A Good Week for Care Network
This week began with the countywide launch of Care Network's Community Navigator Project, followed by the award of a Big Lottery grant to help set up the South Cambridgeshire Advice Network (SCAN) where they will be working alongside Cambridge CAB, and finally we were awarded a GSK IMPACT Award. So you can see it has been a very good week.
Care Network win Award
We have received a GSK IMPACT Award which promote and reward organisations for excellence in the community healthcare field. Ruth, Hilary and Adele went to the awards ceremony at the Science Museum, London on Thursday 16th May to receive our prize of £30,000 and to receive training in leadership skills, financial management, strategic planning and the opportunities of new media.
What the judges said
'Providing effective support to older people can enable them to retain their independence, reduce hospital admissions and ultimately save NHS resources. CNC provides an impressive range of locally inspired activities in rural settings. It is responding to the community’s needs intelligently and is well placed to continue its support.'
The GSK IMPACT awards are run in partnership with The King’s Fund, an independent charity that works to improve healthcare in England. For charities to be eligible they must have an annual income of less than £1.5 million, and must have been working in the UK for at least three years.
Community Navigators Launch
The Community Navigator Project has been officially launched.
On Monday 13 May Dame Mary Archer cut a cake to signify the launch of the Community Navigator Project across the county, at the Guildhall, Cambridge. Later in the Market Square area in Cambridge a 100 gingerbreadmen were given away, these were to represent the 100,000 over 65s who live in Cambridgeshire and could be helped by the project.
There will be District launches across the county starting with an event at the Babylon Gallery, Ely, on May 31st, 10:30 to 11:45am.
Care Network is holding a Charity Ball
It will be on Saturday 21st September 2013.
It will be at Queens College, Cambridge.
For more details look at our Charity Ball page.
To apply for tickets download the order form.
Mobile Warden Network Meeting
The next Mobile Warden Network Meeting has been booked for Wednesday 17th July 2013, see the Events Page for details.
Care Network Newsletter
Community Car Schemes
On BBC Breakfast on Monday 25th March there was an feature on Community Transport featuring Ewan Jones (Chief Executive of the Community Transport Association) and the WRVS who run 100 Community Transport Schemes across the Country.
At Care Network Cambridgeshire we help to support over 50 Community Car Schemes countywide.
This picture shows some of the drivers and coordinators from a number of Community Car Schemes recently attended a very successful workshop at Foxton where the updated Community Car Scheme Fact Pack was launched.
Volunteer Driver parking at Peterborough City Hospital
There has been a change in the parking facility for volunteer drivers at Peterborough City Hospital, details of the new arrangements are in the Peterborough City Hospital section of our Community Car Scheme Page.
Remember all Voluntary Drivers should check that their motor insurance company is on The Association of British Insurers list of companies that do not charge an increased premium to volunteer drivers. For further information and access to the current ABI list use this link to the Community Transport Association website.