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I'm Lis Lawrence and I work with Nickie Anthony, as well as in partnership with Newark & Sherwood Clinical Commissioning Group, to deliver Community Engagement.
I do this by developing effective working relationships with GP Practices across Newark & Sherwood, to improve patient access and experience.
I also work with the Carer Champions to improve help and support for carers and support the Patient Participation Groups, ensuring that the views of all communities have a voice, as well as working towards better health outcomes for all.
Besides this, I host regular forums and health events on behalf of the CCG and identify any gaps in service provision.
If we haven't yet crossed paths, I look forward to meeting you in the future; you can also contact me at N&S CVS on 01636 679539 or via email.
Partnership & Engagement Officer, Newark & Sherwood CVS
CQC survey: choosing adult social care is one of biggest stresses
Choosing adult social care in England is one of the biggest sources of stress compared to other key life events, according to a survey of 1,000 people carried out for the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
Andrea Sutcliffe, CQC’s Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care said:
“We publish regular inspection reports with quality ratings on more than 20,000 individual care services registered with CQC. This means that people have access to clear, independent and trusted information to help them make the right decisions for them or their loved one.”
You can find care homes' CQC ratings on their website.
Join in the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #CareAware
Charity Commission amends content of annual returns
After consulting with charities in the Autumn, the Charity Commission have made several changes to the content of the 2018 annual return. The return will now focus on financial and regulatory information, so charities will need to use the Change Charity Details Service to make changes to registered details.
Find out more about charity annual returns on the government's website.
Fledging MS Support Group welcomes new members
As there was no support group for people with MS in Newark, a new group has been set up to provide information, support and contact, which meets on the third Wednesday of every month.
You can find more details in the Events/Groups section below.
GDPR guide published by Charities Finance Group
A free guide to help voluntary organisations comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation hss been published by the Charity Finance Group (CFG).
Download the guide here.
New cancer support group launched in Newark
Self Help UK and Macmillan Beyond Diagnosis have started up a group in Newark, to provide support and friendship to anyone affected by cancer. The group meets at Collectable Creations Cafe on the last Tuesday of the month.
Find out more in the Events/Groups section below.
Tour of Rhubarb Farm announced
A tour of Rhubarb Farm, Langwith, on which visitors can learn about their work and facilities, is taking place on Thursday 26th April at 10.30am. There's no need to book but you need to arrive by 10.15am and wear warm clothing.
Rhubarb Farm also have a vacancy for a Book-Keeper for one day a week. The work can be done from home and applicants must have knowledge and good experience of, SAGE.
For more info, email Jennie Street, ring 07527 929592 or see the website.
Balderton Memory Cafe
Date: Third Tuesday of the month (17th April)
Time: 10.30 – 12.30pm
Venue: The Salvation Army, Church Centre, Mead Way, Balderton, Newark, NG24 3GA
Contact: 01909 730886
Cancer Support Group (Newark)
A new group providing support and friendship to anyone affected by cancer.
Date: Last Tuesday of the month (24th April)
Time: 2 - 4pm
Venue: Collectable Creations Café, London Road, Newark (opposite the library)
Contact: Niki on 07803 710640 or Self Help UK on 0115 9111661
Carer Hub Newark Carers Support Group
Date: 2nd Thursday of the month. (12th April 2018).
Time: Drop in: 9.30—10.30 am (An opportunity to speak to the support worker on a 1-2-1 basis with individual queries) - Group session: 10.30 am—12.30 pm
Venue: Castle House Great North Road Newark, NG24 1BY
Contact: Zena Cameron on 0115 824 8824 or via email.
Core Centre, Calverton - Courses
Date: Various, depending on subject (including IT, arts and crafts and languages) - Fees from £3 per hour (If you receive benefits, you may qualify for free learning).
Time: Various, depending on subject
Venue: The CORE Centre, 17 St Wilfrid's Square, Calverton, Nottingham, NG14 6FP
Contact: See the Core Centre website or call 0115 847 0551
Newark Dementia Carers Group
Date: Last Tuesday of the month (24th April)
Time: 10.30am -12.30pm
Venue: Flowserve Sports and Social Club, Balderton
Contact: Ken Daubney 01636 702577 or Christine Davison 01636 605426 - or via email.
MS Support Group Coffee Morning
Date: Every 3rd Wednesday (18th April)
Venue: Hardy's Farm Shop Café (The Back Room), off Fosse Road, Farndon, Newark
Contact: Kate Else on 07817 185744
Ollerton Memory Café
Date: Monday 23rd April, Monday 21st May, Monday 25th June
Time: 1pm – 4pm
Venue: Lifespring Centre, Sherwood Drive, New Ollerton
Contact: Carole or Terry Bell - 01623 862478
For details on more events in your area, see our events page
From DPA to GDPR
Details: The Data Protection Act 1998 will be replaced on 25th May 2018 by the EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This course aims to help prepare you for the transition. Places limited to one per organisation and free to Newark & Sherwood based groups/organisations. £10 for organisations outside of the Newark & Sherwood area.
