SAVS Weekly Update – 29th September

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Here is a round-up of the latest weekly update from SAVS.

Transforming Care Partnership Newsletter

The first newsletter for the Southend, Essex and Thurrock (SET) Transforming Care Partnership can be seen here.

Restorative Justice and Mediation Service

This is a scheme offering the opportunity for victims of crime and anti-social behaviour the chance to communicate with the perpetrator.

The Essex Restorative Justice and Mediation Service facilitates safe communication between those involved in a crime or conflict and allow victims to ask questions and receive meaningful reparation for the harm that has been caused.

They are looking for volunteers to help to deliver the service.

– You would receive full training and ongoing support
– You would become part of a friendly and supportive team
– You would be able to fit this role around your existing commitments

If you are aged over 18 years, live in Essex and are interested in learning more about this exciting and challenging volunteering role please contact or ring 01245 291609

Carers Thematic

As part of the SAVS Thematic Programme, the next topic being discussed at the Carers Thematic event will be Carers Assessments – The Myths, The Mysteries & what is Mandatory. The event will take place on Thursday 12th October, 1pm to 3pm at SAVS, 29/31 Alexandra Street, Southend on Sea.

There will have a range of speakers from the public and voluntary sectors, who will be dispelling the myths, making sure we are aware of the mandatory expectations and helping to solve some of the mysteries related to Carers assessments.

It will also be an opportunity to participate in conversations exploring the challenges being faced and ideas for the future.

It is always a well attended event – so book your place soon to avoid disappointment.

To book please click here.

ALL EARS’ – Living with Hearing Loss

Southend University Hospital in association with HearAbility Essex are staging friendly and informal ‘All Ears’ sessions throughout 2017 for people who are new to wearing NHS hearing aids.

These sessions offer sound advice on how to make the most of hearing aids, how to adapt to wearing them, managing hearing loss, communication tips, as well as lots of other practical, information and advice. There will also be an opportunity to see demonstrations on some of the assistive equipment and latest technology that is available today for people with hearing loss.

The next session will take place in the Boardroom, at the Education Centre, Southend Hospital on Monday 23rd October. Sessions start at 3pm and finish at 5pm. Refreshments will be served.

It’s easy to book: phone 01245 496347; text 07950 406173; or email
You are welcome to bring along a friend, carer or family member.

Carbon Monoxide awareness

There is a free carbon monoxide awareness workshop taking place in Southend on 10th October 2017

The Gas Safe Charity has been running a series of free morning workshops across the UK aimed at ANY organisation that delivers services in the homes of vulnerable people. Low levels of carbon monoxide have been linked to increased risk of falls and dementia. Front line staff and volunteers have a key preventative role but there is also a duty of care for employers. A wide range of organisations have attended past ThinkCO workshops and have now introduced carbon monoxide awareness into their induction and general training. There is usually only one place per organisation per workshop and each participant will receive a training pack, buffet lunch and a free CO detector for each organisation.

To learn more and to get a booking form please click HERE or email or call Hilary on 07813 977798 or Simon on 07549 956376

If you would like to learn more about SAVS (Southend Association of Voluntary Services) please visit their website.

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