CESAP Communications & Engagement Coordinator Vacancy

The Social Action Partnership are looking for a part time Communications & Engagement support role to assist our team with important promotional activities, campaigns, social media and online updates, good news stories, events, and volunteering support. For more information and how to apply please download further details here CESAP-Communications and Engagement Support Role-How to Apply-Readvertisement … Read more

Helen’s Story: How ‘People Helping People’ Changes Lives

Helen’s Story: How ‘People Helping People’ Changes Lives Helen, aged 58, has multiple health issues and lives in Nantwich in the Independent Living Scheme. During lockdown she sustained a fall and through increased frailty made worse by lockdown she lost the ability to mobilise properly. The People Helping People scheme through Nantwich Buddies, encourages volunteer … Read more

Spotlight On….Youth Mental Health Day

Spotlight On… Youth Mental Health Day #StrideForward Youth Mental Health Day (YMHD) – 7th September 2021 This year, YMHD 2021 will focus on how young people can #StrideForward with their mental health.  The past year has presented challenges and disruptions to our way of life for everyone, not least young people. 2021 will invite young … Read more

Over £600,000 of Grant Funding has been Awarded to Successful VCFSE Sector Organisations

NHS Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has awarded more than £600,000 of grant funding to successful Voluntary, Community, Faith and Social Enterprise (VCFSE) sector organisations. A new grants programme was developed following a merger of Cheshire’s four legacy CCGs in April 2020, working in conjunction with Cheshire East and Cheshire West Integrated Care Partnerships (ICPs), … Read more

The Centre for Social Justice Awards – Grassroots, Poverty-Fighting Charities & Social Enterprises can apply by 31st August 2021

The CSJ Awards is an annual, high profile award ceremony that honours the best grassroot, poverty-fighting charities and social enterprises across Britain. In 2022, four winners will receive a £10,000 grant and be profiled in front of hundreds of leading figures from across the country. Apply by 31st August 2021, for more information and to … Read more

Improving the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Asylum Seekers

The Government has announced new grant funding available to help improve the mental health and wellbeing of vulnerable adult asylum seekers, before they receive their substantive decision, and as they progress through the asylum journey. The purpose of the funding is to protect vulnerable people and communities, facilitating access to assistance which understands their specific … Read more

National Lottery Community Fund Launches £2m Second Round of the Local Connections Fund

The Local Connections Fund is a £4 million investment designed to help small charities and community groups working to reduce loneliness by building community connections across England. The fund has been split into two equal rounds of funding. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) provided the first £2 million, which was distributed by … Read more

National Allotments Week

National Allotments Week 9-15 August 2021 This year’s theme for National Allotments Week is Plotting for the Future and celebrating the contribution that allotments make to a sustainable future. It’s not just a sustainable future that allotments contribute to though, or a healthier lifestyle by growing fresh, local seasonal produce. They are a proven contributor to improving mental … Read more

Vaccinations and Young People

Healthwatch Cheshire’s latest report is on the opinions and experiences of the COVID-19 vaccination for people living in the Cheshire area aged between 18-30 years old. Anecdotally, it was understood that there could be hesitation amongst some people in this age group to get vaccinated. The research enables those views and perceptions to be fed back … Read more

Healthwatch Cheshire East Publishes Latest Reports

Support for Boaters During March 2021, Healthwatch Cheshire visited 45 marinas, designated moorings, canals, towns and villages on foot across Cheshire and Warrington and Halton, talking to members of the boating community and marina staff to offer support, advice and guidance on a variety of subjects.  Read the report at the link below looking at … Read more