Connect Erewash


Derbyshire County Council have commissioned Erewash Voluntary Action to undertake some work to reduce isolation and loneliness in Erewash. - Our project is called Connect Erewash.

The funding was secured in response to "A Connected Society" a strategy that was launched following the death of MP Jo Cox. The website for more information is below.

We have been asked to work with communities and groups to look at things they might like to develop to help improve or reduce isolation in communities.

A steering group of interested partners was formed and has met a number of times. A questionnaire has been developed that can be used to collect people’s views about loneliness.



Erewash Voluntary Action is leading the Connect Erewash project on behalf of Derbyshire County Council Public Health.

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. 

We would like to find out how you connect with other people, barriers you experience and if you would like to get more involved in your community.

Please complete the Connect Erewash questionnaire using the online link to the survey. The questionnaire is short and will only take a few minutes to complete.  All completed questionnaires will be entered into a prize draw for a £25 supermarket voucher.

If you would like a copy of the questionnaire emailed or sent in the post, contact Lee Tivey at Erewash Voluntary Action email

Connect Erewash contributes to the Community Wellness approach ensuring people live happy and healthy lives and know where to get help when required. Four Erewash Community Networks have been established in Sawley, Kirk Hallam, Petersham and Cotmanhay.

For further details about Connect Erewash contact Catriona Paterson at Erewash Voluntary Action email  Tel: 0115 9466740



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