Friday, 28 April 2017

Petersham Community Event

What matters to you in Petersham?


What changes do you want to see in Petersham?

4th May

9am - 6pm


Come along and let us know your thoughts

At Erewash RAFA 884 Association

Petersham Connexion

91 Grasmere Road

Long Eaton

NG10 4DZ


If you can’t get on the day please contact:
Wellbeing Erewash

0115 931 6244


Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Wellbeing Erewash

Erewash has been chosen as one of a number of places across the country looking at new ways of improving people’s health and wellbeing.
Wellbeing is feeling as well as you can be, physically and mentally, with the confidence and support you need to choose a healthy lifestyle and get help when you need it.

Wellbeing Erewash is a new approach to health and social care. It involves local GP Practices, NHS Erewash Clinical Commissioning Group, Derbyshire Community Health Services, Derbyshire Healthcare Foundation Trust, Derbyshire Health United and Erewash CVS all working together to develop services around you when and how you need them.

Our new model of care is called a Multi-speciality Community Provider (MCP) and to tackle these problems locally we have focused on the following areas:

Personal Resilience

 Community Resilience

 Integrated Primary and Community Services

 These themes are interlinked.

A wide range of projects and new services are underway as part of Wellbeing Erewash.

Community GP


Quality for Health

Erewash Timebank - (Derbyshire Timeswap)

Primary Care Hubs

On day Service

Home Visiting service

MCP Clinical Pharmacist


For more information contact:

Wellbeing Erewash

0115 931 6244







Thanks to the CO-OP Members of our community for awarding us a grand total of £1,906.39


We are one of more than 4,000 causes across the UK who’ve benefitted from the Local Community Fund and are making a difference in their communities.


We will be using the money on promoting our valuable services in the local area we recruit volunteers for our Shopping, Transport, and Befriending services. We run a Monthly Tea Dance and support, help and recruit volunteers for other local groups across Erewash.



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

0115 9466740

Monday, 10 April 2017



Are you looking for funding and considering applying to BBC Children in Need?


Are you an Erewash Community Group that:


· Works with children and young people 18 years and under?

· Is a constituted group and feels ready to consider a funding application?

· Works across the UK?


BBC Children in Need’s vision is that every child in the UK has a safe and happy and secure childhood and the chance to reach their potential.


Grants are available through a small grants programme as well as a main grants programme.


Dawn Watts the Children in Need Regional Officer for the East Midlands will be coming to Erewash Voluntary Action on Monday 15 May 2017 to offer groups advice,  guidance and help with making an application to the Children in Need grant programmes.  Dawn will explain about the Children in Need grant criteria.


Erewash groups can book a half an hour slot to meet with Dawn and discuss your individual applications and ideas.


MONDAY 15 MAY 2017

Erewash Voluntary Action

Granville Avenue Long Eaton NG10 4HD

9.30 am – 3.00 pm


To book your half hour slot contact Lee at Erewash Voluntary Action by Telephone: 0115 9466740 or by Email


Places will be allocated on a first come first service basis.


For further information about the funding clinics contact Catriona Paterson Development Worker at Erewash Voluntary Action Telephone 0115 9466740 or Email


Volunteers Open Day!

Volunteers Open Day!

On: 5th June 2017

At: Erewash Voluntary Action, Granville Avenue, Long Eaton

For more information contact: Linda Brown on

0115 9466740

Come and find out about what we do

Everyone is welcome, new and registered volunteers

Find out about volunteering opportunities we are advertising on the website

Quality For Health

The Voluntary, Community, and Social Enterprise Sector (VCSE)  is a major contributor of health services in a marketplace that is becoming increasingly reliant on providers being able to evidence the delivery of high quality outcomes.
Quality For Health is a quality assurance programme developed by Voluntary Action Calderdale and their local Clinical Commissioning Group.
Erewash Voluntary Action is inviting local VCSE organisations, delivering health services, We would like to invite you to join us to find out how this accreditation could benefit your organisation.
We will be providing a wide range of support to organisations in achieving this award.
The Quality For Health system is endorsed locally by the Erewash Clinical Commissioning Group.
This package has been recognised and supported by NHS England and Regional Voices.
Erewash Voluntary Action has been commissioned by the Clinical Commissioning Group to deliver this package in the local area. It is their intention that all groups they fund/Support in the future will have the Quality For Health standard.
Quality For Health is achievable at three levels.
There are nine quality areas including:
Service User experience       Safety and  safeguarding Effectiveness        
Health promotion Equality and diversity      Governance 
Leadership and management Outcomes and impact Connectivity
There will be a three hour workshop on each of these areas if you wish to attend them. Each one will consist of a two hour briefing with one hour left for practical support.
Information Session
We will be hosting an information session to provide more information on what  is involved in achieving the award.
11th  May 2017  2pm till 4pm  Erewash Voluntary Action – Long Eaton
To book your place contact Lee on 0115 9466740 or email
For more information contact Stella on 0115 9466740 or email
For your group to sign up to this award you will need your trustees/directors approval.    Why not bring a trustee with you.

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Funding Support and Enterprise Fair

Funding Support and Enterprise Fair
Thursday 25 May 10am to 12:30pm
University of Derby

We're working in partnership with the University of Derby to offer a great opportunity for voluntary and community organisations to find out about available funding and get advice and support from local businesses.

Three funders – Heritage Lottery Fund, Awards for All and Foundation Derbyshire - will be holding information sessions throughout the morning to answer your queries on applying for funding.

In addition to funders, local businesses and statutory agencies will be there to offer advice and support - so why not come along and find out more?

A great networking event! No need to book just come along - everyone welcome.

For more information email Liz Gumbley  

Liz Gumbley

Funding & Group Support Co-ordinator
Direct line:  01332 227738         Reception:  01332 346266