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.
Photo from Nottingham Post
We're really pleased to announce that Rushcliffe Voluntary Transport Scheme won the 'Good Deeds' award at the recent Rushcliffe Community Awards ceremony.
Supported by Alzheimer's Society
Ken Martin Leisure Centre, Bulwell, Nottingham NG6 8AP, Wednesdays 3-4pm
Harvey Hadden Sports Village, Bilborough, Nottingham NG8 4PB, Fridays 2.30-4.00pm
Clifton Leisure Centre NG11 8AB, Wednesdays 11.15am-12.15pm
The phone number for all the above is 0115 876 1600
A diagnosis of dementia doesn’t mean you have to stop taking part in the activities you enjoy. Swimming is a great all-round activity that is beneficial to everyone. It is particularly beneficial for someone living with dementia as the sensation of being in the water can provide a calming and soothing effect. Our Dementia Friendly swimming sessions allow you to continue doing something you love, or even give you the chance to try something new, in a safe and supportive environment.
It is with pleasure that I am writing this article on becoming the chairperson of Rushcliffe Community and Voluntary Services (RCVS), and an honour in following the footsteps of my illustrious predecessors. I have lived in Rushcliffe for over 30 years and though mainly retired now I worked for over 35 years in the NHS in a variety of roles – clinical, managerial, public health and as a Director. I have been a volunteer both in the UK and overseas.
Funding is still available from The Healthy Lives, Healthy Futures Fund. The Fund has been provided by NHS Rushcliffe Clinical Commissioning Group to support local initiatives that aim to improve health and reduce health inequalities for the residents of Rushcliffe.
Through the Rushcliffe Health Partnership we are now inviting local groups and organisations to put forward proposals for projects that will take creative approaches to improving health locally. A maximum of £2,000 can be applied for per project. Successful projects will promote health and well-being by identifying and addressing inequalities in health or the factors that cause ill-health.
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 November newsletter is now out.
Rushcliffe Volunteer Centre is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the Volunteer Centre Quality Accreditation (VCQA) for a further 3 years.
This is a nationally recognized quality accreditation . We go through a rigorous assessment process every 3 years to demonstrate how we meet these quality standards.
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.
We welcome Rebecca Archibald who joins us two days a week to take this project forward.
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.
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.
Christmas Groovy Friday disco on 16th December, 5 - 8pm. Download a poster here.
We are a small group of residential care workers who found that there were limited low cost activities for adults with learning disabilities and even fewer social events eg. discos. Our aim is to promote health improvement through Sport and Social inclusion
Do you wear Hearing Aids?
The Ear Foundation runs a free walk-in hearing aid clinic for:
The clinic is held at West Bridgford Baptist Church, Melton Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 7NF on the 3rd Monday of the month from 10.00am - 11.00am.
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)
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.
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.
Rushcliffe Community and Voluntary Service is a registered charity (number 1079880) and a company limited by guarantee (number 3867757), registered in England and Wales.