Braintree District Voluntary Support Agency E-Bulletin 24th March 2015

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Braintree District Voluntary Support Agency have issued their latest e-bulletin. This e-bulletin contains information on: BDVSA Annual Survey Annual Compact Champions Survey Living with Type 2 Diabetes “The Bridge” a new weekly social group for people with a learning disability Closure of the Springfield Walk-In Medical Centre in Chelmsford on 31st March Job Opportunities – Headway […]

Rochford Easter Holiday Activities Programme Now Available

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Please click on the attached link below to view the Rochford District Council Easter Holiday Activities Programme: Rochford Easter Holiday Activity Programme 2015 The Rochford District Council Leisure Team works in partnership with Rochford Extended Services and Fusion Lifestyle to deliver a variety of sports, arts and leisure activities during the school holidays for children, […]

Rail Transport Provision Survey

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Mott MacDonald are undertaking a study for the Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB), who are working in partnership with the Department for Transport (DfT) to embed the industry’s sustainable development principles into the upcoming rail franchise competition in East Anglia. Transport is very important to communities, providing essential access to employment, education, public services […]

Mindful Self-Compassion Training Course

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Mindful Self Compassion (MSC) is an eight session training program designed to enable participants to respond to difficult experiences in their lives with kindness, care and understanding.  Benefits of developing Mindful Self-Compassion include: Increase in emotional wellbeing. Decrease in anxiety depression and stress. Handle difficult emotions with greater ease Motivate yourself with kindness rather than […]

Green Inspiration

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Chelmsford City Council is hosting a ‘Front Garden Competition’ which any resident in Chelmsford can enter.  This year’s theme is sustainability and they’re looking for the most sustainable front garden maintained without professional help, in the area served by Chelmsford City Council.  Staff from RHS Garden Hyde Hall will be judging. Running alongside this is […]

Little Heroes need your votes!

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Local voluntary group, Little Heroes, has been nominated in the ‘What’s on 4 Little Ones” award – and needs your votes!  Little Heroes supports children with ASD and their families, providing regular play and support sessions, information and advice. Little Heroes are the only local group nominated for the awards – so if you can […]

Aviva Community Fund

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The Aviva Community Fund offers funding to voluntary and community organisations for projects that will make a real difference to local communities. To be eligible to apply, groups must be a not-for-profit organisation or group for community good, and have been in existence for at least six months. Projects must make a positive difference to […]

A consultation to give new rights to people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health conditions

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No voices unheard, no rights ignored is a green paper which was unveiled by Care Minister Norman Lamb and proposes to give people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health conditions more rights around the care they receive. The consultation draws on the Justice for LB campaign and includes proposals for changes to the Mental […]

The making or breaking of adult social care

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Ahead of the Budget announcement, Directors of Adult Social Services have issued a warning to all politicians about the future of social care if social care budgets and standards are not protected following the general election. ADASS has also published a discussion paper outlining developmental steps to help ensure a ” safe, secure and personalised […]