Date: Monday 23rd April 2018
Time: 10.15am - 12.45pm
Venue: Newark & Sherwood CVS, Castle House, Great North Road, Newark, NG24 1BY
Contact: Email or telephone 01636 679539
Dementia Information Programme
Details: Free course for carers of those with dementia (city and county) - £2.50 contribution for refreshments.
Dates: Starting Wednesday 11th April and running for 7 weeks (Also courses starting in July and October)
Time: 2 - 4pm
Venue: Castle Cavendish, Dorking Road, Radford, Nottingham, NG7 5PN.
Contact: Ring 0115 9786133 or email Radford Care Group, for an application form. If you run a group and would like a member of Radford Care Group to attend a team meeting to explain more about what they do, email Bev Pearson.
Dementia Training: Stepping Inside (Stage 1)
Details: Conducted by the Alzheimer’s Society in partnership with DMWS and the County Council, the training is aimed at anyone who may come into contact with veterans aged 65 and over, or who is a veteran 65 and a carer for/has a family member with, dementia.
Date: 16th April 2018
Time: 9am - 5pm
Venue: Kings Mill Hospital
Contact: To enrol, contact the Course Coordinator, John Walker, on 07823 402669 or via email.
Modern Slavery / Trafficking training in Nottingham
Details: Free, interactive workshop aimed at all staff (paid or volunteers) working for local organisations/agencies that might come in contact with survivors of modern slavery / trafficking or vulnerable people.
Date: Wednesday 4th April / Tuesday 24th April
Time: 9.30am - 1pm
Venue: Byron House, 2A Maid Marian Way, Nottingham NG1 6HS
Contact: Book for 4th April or book for 24th April. For more information, email Minerva Hartley.
Unique Eating Disorders: Specialist Training for Professionals
Details: Gain greater understanding of different types, what recovery means and get support tools. Cost is £99 per person.
Date: 19th May, 8th September.
Time: 10am - 4pm
Venue: First Steps, Ingham House, 16 Agard Street, Derby, DE1 1DZ
Contact: For more information or to book a place on a workshop, email Sarah, visit the website or call 01332 367571.
BBC Children in Need grants
Who can apply: Charities working with disadvantaged children/young people aged 18 or younger
Grant value: Up to £10,000
Deadline: 13 May 2018, 2 September 2018 and 2 December 2018 (midnight).
Further details: See the Children in Need website
Garfield Weston Foundation one-off charitable fund
Who can apply: Registered charities, places of worship and state schools in the UK for projects which benefit communities.
Grant value: £30 - 150,000 (Total project costs must be above £30,000).
Deadline: 30th June 2018
Further details: Garfield Weston website
Coalfields Community Investment Programme
Who can apply: Projects that deliver in the top 30% most deprived coalfield communities and which address specific themes (see their website).
Grant value: Up to £10,000
Further details: Coalfields website
N&S CVS Volunteers
On the volunteering page of our website, you can find a wealth of information about support for volunteers and new volunteering opportunities, including:
Volunteer Coordinator Network
Volunteer managers to come together in a supportive environment to share information, good practice and network. We usually meet once a quarter.
Our Centre supports organisations to involve volunteers with our 'good practice in volunteer management resources and support' - see our dedicated web page.
Good Practice Support & Resources
As mentioned in our Monthly Feature above, Our Voluntary Transport Scheme & Door2Door are looking for drivers in the Newark & Sherwood area. Contact Katie Freeman on 01636 610773, Lucy Fountain on 01636 611220 or email us.
NCVO have a diverse community of over 13,000 member organisations. They provide expert support and advice and keep them up to date with the news that affects them. Membership is free if your charity's annual turnover is less than £30,000.
Find out more about NCVO membership.
For even more volunteering opportunities, see our online database.
Below are details on some of the events taking place over the next couple of months in which you can contribute your opinion and share your experience with others:
Should mental health services seek to cure mental ill health?
Details: Join CORC's regional seminar series to contribute to the debate on how to: respond to data, define and measure a positive outcome, communicate about the scope and focus of treatment.
Date: 19 April: Birmingham, 25 April: London, 30 April: Sheffield
Venue: BVSC, 138 Digbeth, Birmingham, B5 6DR
CORC, Jordan House, 47 Brunswick Place, London N1 6EB
Sheffield Hallam University, Room 12.4.12, Charles Street Building, Charles St, Sheffield S1 1WB
Contact: Find further information on the CORC website.
Ensuring Young Carers are Safe, Healthy, Aspiring and Achieving
Details: Providing professionals with an opportunity to identify priorities for action and develop strategies for effective partnership working.
Date: Tuesday 17th April
Time: 10.15am - 4.30pm
Venue: Central London
Contact: Book your place
If you have news, opportunities or events you'd like to share, please email the details to us by 25th of the month, for inclusion in the next issue (by 25th April for inclusion in the May edition).
We're always keen to hear your views: Contact us to give feedback on this e-bulletin and the content you'd like to see in the future.