Not Quite Right

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Hi We shouldn’t always fall for the first opinion that pops into our heads. Your first reaction might not be your best. Your reaction to me eight or so years ago might well have been ‘he doesn’t seem quite right’. I could relate to that perception (although it wasn’t strictly true). But at that point […]

South East and Central Essex Mind Bulletin

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The latest edition of South East and Central Essex Mind’s Bulletin is now available. In this edition we will cover our AGM and Annual Lecture on the 20th November, the lecture this year will be given by Pat McKee and will address Broadmoor Hospital:  Past Present & Future, The Essex Mind and Spirit Mental Health […]

Disabled People Invited To Join Free Fitness Instructor Course At Brentwood Leisure Centre

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  InstructAbility, a multi award winning project joins forces with Brentwood Leisure Centre to offer disabled people a FREE opportunity to become qualified fitness instructors. A few months ago Brentwood Leisure Centre provided a voluntary placement for InstructAbility student, Sam Brooker. Sam has subsequently been offered some paid work and the opportunity to gain further […]

Latest News From Chelmsford CVS

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Please view the latest information from our friends at Chelmsford CVS: Grow Wild – Flowers For the People Funding of £1,000 to £4,000 is available to community groups that want to bring people together to transform a communal space by sowing and growing UK native plants. They are looking to fund at least 60 groups in […]

Chessington Holidays Brand New Howl’o’ween Event

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Please view the latest news from Chessington Holidays regarding their Howl’o’ween Event. Chessington World of Adventures Resort has let loose a brand new and exciting Halloween event —Howl’o’ween! We’re set for a wild half term this October, are you? Howl’o’ween runs from 24th October — 2nd November and is perfect for brave explorers of all […]

Last Chance For a Budget Family Break at LEGOLAND

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Please see the latest news from Budget Family Breaks concerning holidays at LEGOLAND: 2014 is fast-drawing to a close, but the fun isn’t about to end just yet! This is your last chance to whisk your family off to a well-deserved Budget Family Break to the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort in 2014. The Park is getting […]

Become A Friend Of YMCA Chelmsford

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YMCA Chelmsford is continuing to provide services and programmes to help children, young people and families build their lives, hope and futures. As part of their ongoing plans to increase fundraising as well as provide communication updates to supporters and networks, they have established a Friends of YMCA Chelmsford Group. The objects of the Friends group are to […]

A User’s Guide To Depression

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Hi. ‘Depression’ is a depressing word for someone in a state of depression. I suppose it’s an all-enveloping state, like anger, when you are in its throes, so the mere topic may be depressing – it’s hard to reach out to the depressed! See if you can relate to this: I have definitely been depressed; […]

Latest Information From Short Breaks For Young People & Children With Additional Needs

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Short Breaks for children and young people with disabilities, based in Southend-on-Sea, have released the following information which might be beneficial to families and individuals: 1. Free guide to Disability Living Allowance (and other excellent advice bulletins) Contact a Family knows that there are many families out there who are unsure if they are entitled to […]

High Sheriff Invites Applications For Funding

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Local voluntary and community organisations are encouraged to apply for grants and recognition from the High Sheriff of Essex Awards Scheme. Grants of up to £1,000 are available from the High Sheriffs’ Fund, which is managed by Essex Community Foundation (ECF) and the money will be awarded to voluntary and community groups working to make […]

New Funding Opportunities From Essex County Council

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Essex County Council are pleased to announce that three funding opportunities are launching shortly. These are: Independence, Choice and Control Fund: Essex County Council is looking to secure services for vulnerable people in Essex from April 2015 that promote independence, choice and control through early intervention and prevention. In some areas they will be holding […]

Braintree District Voluntary Support Agency E-Bulletin 14th October 2014

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Braintree District Voluntary Support Agency have just issued their latest E-Bulletin. This E-Bulletin contains information on: Greenfields Community Funds – Closing Date 31st October Mi Communities Funding – Closing Date 31st October Funding Opportunities within ECC Information Event 16th October High Sheriff Invites Applications for Funding High Sheriff’s Volunteer Centre Award Places still available on […]

Chelmsford City Showcase For Business 2014 – Register Now

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Chelmsford City Council’s Inward Investment, Economy & Growth team are pleased to announce that guests can now register for the 6th annual Chelmsford City Showcase for Business 2014.  This year’s event on 19th November 2014 will be held at a new venue following feedback from delegates at previous events – Hylands House & Grand Pavilion. This venue […]