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Children & Young People Network

Statement from Pam Hallam, CYPN Chair:

As you are aware, due to lack of funds the Children and Young People Network (Derby) C.I.C (CYPN) will be closing on 31 March 2018. In order to ensure the Children's Voluntary and Community Sector remains on the agenda Pam Hallam, Chair CYPN, has been asked to join Community Action (CA) Board and as such is a co-opted member and will be nominated for full membership at their Annual General Meeting on 11 October 2017. This is to facilitate a smooth merger of CYPN with CA.

CYPN comes to the end of its 2 year funding from Tudor Trust at the end of this month but still had plans to complete further work. In view of the arrangements from 1 April 2018 a bid for that further work was sent from CA to Tudor Trust. This was successful so CA will continue with CYPN "Evidence It".

The final CYPN AGM took place last week and those members present endorsed the agreement for CYPN to merge with CA as of 1 April 2018.

Should you have any queries or require further information please do not hesitate to contact Kim Harper or Lisa Witham - Email cypn@communityactionderby.org.uk

Derby 50+ Forum

Derby 50+ Forum aims to inform and empower older people living in Derby. It's part of a national movement of older people's forums, is independent of the Council and has an elected management committee. For more information please contact Derby City Council.

Derby Advice and Information Network

Derby Advice and Information Network is a group of voluntary and statutory, information and advice providers who work together to develop the quality and accessibility of information and advice for vulnerable people. DIAN does this through supporting joint working, networking and accessing external funding. It produces a bi- monthly bulletin of local developments and members share an contact list with details of the expertise of other members. The Network has also developed a quality standard for local information and advice providers. For more information please contact Ian Chennery or call 01332 642753.

Derby Allotment Forum

Derby Allotment Forum brings together representatives from management committees of public and privately-owned Allotment sites in Derby city to discuss current issues and share good practise. For more information call 01332 640789 or email parksadmin@derby.gov.uk

The Derby BME network

The Derby BME network helps BME groups to develop capacity and ensure there is equal access to information, services, opportunities and resources. For more information please call 01332 227734 or email.

Derby City Sport Forum

Derby City Sport Forum brings together clubs, facility operators, governing bodies and others interested in promoting and developing sport for the city and its residents. For more information contact Ian Cotter or call 07796 982135 or try Kevin Palmer on 01332 280738.

Derby Compact

The Derby Compact is a commitment to open, transparent and fair working practices by statutory and voluntary and community sector partners. Its aim is to improve relationships, communication, participation and services to create a better Derby.

Derby City Council is currently reviewing its commissioning process and is looking to build in more recognition of social value and support for local organisations to bid. 

Further Information can be found at: Derby City Council

Derby Green Spaces Forum

Derby Green Spaces Forum brings together representatives from 'Friends of Groups' that help to manage and maintain Derby parks, local nature reserves and other green spaces; the Forum aims to discuss current issues and share good practise. For more information call 01332 640789 or email parksadmin@derby.gov.uk

Disabled People's Diversity Forum

Disabled People's Diversity Forum used to be called the Disabled People's Advisory Committee. It is made up of members from organisations of, and for, disabled people. For more information please see the Derby City Council website.

Food Networking Forum

Food Networking Forum aims to provide networking opportunities for anyone involved in the collection or distribution of food to vulnerable people in Derby, South Derbyshire and the surrounding area. For more information please contact Guy Freeman.

Forum of Faiths

Forum of Faiths for Derby identifies how the views and experience of the broad range of faith groups in the city can be drawn together and contribute to wider public life. For more information please call Phil Henry at the Multi-faith Centre on 01332 591285 or Janet Tristram at the St James Centre on 01332 604066.

Gender and Sexuality Diversity Forum

Gender and Sexuality Diversity Forum meets twice a year and represents groups who work with men, women, gay, lesbian and transgendered people. For more information please contact Derby City Council.

The Health and Wellbeing Network

The Derby Health and Wellbeing Network aims to ensure that the voluntary and community sector is more closely aligned with the arrangements for the planning and commissioning of services overseen by the Derby Health and Wellbeing Board.

For more information contact Kath Cawdell or call 01332 346266.

Previous meetings

6 April 2017

Many thanks to Jenny for the information about the STP or Joined Up Care Derbyshire as it is now called. Although taking matters forward will be slower than originally envisaged, engagement with patients and the public is being planned with the first event in the City Centre at St Peter's Church in May. Look out for more information about this. The point was made in the meeting that although the VCS can be a useful route to reach some parts of the community and patients and the public who do not traditionally engage through more formal routes, there also needs to be opportunities for the sector to engage as partners in supporting health and wellbeing. It was suggested that the new 'place' arrangements will give opportunities for this to happen.

Also many thanks to Lisa for her timely reminder of the importance of knowing what your OUTCOMES are, what IMPACT you are making and how you might set about measuring these. Lisa is happy to be contacted if you need further advice and her presentation is available here

Hostels Liaison Group

Hostels Liaison Group brings together providers of housing, supported and associated services provided to non-statutory homeless people. To find out more, contact Rachel Morris or call 01332 579550.

Minority Communities Diversity Forum

Minority Communities Diversity Forum meets four times a year and represents groups who work with Black and Minority Ethnic Communities. For more information please contact Derby City Council.

Neighbourhood Forums

Neighbourhood Forums are open public meetings for all local residents, community organisations and businesses. The forum is your opportunity to find out what's happening in your neighbourhood. You'll have the chance to talk to your local councillors, police, housing and community safety agencies. To find out more please click here.

New Communities Networking Forums

New Communities Networking Forum's objective is to act as a platform for communication between all organisations who are involved in representing or supporting new communities in Derby and the surrounding area. The meeting encourages the sharing of information and best practice, and the provision of mutual support. For more information about this forum, please contact Pop Gill at Derby City and Neighbourhood Partnerships or call 01332 64 3044.

Self Help Forum

This forum is for voluntary organisations to meet together, network, share experiences and issues they may have, and work closer together in partnership. 

The forum is a great opportunity for groups to raise awareness of the fantastic work they do in the local community.

Health speakers are invited along to each forum.

They are organised four times a year - March, June, September and December at different venues around Derby.

For more information email liz.gumbley@communityactionderby.org.uk  or ring 01332 227738.

Southern Derbyshire Voluntary Sector Mental Health Forum

Southern Derbyshire Voluntary Sector Mental Health Forum discusses matters of common interest and aims to inform and influence strategic planning in mental health. Membership of the Forum is open to any voluntary organisation operating in the area that provides services for people experiencing, or recovering from, mental health problems. For more information about the network click here.

Volunteer Co-ordinators Forum

Brings together volunteer involving organisations across all sectors in Derby city to: promote and celebrate volunteering and voluntary action; share models of good practice and policy; remove barriers to volunteering: and promote diversity. To find out more contact Kate Richardson or call 01332 346266.