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Scott Roedersheimer
Communications Officer


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Welcome to the latest e-Newsletter!

13 November 2017

3VA provides a range of practical support to charities and community groups in Wealden, Eastbourne and the Lewes District - including start-up support, funding advice, help with governance, training and getting involved in local policy and decision making. For more information, please visit www.3va.org.uk.


The Future of NHS 111

Earlier this year the NHS 111 Transformation Programme ran a survey both online and in local Sussex newspapers to find out people’s views on the NHS 111 service and ideas for the future of the service. More than a thousand people across Sussex responded and the information they provided was fed back to each of the seven CCGs’ Governing Bodies in September. Get an overview of the feedback and read the report

National HIV Testing Week

National HIV Testing Week runs from 18-24 November. Now in its sixth year, the campaign aims to encourage more people, particularly those in high risk groups, to test for the virus. NICE guidelines recommend annual testing to people in groups or communities with a high rate of HIV, and more frequently if they are at high risk of exposure. If you would like to get involved in local events during National HIV Testing Week, please contact the East Sussex HIV Prevention service, commissioned by East Sussex Public Health and delivered by Terrence Higgins Trust, via info@tht.org.uk

Should We Celebrate Eastbourne’s Accessibility?

Inclusive Eastbourne has recently carried out a Mystery Shopping survey, mainly in the hospitality sector, using volunteers who themselves face some such challenges, to find out how well served consumers are in today’s Eastbourne. Find out more about by reading the attached release and check out Accessible Eastbourne, a new online hub put together by local voluntary groups to help both businesses and consumers enjoy better mutual experience of shopping and leisure in Eastbourne. This not only lists and links organisations of help to those with particular needs but also offers practical services.

A Better World for All - Charity CD

Twelve Eastbourne based acts have contributed original recordings to a compilation album to raise money for Citizens Advice Eastbourne. The album entitled "A Better Word for All" is available to buy as a CD from Bonners Music and Vinyl Frontier for £7.99. It can also be streamed, downloaded or orders from abetterworldforall.bandcamp.com. From Friday, 1 December it will be available from Amazon, iTunes and other online stores.

Criminon UK

Last week we welcomed new members, including Criminon UK, but inadvertently used an incorrect link to its website. The correct website address is www.criminon.org.uk


View local events and add yours to our Community Events Calendar for Eastbourne, Lewes and Wealden.

3VA's upcoming events...

3VA AGM – Hold the date!
17 January, Location TBC

This week's local events...

Open Day at Self Managed Learning (SML) College 
15 November, Brighton

Carers Support Group and Afternoon Tea
15 November, Hailsham

East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre Mobile Outreach 
16 November, Eastbourne

Men Get Eating Disorders Too National Conference 2017 
17 November, Brighton

18 November, Eastbourne

Not a Bog Standard Saturday Night!
18 November, Eastbourne

More upcoming local events...

East Sussex Fuel Poverty Practitioners Forum
20 November, Eastbourne

Pre-Submission Draft Neighbourhood Plan Drop-in
25 November, Hailsham

Chalk Farm Learning Disabilities Centre Christmas Fayre
26 November, Eastbourne

East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre Mobile Outreach
27 November, Hailsham

Disability Sports Network Event
29 November, Brighton


Use of Digital Technology to Support Health and Wellbeing 
Deadline for responses: 16 November 2017

East Sussex Statement of Community Involvement 2017 Consultation 
Deadline for responses: 20 November 2017

South Downs Local Plan 
Deadline for responses: 21 November 2017

Annual Return for 2018 - Information Collected from Charities
Deadline for responses: 24 November 2017 at 5:00 pm

East Sussex Libraries: The Way Forward
Deadline for responses: 14 December 2017

Consultation on Eastbourne and Lewes Councils' Equality Objectives
Deadline for responses: 15 December 2017 at 5:00 pm

Seaford Town Draft Neighbourhood Plan
Deadline for responses: 20 December 2017

How CQC Will Report on and Rate Use of Resources in NHS Hospitals 
Deadline for responses: 10 January 2018 at 5:00 pm


Active Sussex Disability Small Grants 
Deadline for applications: 24 November 2017

Wealden District Council Grants Programme
Deadline for applications: 30 November 2017

Brighton Energy Coop Community Fund 2017 
Deadline for applications: 8 December 2017

The Rampion Fund
Deadline for applications: 12 January 2018

Building Stronger Communities Fund (Countywide)
Deadline for applications: Rolling
If you would like support and advice about your activity or completing the form, please contact 3VA on 01323 639 373 or at info@3va.org.uk.


View local upcoming training opportunities and add your own to our Voluntary and Community Sector Training Calendar for Eastbourne, Lewes and Wealden

3VA's upcoming training opportunities...

Reporting on Progress and Identifying New Opportunities 
22 November, Eastbourne

Your Complete Guide to Twitter 
29 November, Eastbourne 

Basic First Aid for Adults
5 December, Eastbourne

How to Attract More Volunteers
13 December, Lewes


View local voluntary & community sector job opportunities and promote your organisation’s vacancies with 3VA.

Current job opportunities...

Aspirations Coach (x2) 
Apply by: 15 November 2017 - 17:00

Engagement Support Officer
Brighton Women’s Centre
Apply by: 20 November 2017 at 9:00 am

Information & Advice Welfare Rights Officer 
Age Concern Eastbourne
Apply by: 20 November 2017 at 1:00 pm

Age Concern Eastbourne
Apply by: 20 November 2017 at 1:00 pm


View local volunteering opportunities and, if your organisation is a 3VA member, promote your roles with 3VA.

Latest volunteering opportunities...

Volunteer Student Buddies

Have a job to advertise or news to share? Contact 3VA and let us help you get the word out about job vacancies, training, projects, events and other work. 

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