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Voluntary Action Broxtowe

This organisation can help you find groups in the area where you live.  They may also help if you want to start a group.  They may also provide useful training for your group, help with finding funds and venues, help with equipment, photocopying etc. 

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Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Centres

Information and support for people with cancer, including children, in a variety of languages.  Website includes section for teenagers and young adults.  Benefits advice and bereavement support, grants for adults, young people and children with cancer where family is on a low income to help with practial needs.  Hospitals treating children from north Nottinghamshrie with cancer (e.g. Sheffield Children's Hospital) should also be able to provide information.

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Jigsaw Support Scheme - Befriending Scheme

Isolation and loneliness affects many older people in Mansfield and Ashfield. Our befriending service matches volunteers to those in need to provide company and friendship.

The service is open to anyone over 60 years of age living alone with little or no family contact within the Mansfield and Ashfield areas. A volunteer visits weekly for an hour to have a cup of tea and a chat.

Jigsaw Group Befriending are informal pub lunches hosted by a volunteer at various locations around Mansfield and Ashfield.A comfortable and relaxed meeting place to sit and chat, make new friends and enjoy a meal together.

Please contact us if you would like to refer someone to Jigsaw?s befriending scheme or need more information on the above or would like to volunteer.

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Inner Wheel Club - Worksop

Voluntary group and social club who raise money for charities worldwide. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month, from 7.30pm, at the Lion Hotel in Worksop.

For more information, please contact the Secretary, Anne Rial, on 01909 473340.

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Ollerton & District Economic Forum (ODEF)

Ollerton and District Economic Forum (ODEF) is a charitable company that is working to regenerate the former coal mining community of Ollerton. ODEF provides a variety of public services including training, employment and community support. There have also been many regeneration projects led by ODEF that have successfully tackled local issues such as transport and the environment.

ODEF covers Ollerton and the surrounding area for an 8 mile radius.

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East Bridgford Care Group

We are a volunteer group of people willing to be good neighbours in various ways in the East Bridgford area and surrounding villages.

We offer help with transport (mainly for medical reasons when alternative help is not available), collecting pensions or prescriptions, befriending and providing respite help to carers who may need a break from time to time.

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East Bridgford Care can arrange transport for residents of East Bridgford and Kneeton and the few surrounding villages for medical reasons (e.g. to the surgery, dentist, chiropodists, opticians or hospital appointments, etc.) where such help is not already provided by ambulance or hospital taxi and where other forms of transport are not available or possible.

Transport can also be provided for people wishing to visit friends or relatives in hospital or nursing homes. The volunteer driver charges at 30p per mile, but there are fixed charges for some journeys:

East Bridgford to QMC or City Hospital £6.50 return;
Newark Hospital £6.00 return;
Flintham, Aslockton or Whatton £2.50 return;
There is no fixed charge for local journeys within East Bridgford, Newton and Kneeton.

Please try to give at least 24 hours notice for transport. All volunteers carry an identity card with a photograph which you should always ask to see.

For more information on all services or to book transport please contact the co-ordinator, Mrs Alison Powell, on 07976 935476.

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Guidedogs for the Blind Volunteer Collection Box Coordinators

Do you live in Nottingham?
Enjoy building relationships with people?
Want to make a difference?

Our iconic collection boxes in shops and other businesses across the country help us raise vital funds for Guide Dogs. We need volunteer Collection Box Coordinators to help us find more homes for collection boxes in and around Nottingham.

It's a great opportunity to get out into your local community, build relationships with local businesses and to develop new skills. Our volunteer Collection Box Coordinators place the boxes, collect them and tally up the cash raised. It's a totally flexible opportunity and you'll be making a real difference by helping Guide Dogs enable blind and partially sighted people to enjoy the same freedom of movement as everyone else.

If you think you could help or would like to find out more, please contact Kamini in the Guide Dogs Volunteering Team on 0845 371 7771 or email volunteer@guidedogs.org.uk

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League of Friends - Doncaster and Bassetlaw NHS Trust

Fundraising for Bassetlaw hospital and patients. Always looking for volunteers. The League of Friends has been going for over 50 years and has continued to fundraise for amenities and comforts needed by patients and staff at Bassetlaw Hospital.

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The Royal British Legion

The Royal British Legion is the UK's leading charity providing financial, social and emotional support to millions who have served and are currently serving in the Armed Forces, and their dependants.

Also provides opportunities for ex-service men and women to volunteer their time to help others.

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The Royal British Legion - Worksop and District Branch

The Royal British Legion is the UK's leading charity providing financial, social and emotional support to millions who have served and are currently serving in the Armed Forces, and their dependants.

Also provides opportunities for ex-service men and women to volunteer their time to help others.

The Worksop and District Branch meets on the last Thursday of every month at 7.30 at the Bowling Club, 18 Newgate Street, Worksop.

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The Salvation Army

As a church and registered charity, we demonstrate our Christian principles through social welfare provision. Worldwide there are over 1.6million members, with programmes including homeless centres, drug rehabilitation centres, schools, hospitals and medical centres, as well as nearly 16,000 church and community centres. The work of The Salvation Army is funded through donations from its members, the general public and, where appropriate, local authority and government grants.

