News Round-Up 2nd February

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With certain subjects hogging the headlines of late, it’s easy to miss some of the other developments that have taken place this past week. So here at Dancing Giraffe, we have decided to collate some of the stories that you may have missed. Schools in New Jersey now required to teach disability-inclusive material An interesting […]

News Round-Up 25th January

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With politics very much in the spotlight, it’s easy to forget that other things have been happening in the UK of late. With that in mind, we have decided to collate a few of the stories that you may have missed from the past week. “Smear Test age must come down” Monday 21st marked the […]

News Round Up

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  With Brexit taking over the news this week (and many weeks to come!) it may be easy to forget other things have been happening in the world. So at Dancing Giraffe we’ve decided to start a weekly news round-up, highlighting some of the stories in the news that you may have missed.  Survival rates […]

How to stay well this winter

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  The cold weather has most definitely hit Essex, but Winter needn’t be the unhealthiest time of year for you and your family. At this time of year, colds and flu start to circulate in the community, but there are lots of things you can do to keep yourself healthy and well. The Livewell campaign […]

Non-League Day 2018

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With Premier League and Championship clubs 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 (13th October). Now in its ninth year, the boost in attendances and revenue seen on Non-League Day can provide clubs in […]

Get Yourself Active Newsletter July 2018

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Here is a round up of the Get Yourself Active newsletter for July 2018. Get Yourself Active reacts to Sport England statement on why sport for disabled people matters Sue Bott CBE, Deputy CEO of Disability Rights UK, has reacted to a recent statement from Sport England. The statement can be found on the Get […]

Southend Hospital to host cancer ‘one-stop shop’

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Southend Hospital has been chosen as a host centre for a new cancer ‘one-stop shop’ that aims to provide earlier diagnosis for patients. Southend is one of ten sites that have chosen to trial these ‘one stop shops’, where patients who are presenting vague symptoms such as weight loss or fatigue can be referred by […]

Walking Football sessions taking place in Witham

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Witham Leisure centre is now hosting weekly Walking Football sessions, taking place each Friday, 1-2pm and 6-7pm. Walking Football is a sociable and slow-paced version of the game, where no running is allowed! The sessions are for over 50’s only and are run by a fully qualified FA coach. If you’re interested, sessions are priced […]

Accessible ten-pin bowling experience in Hockley

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Those based near Hockley may be interested to hear about CJ’s Bowling, a family run alley who are offering a welcoming and accessible bowling experience. Located on Eldon Way, the alley has ramp access, an accessible toilet and plenty of free parking immediately outside. CJ’s have 12 lanes, and should you not be able to […]

Prostate cancer support groups based in Essex

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The news that both Stephen Fry and Bill Turnbull have prostate cancer has provided a reminder, if any were needed, that the disease is still a major issue for men all around the world. In fact in the UK alone, 40,000 men are diagnosed with the disease each year and there are over 330,000 that […]

CVS E-update #248

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Home First Within mid Essex, there are three areas of current care that Essex CCG would like to change in a bid to offer local people the best outcomes for their health. In 2018, the CCG plans to introduce a Home First service that will aim to help more people rehabilitate and recover at home […]

SAVS Weekly Update – 20th October 2017

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Growing Together Crowdfunding SAVS are very excited to tell you about a new fundraising campaign they have launched today for our community pets at Growing Together Westcliff and Growing Together Shoeburyness. They are trying to raise £2,500 over the next 6 weeks, which if we meet, will be matched funded £1 for £1 by Comic […]

SAVS Newsletter Issue 2 2017/18

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Here is a summary of the latest SAVS Newsletter. To view the whole letter, please click here. Recognised for ten years in community safety accreditation scheme SAVS’ Turning Tides project has been recognised for being involved with the community Safety Accreditation Scheme for 10 Years. The scheme provides low end policing powers to accredited organisations […]

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 […]