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Seasonal food

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One-third of all the food we produce in the UK never gets eaten! So why not try eating more local, seasonal and misshapen food? By eating seasonally you can reduce the environmental impact of your food. The produce will be fresher, more nutritious and sometimes tastier. What is in season? Apples, cabbage, pumpkin, blackberries, pears, […]

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Sign up for Stoptober and quit smoking for good

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An estimated 200,000 people in Essex smoke, that’s around 17.6% of the county. This October, we are urging Essex smokers to sign up to Stoptober – a Public Health England campaign encouraging people to stop smoking for 28 days, offering support and encouragement every step of the way. Research shows that if you can stop smoking […]

Guide to Alcoholism and Depression

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Rehab 4 Alcoholism is an advisory and referral service for people with alcohol addiction. They have produced an article about the link between depression and alcoholism. According to recent research you are more likely to have an addiction to alcohol if you have depression and more likely to have depression if you have alcohol addiction, […]

Aspire Centre Project

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Aspire Centre Project Launch Interact is launching a project entitled “Aspire Centre Project” on 12th August 2016 in Chelmsford. Interact is an innovative, enterprising, local Essex based charity that delivers support where needed most – in the heart of the community. We are forward-thinking and fast-paced. Our work is challenging and the environment can be […]

PARC’s Charity Football Match

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PARC’s Charity Football Match Come along to PARC’s Charity Football Match on Sunday 17th July 2016. Are you disappointed with England’s recent performance in the Euro 2016? Do you think you could do much better? Then why not sign up and play in PARC’s Charity Football Match . It takes place on Sunday 17th July! […]

“The Skies I’m Under” by Rachel Wright

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“The Skies I’m Under” I used to wake up too early in the morning, exhausted but unable to get back to sleep. Conversations and words rattled around my head tormenting me, keeping me from my slumber and much needed rest. Memories played through my mind but the truth was obscured by a thick cloud of […]

Send a Cow, Leigh on Sea

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Send a Cow, Leigh on Sea After ‘Three Acres And A Cow’ (Cecily Morris was there), she’s now opening her garden in aid of ‘Send a Cow’ ‘Send a Cow is about raising funds to help people in Africa grow their own fruit and vegetables and farm their own animals to provide food for their […]

3rd Mid Essex Showcasing Healthcare Event

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3rd Mid Essex Showcasing Healthcare Event Last September a major multi agency Health & Wellbeing Showcase held at Broomfield Hospital was 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 and its staff. The 40 plus […]

Braintree District & Greenfields Community Fund

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Braintree District & Greenfields Community Fund A new charitable fund that helps to improve the health, well-being and life chances of local people has been set up. It has been jointly funded by Greenfields Community Housing and Braintree District Council. Braintree District & Greenfields Community Fund will provide voluntary and community organisations with the opportunity […]

Out & About with SAVS Report

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Out_and_About_with_SAVS_April_2016 Dan from the SAVS team is producing a monthly report on the meetings he attends in the Southend Community, so if you have any news please let him know at asemmence@savs-southend.co.uk or telephone number 01702 356001.

Learning Disability Care Hospital Beds reduced

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The number of hospital beds for people with learning disabilities and autism will be halved in England, the NHS has announced. This is a response to the abuse scandal exposed by the BBC at Winterbourne View hospital near Bristol four and a half years ago. The 24 bed hospital, which was owned by a company […]

Working long hours “increases stroke risk”

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BBC News reports “people working longer hours are more likely to have a stroke, according to analysis of more than half a million people.” Research was carried out by systematic review combined with meta-analysis to assess the impact of working long hours and developing coronary heart disease and stroke. Researchers pooled the data from 25 […]

Cerebral Palsy: a case study

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Cerebral Palsy is described as a group of permanent disorders of the development of movement and posture, causing limited activity. This disturbance occurs in the developing womb or infant brain. The signs and symptoms vary from person to person and the problems associated with it are: poor coordination, stiff muscles, trouble swallowing or speaking and […]

Is iron deficiency driving chronic lung conditions?

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Scientists believe that an iron deficiency may worsen chronic lung diseases such as bronchitis and emphysema. A trial at Oxford University seeks to find whether iron injections could improve symptoms. Doctors and researchers found that one in five people who have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder are deficient in iron. Professor Peter Robbins from Oxford University […]