Community360 Newslink – 13th October 2017

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Colchester Housing Intervention Project Volunteering Opportunities The Colchester Housing Intervention project offers support and guidance to families who are at risk of eviction or having difficulty sustaining their tenancy. Their volunteers offer advocacy, transport to appointments, mentoring , help with moving house, practical tasks such as house clearance or garden clearance, support during day trips/planned […]

SAVS Weekly Update – 13th October 2017

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Avenue Child Contact Centre Crowdfunding Avenue Child are aiming to raise funds to keep their Child Contact Centre running. They offer supported contact to separated families, free of charge. If you would like to donate you can do so here: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/avenue-child-contact-centre?utm_id=2&utm_term=2r8bDBr4V Getting unsold food direct from local stores to charities for free There is a […]

CVS E-Update #247

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Here is a summary of the latest update from the CVS. Flu Jabs NHS Mid Essex CCG is reminding people to be on the lookout for invitations to get their flu jab if they’re in the ‘at-risk’ groups. The invitation letters, from local GPs, are being sent to adults aged over 65; those with long-term […]

Non-League Day 2017

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With the Premier League and Championship taking this weekend off, Non-League football clubs all over the country are putting on offers and initiatives to encourage people to come and watch a Non-League football game this Saturday (7th October). Now in its eighth year, the boost in attendances and revenue seen on Non-League Day can provide clubs in […]

SAVS Weekly Update – 6th October 2017

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Here is a round-up of the latest email from SAVS. Positive Procurement with Southend Borough Council There are many opportunities with Southend Borough Council (SBC) in the procurement of services that can be delivered by local voluntary sector organisations. The procurement process is designed to bring fairness across in the way local authorities purchase the […]

Diversity at London Fashion Week 2017

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  Disabled models walk on the catwalk for the Teatum Jones show. The Autumn/Winter show was named ‘The Body | Part One’. The show is the brainchild of designers Catherine Teatum and Rob Jones. Models of the likes of 28-year-old Jack Eyers (pictured below) were in the catwalk. Eyers is a British para-athlete who became […]

Community 360 Newslink Issue 5 Round-Up

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Here is a summary of the latest Community 360 Newslink: Shopmobility Since the Shopmobility scheme opened officially at Winsley’s House in September 2016, both existing and new members have found the scheme extremely beneficial in terms of having their own independence, increased self-confidence and being able to explore new and different parts of Colchester town […]