Cumbria CVS

Neighbourhood Planning Event – Scaleby Village Hall, Carlisle

Neighbourhood Planning Event – Scaleby Village Hall, Carlisle, 21st November 2017 (circulated on behalf ACTion with Communities in Cumbria)

This free event is aimed at anyone who is interested in influencing development in their local area. It will be particularly useful if you are considering starting a Neighbourhood Plan. You could be representing a community group a Parish Council or your own neighbourhood as a resident. Please come along and see what Neighbourhood Planning can do, and what help is available to you in Cumbria.

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14 November 2017 – the next Cumbria Action for Health network meeting

From 12.15pm to 3.30pm at The Conference Centre, Newton Rigg College, Penrith, CA11 0AH.

Begins with a networking lunch at 12.15pm, and the main meeting will commence at 1.00pm.

Colin Cox (Director of Public Health, Cumbria CC) will be giving an update on ‘the health and care system in Cumbria’, followed by a session to help identify priorities for the third sector, working in health and care. This will help to inform the activities and themes of the network over the next 12 months.

If you’d like to attend, please return the attached booking form to info@cumbriacvs.org.uk ideally before the 10 November.

14 Nov 17 A4H Booking Form

Cumbria CVS AGM

Sorry we can’t attend this as it clashes with our own meeting but look forward to feedback

Thursday 9 November 2017
9.30am – 12.30pm
Castle Green Hotel, Kendal LA9 6RG

Please note is still not too late to join us and help us celebrate our achievements over the past 12 months, learn more about our services, hear about our plans for the future and network with others.  It is a great event for CVS members to attend as it is an opportunity to have a voice; to help influence future delivery; to help elect new trustees; network with other organisations; improve knowledge and promote services.  This event will also have a keen focus on the partnerships and collaboration.

If you would like to attend please simply call us on 01768 800350 or email us on info@cumbriacvs.org.uk

We look forward to seeing you there.

Alison Phillips
Support Services Manager
Cumbria CVS 
6 Hobson Court, Gillan Way, Penrith CA11 9GQ (Registered Office)
Office: 01768 800350
www.cumbriacvs.org.uk

Sign your organisation up to Compass in Cumbria today!

 

The Compass in Cumbria Project is a joint partnership linking together Third Sector and Public Health in a new way. Third Sector organisations provide specialist knowledge and support for a huge variety of conditions. Compass in Cumbria seeks to bring those organisations together, promoting partnership working and assisting in getting the people of Cumbria the best support they need to manage their conditions and live well.

There are so many Third Sector organisation doing such vital work in the county. By signing up to Compass in Cumbria, any non-profit organisation (i.e. Third Sector and statutory services) in the county can have access to the facets of the system absolutely free – The Client Record Information System (CRIS), the Multi-Agency Referral Service (MARS), the diary and networking function Placebook, and this very e-Hub to advertise their events, bulletins, factsheets and jobs.

To register, go to either the Resource Centre or the Organisations page, click the button “Register my Organisation”, and fill in the simple form. One of the regional District Administrators – West (Allerdale and Copeland), North (Carlisle and Eden) or South (South Lakeland, Barrow and Millom) – will get in touch to act as a point of contact and guide you through the application.

To complete the application, a member of the registering organisation able to make decisions on behalf of the organisation must sign and return the Data Sharing Protocol and Data Sharing Agreement that will be sent out to you, which will be then Countersigned by the District Administrator. These agreements ensure the relevance and quality of the material all partners agree to upload to the site.

The whole result of this process is the free access to the Compass in Cumbria e-Hub – a professional resource working to streamline services for the benefit of the people of Cumbria.

Working together works for everyone.

The link to sign up: https://www.compassehub.com/

Allerdale Health and Wellbeing Forum

Health and Wellbeing Forum in Allerdale are pleased to announce grant funding for a Wellbeing Advisor role.

Completed forms to be returned to Valerie Ayre, Public Health Locality Manager (Allerdale) at valerie.ayre@cumbria.gov.uk by 9am on Monday 30 October 2017.

They are also looking for a third sector representative to sit on the Forum (role description attached). With the support of Allerdale Borough Council the Third Sector Representative is responsible for representing the collective views and priorities of local third sector organisations through regular meetings with the Allerdale Health and Wellbeing Forum and at key stakeholder meetings and networking events, where representation of, and consultation with the third sector is required. Closing date for expression of interest is 20 October 17

 

Chair of Cumbria Action for Health Network

Mike Taylor is now officially the new Chair of Cumbria Action for Health (Cumbria CVS)

A message from Mike Taylor:

It is with great pleasure that I have taken over the role of Chair of A4H from John Brown,  in the full knowledge that he will be a hard act to follow and deserves immense thanks from all members for the tremendous work he did as Chair. Having had many years involvement with both the NHS and the Third Sector I am very clear that we are now in a very challenging time. Both the Public Sector, particularly the NHS, and the Third Sector are experiencing very tough financial challenges, exacerbated for the NHS by yet another of its many rounds of organisational restructuring, and need, therefore, to find even more imaginative ways of working together to improve the delivery of health services for the people of Cumbria. I believe that A4H can play a pivotal role in developing further the good relationships and partnerships already in place – as a full partner with the NHS. I hope that I can help to make a difference in these developments during this very challenging time. I look forward to working with all members of the Network in the future.

Mike Taylor

Public Health Alliance – 3rd Sector Representative needed – Cumbria

Received via Cumbria CVS

Please find attached details of the current vacancy for a third sector representative to sit on Cumbria’s Public Health Alliance.

The representative will join Sheila Gregory (Carlisle Mencap and Chair of the Public Health Alliance) in representing the third sector in Cumbria, through the Cumbria Third Sector Network and its various specialist networks.

–          Relevant Terms of Reference, person spec and role description

–          Application form

If you are interested, please complete the application form and email to jozib@cumbriacvs.org.uk by Friday 9 June 2017.

If more than one suitable application is received, the Cumbria Third Sector Network members (through specialist networks) will be asked to elect a representative.

PHA TSN App May 2017 (2)

Role Information PHA Third Sector Rep 2017

Releasing the Power of Citizens and Communities

The NHS North West Leadership Academy – Releasing the Power of Citizens and Communities “The Era of Social and Collaborative Leadership”

Take a look at the videos from their recent ‘Top Thinkers’ event held in March (facilitated by Julian Stodd and Cormac Russell) :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTjVWbA14Ko

They’ve got some interesting resources available online: http://www.nwacademy.nhs.uk/resources

Shared courtesy of Cumbria CVS