RedbridgeCVS Blog

Expansion of the Redbridge Social Prescribing Service

In my last blog back in​ 2017, I wrote about the expansion of our Health and Wellbeing Buddy work to include a new Social Prescribing element. Since then we have made excellent progress and are delighted to say that we can now to offer the scheme to patients from all GP practices in... Read More

Working with children or young people? RCYPN can help

If you work with children and young people, why not pop into the network meetings organised by RedbridgeCVS's RCYPN service? RCYPN - Redbridge Children and Young People's Network - is always keen to have new participants join them and share information about the services they provide to children... Read More

The light at the end of the tunnel – or an oncoming train?

In August this year the government published its “Civil Society Strategy: Building a Future that Works for Everyone” following an extensive period of consultation in which RedbridgeCVS, along with the other CVSs across the country, took part.

Health and Wellbeing Buddies set to extend their service

Four years ago we started building a team of Health Buddies – now they are about to expand their role to work one-on-one with local people as Health and Wellbeing Buddies.

What are you doing this Volunteers’ Week to show your volunteers that you love them?

With an estimated 14.2 million people volunteering for groups, clubs or organisations at least once a month, the latest figures value formal volunteering at an estimated £22.6bn.

Society couldn’t survive without volunteers, and now is the perfect time to tell them what a great job they’re... Read More

Raising Dementia Awareness in Asian Communities

On 10 November, over four hundred local people from Asian communities came together to watch a play about dementia and learn more about the condition. The event was brought together by Sabina Jaulim of RedbridgeCVS, who describes here the nerve-wracking job of organising it all.... Read More

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