Monday 21st January 2019
2pm – 3pm
Guest Speaker: Amanda Findley – discussing Community360 Winter Resilience work
Working in partnership with a number of voluntary and statutory partners across the Borough, C360 is promoting the message “Stay Well, Stay Warm, Stay Connected. The aim is to help those residents who might be vulnerable during a prolonged period of bad weather.
- roadshows, with representation from various statutory and community groups where information and advice on various issues such as how emergency heating can be accessed
- community outreach – door knocking for those most at risk of fuel poverty
representation at flu clinics and surgeries
- One Colchester shop (nb free coats, hats, gloves + clothing by referral) etc
- grants to voluntary sector projects targeting at risk groups
handing out winter packs (torch, warm clothing, blanket, flask, hot drink sachets, hot water bottle and tea/coffee/long life milk)
- winter packs aimed at vulnerable residents of Colchester
- Main 4 groups we’re targeting: Students, Families with low income, the Elderly and people with long term health conditions.
We are pleased to be working with organisations such as Colchester Foodbank; Beacon House; the Zone Wardens; Enform; Age UK Colchester; Colchester Citizen’s Advice Bureau; Colchester Borough Council Warmer Homes Project; Essex County Fire and Rescue Service to name just a few.
Please come along to find out more about the project. We would welcome contact with any groups who work with people who may benefit from advice or support. You can help if you have ideas of how to make sure our practical support (winter packs or clothing) gets to the people who need it most. We would also love to hear from you if you may be interested in applying for a grant for your own projects.
Future Community Voices dates:
- 25th Feb – Community Support Worker, Early Interventions team – Adult Operations
- 29th April – Tina Bullen – voluntary Sector Training
- 24th June – Speaker to be confirmed
Starting Monday 28th January
Click here to download the Local Health Matters questionnaire.
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Projects to Help Young People with their Mental Health (England)
Voluntary and Community groups and organisations in England are being invited to apply for funding to help children and young people with their mental health. Applications are invited from organisations with existing mental health schemes that wish to trial new approaches. These should focus on adopting a community and person-centred approach and support children and young people through life-changing events. The funding is being made available through the VCSE Health and Wellbeing Fund 2019-20: Children and Young People’s Mental Health. A total of £510,000 over three years is available per applicant and the closing date for applications is 12 noon on the 15th February 2019. Match funding from a statutory partner, e.g. Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STP), Local Authority (LA), must be secured. Click here to apply.
Working with Vulnerable Clients
29 January 2019
9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Winsley’s House, Colchester, CO1 1UG
This one day course looks at practical skills and information to help staff or volunteers better support the vulnerable clients with whom they work. There will be a focus on practical skills and techniques that will build confidence and skills.
Click here for more information.