How To Cope As A New Carer Of A Loved One

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When someone you love suddenly needs care for a physical and/or mental impairment, it isn’t just their lives that are going to change, yours will too. There will be a significant impact on your life should you become their primary carer. Caring for a loved one is a rewarding life. You know you are making […]

Blood and Platelet Doning

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Dancing Giraffe has always supported and encouraged Blood and Platelet Doning. We interviewed the Chief Executive, Susan Pattrick during National Blood Week (19th – 25th June) to find out what she has been doing to support the service. Blood Groups There are four main types of blood groups. These are O, A, B and AB […]

SAVS Weekly Update – Week Ending 16th June 2017

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Highlight of the Week The Great Get Together Events & Meetings Mayoral Charity Events It’s That Time of Year Again! Walk The Colourthon 2017 and raise money for the charity of your choice! Register Today‘Colour creates, enhances, reveals and establishes.’ Change the lives of others and help them to establish a better future to reveal […]

Working for Carers Newsletter

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689,000 reasons to Care! Jointly funded by the Big Lottery and the European Social Fund (ESF), the Working for Carers project is to help and support unpaid carers who are considering employment, education/training and volunteering. This 3 year project will provide a FREE client-centred wrap around service that supports carers with starting or returning to […]

BDVSA E-Bulletin – 6th June 2017

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Essex Community Foundation Braintree District Phone-In Funding Surgery 7th June – Don’t miss this opportunity for a one to one session Are you a voluntary or community organisation operating in the Braintree District and do you need funding? ECF will be holding a phone-in funding surgery to help you identify if there is support available […]

Basildon Sporting Village recognised as Assisted Facility

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Following recent improvements, Basildon Sporting Village has now been recognised as an ‘Assisted Facility’ by the Changing Places consortium. As well as renovating an existing toilet, there have also been additional new facilities installed and access improved throughout the leisure centre. These improvements were made possible following a major investment from Essex County Council, whose […]

Increase In Number of Disabled MPs

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Two new disabled MPs have been elected to Parliament following last Thursday’s election, bringing the total to five. The new MPs, both Labour, are Marsha De Cordova, who is registered blind, and Jared O’Mara, who has cerebral palsy. They join three other disabled MPs who kept their seats: Robert Halfon and Paul Maynard, who also […]

General Election 2017: Casting your vote

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The General Election should provide all people of the United Kingdom with the opportunity to exercise their democratic right to vote. However, with some polling stations proving to be difficult to access in the past, it is perfectly understandable that some may be feeling apprehensive about casting their vote on Thursday. For those who may […]