Our Projects

Rushcliffe Befriends

Rushcliffe Befriends helps people over 50 who have become lonely or isolated to become more involved in their communities by matching them with a volunteer befriender. Befrienders provide companionship, information, encouragement and support and visiting people in their homes and accompanying them to activities until they feel confident to continue independently. Lindsay Knott is the Rushcliffe Befriends Coordinator. You can contact her on 0115 969 9060 ext 127 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rushcliffe Befriends is funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund and the Lloyds Bank TSB Foundation for England and Wales.

Community Outreach Advisor Service

Community Outreach Advisor Service - a Service to people aged 50 and over to give them the support, information and advice they need to stay safe, happy and independent in their own homes. Our Community Outreach Advisor is able to make home visits and can help put people in touch with a wide range of services. Contact Seema Fakey on 0115 9699060 ext 131 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

First Contact

First Contact  First Contact works with public and voluntary services to help people aged 60 and over to access the information and support they need. First Contact can help with fitting smoke alarms, arranging home repairs, advice on crime reduction and keeping your home warm and other issues that matter to older people. The scheme operates in Rushcliffe, Gedling and Broxtowe. Contact Liz Lowe or Karl Stirland on 0115 9699060 ext 105 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Health Work

Rushcliffe CVS currently works in partnership with NHS Rushcliffe Clinical Commissioning Group with their Patient and Public Involvement work. We work with patient groups, forums and local groups to help people get involved with shaping the delivery of health services in Rushcliffe. Contact Sue Knowles on 0115 9699060 ext 132 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Housing Choices

Housing Choices is an advice and information service aimed at older people, their families and carers. The service can help older people who are starting to find things difficult at home and need to consider their options, such as making adaptations to the home, moving to alternative accommodation or getting more support to manage more easily at home. If you'd like more information about the project contact Seema Fakey on 0115 9699060 ext 106 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rushcliffe Together Community Cohesion Network

'Community Cohesion' Rushcliffe Together Community Cohesion Network brings people together from many different backgrounds, races, cultures, faiths and beliefs - exisiting networks - to enable better understanding and communication between them; a great way to improve relationships and respect in our community. For more information, please contact our Development Worker, Laurence Quirk on 0115 9699060 ext 134 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rushcliffe Voluntary Transport Scheme

Rushcliffe Voluntary Transport Scheme provides safe and affordable journeys to people who find it difficult to access transport. Our volunteers use their own cars to help people get out and about, e.g. to the shops, doctors, dentists, hairdressers, social activities, visit friends and take part in their communities.

Contact us on 0115 9699060 ext 100 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Whatton Prison Visitor Centre

Rushcliffe Community and Voluntary Service manage and run the Visitors Centre at HMP Whatton on behalf of the Prison Service. The centre is designed to provide a welcoming place for friends and families of prisoners to spend time and relax before and after their visit. Contact Carolyn Perry at Rushcliffe CVS on 0115 9699060 ext 125 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.