Join our free Connector Event!

Do you support vulnerable people within your community? Do you support a neighbour or a friend?

You are invited to attend a Community Unity Connectors Event on 6th July from 6pm-8pm at Holsworthy Pavilion

– Find out about other groups supporting vulnerable people in your community

– Help design a training programme to strengthen your skills

– Find out how other groups in the town can help each other through sharing skills and resources

– Tea, cake and a chat

– Contribute suggestions for new volunteer roles aimed at supporting the Police and wider community

For more information, contact Dawn Eckhart: dawn@devoncommunities.org.uk / 01392 248919

Book your free place here

Knock for Your Neighbour

Knock For your Neighbour Campaign is asking community members to pledge to introduce themselves to their neighbours and to offer assistance when needed.

To do this we are providing the community with postcards which they can post through their neighbour’s door, which will provide that first introduction and let them know that someone is there for them if they ever need it. We are then inviting everyone to attend a special coffee morning where you will be able to meet even more of your neighbours and share stories of neighbourliness!

Have you received one of our pledge cards? Do you wish to make your pledge online? You can do so right here.

Would you like to take part or find out more about Knock for your Neighbour? Contact Dawn Eckhart on 013920248919 or dawn@devoncommunities.org.uk.

Free training courses!

We are pleased to offer the following training courses for residents of Holsworthy. Booking is via Eventbrite and a £10 refundable deposit is being charged. This will be refunded after you have completed the course. We’re sure you’ll agree that this is a fair way to ensure the course is fully attended so that your community gets the very best out of these opportunities.

How to recruit and manage volunteers

Holsworthy Memorial Hall, Tuesday 20th March, 14.30 – 16.30.

Volunteers will have different reasons and motivations for choosing to volunteer their time.  It is the role of the community leader or manager to effectively recruit, motivate, manage and develop volunteers to ensure both parties benefit fully from the process.

The content the course will cover:

  • Prepare yourself for volunteers
  • Attracting and recruiting volunteers
  • What to do one you’ve recruited a volunteer
  • Retaining volunteers
  • Understanding the concept of the psychological contract
  • Understand the importance of continued development for volunteers
  • What to do when a volunteer leaves your organisation

Adult Safeguarding

Holsworthy Memorial Hall, Tuesday 6th March, 10.00 – 16.30.

The content of the course will cover:

  • Definitions, signs and symptoms of abuse
  • Reporting and recording abuse
  • How our own values and attitudes affect our approach to safeguarding
  • Appropriate boundaries
  • Safer recruitment for volunteers and staff

First Aid

Holsworthy Bowling Club, Wednesday 14th February, 13.00 – 16.00.
Holsworthy Memorial Hall, Tuesday 13th March, 13.00 – 16.00.

The content of the course will cover:

  • Assessing the situation
  • Administering first aid to an unconscious casualty
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Wounded or bleeding
  • Shock
  • Accident reporting
  • First aid kits and and avoiding cross infection

AED (Automated External Defibrillation) Competency Training

delivered by the South Western Ambulance Service

Holsworthy Bowling Club.
Two dates:
21st February, 10.00-14.00 or 27th February, 10.00-14.00

Not sure if you would be able to use your AED? This course will provide you with the confidence and knowledge to recognise cardiorespiratory arrest, summon help, start CPR and attempt defibrillation using an AED with the minimum of delay.

Who should attend? Healthcare professionals and organisations where there will be an expectation that you will know how to use your on-site AED equipment.

What will you learn? Our course is designed to meet the quality standards for cardiopulmonary resuscitation
practice and training in primary care (Resuscitation Council – UK).

  • CPR-Adult
  • Recovery position
  • Heart attacks – signs and symptoms
  • Getting to know your AED (any type)
  • Safe operation of the AED
  • Scenarios.

Ideas Factory

This event took place at The Memorial Hall on Wednesday 4th October, 2017, 6pm – 8.30pm.

It was well attended and gave participants from community groups, local organisations, and connectors in the town an opportunity to discuss new ideas. The Outcomes from the exercises have been collated and can be read in the PDF document available via the link button.

We are now working with all interested parties to move forward with the ideas and issues raised. If you would like to participate, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Asset Mapping

Asset Mapping is an exercise carried out with the support of the local community. It is designed to uncover unknown groups, activities, assets and opportunities across the community. Using the findings to make new links, networks and recommendations for development opportunities and activities.

The map below represents the findings of an exercise carried out in the Memorial Hall on Wednesday 19th July.

We offer our sincere thanks to everyone who contributed on the day, or as part of the wider project activities.

This is YOUR town map. It is as accurate as YOU help to make it. Please help us to help you. To add, edit or improve the accuracy of the information on the map, please get in touch via the form on the Contact page.

Thank you!

How to use the map

Click on a pin to pop open the contacts info window. Click on the top left icon to open the explorer sidebar to see how the pins are grouped. Expand the groups to see individual contacts. Click them to cause the map pin to highlight.

Getting Involved

For more information or to join any of the groups listed on the map above, simply contact them direct.

Visit the Get Involved page of this site to learn more about other opportunities.

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