We support community and voluntary groups in Rushcliffe, from advice centres and lunch clubs to wildlife trusts and scout groups. We're here to help and inspire groups and organisations to get started and run professionally. We offer expert advice and assistance with training, fundraising and volunteering, as well as giving encouragement and moral support.
And because we believe in what these groups stand for, we endeavour to represent their views to those who make decisions affecting their work. To get a fuller picture, click on the Services, Projects and Volunteers tabs.
“What is the most important thing for Carers? – The Sequel!
Tuesday 24th January 2017, 10.30am - 2pm.
Pleasley Landmark Centre
Chesterfield Road North
Mansfield, NG19 7SP
Please arrive from 10:00am to enable you to register and obtain refreshments, and to ensure a prompt start at 10:30. Carers will again have a free lunch provided from the café within the Landmark Centre, and will be able to claim their travel and respite expenses from Nottinghamshire County Council.
Nottingham City Council is inviting applications for new panel members to join independent school appeals panels in Nottingham. If you have an interest in education and feel able to offer some time on an occasional basis, the council would be most grateful to hear from you. By becoming a Panel Member you can get involved in deciding appeals regarding:
Almost everyone makes a New Year’s resolution.
Many are of the negative kind to give up
something such as smoking, alcohol, chocolate etc. For 2017, think about setting some positive resolutions – help the community by becoming an expenses paid volunteer driver. Research shows that volunteers boost their self-esteem and happiness through helping charities to thrive.
Gedling Voluntary Transport Scheme is keen to put people’s experience and spare time to good use. The charity provides affordable reliable transport for elderly and disabled people who don’t drive, don’t have a car and can’t use public transport or taxis. The scheme keeps people active - taking them take to health appointments, to see friends and relatives, shopping and to social engagements.
Rushcliffe CVS is working with Nottingham North and East Clinical Commissioning Group to deliver a weekly community-based respiratory wellbeing service based in Arnold, for people with COPD and other severe respiratory conditions.
Rebecca Archibald is the service's co-ordinator and works two days a week on the project.
Many people with severe respiratory disease find it hard to manage their condition and can become very isolated, and this can cause low mood, anxiety and exacerbation of their symptoms.
Without knowing it, by the time we reach our 40s and 50s many of us will have dramatically increased our chances of becoming ill later in life. Whether we are eating the wrong things, drinking more than we should, continuing to smoke despite everything we know, or just not being active enough, all of these small things can add up to an unhealthy you.
Making better choices today can have a huge influence on our health, and could prevent diseases such as type 2 diabetes, cancer and heart disease, and reduce our risk of suffering a stroke or living with dementia, disability and frailty in later life. But it's not easy in our busy lives – tempting treats in easy reach, bigger portions for everything we eat and technology that allows us to shop, stay in touch and be entertained without ever having to leave the sofa. Modern life is ganging up on us.
Our Voluntary Transport schemes cover Rushcliffe and Gedling
with the help of our fantastic volunteer drivers and office volunteers.
They provide safe and affordable transport to people who experience difficultes accessing transport.
For more information about the schemes click here .
You can also download a leaflet about the Gedling scheme here.
(A leaflet for Rushcliffe will be available shortly)
Rushcliffe Ramblers have sent us their short walks programme for January to July 2017. You can download it here.
Please note that if the weather is poor, the walks can be shortened. We will pause for a drink during the walks – please bring your own drink.
For more information, please contact the Walk Leader, Jeremy on 0115 981 0420 or 0775 145 8041
The NHS in South Nottinghamshire has launched an engagement exercise to
get people’s views about whether over the counter medicines should be prescribed for minor ailments.
Over the counter medicines are those that can be bought easily at shops, supermarkets and pharmacies.
Currently, over the counter medicines are available on prescription for all conditions including minor (or self-limiting) ailments like colds, headaches or sore throats.
Across South Nottinghamshire, each year we spend over £880,000 on prescribing paracetamol and ibuprofen alone.
We are proposing to limit prescribing of over the counter medicines for minor ailments and want to know what you think...
Click on the logo above to view the latest Directory of Activities -
currently December 2016. To read any pdf files you can download Adobe Acrobat reader for free from www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep.htmll
For more information about Rushcliffe Befriends, click here.
Radford Care Group are holding a course from Saturday 4 February 2017 – Saturday 18 March 2017 from 10.30am – 12.30pm. You can download a programme here.
The free programme consists of seven, two hour weekly sessions, covering a different aspect of dementia at each session. The groups are facilitated by specialists in dementia group work and will consist of about 12 carers. Help with respite services and transport may be available. The carers are asked to contribute £2.50 per session towards refreshments.
Rushcliffe Community and Voluntary Service is a registered charity (number 1079880) and a company limited by guarantee (number 3867757), registered in England and Wales.