We are recruiting for a Rural Wellbeing Fieldworker for our Big Lottery funded Wellbeing Service. This is a fixed term post to the end of February 2019, for 21 hours per week and is based at the Hunsbury Hill Centre.
The role involves visiting rural communities across Northamptonshire with our Lottery funded mobile Wellbeing unit, delivering advice/support to older people and signposting them to additional services where required. You will also support rural communities to implement a network of Good Neighbours to continue the delivery of advice and support to older people within their community and help them develop new services where identified. More information and to download an application form here.
Every year, ACRE produces a report about the value of what has achieved by the RCAN network with the Defra investment. The 2014-2015 report Making a difference in rural communities throughout England reveals the £2.3m investment from Defra for 2014-15 enabled a further £9.03m to be levered into the country from a range of local and national sources.
On P12 of the report you will find a case study of our innovative Rural Wellbeing Service, funded by the Big Lottery and that aims to tackle rural isolation and loneliness. Download the report here.
Following on from their Ageing Well consultation, Daventry District Council is holding a series of ‘Ageing Well’ workshops in the following villages: Moulton, Long Buckby, Byfield, Weedon, Brixworth, Flore, Braunston and Crick as well as Daventry. If you are a resident of Daventry District and would like to know more then download the leaflet here for details of the dates, times and locations and how you can attend.
Northamptonshire ACRE will be a guest speaker at the workshops. Download the programme here.
Loneliness and social isolation are increasingly recognised as having significant impacts on health and wellbeing. The week of 18th – 24th April will see local organisations working together to raise the profile of this issue and promote the ways in which people can ‘get connected’ in their local communities and beyond – to try to make sure that nobody’s health and wellbeing suffers due to being isolated or lonely.
Our Rural Wellbeing Information Bus will be out and about that week and our fieldworker, Linda, will be helping to promote this campaign. Look out for the bus, visit Linda and find out how you can also help…download the poster here.
The latest timetable for our information bus, that is visiting villages two days a week as part of our Rural Wellbeing Service, is now available to view here. Find out where the bus is visiting over the next three months and if we are in your village, why not come along and speak to Linda, our Fieldworker. If you would like the bus to visit your area, why not call us on 01604 825883?
Many thanks to everyone who has kindly donated spades, hoes, rakes and even mowers to the Community Payback scheme. The group are extremely grateful as these tools enable them to continue with their excellent work of ground maintenance in communities. If you would like to know more about the Community Payback scheme or would like to nominate a project in your area, please click on the Community Payback logo to go to the Northants Probation Trust website for more information.
You can continue to donate tools to the scheme by contacting us on 01604 765888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org