Surrey Countryside and Rural Enterprise Conference: ‘Shaping the Future of Rural Surrey’

Conference Invitation Surrey Countryside and Rural Enterprise Conference:  ‘Shaping the Future of Rural Surrey’ Thursday 26 March 2015, 9am-4pm HG Wells Conference Centre, Woking How can Surrey’s countryside and rural economy best adapt to change, respond to challenges and identify opportunities to ensure its future success? Inspirational speakers will explore the challenges for our rural communities and showcase successful initiatives … Read More

DEFRA confirms funding for 2015/16

Defra has confirmed that it will maintain its £2.3m investment in the ACRE Network for 2015/16. Surrey Community Action CEO, Jason Gaskell said: “This is good news for our organisation and the nationwide ACRE Network of rural community councils. We would like to thank everyone who showed their support for rural communities and the work we do.”

Change – Opportunities – Working Better Together

Paul Ryder JP DL, Chairman of the Surrey Compact, has the pleasure of inviting you to   A joint seminar sponsored by Surrey Compact and Surrey County Council On   Change – Opportunities – Working Better Together                                                       Wednesday 25th February 2015 Leatherhead Leisure Centre, Guildford Road, Leatherhead KT22 9BL   Questions:   In response to feedback from last year’s … Read More

Recent pressures on Accident & Emergency units nationally

NHS North East Hampshire and Farnham Clinical Commissioning Group would like to support your work by encouraging more people to take simple steps to support their neighbours. The types of messages we want to give to the community include: If you can, visit neighbours in your local community to check they are well and have everything they need. Help people … Read More

Relate's "Moving Forward" Workshop

A one day workshop on Saturday 7 February, 9.30am-3.30pm at Relate Mid Surrey (44c Church St, Reigate RH2 0AJ) for those who are getting over a long term relationship. Unpack the process of coming to terms with ending a relationship, rebuild your confidence and learn the skills to respond to your own needs and those of others’ in your personal … Read More

Join our urgent campaign

I am writing to ask you to join our urgent campaign to call on the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs not to withdraw funding for the ACRE Network of rural community councils (RCCs). The Network, of which Surrey Community Action is a member, is the only nationwide organisation with a dedicated rural focus; building community resilience, strengthening local … Read More

Caring and isolation in the workplace

Employers for Carers and Carers UK are conducting a short employee survey about caring and isolation in the workplace. While one in nine people in any workplace will be supporting an older, ill or disabled relative partner or friend, caring still remains a relatively hidden issue in the workplace. Many employees either do not recognise themselves in a caring role, … Read More

FREE workshops for the VCFSE sector

We are launching a brand new, refreshing approach to supporting the VCFSE Sector through a programme of free, participative style workshops & networking opportunities (lunch included). VCFS Organisations are invited to the launch on Thursday 22 January at Manor House Hotel, Newlands Corner, Surrey. Eligibility – organisations must be in receipt of less that £300K per annum and employ no … Read More

One-off £15 million Listed Places of Worship: Roof Repair Fund

The Listed Places of Worship Roof Repair Fund Invites Applications The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has established the one-off £15 million Listed Places of Worship: Roof Repair Fund which is available to public places of worship across the UK. Grants of between £10,000 and £100,000 are available for urgent repairs to public places of worship across the UK. … Read More

Have your say on charging for care and support in Surrey

Have your say on charging for care and support in Surrey Surrey County Council is running two consultations related to charging people for care and support. 1) Charging for care and support The Care Act 2014 introduces new rules for charging for care and support from April 2015. We are thinking about making changes to the current policy to raise … Read More