Derbyshire County Council - Funding Review
Erewash Voluntary Action is your local infrastructure organisation that will be affected by this consultation. We would urge you to inform the county council of the value we provide in supporting groups through provision of one-to one support for groups, volunteer brokerage, forums where people can come and find out what’s happening and to share good practice and projects such as Home From Hospital, Befriending (currently on hold but also being reviewed later in the year), Shopping Project, room hire, Social Prescribing, Erewash Mental Health Partnership, Derbyshire Mental Health Forum and Social Connectedness to name a few. This vital core funding helps to ensure that Erewash Voluntary Action has the foundations to provide these much needed services to our community.
We understand the need for a fair distribution of funding across the county, but this cut would see a £31,000 reduction in funding to Erewash Voluntary Action.
This consultation is now live until the 30th April 2020.
I urge you to take part and help us to prove that you value the work we undertake.
For more information on the impact for Erewash contact: Stella Scott, Chief Executive
email@example.com Tel: 0115 9466740
Here is a link to the survey and more on the consultation.
If you would like help in completing this questionnaire then please call into the office on Granville Ave and one of us will help you.
Thank you for your support
Erewash Voluntary Action have received funding from Derbyshire County Council – Public Health to look at what loneliness and isolation means to residents of Erewash and how we can help to enable better connections within the community for people to feel more connected.
Work is now well underway for this project. A steering group has been established to take the work forward to help reduce loneliness and isolation in Erewash.
We have been working with partners in Sawley and a questionnaire has gone out as part of the Sawley Parish News to see what local people would like to develop to enable people to feel more connected. Once the papers have ben returned we will be looking at how the ideas can be supported.
We are also looking to develop this work in other areas of Erewash so look out for more information to follow.
Erewash Engagement Champions are being recruited, these are members of local voluntary and community group who can use the questionnaires to reach their members for views on what could be developed. Groups will then be paid a fee for the questioning carried out.
If you would like to be involved, please feel free to contact me
Stella Scott - Chief Executive
NEW RECEPTION AREA
We are pleased to say that our new reception area is now open. When you arrive at our main offices you will notice a new entrance area. This has been developed to make sure that there is someone there to greet people when they arrive. We still have some work to carry out such as a new concrete area outside the door, new signage and automatic door sensors for easy access.
The new entrance is open from 9am - 3.30pm. Please use the old door after 3.30pm for entrance & exit.
We hope that you like the new area, please let us know what you
DERBYSHIRE MENTAL HEALTH FORUM MERGES WITH EREWASH VOLUNTARY ACTION
It is with great excitement we announce that Derbyshire Mental Health Forum is now an official part of Erewash Voluntary Action.
We have worked in partnership Derbyshire Mental Health Forum over many years on mental health projects. Our two charities share the same ethos and ideals as to how people deserve to be treated fairly in society. The staff from the forum are now at our headquarters in Long Eaton.
We have been working closely with Derbyshire Mental Health Forum over the last few months to enable the merger to take place. This merger will ensure we build on our joint delivery of successful mental health projects in Derby and Derbyshire, enabling us to support the mental health voluntary sector to have a voice and role in mental health service delivery.
If you would like any further information on our future plans please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0115 9466740
Derbyshire Mental Health Forum can be contacted on the same telephone number
Derbyshire Mental Health Forum
Erewash Voluntary Action