Why (Some) Carers Eat Cake…

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Everyone is aware of the limitations and cost of social care provision. For those of us who have had to navigate the care system, the lack of person-centred care is all too evident. It isn’t the lack of social care that is the reason why so many of us are putting ambition, careers and family […]

Bella Vista! A Postcard from Lake Garda

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What destination can provide spectacular scenery, good weather and delicious food? Are you interested in water sports or walking, or is history or the arts more your thing? Then Lake Garda could be the ideal place for your next trip! Lake Garda is the largest lake in Italy and a good entry point to the region. Forget […]

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 […]

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 […]