Gaming for Disabled Children

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Gaming for Disabled Children is a way for differently abled children to experience gaming technology when they have a disability. Ceyda’s story is an example of what can be achieved. Read it here. Video Gaming Ceyda’s having fun playing her favourite video game. “Booyah!” she shouts as another baddie hits the dust. But she’s not […]

Royal Association For Deaf People

Deaf Achieve Workshops

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Deaf Achieve is a project funded by the Big Lottery Fund for three years (ending 2018) to provide support to Deaf people aged 18-65 focusing on independence,wellbeing, skills and employability. Outcomes achieved through the delivery of various workshops i.e. health and employability, independent travel training, coaching, confidence building. For more details on upcoming workshops and […]

Success Regime initiative

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The Success Regime is a national initiative that was first announced in the NHS Five Year Forward View in 2015. The aim is to support areas with deep rooted and persistent pressures, where financial deficits and service shortfalls create serious challenges for health and care in the future. Mid and South Essex is currently on […]

Small Grants to Promote Inter Faith Events

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Grants of up to £500 are available for events organised by and for young people focussed around Inter Faith Week 2016 (13-20 November 2016). Grants are awarded for proposals for inter-faith activities by children and young people from Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Sikh and other faiths and those of no formal faith in understanding and […]

Unlocking Local Capacity

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The Unlocking Local Capacity report sets out findings from new research about what councils can do to unlock the capacity in their communities. The practical experiences quoted are those of managers from 30 councils. They were interviewed especially for this research from up and down the country. Unlocking Local Capacity gives a snapshot of where […]

Local Bus Network Review Consultation August 2016

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Consultation – Thursday 04 August 2016 to Wednesday 28 September 2016 In 2015 Essex County Council (ECC) began a thorough review of its financial support for those local bus services that it pays for across the County. This consultation is the start of the second part of the review and looks at 70 services across […]

Supporting the Communication Needs of People with a Learning Disability

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Inclusive Communication Essex (ICE) is all about helping people with learning difficulties to understand and be understood. The service supports the communication needs of people with a learning disability and is supported by Essex County Council. Services ICE provide communication equipment that can be borrowed from any Essex library for free. This includes signing videos […]

Cyber Crime

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With Cyber Crime a big news item at the moment, it is a timely reminder to everyone that we must all be vigilant when using our computers, tablets or mobile phones. Landlines are just as vulnerable, as this item sent in by Chelmsford CVS below, shows….. Convincing Cyber Crime “Last week Chelmsford Voluntary Service was […]

“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 […]

Birdwatching Boat Trips on the River Blackwater

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Birdwatching Boat Trips on the River Blackwater Join us at Essex Wildlife Trust afloat our very special birdwatching boat trips exploring the sheltered coastal waters and mudflats around Tollesbury and Mersea. With expert local guides, we will expect to see a wide range of species, including brent geese, dunlin, avocet, red-breasted merganser, and many more. […]

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 […]

SAVS Faith Tours

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SAVS Faith Tours SAVS have organised another one of their previously fully booked Faith Tours. This is your opportunity to find out more about different faiths and visit various faith venues in Southend. Our next one will take place on Thursday 9th June from 4-8pm. This year we will be visiting the following venues:- 4pm […]

Supporting Carers in Essex – Conference

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Supporting Carers in Essex – Friday 10th June 2016 from 9:30am to 1pm Supporting Carers in Essex Conference takes place during the nationwide Carers Week at the Central Baptist Church, on Victoria Road South, Chelmsford, CM1 1LN and is brought to you by Action for Family Carers. The Action for Family Carers is a Carers […]