Chelmsford CVS: E-Update #299 Discover, Ears & Forum

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All Ears – Living with Hearing Loss

A free to attend All Ears, Living with Hearing Loss event will take place at Christ Church, Chelmsford on Tuesday 14th February from 2.30pm-4.30pm, inviting people with hearing loss and who wear NHS hearing aids to attend.

The informative session will cover living with and managing hearing loss, acclimatising to wearing hearing aids, lots of useful advice and tips, practical advice, assistive equipment, the latest advancements in technology and the wide range of support services that are available.

People who are new to NHS hearing aids will find it particularly beneficial, though established users, friends and carer’s are welcome to attend and find out more.

The event, delivered by Hearing Help Essex, a Chelmsford based charity, supports many people in Essex living with acquired hearing loss, to help alleviate the loneliness and isolation it can bring. Hearing loss impacts on people’s lives in all sorts of ways, with practical, social and emotional challenges being faced on a daily basis.

Places are free and must be booked in advance.
Phone: 01245 496347, Text 07950 406173 or

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Care Provider Forum – Tuesday 5th March 2019

The Essex Safeguarding Adults Board would like to warmly invite care providers to the first forum of the new year, which will be taking place on Tuesday 5 March at 1pm.

The Care Provider forum is your opportunity to:

  • Discuss and share their views on Safeguarding
  • Gain updates on training and other issues from multi-agency professionals
  • Network with other providers

To book onto the forum simply click on the link below.

Please do book yourself and colleagues separately – the system automatically logs numbers, and can only identify one booking as one person.

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ARU Chelmsford Science Festival 11-15 March 2019

With the exciting announcement that Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) are hosting the BSA British Science Festival in September 2020, they are delighted to bring to you Chelmsford’s first week-long Science Festival in March 2019.

Join them for a whole range of FREE events exploring the science of Medicine, Engineering, Psychology, Sport, Chelmsford’s scientific heritage and much more. Award-winning presenter and comic Robin Ince, presenter of the BBC Radio 4 show The Infinite Monkey Cage with be here during the festival.

For the full itinerary of events and to book your FREE tickets, please click the link below. You can view the full programme here.

All events start at 7.30pm and are free to attend (excluding Robin Ince event). Booking is essential, as tickets are limited.

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Funding for Housing Projects that Cater for People with Special Needs (UK)

The Quaker Housing Trust has announced that the next deadline for applications is the 15th March 2019.

The Quaker Housing Trust provides grants and interest free loans to housing projects that cater for people with a wide range of needs, including:

  • mental & physical health problems
  • learning difficulties
  • would otherwise be homeless
  • escaping domestic violence
  • single parents
  • young families
  • moving out of institutional care
  • addiction problems
  • refugees, asylum seekers, migrants
  • survivors of trafficking

To be eligible for funding, applicants need to have legal charitable status and be a small organisation (with an annual turnover of not more than £1 million and without access to sufficient income, reserves, nor other fundraising, to pay for the work).

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