East Durham Newsletter No 22

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We hope you are all enjoying the summer holiday period and having the opportunity to make the most of the recent good weather. We have lots of new projects and opportunities for member groups and individuals to become involved with.Read on to find out more....



CEO Run To Raise Cash for Local People in Crisis

Every year the Great North Run provides a fantastic opportunity for local causes to raise much need funds to support the brilliant work they do within our community. More than 54,000 runners will be attempting to complete the course of 13.1 miles on September 16th  2012.

This year East Durham Trust’s Malcolm Fallow will be amongst those runners, in his attempt to raise funds for the Food Emergency East Durham (F.E.E.D) Project . Every week more than 30 food parcels are distributed to families and individuals in crisis situations via this essential project. The service relies heavily on the generosity of the local community with food donation points situated in many local community venues. Unfortunately, demand for Food Parcels is increasing and is set to rise further due to many factors including the recession and welfare reform. All money raised will go towards ensuring the project can continue to meet demand.

Ironically another MF, Olympic Gold medallist Mo Farah, is taking part in this year’s Great North Run. Mo also believes that food poverty is a major concern and recently played a pivotal role in a hunger summit held at Downing Street, raising the issue of child hunger in the poorest parts of the world. 

All sponsorship monies raised will go directly towards ensuring the project continues to provide support for those who are most vulnerable within the East Durham community. 

To help Malcolm raise funds for FEED project please download a sponsorship form here and collect on behalf of EDT. Please return all monies raised to East Durham Trust, Community House, Yoden Road, Peterlee SR8 5DP
Any one off donations can also be dropped into Community House where a sponsorship form held on reception.

Opportunity for be Involved

East Durham Trust have a range of new projects due to commence very soon. There's some excellent opportunities for both groups and individuals to become involved. These projects will give your group the chance to develop and to try something new. They are for the benefit of the local community which you belong to and offer your group the great chance to be part of something that will make postive changes to the area you live in.

The projects will cover a range of key problematic areas such as young people and alcohol, reducing the stigma of mental illness and removing barriers caused by social isolation.  

If you think your group would like to be part of this please contact Vikkie at East Durham Trust to discuss the opportunities further. Tel 0191 5693511 or email vikkie.wilkinson@eastdurhamtrust.org.uk 

The Trust are keen to encourage new groups to become part of the work we do in the local communities we serve. 

Lets Talk East Durham Information Event

Let's Talk East Durham project is supported and funded by the Time to Change initiative which aims to end mental health discrimination.  Let's Talk East Durham will sees teams of trained volunteers working in the hearts of communities within East Durham to engage the public in conversation about mental health.  Members of the public will be asked to sit and chat about mental health, participate in a mental health quiz and given a Mental Health Information pack.  Events will take place in a variety of settings such as shopping and community centres lasting for a minimum of four hours ensuring that the maximum numbers of people are engaged in discussion.

East Durham Trust are looking to recruit 6 Champions will undertake a 5 day training programme which will enable them to deliver a series of "Let's Talk" events and support a team of volunteers.  We are also looking to recruit 24 Let’s Talk Volunteers who will undertake a 3 day training programme.  

An open information event will take place on: Tuesday 11th September 1.00pm – 4.00 pm at East Durham Trust, Community House, Yoden Road, Peterlee. Co. Durham. SR8 5DP
Come along and find out more about how you could be involved with the project, 
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Free Recycling Displays

Durham County Council - Strategic Waste Management Team are looking for locations within County Durham, which would be happy to host a display about recycling in County Durham.

The Team can provide free tailored displays including leaflets, posters and display boards, which would be suitable for a variety of locations including reception areas, shop windows, and display boards. For more information please contact Beverly Clark at Durham County Council on Tel: 03000 266 112 or E-mail beverley.clark@durham.gov.uk.


Inclusive Sport Fund

Sport England is determined to create a meaningful and lasting community sport legacy not only from the London 2012 Olympic Games, but also the Paralympic Games, by growing sports participation by disabled people at the grassroots level.

At present, only one in six disabled adults plays sport regularly. We want to change this.

The Inclusive Sport Fund has been set up by Sport England with £8 million of National Lottery Funding. It will invest in programmes designed to grow the number of disabled young people (age 14+) and adults regularly playing sport.

We are looking for innovative, scalable and replicable projects that make it easier and more enjoyable for disabled people to take part in sport and physical activity more often.

The application form is now available online, please review the Inclusive Sport Funding prospectus that includes the assessment and eligibility criteria prior to the application form being made available.

The deadline for submission of applications is 5pm on the 31 August 2012.

All of the planned Inclusive Sport workshops have now successfully run. You can view all of the presentations delivered on the day by Sport England and partners to the right of this page. Here you can also find other useful templates and supporting documents.

For further information and queries on the Inclusive Sport fund or the application process please contact Sport England on 08458 508 508.

LloydsTSB Foundation: Older people fund

Lloyds TSB Foundation are calling for applications to support innovative and proactive work that encourages empowerment and independence of older people living in difficult financial circumstances so that they have improved life choices and chances

Funding criteria
The funding is open to registered charities that:

• are currently working with older people experiencing financial difficulties  living in England and Wales;
• can demonstrate that they actively consult with service users and can deliver services which meet their needs;
• are particularly interested in innovative work and proactive interventions that encourage and support individual empowerment and independence.

Applications will be particularly welcomed from charities that can demonstrate a track record and proven knowledge of working in this field and can demonstrate delivery with this group of people.

