SAVS Weekly Update – 29th September

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Here is a round-up of the latest weekly update from SAVS. Transforming Care Partnership Newsletter The first newsletter for the Southend, Essex and Thurrock (SET) Transforming Care Partnership can be seen here. Restorative Justice and Mediation Service This is a scheme offering the opportunity for victims of crime and anti-social behaviour the chance to communicate […]

Chelmsford CVS E-Update #245

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Here is a round-up of the latest Chelmsford CVS E-Update. £1.75 million of funding announced to tackle mental health As part of the Comic Relief ‘Thriving not just surviving’ initiative, funding is now available to target vulnerable and disadvantaged young men, aged between 11-20, who are experiencing mental health problems. Approximately 1 in 10 children and […]

SAVS E-Bulletin – September 2017

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Here is a round-up of this month’s SAVS E-Bulletin. The Herbert Protocol The Herbert Protocol is a national scheme now being introduced into the region by a partnership of agencies including Essex Police, The Alzheimer’s Society and Essex Search and Rescue. The scheme encourages carers to complete a form compiled of useful information which can […]

Six Businesses You Can Start At Home

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If you are considering working from home, then you could either find employment with a company that allows you to work from home, or you could start your own business. If you have the motivation and like the idea of being your own boss, but don’t where to start – here are six ideas for […]

How Peer Support Can Transform Lives

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For many across Britain, it can be a struggle to do what others take for granted. These people often rely on others to support them in everyday tasks such as cooking, cleaning and getting themselves ready in the morning. Some of this support is provided by care providers, but for some, this is expensive and […]

Community360 Newslink

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Community360 News Community360 and Voluntary Sector Training to merge Community360 and Voluntary Sector Training (VST) are excited to announce that they will be merging from the 1st September 2017. The Board of Trustees of both charities have agreed that, by coming together, they will be able to offer an enhanced training provision to the voluntary […]

Disabled Living Newsletter – September 2017

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The Importance of Disseminating Information to your Service Users! This blog is written by Jayne Watson, one of our Occupational Therapists. Disabled Living host 5 of the largest exhibitions for children and young adults with disabilities and additional needs. The exhibitions are a great way of finding information on equipment relevant for the individual to remain as […]

It’s 2017 and Pay Gaps Exist

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Are flexible working hours the solution? New research suggests offering flexible hours to all job applicants could increase job opportunities for disabled people. The research suggests it could also help combat pay differences. The research has been carried out by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC). It looks at the disability pay gap in […]

SAVS Weekly Update – Week Ending Friday 18th August 2017

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Highlight of the Week Phone-In ESSEX COMMUNITY FOUNDATION IS HOLDING A PHONE-IN FUNDING SURGERY WEDNESDAY 16 AUGUST 10 AM TO 12 NOON Are you a voluntary or community organisation which is working to improve information, advice and guidance in health and social care? If so, Essex Community Foundation are holding a Phone-In Funding Surgery to help you […]