Aurora Wellbeing Centres: Evaluation Consultancy
The Old Library and Museum, Memorial Avenue, Worksop, Nottinghamshire S80 2BJ
The maximum fee available for delivery will be £13,500 (excluding VAT).
This post is offered on a consultancy contract funded through the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The Evaluation Consultancy will be accountable to Aurora Wellbeing Centres, who will act as the client and set out all the requirements of the role.
The consultancy will be required to work collaboratively with Aurora Wellbeing Centres Board, staff and all project partners and stakeholders to develop the project and deliver all targets to a high standard.
The evaluation consultant will work as part of a team approach to evaluation. We would expect the Consultant to have skills in health and heritage and wellbeing evaluation be able to demonstrate the following:
The full evaluation brief is available by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
HERITAGE AND HEALTH PROJECT WINS NATIONAL LOTTERY SUPPORT
The Old Library building on Memorial Avenue, Worksop is set to be transformed to its former glory thanks to a £1.56M Heritage Fund grant.
Aurora Wellbeing Centres have been successful with their application to The National Lottery Heritage Fund and will begin work on an ambitious plan to regenerate this key historic Grade II listed building.
The £1.56M National Lottery grant will be boosted to £2M with support from key stakeholders.
The project will create a dedicated heritage area at the centre, including physical displays and an innovative virtual museum to tell the story of the Old Library and Museum throughout the decades. Aurora’s aim is to engage people living with cancer and their families with heritage to support their wellbeing. This includes an innovative new activities programme, giving people an opportunity to connect with the history of Worksop.
The Aurora Wellbeing Centre opened in May 2014 in the old library and museum building in Worksop. Its primary purpose is to provide support for people diagnosed with cancer. Aurora will continue to provide their vital cancer services and their community facilities at the Old Library Building throughout the renovations as the plan will be managed in phases.
Phillip Foster, Aurora Chairman, said: “This is fantastic news and without the support of National Lottery players, the Old Library building could not have been refurbished. To have a renovated building to offer our services from is wonderful news. Our small team led by our Trustee Carl Andrews have worked incredibly hard to bring this ambitious project to realisation.”
Debra Fores, Centre Manager said: “This is excellent news for the local community; it will give Aurora the opportunity to explore the links between Heritage, Health and Wellbeing and will bring great benefits for the local community as we continue to explore and develop services.”
Jonathan Platt, Head of Investment for Midlands & East at The National Lottery Heritage Fund, “This project will not only renovate and conserve an important historic building in Worksop, but also explore the role that heritage can play in supporting and improving the wellbeing of cancer patients and their families. I’m delighted that National Lottery players’ money is supporting this project, which could be a great example for similar centres across the UK.”
The Worksop Central Library and Museum was purpose built in 1938. The museum closed in 2003, and the building finally closed as a library in 2010 dispersing its collections to other museums and archives. The Aurora Wellbeing Centre opened in 2012 and we are planning to bring new life to the building that we now occupy.
As well as restoring the building to support the current wellbeing work of the charity, we hope to bring back elements of the museum and celebrate the history of Worksop.
The project is currently being developed and we hope to make a positive case for:
We need your help to explore the heritage of Worksop
We have been granted some money from the Heritage Lottery Fund to develop the restoration project and would love to hear what you think, what ideas you might have, and if you have memories of the building.
Any photographs of the exterior and interior of the building would also help the architects to plan the restoration.
For further information or to get in contact with your ideas, memories or photographs please contact email@example.com
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Aurora Wellbeing Centres
Registered Charity 1166462
Tel: 03000 111 202