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 […]

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 […]

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 […]