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.
Rushcliffe CVS News keeps you up to date with interesting and relevant news and information for the voluntary sector; we let you know what is going on in and around Rushcliffe, keep you informed about new funding opportunities, policy development, health news and more.
Our October newsletter is now out
The NHS is facing challenges and it’s time to make some choices. You can help.
If you have used, or have any experience of, the following services please let us know what you think of them by either:
Rushcliffe CVS has coordinated the First Contact Signposting Scheme since its very beginnings in 2007. Sadly Nottinghamshire County Council has decided to close the scheme and it ceased operation on 30 September 2016.
We have been asked to direct people to the following alternative sources of information and support:
Rushcliffe CVS would like to say a big thank you to all the individuals and agencies we have worked with over the years on First Contact.
We are be very sad to be saying goodbye to our First Contact Assistant Coordinator Karl Stirland who is moving on at the end of October. He has also been doing a brilliant job supporting our admin and transport teams – we wish him every success.
Could you be a Literacy Volunteer? We are looking for Literacy Volunteers to help in primary schools in the Clifton area and other Nottingham City Schools. Literacy Volunteers work with children in schools and early years settings to develop an interest and love for reading. We help to break down barriers and open doors for life-long achievement. Volunteers can make all the difference in a child’s life. Volunteers chat with the children, read fun books together and play word games to help build their vocabulary and confidence with words and spelling.
Greater Nottingham Healthy Housing Service (GNHHS) is an established referral service commissioned by Public Health within Nottinghamshire County and Nottingham City Council to tackle fuel poverty by linking vulnerable households to agencies that offer FREE grants for energy efficiency, home maintenance and home safety so that they may achieve affordable warmth.
Their aim is to improve the quality of life of vulnerable people aged over 60 and families with children by reducing cold-related illnesses through the delivery of practical, home energy improvements.
Do you want to win a £10 shopping voucher? Are you aged 50 or over? You can if you complete the questionnaire attached in the link below. This is a non-commercial piece of research by me, a lecturer at Nottingham Trent University. I have no connection with any retailers and your information is confidential to you. You will not be contacted for any other information.
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)
NHS Rushcliffe Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is running sessions (10.45am til 12 noon) for people with a learning disability giving advice on staying safe and healthy. The courses are being run at Cotgrave Leisure Centre, Woodview, Cotgrave, NG12 3PJ. The programme is as follows:
Radford Care Group run this free programme which 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. The group are happy to take referrals from both Nottingham City and County.
Click on the logo above to view the latest Directory of Activities - currently October 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.
Rushcliffe Community and Voluntary Service is a registered charity (number 1079880) and a company limited by guarantee (number 3867757), registered in England and Wales.