Telford & Wrekin CVS

The Glebe Centre

Glebe Street

Wellington

Telford

Shropshire

TF1 1JP

Email: admin@tandwcvs.org.uk

Phone: 01952 916035

A Company Limited by Guarantee Number 2436644

Registered Charity No. 702589

Tellford and Wrekin CVS, The Glebe Centre, Glebe Street, Wellington, Telford, TF1 1JP

A Company Limited by Guarantee Number 2436644

Registered Charity No. 702589

Press Release- New partnership formed to support people with social care needs in Telford

Wellbeing and Independence Partnership

 

Telford & Wrekin Council for Voluntary Service are delighted to announce an exciting new partnership, funded by Telford & Wrekin Council and Telford & Wrekin CCG. The partnership consists of three voluntary sector organisations coming together across Telford to provide information, advice and guidance to adults and carers of all ages, who need help with health or social care.

 

The partnership comprises of Telford & Wrekin Council for Voluntary Service (CVS) Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin (Age UK STW), and Taking Part. Each one of the organisations bring different specialisms to the partnership to provide an holistic service for people in Telford with social care and health needs. 

 

Debbie Gibbon, Chief Executive of Telford & Wrekin CVS, said: ‘This is a great opportunity for us to provide an integrated approach to help adults and all aged family carers with social care needs get the right help at the right time. We all bring different areas of expertise to the partnership. As voluntary and community sector organisations we have always worked closely so we are delighted to have secured the contract formalising the partnership under one umbrella to better support people living within Telford & Wrekin. The new service is called the Wellbeing and Independence Partnership. We will be working across all sectors to ensure people live well closer to where they live.’

 

Telford and Wrekin Council said ‘This service demonstrates a new integrated and seamless service delivery model which means that the person will need to ‘tell their story only once’ and have a robust first point of contact with appropriate swift response for clients regardless of need, disability, role and age. The service aims to simplify access to information, advice and guidance as well as promoting independence.’ 

 

The new partnership officially commences on 1 October 2019 and can be accessed through several routes, if you’d like further information contact Telford and Wrekin CVS on 01952 262066

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For more information: 

 

Please Contact:

 

Debbie Gibbon, CEO, 01952 262066 or email debbie.gibbon@tandwcvs.org.uk

Press Release- One Great Day

There are estimated to be around 18,000 unpaid family carers in Telford & Wrekin (10.8% of the population).  One quarter of these provide 50 or more hours of unpaid care per week.  The economic value of the contribution made by unpaid carers in the UK is 132bn a year. There are 50,000 children and young people looking after someone in the UK. 

 

Debbie Gibbon, Chief Executive officer at Telford and Wrekin CVS said “The emotional and physical cost of caring for a relative or friend, although often spent willingly, with love and commitment, can restrict choices for carers to live their own lives to the full .The importance of what they do is not always  recognised or valued.”

 

Telford Shopping Centre have chosen Telford young carers as one of their charities to benefit from “One Great Day”.  The other chosen charity is Great Ormand Street Children’s Hospital. Mrs Gibbon said “We are so pleased to be chosen by Telford Shopping Centre. We are looking forward to the event and hope to have many of our young carers with us on the day.

 

The event is taking place on the 19th August 2019 between 9.00 am and 6.00 pm and will comprise of lots of activities for children ranging from face- painting, arts and crafts, cake sale, go-karts and a toy tombola.

 

Mrs Gibbon also added we desperately seeking help to endeavour to supply toys for our tombola throughout the day and these need to comply with BSM Standards and be brand new toys and she is hoping that companies might be able to help with this fundraising task

 

 

Mrs Gibbon concluded that if a few companies were able to donate just one toy we would be able to raise a lot of funds for both the Children’s Hospital and Telford Young Carers.

 

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For more information:

Please contact
Mrs Miriam Massiha, Business Relations Coordinator (Miriam.massiha@tandwcvs.org.uk)

 

Press Release- New Website 

Telford and Wrekin Council for Voluntary Service (CVS) has launched its new website to keep service users, funders and stakeholders updated with CVS news, events and changes made across the Telford and Wrekin community. The aim of the website is to communicate the work of Telford CVS to the wider community and local businesses who are committed to making a positive impact on the area.

 

Debbie Gibbon, Chief Executive Officer at Telford and Wrekin CVS, commented, ‘Our new website has been launched to provide a clear understanding about CVS, the different community projects and their impact on the community. It is an organised platform to keep the community members updated with our recent events, activities, but we also hope that it will encourage people to attend our events and take advantage of some of the fantastic projects and support services we have available.

 

The new website is an excellent platform to access CVS newsletter, success stories, videos, blogs and to find out more about the work carried out by the service, along with providing an  opportunity to thank our funders and private sector for their contribution to the social investment through Telford and Wrekin CVS projects.

 

Mrs Gibbon concluded ‘The more you invest in the community, the stronger the community will be. The stronger a community, the more businesses will thrive and grow. It’s a win, win for everyone within the Telford and Wrekin area.’

 

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For more information:

Please contact:
Mrs Miriam Massiha, Business Relations Coordinator (Miriam.massiha@tandwcvs.org.uk)

 

 

 

 

 

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