Entries by Ben Pitt

Improving the NHS for people with autism and learning disabilities

Healthwatch Cambridgeshire and Peterborough has produced an Easy Read version of its report  on what people think about local NHS services. People with autism and learning disabilities say they need much more support and help to live full, healthy and productive lives, reveals a new report from Healthwatch. Healthwatch asked people in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough,….

State of the Sector Survey 2019

Support Cambridgeshire’s annual State of the Sector Survey for 2019 is now available to view here. The survey informs infrastructure organisations such as Support Cambridgeshire, local authorities, funders and others of the challenges, trends and patterns taking place across the voluntary sector in Cambridgeshire. So, what are the headlines for 2019? A lack of funding….

Zero Carbon Communities Grant from South Cambs District Council

What is the Zero Carbon Communities Grant? The Zero Carbon Communities Grant supports voluntary and community sector groups, charities and parish councils seeking to deliver bold, ambitious projects that engage communities and support the aim of zero carbon emissions by 2050. If you are interested in applying please come to a networking and information event….

Cambridgeshire Local Councils Peer Learning Event

On 3 July, the annual Rural Affordable Mythbuster Tour took place and 19 local council representatives joined Cambridgeshire ACRE staff, District and County Council officers and representatives from several Housing Associations to learn more about the provision of affordable homes for local people on rural exception sites. The tour started and concluded at Bluntisham Village….

Cambridgeshire Local Lottery

Cambridgeshire Local Lottery is launching in Autumn 2019. In March 2018 Cambridgeshire County Council councillors approved plans to launch a local lottery, where 60p in every £1 spent will go to local good causes (more info here). After various consultation events, the team is gearing up to launch the lottery to local organisations with an….