Monday, 13 August 2018


Erewash Voluntary Action


Annual General Meeting


The voluntary sector is currently under greater pressure than ever before and the financial implications facing many organisations in the sector are challenging.

Erewash Voluntary Action is putting on two free seminars for Erewash groups designed to help organisations work through the issues that need considering if they are to maintain as healthy a financial picture as possible.


For organisations run by volunteers there will be a session in the morning 9.30am – 12pm 

For any organisations with paid staff there will be a session in the afternoon 1.30pm - 4.30pm.
Times to be confirmed

These sessions will be facilitated by Peter Stone Consulting.


AGM commences at 12.30pm


Thursday 27th September 2018


Join us at

Granville Avenue,

Long Eaton

Derbyshire, NG10 4HD
For more details and to book call us on 0115 9466740


Wednesday, 1 August 2018




Wednesday, 5th September 2018

5pm - 7pm

Erewash Voluntary Action, Granville Avenue, Long Eaton, NG10 4HD

People from all walks of life volunteer to develop new skills, gain new experiences, meet people and make new friends and, most importantly to have fun!

We invite you to come along and meet with staff and other volunteers. It will be an opportunity for registered volunteers to discuss their volunteering roles, look at new opportunities and find out about events and training coming up in the next few months.

Anyone who has been thinking of volunteering is most welcome to pop in to find out more too!

The Volunteer Centre can help you find the opportunity that is right for you. Check out to see just what is on offer.

Refreshments will be provided

The Team look forward to seeing you

Tel: 0115 9466740



3 C’s course – Chat Chill and Create. This is a Free course.

Please can you promote the 3 C’s course – Chat Chill and Create.  This is a Free course.

The course starts on Thursday 20 September 2018 for 7 weeks until 1 November from 10.00 am – 12 Noon at Erewash Voluntary Action Granville Avenue Long Eaton Derbyshire NG10 4HD.

 No particularly experience of art is required the aim of the group is to help improve people’s confidence and mental health and wellbeing using create activities and an opportunity to socialise with others.  All materials will be provided.
Kate Smith – award winning children’s illustrator and designer and mental health champion will be leading the course.
To book a place on the course contact Kate Smith Tel 07950781948 or email

Please can you promote to service receivers and share with volunteers and colleagues.

Monday, 9 July 2018

Erewash CCG Funding cuts

As you may hear or see in the media we have had formal notification from Derbyshire CCG’s regarding funding cuts.
Derbyshire CCGs face a significant financial challenge. A final decision will take place in August 2018.
We are presently involved in an “Engagement Process”. As part of this, we are required to seek the views of our members, volunteers and clients.
Please can you take the time to fill in this short questionnaire. 
66 amazing responses to our short questionnaire on funding cuts.

Thank you for all your support.


If you would like to give feedback on how this will affect our services and its potential impact of discontinuing funding, please email or to: Patient experience Team, Tollbar House, 1 Derby road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 5FH.
Please let us have any of your comments as well.
PRESS RELEASE – Erewash Voluntary Action – CVS – 9 July 2018
(Un)happy Birthday – NHS 70th Anniversary Marked by Grant Cuts to Local Charities
Local charity Erewash Voluntary Action – Council for Voluntary Service is one of dozens of local charities who received an unwelcome surprise on the 70th Anniversary of the NHS today – a letter from the local NHS Clinical Commissioning Group telling them that it plans to cut all its grant funding.
CCG grants pay for a number of CVS services which help older, disabled and vulnerable people in Erewash keep well, stay independent and have vital social contact.  This includes befriending and shopping, transport to local community groups, monthly tea dance, and the support via small grants given to help local voluntary and community groups in Erewash who provide a range of activities. 
Stella Scott, CEO, said:
“The grant funding we receive from the CCG is half of our income, so this seriously threatens our charity’s services.
“We are only one of a number of organisations receiving this news today and the impact will be disastrous. Those who rely on our services – many of whom describe them as a lifeline, without which life wouldn’t be worth living – will be devastated. So will the volunteers who generously give so much of their time for free and make these services possible.
“We had been told that the CCG was under pressure, but to find out that we are going to lose all our grant is terrible news - especially on a day when we had hoped to be celebrating 70 years of the NHS and the additional investment being made by Government’’.
“It’s also short sighted, when health services are under so much pressure, to slash affordable, community-based, preventative support that does so much to keep people out of hospital. The CCG’s own equality assessment says that their cuts will increase social isolation and loneliness, which is a cause of depression and early death.”
The CCG is holding a number of public stakeholder engagement events to brief people about their financial position and plans - including one next Monday afternoon at Erewash Voluntary Action Granville Avenue in Long Eaton starting at 2.30 pm.
   Erewash Voluntary Action is an Erewash based charity working to improve the quality of life for people in Erewash by providing services to individuals in need as well as supporting voluntary groups and communities to help themselves. Members of the public can contact the organisation on 0115 9466740
 For more information, or if you would like us to arrange for you to interview service users or volunteers, please contact Stella Scott CEO - details below.
Third Sector Article:
Decision Day is Friday 17 August

Representatives from Derbyshire CCG Boards will meet next Friday to make their final decision on proposals regarding discretionary funding to the voluntary sector.

Coney Green Business Centre
Wingfield View
Coney Green Business Park
Clay Cross
S45 9JW

The VCS proposal will be discussed during the part of the meeting which is open to the public – from 1.00pm – 2.30pm. 


Tuesday, 26 June 2018






Tuesday 2nd October 2018


The Salvation Army Hall, New Street, Long Eaton


Thursday 4th October 2018


Erewash Museum, Hayloft Room, High Street, Ilkeston


 The Information Cafes brings together two initiatives - Erewash Mental Health Partnership and Community Connectors - to provide people with information about local community and voluntary groups and activities in Erewash. 
The Information Cafes are aimed at the general public, and will be an opportunity for people to find out about what is happening in the local area and how they can get involved. There will be access to information on a variety of volunteering opportunities, as well as information on a range of support services and community groups. 
Jo Hallam and Catriona Paterson from Erewash Voluntary Action, who are leading both initiatives, will be joined by community connectors and mental health peer volunteers to provide information and guidance on local opportunities.

There will be no need to book, just drop in anytime between 11.00am and 1.00pm. Free tea, coffee and cake will also be available.
We would greatly appreciate it if you could display the attached poster, if appropriate, and share it via email and social media to your colleagues and stakeholders to help us promote the Information Cafes to people in the Erewash community.
Direct promotion to service receivers would be very helpful.
Please note:
The Information Caf├ęs are primarily aimed at service receivers and the wider public. Therefore, we are not inviting organisations and groups to showcase their support services on this occasion. However, if we are not already aware of the services and support you provide, please feel free to forward us any relevant information. 

Everyone Welcome


For further details contact Cats or Jo at

Erewash Voluntary Action, Granville Avenue, Long Eaton, NG10 4HD

Tel: 0115 9466740.


Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Wellbeing Erewash Participation Event

Come and find out more about

Wellbeing Erewash

Wellbeing Erewash is a new approach
to improving health and wellbeing.
It involves the people of Erewash,
the local NHS, Social Care and the Voluntary Sector. 
Come along to our participation event to find out more about work and how you could get involved.

Tuesday 22nd May
9.30am - 11.30am


Arena Church, 1 Rutland Street, Ilkeston, DE7 8DG

Please contact us to book on: 0115 9466740 or