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People of Erewash connecting with other local people, activities, groups
Community Connectors are
local people who will use their local
knowledge and involvement to connect people of Erewash to other local people,
services, activities and groups. We recognise local people living and working
in Erewash know the community better than we do, and are the best people to
A network of Community Connectors will be led by the people of Erewash, adopting
a person-centred approach to improving health and wellbeing.
They will identify
strengths, potentials and opportunities (assets) that already exist in the
local community. By gathering the views of local people, they will establish
what is important to people in their community, identify changes they would
like to see and what would help to make those changes. This approach will empower local people by encouraging them to use the
skills, knowledge and interests they already have and engage in the community. Existing
connections will be further strengthen across Erewash by identifying and
working with groups, forums or organisations we don’t already have links to.
The Erewash Voluntary
Action Development Worker will support Community Connectors who want to enhance
and strengthen their involvement in their community. Connectors may be actively involved in a local
group, regularly come into contact with local people or may already be
supporting others and linking them to resources of some kind. They gather and
share information on services and support within Erewash, and link people to existing
groups, assistance and support.
Connectors will receive regular ongoing support from the Community Connectors Development
Worker. Frequent one to ones and peer support meetings will be arranged, in
addition to social events and access to a secure social media forum. They will
receive training to enhance their existing knowledge and develop new skills.
Agreed out of pocket expenses will also be paid.
If you would like to
know more about Community Connectors or would like to get involved please