Healthwatch Southend E-Bulletin March 2016

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Healthwatch Southend have issued their latest e-bulletin. Contents of this e-bulletin include: News from St Luke’s event Scope About disability Staying Steady gentle exercise class People Scrutiny Committee update Drop in centre at St John’s Church To view this e-bulletin, please click on the link below: Healthwatch Southend E-Bulletin March 2016 To view previous editions, […]

Massive game for Colchester as Tottenham come to town

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The FA Cup returns this weekend with Colchester taking on Premier League big boys Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday. The match offers the U’s an opportunity to forget about their precarious league position and test themselves against a side that has only lost three times in the Premier league this season. Victory for Colchester would arguably […]

Tender Opportunity – Southend’s Advocacy For Adults With Mental Health Issues (Inclusive of Mental Health, IMHA, IMCA & IMCA DOLS)

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Southend’s current Mental Health Advocacy contract incorporates advocacy for people with Aspergers. The service was commissioned in 2013 to meet the statutory requirements for Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA), Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA) and IMCA DOLS . This contract ends 31st March 2016. Southend’s Integrated Commissioning Team is inviting expressions of interest to deliver […]

SAVS Highlight of the Week

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FREE event to help support vulnerable clients and service users in Southend – 3rdFebruary. Do you work with vulnerable and disadvantaged clients and service users in Southend? Do you want to be part of an exciting project to support healthy, sustainable, resilient communities across Southend? Do want to be ahead of the rest by learning […]

Short Break Grant Process for 2016/17

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Short Break for Children and Young People with disabilities Grant Application Process for 2016/17 has now begun. Short Breaks grants (Community and Main) 2016/17 are focussed on supporting disabled children resident in Southend Borough Council. Grants can provide additional equipment or support workers to allow children to attend mainstream activities with their friends, or can […]

Chelmsford City FC latest club to publicise facilities for disabled spectators on Dancing Giraffe website

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Dancing Giraffe are delighted to announce that Chelmsford City FC have become the latest football club to agree to have their facilities for disabled spectators publicised on our website. The “clarets” currently sit in fourteenth position in the National League South Division and celebrated the tenth anniversary of moving to their Melbourne Community stadium last […]

SAVS Highlight of the Week

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Highlight of the week has to be the launch of the Volunteer Essex website, a new interactive site for volunteers to go to find out about opportunities within Essex. Our local launch took place at The Forum with The Worshipful the Mayor of Southend, Cllr Andrew Moring. Further Reading Follow Volunteer Essex: Website, Twitter

Bike Scheme for Southend Residents

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The Bike Scheme for Southend residents run through the Essential Living Fund. We are still taking referrals for bikes but have noticed that it has dropped off recently I thought an email about the benefits of the scheme may help. The main aim of the bike scheme is to provide a bike and cycling lessons […]