Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Introducing the Compassionate Communities Project

Introducing the
Compassionate Communities Project


Compassionate Communities aims to engage and empower people and communities to have conversations about and take action in relation to death, dying, bereavement and loss, ultimately enabling people to share their preferences and wishes about this.

The pilot project is funded by Derbyshire County Council in Erewash, South Derbyshire and High Peak areas. Treetops Hospice Care will lead the pilot project running in Erewash and South Derbyshire. Age UK will lead the project in High Peak.

The project will run until the end of March 2019 and Treetops will be working in partnership with Erewash Voluntary Action and South Derbyshire CVS.


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


For further information, please contact Julie Mehigan at Treetops Hospice Care on 0115 949 1264 or email jmehigan@treetopshospice.org.uk



Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Foundation Derbyshire Funding Workshop Erewash

Foundation Derbyshire Funding Workshop Erewash

Foundation Derbyshire are providing Erewash based community groups the opportunity to gain an insight into the work of the Foundation.


A 3 hour workshop covering hints and tips for applying to funders, an overview of what the Foundation is about and a chance to see ‘behind the scenes’ of how decisions are made will be held on


Wednesday 29th November 2017



9.30am – 12.30pm


Erewash Voluntary Action

Granville Avenue,

Long Eaton, NG10 4HD


To book a place complete the application form and reply to Lee at Erewash Voluntary Action email  lee@erewashcvs.org.uk Telephone 0115 9466740.


Foundation Derbyshire provides simple, supportive local grant making:-


· Grants of around the £2000 mark

· Grants covering new projects - capital items and day to day running costs

· Support groups of any size

· New or established groups


Thursday, 9 November 2017




Making Every Contact Count is an approach which aims to improve health and well being and reduce health inequalities. By the end of the training you will:


· Know what Making Every Contact Count is and how to apply it

· Have considered the impact of the wider social factors on health

· Been able to think about how you can support people to make positive health behaviour changes

· Learn more about Live Life Better Derbyshire free well being services

· Had a chance to network and exchange information


Wednesday 22 November 2017


Erewash Voluntary Action

Granville Avenue,

Long Eaton

Derbyshire, NG10 4HD


SESSION 1:  10.00 – 12.30pm

SESSION 2: 1.00pm – 3.30pm
Choose which session you would like to attend
Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis
To Book a Place on This Course Contact:
Erewash Voluntary Action
Tel: 0115 9466740
Email: lee@erewashcvs.org.uk