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, […]

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

Craftable Venue

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Craftable is a local, not for profit community craft group based in Southend. It’s aims are to bring together people with disabilities to take part in organised crafting within a social setting. They currently have about 15 members and are looking for a new venue in Southchurch. If you have premises that could host them […]

RRAVS Families in Need Appeal

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The RRAVS Families in Need Appeal is under way thanks to a kind donation from shoppers at Southend Waitrose who donated a total of £381 recently! On the run up to each Christmas we raise vital funds to provide food parcels and toys to under-privileged families which we distribute over the festive season. This appeal […]

New SCOPE Community Engagement Project

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Hello, I am Mark Bromfield working for Scope on our new Community Engagement Project in Southend, funded by The People Health Trust. The project is called ‘ The Local Peoples Programme’ and it is for disabled people and their families who want to get involved in getting together and developing projects that will make a […]

SAVS Annual Review 2014/15

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Firstly a big thanks to all those that attended our AGM yesterday. I hope you found it very useful and that you enjoyed finding out about all the work we did last year and hearing from our speakers. For those that didn’t attend I have very pleased to include a link to our Annual Review which I hope […]

SAVS Video and more!

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Not only do we have the latest video from SAVS this week, but also a video from Turning Tides celebrating Older Peoples Day and a video from The Big Health Day organised by Project 49! Further Reading My Town Southend Follow SAVS: Website, Twitter