Community360 News 14th September 2018

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Tickets £60
Welcome Drinks
Three Course Meal
Charity Raffle & Auction
All Evening Music & Entertainment
6:30pm to midnight
Dress Code: Black Tie
To book contact PARC at or call 01376 528999

North East Essex CCG shortlisted for two HSJ awards

North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), who commission NHS health services in Colchester and Tendring, are celebrating after being shortlisted for two prestigious HSJ awards. The awards recognise healthcare excellence across the UK.

The organisation has been shortlisted for both their Tendring Mental Health Hub and High Intensity Users projects.

The Tendring Mental Health Hub is shortlisted for the Innovation in Mental Health Award. Based at the Tendring Community Clothing Hub, underneath the Citizen’s Advice Bureau in Clacton. the project helps anyone with mental health needs who are often at risk of being victims or perpetrators of crime, social isolation, poverty and substance misuse, to be supported by drop-in or referral appointments. Those who receive help go on to become shop volunteers, building life skills that help their reintegration into the community. By helping people to resolve problems at an early stage, the Hub has prevented them descending into crisis. During 2017/18, activity at the Hub included 4,254 interventions, 272 new clients and new 38 volunteers.

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High Sheriffs’ Fund

Now open for applications and we are encouraging local charities and voluntary organisations to apply for grants of up to £5,000.

Funding will be awarded to organisations that help to make communities safer and better places in which to live. Groups from Essex, Southend and Thurrock are all eligible to apply. To read the criteria and apply, click here.

Projects which have received grants previously include a handyman service for housebound and vulnerable people living in Epping Forest District, construction skills training in Chelmsford for disadvantaged teenagers and a mentoring programme in Clacton for boys who have an absent father.

Please note: Deadline is 1 December. Funding decisions will be made in February and grants will be awarded in March.

Stalking: ‘Stealing lives & taking lives’

Half-day training for professionals

Date & Time: Tuesday 2nd October, 0930-1300
Venue: Braintree District Council offices, Causeway House, Bocking End, Braintree CM7 9HB (Committee Room 1).

Cost & Booking: Free for professionals working within Braintree District. Places are limited so please book your place via by Monday 24th September.

The training will cover:

  • What is stalking?
  • Stalking vs harassment
  • Legislation
  • Victim’s voice: case studies
  • Barriers for victims
  • Risk assessment: overview, high risk factors
  • Agency responses: best practice, SPOCs, ISACs
  • Safety Planning
  • Best practice
  • Advice to victims (including some cyber)
  • Q&A – time permitting

Tea and Coffee will be provided.

This training is being delivered by Safer Places, and is funded by Braintree District Community Safety Partnership.

Finance Made Easy

1 October 2018
9:30 am – 1:00 pm
Centre Supporting Voluntary Action Chelmsford

This half day course is designed for new treasurers, general trustees and management committee members or staff who work in smaller organisations to understand the basics of how to manage the finances within a voluntary or community organisation. It covers all the essential issues ranging from drawing up a budget to ensuring that the organisation has sound financial procedures.

Click here for more information

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