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Community Safety Issues within Crawley
Resident Survey

The Safer Crawley Partnership are seeking residents views to identify what community safety issues are important for Crawley to help shape the focus for 2018/19. The survey doesn’t take long to complete and asks: what are you most concerned about in your neighbourhood; what crimes do you think should be treated as priorities; are you worried about becoming a victim of crime and have you been a victim of crime in the past 12 months? To complete the survey visit community safety. Please circulate to your contacts.

NHS Big Health and Care Conversation
Charis Centre, Crawley

NHS Big Health and Care Conversation NHS Crawley CCG – working in partnership with NHS Horsham and Mid Sussex CCG and WSCC are hosting the Big Health and Care Conversation to get the views and experiences of as many local people as possible about what matters most to them in health and social care and how you can help shape and transform services in the future. The event is on the 14th June, from 1pm – 4pm, at The Charis Centre, Town Barn Rd, Crawley RH11 7EB. If you aren’t able to attend the event you take part in an on-line survey instead. Click here for more information.

WSCC Choices for the Future Consultation
New Proposals to Adult Social Care

Work has begun to modernise the way WSCC delivers some adult social care services. New proposals will allow greater opportunities for the council to support the people who use the services to gain the skills and confidence to lead active and independent lives. The approach is designed to give more control to people receiving support so they can live their lives as they wish. This support reduces the likelihood of becoming isolated, improves health and wellbeing and allows people to be more actively engaged with their communities. The council wants feedback from the public including family, carers and those using social care services on these proposals. To take part visit:

Programme of Events 2018 May - Dec
Crawley Interfaith Network (CIFN)

CIFN exists to promote mutual respect and understanding among the various faith communities in Crawley Borough. A number of events are planned for the year. See CIFN Prog may Dec 2018 for more information or visit CIFN Facebook page. Please note the event on Saturday 23rd June is from 2.30pm – 5.30 pm, (not from 7pm – 9pm as advertised).

Bus Strategy Consultation

WSCC is developing a new bus strategy to explore ways in which they can work with bus companies and other partners to help sustain and improve services. They would like to hear opinions on their proposals for the new strategy and if there is anything else people think they should include. This feedback will inform our approach to and investment in bus services and community transport between 2018 and 2026. Further information and the online questionnaire is available at or by calling 01243 642105 for an information pack. Closing date 6th June 2018.

Cyber Security: Small Charity Guide
National Cyber Security Centre

This guide will provides information on how to improve cyber security within your charity – quickly, easily and at low cost. Like businesses, charities are increasingly reliant on IT and technology and are falling victim to a range of malicious cyber activity. Losing access to this technology, having funds stolen or suffering a data breach through a cyber attack can be devastating, both financially and reputationally. Whilst this guide has been created for small charities, its advice is applicable to charities of any size. Visit here to access the guide.

General Data Protection Regulation
Bitesize Guides

The Fundraising Regulator has worked with the Institute of Fundraising to produce 6 briefings on GDPR. These “bitesize” guides are designed to be as accessible and as relevant as possible for fundraisers. Briefing papers 1 and 2 summarise what GDPR is and why it’s important for charities and fundraisers. Briefing papers 3 to 6 focus on 4 specific fundraising methods (Community fundraising, Corporate fundraising, legacy fundraising and Charitable Trust fundraising) and what GDPR means for practice in these areas. For more information visit Fundraising Regulator.

Does your organisation use Crawley town centre?
Have your say on the Crawley Growth Programme - Link to survey

No doubt you are aware there’s a massive regeneration programme being planned in Crawley – The Crawley growth programme. As part of this Crawley Borough Council and West Sussex Country Council have asked Crawley CVS to find out which charities are using space in the town centre and how you would like to access the town centre in future. Please could you take a few minutes to follow this link and complete a survey if your organisation uses the town centre now or would like to in the future

Junior DJ Project
Dreamcatcher Productions

Are you hosting a local event? Dreamcatcher Productions run the Junior DJ Project which works with children aged 6-11 years teaching them to DJ. The children are then given the opportunity to use their new skills and give back to the community by providing music for community events. A PA system is provided and the service is usually free of charge for most community events and organisations. For more information see visit Dreamcatcher Productions.

Sussex Prisoners Families
Free training and newsletter

Sussex Prisoners Families is providing a series of free workshops in Crawley and across West Sussex, on understanding the needs of families affected by family imprisonment and how to support prisoners families. To find out more see Hidden Sentence West Sussex 2018 Workshops.

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CCVS has news and events pages for its Forums:

Crawley Housing & Homelessness Forum
Crawley Older Persons Forum
Mental Health Forum
Young Crawley Children & Families Forum

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Diary Dates

Crawley Housing and Homelessness Forum
14 June 2018
Crawley CVS Board Meeting
02 July 2018
Crawley Older Persons Forum
09 July 2018
Young Crawley Children & Families Forum
17 July 2018
Mental Health Forum
25 July 2018

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