Community360 News 28th December 2018

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Guest Speaker: Barbara Butler History of Colchester 17th January 2019 11am One Shop Colchester, Culver Street East, Colchester CO1 1LF Following the completion of a degree in History and Literature, Barbara worked in the fashion industry. Then in 1978 she became a journalist working for the local Gazette and Standard, which led to her running her own publishing company until 2007. Barbara has always had a passion for Archaeology. She is a friend of Colchester Museum, the Colchester Archaeological Trust and a committee member in the local Archaeological group. She has been a historical tour guide in Colchester since 1989 and currently runs the young Archaeologists group. For more information: 01206 505250

Lunch and Learn Braintree District Lunch and Learn sessions are an opportunity for you to meet other organisations working in the Braintree and Witham area, hear about their services and network. The sessions are free to attend. Friday 22nd February 2019 we will be hearing from Judith Wickenden, Inclusive Communication Essex (ICE) Time: 12:30 noon to 1:00 pm Venua: Community360 office, the College at Braintree, Church Lane, Braintree, CM7 5SN To book a place contact us on 01206 505250 or 01376 550507 or email

St Helena Hospice your time your hospice

Tree-cycle for charity

Did a real Christmas tree take pride of place in your home this year? If so, when it’s time to take its beautiful decorations off, make sure you give it one last special role by recycling it with St Helena Hospice for a donation.

This year they will be collecting trees from CO1-CO9 and CO11 from your property on 12 January.

Find out more and book your St Helena tree collection today.

Citizens Advice Braintree, Halstead and Witham New phone first service 0344 499 4719 As from 14 January 2019 we are changing to a phone first service Step 1, phone 0344 499 4719 between 10am and 4pm on Mondays to Fridays to speak to an advisor Step 2, you will be given an appointment with us if you need face-to-face assistance If you need information when our helpline is not available, you can visit our website Reach us in a way that suits you

North East Essex CCG announce PROVIDE as the provider of the new COPD Health Coaching Service in North East Essex

North East Essex CCG is pleased to announce that with effect from 1 January 2018, following a competitive tendering process; PROVIDE CIC will be providing a new COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) Health Coaching Service across North East Essex.

COPD is an umbrella term used to describe progressive lung diseases including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and chronic asthma. In North East Essex (NEE) around 8,000 people have COPD. The condition is most frequently characterised by breathlessness, cough and recurrent lung infections and is largely caused by smoking. People with COPD benefit from a range of interventions that help them improve lung health, improve symptoms and reduce the risk of disease flare-ups. Not all patients receive the right interventions at the right time and not all patients have sufficient information available to help them make the right choices to aid self-management. Support from a Health Coach will offer a solution to this.

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The Woodward charitable trust

Grants for Small Organisations Making Good Use of Volunteers (UK)

Charities, social enterprises and community interest companies have until 31 January 2019 to apply to the Woodward Charitable Trust to have their project considered at the next Trustees meeting. Grants from £200 upwards are awarded for projects covering the Arts; Community and Social Welfare; Disability and Health; and Education. Preference is given to small to medium-sized charities with an income of less than £300,000 where small grants can have more impact. Priority is given to projects that make good use of volunteers, encourage past and current users to participate and ensure that funds awarded are being well used.

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Train the Trainer

31st January 2019
9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Centre Supporting Voluntary Action Chelmsford

This new course is suitable for anyone who wants to gain an understanding of how to plan, design and deliver an effective learning session for their organisation’s staff, volunteers or service users.

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