In partnership with our team at CVS Falkirk, Falkirk Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) has created the Community Opportunities Resource Pack, a new guide to community-led support in Falkirk, to make it more straightforward for people to get involved in leading projects and activities in their local community.
Community-led support projects give everyone the opportunity to socialise and take part in regular, enjoyable and meaningful activities.
Many of these groups, projects and services are entirely volunteer-led, and often begin with someone seeing a need in their own community and feeling compelled to take action.
Both CVS Falkirk and Falkirk HSCP are keen to encourage and support these groups, especially given the impact COVID-19 has had on people and communities across Falkirk. We know that running these community services and projects is lot of work, and we want to support those involved as much as we can. This resource pack is intended to give people the information, tools, and resources to get started, or restart.
The resource pack is designed to help whether you are beginning your journey in setting up a local group or organisation, or restarting after COVID-19 and lockdown, and is full of sample policies, templates and risk assessments, which can be amended as needed.
The resource pack contains:
- support and guidance on recruitment of volunteers
- a sample volunteering policy
- a sample Health and Safety policy
- risk assessment templates, including a COVID-19 risk assessment
- links and examples of existing community resources
There will also be a small amount of funding available for groups looking to setup or restart; please look out for further information on this via the CVS Falkirk and Falkirk HSCP channels and websites.
To view or download the resource pack as a Word document, please visit the Falkirk HSCP website.
Alternatively, if you require a paper copy of this resource pack, contact the HSCP team by email: firstname.lastname@example.org