Local Salvation Army church and community centres offer a range of activities and services within their local communities. People can become involved in all sorts of ways, through volunteering with fundraising initiatives, attending church services and helping with local activities.

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Central Nottinghamshire Association for Mental Health

We support people with mental health difficulties in their own homes and communities.

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Central Nottinghamshire Association for Mental Health - Befriending Scheme

The Befriending Scheme has been running now for many years.

The Scheme is on hold and not taking any more referrals at the moment

Our main aim is to support people with mental health difficulties who live in the community but feel lonely and isolated and lack confidence in social settings.

Specially recruited and trained volunteers work towards supporting a client to access activities independently within our community.

We work closely with mental health professionals to provide this support.

We accept referrals from professional or potential clients at any time.

Initial contact may be made by telephone but a completed referral form is needed in all instances.

The Scheme Coordinator meets the possible client at home and discusses with him/her precisely what their needs are and how the scheme will help to meet these needs.

If the Befriending Scheme is appropriate, the client will be introduced to the volunteer befriender and support will commence.

Arrangements are closely monitored and are reviewed every three months.

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Central Nottinghamshire Association for Mental Health - Sunday Lunch Club

The Sunday Lunch club is held at Concord House every Sunday between 11.00am and 2.00pm.

A charge of £5.00 is made for a substantial meal plus beverages.

Application forms can be obtained from Concord House.

Application for membership of the Sunday Lunch Club should be made by, or on behalf of, the individual and must include the recommendation of a professional person (i.e. a doctor, nurse, social worker etc.).

A person will be eligible for membership if he/she meets either of the following criteria:

is receiving or has received help because of any kind of mental health difficulty
is a current service user

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Collingham & District Village Care Transport Scheme

This is an independent volunteers association since 1982 which provides support to the patients of the practice, the residents of Collingham and the Medical Centre. Their activities include a transport scheme and meetings with health and social topics. The transport scheme is provided at a concessionary rate, as all drivers are volunteers. You can book your transport through the Co-ordinator on 01636 893001. The opening hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday (8.30 am – 6.00 pm). It is the donations of the Collingham residents and users of the transport scheme that allow this local support to continue. Details of Committee members, social events and transport information can be found on the Village Care notice board in the waiting room of the medical centre.

The Collingham Village Care Committee and Transport Scheme would be delighted to welcome any member of the local community who feel that they would be able to volunteer or donate time towards this highly valued community support. Please contact Barbara Stocks, Chair person, on 01636 892669.

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Radford Care Group

We don't stop playing because we grow old ? we grow old because we stop playing!

Radford Care Group is a purpose built centre and registered charity that offers daytime activities for older people in Nottingham, with extended facilities for the more frail elderly, to support older people and help them to remain independent and in their own homes. Transport is available for those in the NG7/NG8 area.

We are open 5 days per week and organise activities such as arts and crafts, movement to music, quizzes, outings and getting together with others from the local area. We also offer services such as refreshments, a hot lunch, our own on-site hair salon, a small shop, regular visits from a local chiropodist, an aromatherapy massage service 3 days per week, bathing facilities and internet training.

The day care we provide is for those who are more frail and may have dementia, Alzheimer's or need help through a physical disability. This service is open 4 days per week, Tuesday to Friday, and offers all the services listed above and is also a valuable source of respite to carers. We accept referrals through adult services (formally social services), or privately. This service is run by professional carers.

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Rural Community Action Nottinghamshire (RCAN)

Supports, promotes and develops local voluntary action and services in rural areas. Offers information on a wide range of local voluntary organisations, community and self help groups.

Rural Community Action Nottinghamshire (RCAN) is the primary rural development specialist organisation working across Nottinghamshire. RCAN provides specialist rural knowledge and intelligence to influence and advocate on behalf of Nottinghamshire's rural communities.

With over 80 years of experience, we are well positioned to inform current and future service provision, stimulate community action, solve problems and raise the rural agenda.

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Samaritans - Mansfield & District Branch

Samaritans is available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide.

Whatever you're going through, whether it's big or small, don't bottle it up. We are here for you if you are worried about something, feel upset or confused, or just want to talk to someone.

We offer our service by telephone, email, letter and face-to-face in most of our branches.

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Samaritans - Nottingham Branch

Samaritans is available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide.

Whatever you're going through, whether it's big or small, don't bottle it up. We are here for you if you are worried about something, feel upset or confused, or just want to talk to someone.

We offer our service by telephone, email, letter and face-to-face in most of our branches.

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British Red Cross - Volunteering

The British Red Cross helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. We are part of a global voluntary network, responding to conflicts, natural disasters and individual emergencies.

We enable vulnerable people in the UK and abroad to prepare for and withstand emergencies in their own communities. And when the crisis is over, we help them to recover and move on with their lives.

Provides Medical Aid Equipment (such as beds, commodes, hoists and walking aids) to individuals to enhance their quality of life and promote independent living.

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