In February Nantwich Town Council was a key organiser of a new networking event, organised to bring together businesses, organisations, volunteers and charities in the area.
In collaboration with Cheshire East Connected Communities and Nantwich Foodbank, it was hoped that representatives would come together to understand each others roles and how they can work together for the benefit of the community.
The session, attended by 30+ organisations, focused on key areas which are included in Cheshire East’s One Plan for Health for Nantwich , including:
- Young peoples access to activities
- Health Inequalities
- Loneliness and isolation
- Mental Health
The event was a great success with outcomes including:
- 19 project ideas
- 22 suggestions shared of how we can involve residents
- 31 ideas of other partners that could be networked with
- 4 projects confirmed as happening with start dates
- 4 new working groups
What some attendees said:
“It has been fabulous to see so many worthwhile causes in one room networking together. I was especially happy to meet new start up community groups and social enterprises. I look forward to the next one.” Dianne Parrish, Cheshire Connect.
“We are a new group starting out and it has been a fantastic event to put faces to names. It has been worthwhile for us so we know who we can signpost clients to.” Maureen Coulter, Insights Bereavement Service.
“Thanks for inviting Nantwich Buddies to the event. It has been great to see so many groups in one room. It has been a valuable experience.” Sara Lamond, Nantwich Buddies
Insights Bereavement Service
NHS Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group
We work with communities to get them involved in the Self Care agenda. Empowering people to have the confidence and information to look after themselves when they can, and only visit the GP when they need to, gives people greater control of their own health and encourages healthy behaviours that help prevent ill health in the long-term. Through our Self Care champions program, we provide the most up to date messaging around how people can use self care and how they can make the right decision on the most suitable services to use when it comes to healthcare, this messaging is then passed through our Self Care champions to the people they work with across our communities.
In addition to being a Self Care Champion, we run the Self Care Awards program which offers the opportunity to achieve a Bronze, Silver and Gold award in Self Care for local organisations from the NHS. This is a good opportunity to get people and staff involved in a fun, engaging, collaborative and informative program to ensure self care is embedded within each organisation’s behaviours.
Change Grow Live
A national health and social care charity, who can help you with challenges including drugs and alcohol, housing, justice, health and wellbeing.
Citizens Advice Cheshire East (CACE)
Provides free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to the people who live and work in Cheshire East. We help people resolve their legal, financial and other problems by providing free information, advice and support.
Here to give a helping hand to people in our community. Whether it’s befriending those who might be lonely or socially isolated, helping with shopping or general tasks which are proving difficult or just a friendly chat, we’re here to help. We also run community groups, The Happiness Hub and Community Stage which are open to anyone who wants to come along to connect with like-minded people in a safe, friendly and welcoming environment.
Table Tennis Club
Lean On Me
End of Life Partnership
We help communities to build their networks and resources to meet the needs of local people. Ee work across Cheshire covering topics that are based on individual community needs, to support people and their families, who are dying or living with loss. We compliment local services allowing resources to be used efficiently.
We develop communities knowledge, skills and confidence through a variety of training sessions for a wide ranging audience, such as staff, volunteers, carers and members of the public.
Feedback has shown that those who attend our sessions benefit greatly, in being able to support others through times of crisis such as loss, grief and bereavement, supporting carers through their caring journey and planning for the future.