Applications must be for work that improves the life choices and chances for older people and charities must:
• offer a sustained programme of support;
• demonstrate measurable changes and benefits for individuals;
• start spending the grant within 3 months of a successful application, unless approval is sought at the outset for a delayed start;
• track the progress of beneficiaries so that the longer term impact of intervention can be assessed.

More information can befound on theri website at LloydsTSB Foundation.

North East Guide to Grants for Individuals

The 6th Edition (2012-2013) of this guide has just been launched. It contains information on a wide range of non-statutory funding available to people experiencing hardship and to those who are seeking support for educational purposes. The cost is £10.00 plus p&p.

To find out more visit www.fine.org.uk



Walk into the Light

World Wide Suicide Awareness Day
Walking in memory of those lost to suicide

Monday 10th September, 5am From Sainsbury’s Car Park, Team Valley Trading Estate, Gateshead to the Angel of the North

For further information, contact Sandra or Shirley on Tel: 0191 3875661
Or email: share@ifucareshare.co.uk
To download the poster click here

Family Fun Day in Blackhall

Sunday 19th August 2012

Monk Hesleden Parish Council are hosting their 5th annual Family Fun Day at Blackhall Welfare Park, Blackhall from 12 noon until 4 pm.  

Attractions include:
Flower & Vegetable Show
Baking Competition
Joseph Peace Fire Stunt Show
Jet & Ben Police Dogs
SAFC Soccer Speed-Cage
Climbing Wall 
And much much more, entry is free so come along and enjoy a family day out.
To download the promotion poster click here

Peterlee Show Fun Run -

Sunday 2nd September 11.00am Start at Peterlee Pavilion

Take part in this years Fun Run, approx 2 miles from the Main Arena around the Denes

Fun for all the family!! All ages welcome.

Registration is free.

Prizes for 1st & 2nd places for adults & children.

Contact Janet Hugill on 0191 5182295 or email parks @peterlee.gov.uk for an application form.
Alternatively, please pick up a registration form reception at The Pavilion.

Meet the Funder's Event

East Durham Trust will be attending the Meet the Funders Event on Tuesday 18th September between 10.00am – 12.00noon or 12.30pm – 2.00pm (Lunch available) at Shotton Community Centre, Rear Bridge Road, DH6 2PQ

Come along to find out more about the funds available from East Durham Trust and others including:
BBC Children In Need** Big Lottery Fund**  County Durham Community Foundation** Funding Information North East (FINE)  Greggs Foundation  Lloyds TSB Foundation  East Durham LEADER* Rothley Trust
Arts Council East Durham  Area Action Partnership
*only attending the morning session
**appointments needed
*Refreshments and lunch available – please state if lunch is required when booking*

To book an appointment for either the morning or afternoon session please contact Nicola Patterson on 01207 529621 or email Nicola.patterson@eastdurhamleader.org.uk

County Durham LINk Information Day

Tuesday 18th September at Bowburn Community Centre, Bowburn DH6 5AT from 2.00pm till 3.30pm. 
This is an opportunity for members of the general public to hear about the following:

North Durham Clinical Commissioning Group – Dr Bidwell and Dr O Brien will be delivering an overview of the Clinical Commissioning Group for the North Durham area.

LINk/HealthWatch update – hear about the developments to date of Local HealthWatch in Durham and plans for the transition this year.

 To book a place, please contact the LINk team on 01325 327431 or email host@pcp.uk.net.
 If you require any communication support, please contact the Host team no later than Friday 7th September.  Reasonable transport requests will be considered.


Rise in Suicides Linked to Recession

This week saw CREE champions from all over County Durham take part in a Mental Health First Aid course here at Community House, teaching them the skills of dealing with and helping  those  who are suffering from a mental health problem or crisis. The CREE project plays a pivotal role in engaging men with positive activities in their local community and therefor having significant benefits to their mental health

This comes at a time when a report published by BMJ  indicates linking a rise in suicide to the recession with significant increases, particularly amongst men, in English regions experiencing high rates of unemployment. 

To find out more visit the BJM website
To find out more about the East Durham Trust CREE project contact Alison Soulsby on 0191 5693511 or email alison.soulsby@eastdurhamtrust.org.uk or visit the Trust website



Department of Health – Consultation on Local Authority Health Scrutiny

The changes proposed in this consultation will update the arrangements and regulations for local authority health scrutiny and help to ensure that the interests of patients and the public are at the heart of the planning, delivery and reconfiguration of health services.  The consultation runs until 7 September 2012.  Your participation in this consultation will help them to ensure that new regulations, intended to come into force by April 2013, and any associated guidance will be successfully implemented.  To have your say click here and give them your views



New Website for Volunteering

The person who used social media to mobilise thousands of people to clean up their communities after the 2011 riots has set up a new volunteering website, #WeWillGather, to make it easier for people to volunteer small amounts of time or for one-off projects. The site is due to officially launch on 11th September but is available now at http://www.wewillgather.co.uk. 




Compare Life Chances

The 'CompareFutures' website lets you compare the vast range of life experiences and life chances facing 18 to 24 year olds across England, based simply on where they live. It has been launched by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies to promote better understanding, help to shape better, more targeted services and ignite debate. At http://www.comparefutures.org. 


 Thank you for taking time to read the East Durham Trust e-newsletter. If your community group or voluntary organisation have any good news to share or events to promote email lindsey.wood@eastdurhamtrust.org.uk

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