Volunteers and Vaccinations!

We have all heard about the crucial role that volunteers are playing in the vaccination programme across the country and nowhere is this more evident than throughout Cheshire East. Since Mona Thomas, 92, became the first person in Cheshire to receive a COVID-19 vaccination in December last year, Cheshire’s vaccination services have successfully vaccinated hundreds … Read more

Spotlight On…The Wishing Well

In January 2020, the south Cheshire charity The Wishing Well was busy striving to achieve its Mission to “Improve the health and wellbeing of local people”. This was delivered by providing advice, guidance and running a full programme of clubs, activities and educational courses for supported adults, older people and children and families. In addition, … Read more

Social Action Partnership Supports Haslington Volunteer Response

Set up in March 2020 as a direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Haslington Support Group (also known as Haslington Volunteer Group) has developed a vital role in the community by recruiting around 400 volunteers who have supported over 600 households in Haslington, Winterley, Oakhanger and nearby villages. Helped by the Cheshire East Social Action … Read more

Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy 2021-2025 – Consultation

In April 2021, Cheshire East Council Cabinet approved the draft Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy to progress to external consultation. At its heart is a vision to prevent homelessness, and give residents the ability to access and sustain affordable housing, with an improved quality of life. The draft Strategy is based on feedback collected from … Read more

Establishing a New Cheshire East Carers Forum

It is estimated that there are approximately 42,000 carers of all ages in Cheshire East, playing a very significant and important role within our communities.  The Cheshire East Carers Forum aims to be a voice to inform service providers of the needs of carers and their families. It will facilitate two–way communication between carers and … Read more

Cheshire East Carers’ Hub Grants Available for Community Groups

Cheshire East Carers’ Hub is inviting applications for grants of up to £8,000 from community groups and organisations that can offer breaks for carers. In recognition of the important role that carers fulfil, the Carers Choice Grant is aimed at helping to ensure carers’ own health and wellbeing is maintained. To be eligible for a … Read more

Cheshire East Day Opportunities Questionnaire

Cheshire East Day Opportunities Questionnaire If you, a member of your family or somebody you have caring responsibilities for accesses day opportunities (a day service) or may do so in the future we want to hear from you. To help us plan and develop services for the future, we want to understand how you feel … Read more

Local Cheshire East Volunteer Steps Up the Career Ladder into New Social Action Partnership Job Role to Support Other Volunteers

We are pleased to welcome Sara Lamond to the Cheshire East Social Action Partnership team as our new Volunteering and Engagement Coordinator, especially as Sara is a volunteer herself and knows first hand what help and support is needed across this sector. Following a long and varied career in the business world, Sara was furloughed in … Read more