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.
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.

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


CALL IN ANYTIME BETWEEN 11.00am and 1.00pm



· Find out what is happening in Erewash - groups, activities and volunteering - and how to become involved


· Tea, coffee, cake and biscuits provided free of charge


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



Wednesday, 21 March 2018





During Dementia Awareness Week there are two Dementia Friends Information Sessions running at Erewash Voluntary Action, Granville Avenue, Long Eaton, NG10 4HD

The sessions will help you understand what it means to live with dementia and how you can make a difference increase dementia friendly communities

These sessions are open to any individual or group member that would like to participate. All free of charge.



First Session 1.00pm – 2.30pm

Second Session 2.30pm – 4.00pm


To book your place on either of the sessions register online


Session 1


Session 2



For any further details contact Marie Crowley Dementia Advisor Erewash

Tel 07816 333241 email


Wednesday, 14 February 2018







THURSDAY 9th August


1.00pm - 5.00pm



At Erewash Voluntary Action

Granville Avenue

Long Eaton

NG10 4HD


The project will include:


· A befriending service in Erewash and South Derbyshire that reaches out to people with a life limiting illness, to offer companionship, reduce isolation and assist them to gain the appropriate support to meet their needs

· Engaging businesses to be more aware of the impact life limiting illnesses have on their employees and families, and encourage them to commit to becoming more supportive and compassionate

· Events that help start conversations about dying, death, bereavement and loss whilst removing some of the barriers people face when doing this


To book a place on this course please contact Lee at
Erewash Voluntary Action Tel: 0115 9466740 or


For further information, please contact Julie Mehigan at Treetops Hospice Care on 0115 949 1264 or email





Wednesday, 7 February 2018




Friday 16th March 2018

10am - 12.30pm


Would you like to know more about Person Centred Working?


How can this approach benefit you and the people you support?


How this approach is being used in Erewash.


Wellbeing Erewash is piloting this way of working across Erewash.


The session is FREE for Community Connectors and Volunteers at Erewash Voluntary Action.   


To book a place contact Jo Hallam at Erewash Voluntary Action
Erewash Voluntary Action, Granville Avenue,
Long Eaton, NG10 4HD.
Tel 0115 9466740.