Charity Aims to Help People With Learning Difficulties Through Sport

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A charity has highlighted the reduced life expectancy of people with learning difficulties and called for action through sport to help improve their health and fitness. Special Olympics Great Britain organises year-round sport for people with learning, or intellectual, disabilities. The charity believes that encouraging them to engage in sport can not only help to […]

Disabled Adventurers Embark on Pan-American Road Trip

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This month, two disabled adventurers form Poland have begun an epic road trip across the Americas. Maciej Kaminski and Michal Woroch are both wheelchair bound but don’t let their disability hinder their passion for travel. After completing a European road trip in 2012, the pair set their sights on South America. They received the Andrzej […]

Yuletide Stride

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Come and celebrate Christmas with the annual woMEn TIME Yuletide Stride charity walk on Thursday 8 December. The walk starts at Anglia Ruskin University where you will follow the River Chelmer before hitting the twinkly lights on Chelmsford High Street and Moulsham Street, then celebrate after either a 5k or 10k walk with Christmas refreshments […]

WasteAid Christmas Jumper Swap

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Do you have any Christmas jumpers stuffed away at the back of a wardrobe? Dig them out and help WasteAid with the Happy Christmas Jumper Swap. All you need to do is send a photo of your Christmas jumper to christmas@wasteaid.org.uk, WasteAid will publish your snap and try to sell your jumper for a £10 […]

Bright Ideas Community Business Fund is open

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The Community Business Bright Ideas Fund is a £1.85 million, two-year programme, open to community groups, associations and organisations across England which have a good idea for a community business but need help developing it, or which are just starting out.  This new programme will help groups get their bright ideas for a community business up and running through tailored support and […]

Sport England Revises Funds

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Sport England has announced that it will launch its new multi million funding programme next month which will support its strategy published earlier this year. In May 2016, Sport England set out its current strategy ‘Towards an Active Nation’ which outlined the work it would do between 2017 and 2021 to increase the number of […]

Homelessness Prevention programme

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The Department for Communities and Local Government DCLG have launched a £40 million Homelessness Prevention programme –  which will provide £40 million of funding for local areas to prevent and tackle homelessness and includes: £20 million to establish a network of ambitious Homelessness Prevention Trailblazer areas to develop innovative new approaches to prevent homelessness (Greater […]

Little Sofia Saves Mother

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Three year old Sofia saves her mother, Patricia Hannington, 38 by calling the police when her she fell unconscious. Patricia was standing in on the counter within her kitchen, when she suddenly blacked out and fell unconscious to the ground. Her mother suffers a medical condition where her heart can beat fast; which causes her […]

The Men’s Shed Chelmsford

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The Chelmsford Shed will be opening soon! We are delighted to advise that we have signed a lease on a building that will become home for the next 5 years (or more!) for local Shedders to meet, share and socialise. It is currently being refurbished. There is mounting evidence linking loneliness to physical illness and to functional and […]

Lung cancer is curable – if you catch it early enough

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Survival rates for lung cancer are lower in mid Essex compared to the national average. That’s why, at the start of Lung Cancer Awareness Month, which runs throughout November, Mid Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) wants to encourage everyone locally to be aware of signs and symptoms and to help improve rates of early diagnosis. […]

Voluntary sector training courses

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29/11/16     Time Management and getting organised- Chelmsford 30/11/16      Safety for Lone Workers ( Half Day)-  Dunmow 2/12/16        Presentation skills –  Southend 5/12/16         Understanding mentoring ( accredited)-  Southend 7/12/16          Volunteer Recruitment (accredited)- Chelmsford 9/12/16          Contract Risk Masterclass-  Chelmsford PLUS COMING IN NEW YEAR AND AVAILABLE FOR BOOKING ON THEIR WEBSITE NOW: www.voluntarysectortraining.org.uk Emergency First Aid […]

Autism: stigma and the role of ethnicity and culture

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Dr Chris Papadapolous, Principal Lecturer of Public Health at the University of Bedfordshire explores the stigma surrounding autism and the role of ethnicity and culture also. He conducted a study which found results. He found that stigma can be as a result of negativity towards a target group. This can be negative attitudes, negative knowledge […]

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Police and Crime Commissioner Community Safety Development Fund

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The focus of the fund is to support and encourage local community safety partners to develop and deliver effective and/or innovative approaches to prevent and tackle crime and anti-social behaviour in the county. These approaches must deliver against the priority areas set out in the Police and Crime Plan. No minimum or maximum funding is […]