Community Resilience

Reviewing how we fund community and voluntary organisations and what services we ask them to provide whilst making sure we’re asking them to promote people’s independence. For example, we are piloting approaches that aim to link local community and voluntary sector activity directly into GP Practices through Social Prescribing where doctors advise wellbeing activities as part of treatment packages. and the use of Care Navigators to help people overcome isolation by helping them to access local services.

Delivering a range of public health campaigns, some of which are already underway, to support people to achieve and maintain well-being. For example, we have produced and distributed a Living Longer, Living Well handbook to residents.

Developing ways to support local community initiatives and organisations such as promoting volunteering and the development of local community enterprises.

Warwickshire Community Forums »

Warwickshire County Council, the five district and borough councils and Warwickshire Police work together across the county to hold regular meetings, known as community forums. Local health services and the voluntary sector are also involved.

Community forums are open public meetings, held four times per year at various locations within your local area on week day evenings. At the meetings you have the chance to discuss what’s important to you in your community with local councillors, police, and organisations that provide public services.

Warwickshire Community And Voluntary Action (WCAVA) »

Warwickshire CAVA provides to the Voluntary and Community Sector Organisations and groups within Warwickshire and supports volunteers within Rugby and Warwick District. Our Volunteer Centres

Warwickshire Community Resource »

Warwickshire Community Resource is a free database which enables organisations in Warwickshire to swap, share and trade resources for low cost or no cost rates. The database is available to all organisations big or small and open to the voluntary and community sector, statutory sector, businesses and social enterprises

Volunteer placements, rights and expenses »

National government support for volunteers

Volunteering England »

Support for volunteers

The Silver Line – helpline for older people »

Free confidential helpline proving information, friendship and advice to older people, open 24 hours a day, every day of the year

Warwickshire County Council – Online Self-support »

Online Self-Support is a facility to help people meet their own care and support needs using local products and services

Living Longer Living Well »

An information and advice guide to help Warwickshire residents to maintain healthy lifestyles and general wellbeing.

Warwickshire North #onething Campaign »

A campaign for the people of Warwickshire North to do one thing to get healthier: