“My memory started to let me down”

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Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, Wendy Mitchell, writes an account for The Telegraph about her condition.  She tells us that she had always been renowned for having a brilliant memory for names, dates, facts and figures until she reached her mid-50s, when her memory started to let her down. Wendy describes how a nuclear imaging scan showed […]

News from Think Local Act Personal (TLAP)

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The Quality Forum We have published the slides from the recent TLAP hosted Quality Forum, 15th September. The Quality Forum is an event set up to bring whole sector strategic and senior representation together, along with people who have experience of using care services. They meet three times a year to host a series of […]

Braintree District Voluntary Support Agency E-Bulletin – 22nd September 2015

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Braintree District Voluntary Support Agency have issued their latest E-Bulletin. This edition contains information on: ICCF Small Grants Fund – closing date 2nd November Greenfields Community Fund – closing date 2nd November Thriving Third Sector and Community Resilience Fund – closing date 8th October High Sheriff invites applications for funding – closing date 1st December September […]

Alzheimer’s disease may be caught through medical accidents

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Scientists believe that Alzheimer’s disease may be transmittable through blood transfusions and medical accidents, in the same way as CJD (Cruezfeldt Jakob Disease). Researchers from University College London have said that it was possible that the “seeds of dementia” could be transferred from the brain tissue of one person to another. The proteins that cause […]

News from Think Local Act Personal (TLAP)

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New Building Community Capacity content on the TLAP website There is a new report “People, places and possibilities: Progress on Local Area Coordination in England and Wales”, which looks at the progress made in implementing local area coordination in England and Wales between 2012 and 2015. Also a couple of videos to point out. Firstly […]

Southend Winter Night Shelters

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Southend Borough Council (SBC) has an obligation to provide shelter from the elements for all Southend-based rough sleepers when the temperature is forecast to be below 0oC for 3 consecutive nights. In the past, they have done this with the help of e.g. HARP(The Southend Homeless Action Resource Project) and by using local hostels, hotels […]

Your spare time can make a huge difference to SNAP

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We couldn’t survive without helpers to support our fundraising events SNAP Volunteers have more fun that you realise, as well as being an essential part of the charity’s survival. Find out how you can get involved  Here’s where we need your help For more information about fundraising for SNAP or to find out more about the […]