Media Trust and CharityComms to Launch Dedicated COVID-19 Communications Support

Content from Media Trust

We are experiencing uncertain times as COVID-19 will significantly impact charities and the work we do. With self-isolation, remote working and a move to social distancing, communications are going to be vital for us all. That’s why we’re launching Media Trust’s COVID-19 Comms Response, an initiative to provide urgent media, digital and communications support for charities during this unprecedented time. Read more…

Author: Emma Wardall
Categories: Consultations, News

Diversity and Volunteering Research

Content from CVS Tendring

NCVO is conducting some research into diversity and volunteering to build on work completed last year on volunteer experiences, called Time Well Spent, which you can read more about in this blog.

The overall aim of this research is to inform practice and policy, and help organisations to address this important issue. You can find out more and share your organisation’s experience via this online form.

Author: Emma Wardall
Categories: Consultations, Opportunities

PATH group- ACTION REQUIRED- help with projects

Consultation for PATH Group

From Devika Chowdhury, Hospice Engagement Lead, Farleigh Hospice

I have a few asks for you today.

  1. Attached is a document asking to consult you on our Quality Accounts, this is how we decide where to focus our time and energy each year. Please have a look and get in touch to let us know what you think we should be working on.

2.  We need a name for the new Maldon premises, we are looking at things like Maldon Lantern Suite, Farleigh                   Centre & Maldon Centre- do you have any ideas about what it could be called? Could you share some other                   thoughts about the centre with us?

            a.       Why do we need Farleigh in Maldon?

            b.       What has the loss been since the other building was vacated?

            c.       What will be the advantages of having this new building?

  1. The last email I sent had a survey about the garden project, so just a reminder that you can complete that here;

Thanks to you all for taking the time to help us with these items, your input is so important to us.

Author: Steering Member
Categories: Consultations, Opportunities

PATH notes- Dementia & other updates

From Devika Chowdhury, Hospice Engagement Lead, Farleigh Hospice

Thanks so much to those who were able to attend the meeting on 13th February. It was a good turn out, and a rather beautiful venue!

Please see attached a copy of the presentation, and the notes containing the ideas we discussed. I have also updated the Feedback Tracker, as shown at the meeting.

The Maldon Site

As promised, you are all invited to visit our new premises in Maldon prior to any works being completed across 3 open days. On these days, the building will be open from 9-4pm, please pop along at any point of the day to have a look around. Address; 49A&B Mill Road, Maldon, CM9 5FT.

We are holding open days on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, 25 February
  • Friday, 28 February
  • Monday, 2 March

Please note that parking is limited, there are a few parking spaces at the rear of the premises which will be marked as Farleigh Parking on the open days.  If these are full you can park in the Promenade car park (pay and display)  or you may find some street parking around. Please do not park in the resident parking bays of Maldon Housing Association, which you will pass through on your way to Farleigh’s parking places.

The Garden Project

Your opinion please; At Farleigh Hospice we have been working on developing the gardens surrounding Farleigh Hospice to be a community garden and to be become a special place for patients, carers, families and staff to enjoy. We have designed 6 distinctive areas with the aim of creating both a safe environment and improving wellbeing where volunteers, patients and community groups can all be involved.

These areas include:

  1. Labyrinth – a garden labyrinth to create a pathway to healing
  2. Sensory garden – to inspire the senses encourage touch, smell, taste
  3. Walled memory garden –  memory tree contemplation area
  4. Wildflower Meadow/cutting garden – to encourage wildlife to flourish and create changing views.  To encourage active participation, creating a calming effect – a specific benefit to dementia sufferers.
  5. Fairy Garden for children to enjoy.
  6. Vegetable Garden – ongoing development including planting and harvesting of the beds

To complete this project we are applying for funding and we require feedback from the local community to make our funding applications as strong as possible. We would be very grateful if you would let us have your opinion, by completing the survey by clicking on the link here.

The PATH group and their opinions are extremely valuable to us and will guide us regarding the development of this project. We would be very grateful if you could please complete this questionnaire before the 27th Feb 2020.

Thank you for your time, it is very much appreciated.

Upcoming Meetings

The next PATH meeting will our annual “Meet the CEO” and will be held on Friday 5th June from 7pm until 9pm and is currently booked to take place at Farleigh Hospice. If it is appropriate, this location may change to the new Maldon site, you will be advised if this happens.

If you have any questions or feedback, then please drop me a line.

Author: Emma Wardall
Categories: Consultations, Opportunities