Carlisle and Eden Advice Link is an exciting and innovative way of accessing advice is available for the first time in rural parts of Carlisle and Eden, funded by the Big Lottery.
People living in rural areas will be able to receive advice and assistance from the four key advice providers in Carlisle and Eden: Age UK, Citizens Advice, Benefits Advice Service Carlisle City Council and the Cumbria Law Centre.
endorses valuable role of Cumbria CVS at AGM
Cumbria CVS was very pleased to welcome Sam Rayner, High Sheriff of Cumbria, to their AGM this year, which took place at the Forum, Barrow in November 2015. Sam gave an overview of his role of High Sheriff* and spoke of his connection and admiration of the voluntary and community sector in Cumbria.
The latest news from Jozi Brown, Senior Engagement Officer at Cumbria CVS
The following is from Colin Cox
Director of Public Health:
Cumbria Health and Wellbeing Board (HWB) is continuing to produce the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA). The JSNA is being analysed in topics and reported by topic and executive summaries. The topics and timetable have been agreed by the HWB and can be found at http://www.cumbriaobservatory.org.uk/health/JSNA/2015/homepage.asp
Pictured: Kath Hetherington and Carolyn Greehalgh
Two local organisations looking after the interests of older and vulnerable people in Eden are set to merge. Following the process of due diligence and agreement by both boards of management, Eden Community Alarms (ECA) will merge with Eden Housing Association (EHA) in January 2016.
The two organisations have worked together for many years, supporting the needs of older and vulnerable residents in Eden and surrounding areas. Links between the two were further strengthened from 2012 when Eden Housing Association launched “Eden Independent Living (EIL)” a one-stop-shop service for people looking for extra help to enhance their daily independence at home.
Applications are invited for LEADER funding to support projects, with an initial focus on tourism development, farm diversification and micro and small business development.
Grants are available for:
- Rural businesses and communities seeking to invest in recreational and small scale rural tourism projects, such as new and existing visitor attractions and accommodation, innovative technology, events and festivals and small scale infrastructure.
- Micro and small rural enterprises, to support investments that establish and grow rural enterprises, support improvements in productivity and efficiency, including support for community and social enterprises.
- Farm diversification – new and expansion of existing diversifications into non-standard farming, adding value to the farm produce and into non-farming activity.
Cumbria CVS supports the publication of community news for the South Lakeland and Barrow areas.
(The South Lakeland version is funded by South Lakeland District Council.)
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Thursday 19 November 2015
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News of the Cumbria CVS AGM from Chief Officer Karen Bowen.
(pictured Warkwick Hawkins of the Department for Communities and Local Government, Karen Bowen, Chief Officer, David Richardson, Chair and Sheila Battersby, Office for Civil Society)
Two new trustees were voted in at the CVS AGM this year. Read on to find out more about Alex Wolfenden and Keith Cartner.
Lesley Dixon was re-elected.