BDVSA E-Bulletin – 1st August 2017

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4th Mid Essex Showcasing Healthcare Event 14th September The showcase is held in the public areas of the Atrium at Broomfield Hospital from 11am until 4pm. If your work supports the health and wellbeing of local people and you would like to showcase your organisation please contact us immediately for an application form. Spaces are […]

Chelmsford CVS – 4th Mid Essex Showcasing Healthcare Event

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Last September, Chelmsford CVS held their third major multi agency Health & Wellbeing Showcase attended by commissioners, health providers and representatives from local charities working in the field of health and social care. The event was very well received by the hospital, its staff and the 40 plus charities that attended found it very worthwhile […]

Disabled Woman’s Having Sex & Wants You To Know

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It took a long, awkward conversation with her family for Emily Yates to get her head around sex. Emily is a travel writer, presenter, businesswoman, and wheelchair user from Glasgow. “If you’re disabled it’s very likely that many of the adults in your life might never consider you as a sexual being, so all the […]

Making Music Accessible – ALF Drum Studios

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Andy Lawrence Franklin of ALF Drum Studios in Braintree is embarking on an exciting initiative for teaching people with disabilities how to play drums. The idea came from seeing fellow drummer Rick Allen of Def Leppard, who lost his left arm in a car crash in ’85 when the band were at their peak. His […]

Summer Camps in Essex this Summer

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Barking and Dagenham AWSG Summer Playscheme 2017 Mystory Kulture Klub: Come and enjoy a fun packed week. Learn about the rich cultural diversity in East London and about your cultural heritage. Activities include; researching & drawing your family history tree, arts and crafts, drama, healthy ethnic cooking, black history tour of London, making T-shirts and more. Also includes […]

SAVS Weekly Update – Week Ending Friday 21st July 2017

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Highlight of the Week Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service Do you know of a volunteer group that devotes it’s time to helping others in your local area and deserves a Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service? The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups, recognising the outstanding work they […]

Trust Links Press Release – ‘Growing Together Shoeburyness’ is flying the flag as one of the UK’s very best green spaces

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17 July 2017 Today, a record number of parks and green spaces collect Green Flag Award The Growing Together Shoeburyness project, run by local mental health charity Trust Links, has been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as one of the very best in the country. The garden is among a record-breaking 1,797 UK […]

BDVSA E-Bulletin – 18th July 2017

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Below are details of 4 funds which have deadlines approaching: The Braintree District and Greenfields Community Fund The fund, managed by Essex Community Foundation, provides voluntary and community organisations with the opportunity to apply for funding of up to £40,000 (distributed over a time period of up to three years) to support projects which help […]

Disabled Living Newsletter – July 2017

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Disabled Living is Celebrating! Disabled Living has been awarded  £58,400  from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting project From Donkeys to Innovators that celebrates its rich and unique 120 year history. Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, the project focuses on the charity’s history from its establishment as an organisation […]

Trust Links Press Release – Trust Links awarded £20,000 from Morrisons Foundation to Fund Minibus

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13 July, 2017 Trust Links awarded £20,000 from Morrisons Foundation to fund  minibus Local mental health and wellbeing charity, Trust Links, are celebrating being awarded £20,000 of funding from the Morrisons Foundation to purchase its first minibus.  The purchase will enable us to provide increased access for service users to wellbeing courses which run at […]