us for some fun on the court. Walking Tennis is a simplified version
of the traditional game. The rules have been tweaked a little to make the game less
demanding physically. Players can’t run or jump. Lace up your trainers and grab your
racket. See you on the court! With a cuppa and chat after. Every Tuesday at 10am.
Call message Ros 07850 203036

Thursday 25 April 2024
Ilkeston Town Walkers 10:00am


Meeting Point - Ilkeston Library, finishing at Erewash Museum

Are you looking to start or get back into walking? Looking for a steady, gentle stroll?
Ilkeston Town Walkers is welcoming individuals to make new friends and have
fun while walking.
For more information contact

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Connecting Erewash Week
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