Does Valentine’s Day Exclude the Disabled?

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Disability organisation Scope hosts an active online community. It was Community Sex and Relationship expert Gill who, this February, introduced the topic of Valentine’s Day. Responses, feelings and anecdotal experience were shared by many. Gill pointed out that disabled members of our communities are rarely featured in popular media content regarding romantic and sexual relations. […]

SAVS News (Week ending 17th February)

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Highlight of the week Quiz Night Southend Community-in-Harmony Partnership There is still time to enter your team in this quiz night raising money for Southend Community-in-Harmony Partnership. ActiveSouthend partnership 9th March 2017 The ActiveSouthend partnership is seeking to expand its engagement with the local physical activity sector. This is the first in what will be […]

Young Disabled Mother Refused Access to Bus

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It has only been a few weeks since the Supreme Court ruled that FirstGroup bus drivers must do more to ensure the wheelchair areas of their vehicles are available and free from obstruction, but accessibility is still an issue for many disabled passengers. Nicki Price, 37, from Springfield, near Chelmsford, has cerebral palsy and uses […]

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

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What you say, how you say it, and how well you listen can have a profound impact on someone who is emotionally distressed or having a difficult time. Everyone can learn and benefit from YMHFA skills. Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training is an interactive and practical training course to help you spot the […]

Who Will Care Awards 2017

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Still time to nominate: Who Will Care Awards 2017 Do you know a volunteer, a business or a team of volunteers that deserve recognition for their dedication to helping others? If you do, nominate them for a Who Will Care Award. The closing date for entries is 3 March 2017. For more information visit the […]

Chelmsford during the Second World War

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Andy Begent, author of ‘Chelmsford At War’, will be giving a talk on Chelmsford during the Second World War. The event will be taking place from 7:30pm at Threadneedle House, 2nd Floor (opposite Chelmsford Library) on Tuesday 21st February. This event is hosted by the Chelmsford Civic Society and will cost £3 for members and […]

Introduction to Modelling Workshop

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In March there will be a workshop created by a charity called ‘Models of Diversity’ giving the opportunity for people with a disability to gain confidence and learn about modelling with the intention of becoming a model. This workshop covers: Health and Well Being Confidence Boosting Techniques Applying make up for a professional look What […]

SAVS Weekly Update (Week ending 10th February)

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The latest news and events from the voluntary sector in Southend. Highlight of the week If you weren’t able to attend our fantastic Meet the Funder day at SAVS this week here is another opportunity to discuss your project before making an application. In advance of the application deadline date Essex Community Foundation is holding […]

Chelmsford CVS Update (Week ending 10th February)

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What do you think ? Living Well Essex is keen to know what you think of their website, which is designed to help more Essex residents find the support they need to continue to live happy, healthy and fulfilling lives. Complete their five minute online survey. Consultation on charities Annual Return The Charity Commission is  proposing a […]