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Erewash Voluntary Action

We are the local Council for Voluntary Service and Volunteer centre. Providing support and guidance to the voluntary and community groups in the borough of Erewash. Our projects include: Shopping and befriending services for vulnerable and isolated people Volunteer services include, brokerage and the promotion of volunteering. Group support offers funding advice and governance support. Mental Health Project supports groups and individuals to become more mental health aware and provides opportunities for people with mental health to go out and try activities. Small grants, we administer a small grants pot for local groups. Strategic development and partnerships, we provide the opportunity and representation of the sector in a wide range of partnerships, we also offer networking opportunities and training to local groups to develop their skills. Voluntary sector lead on the local Clinical Commissioning group Vanguard project, looking at how services commissioned by the CCG can be delivered differently.

12 December 2017
East Midlands
Charity, Membership Organisations, Social Care, Voluntary, Voluntary Sector
Local Alliances:
Erewash Dementia Action Alliance

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?

Erewash Voluntary Action staff, volunteers and board  of trustees will strive to support those living with Dementia and support the carer to feel empowered by:

working towards  a dementia friendly community by providing Dementia Friends training sessions in order to raise awareness of the condition and reduce stigma.

Encouraging our staff and volunteers to work in a person-centred way.

Identifying future work, sharing resources and working in partnership with the Voluntary and community sector, including specialist providers, mental health commissioners and other statutory agencies to support the development of dementia friendly communities.

By creating  and supporting local networks for people to meet.  

By recognising the diversity of organisations needed to support people with dementia and their carers in Erewash.

Sharing information where needed.

By ensuring our building is Dementia friendly, by following national guidelines.

2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?

by working in partnership with all the relevant agencies and commissioning bodies to support the delivery of efficient, effective and co-ordinated services that meet the needs of the individual and their carers/family and the wider community.  we can ensure that the same message is given by all staff and volunteers.

for us the challenge will be ensuring that the word is spread as far as possible.

2. Actions

  • Dementia Friends Awareness for volunteers and staff

    We whave set up  regular Dementia Friends Awareness session for volunteers and staff to attend.

    our aim is for all staff and  as many as possible of our volunteers trained.

    All staff have attended training and many of our volunteeers and gorups


    2017 - Second Quarter Update

    all staff have attended Dementia Awarness sessions.

    Volunteers have also attended.

  • Dementia Friendly centre

    We will use the national guidelines to check if our centre is dementia friendly and implement any changes.

    Initial Scoping

    2016 - Second Quarter Update

    New Member

  • Assessing the needs of our BME community

    We will work with our BME community to see what support they may need in accessing the information on the services/support that is available.

    Initial Scoping

    2016 - Second Quarter Update

    New Member

  • Support the local Dementia Action Alliance network

    To continue to support the local Dementia Action Alliance network in Erewash, to help to spread the word about the  work in the local area.


    2017 - Third Quarter Update

    we have supported the network through provision of meeting space and circulating the informaiton.

    we hosted a Dementia awarness session for carers.