Diabetes UK Local Groups Update - Winter Issue




2017 Annual Returns process

The deadline to complete your annual return forms and activity report is 20 January 2017. You can access the annual returns forms on the local groups portal or contact your local volunteering team for more information.

Proposing a change for the better

We want you to love volunteering for us by ensuring you are fully supported and offering you new and exciting ways to get involved. Find out how we are consulting with the local staff team to work differently.

New training and resources for local groups

Would you like to offer more structured Peer Support in your local groups? We are offering the opportunity for group members to train as Peer Support Facilitators and receive excellent ready-made resources to use in peer support meetings. Have a chat with your local volunteering team.

Key events

Inspire Awards

Inspire Awards celebrate the invaluable contribution of our volunteers and groups that go above and beyond for people living with diabetes. Make your nomination before voting closes on 25 January for London and Wales and 17 February for all other regions.

Diabetes Week: 11-17 June 2017

The theme for Diabetes Week is ‘Know Diabetes. Fight Diabetes’. We want to hear what you would like to do as part of this. If you haven't already shared your views please complete our online survey before 6 February and keep up to date on the local groups portal.

Other news

Free Wills Month

In March, if you are aged 55 and over, you can have your simple Will written or updated for free through Free Wills Month. By leaving a gift in your Will you’re helping us build a world where diabetes can do no harm.

Keeping children with Type 1 diabetes Safe in Schools

Since our successful 2014 campaign, all schools in England should have a medical conditions policy in place to keep children with long-term conditions like Type 1 diabetes safe. Find out how you can help children stay safe in your local area and look out for more instructions and hand-outs on the Local Group Portal.

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