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Connect Erewash

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 May 2024. Our Connect Erewash Action Plan 2023 - 2024 details the priorities for the work.

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

Community Networks

Five community networks have been established in Kirk Hallam, Cotmanhay, Petersham, Sandiacre & Sawley. The networks have been initiated and funded by the Erewash Health and Wellbeing Partnership based on seven community wellness principles.

Community networks are a partnership of community groups, organisations and individuals that have an interest in improving the health and wellbeing of residents. Each network is working to a community wellness action plan.

Erewash Voluntary Action are commissioned to manage and coordinate the Sandiacre and Sawley Networks. Becky Daykin is our Community Activator for Sandiacre and Sawley and can be contacted by email



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