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Local hospice launches new Wellbeing, Information and Support Hub for patients

St. Luke’s Hospice in Basildon, Essex, has launched a new Wellbeing, Information and Support Hub (WISH) for people living with a life-challenging or life-limiting illness. The new integrated service combines three traditional hospice departments; Day Hospice, the Information Resource Service and Complementary Therapy Service; under one umbrella, making it an easy to access holistic experience. … Continue reading Local hospice launches new Wellbeing, Information and Support Hub for patients

Six projects receive funding in last round of Land of the Fanns Community Fund

Groups across the area awarded £26,000 to develop community projects The Land of the Fanns Landscape Partnership Scheme has awarded £26,100 to six projects across the Scheme’s area in the last round of its Community Action Fund. From wildlife ponds to archaeology, geology to information boards, the projects funded all contribute to the Land of … Continue reading Six projects receive funding in last round of Land of the Fanns Community Fund

WANTED: knitters/crochet/ crafters who are keen to bring a smile to someone who has support others

Mid and South Essex CCG are working with the local NHS on a festive idea to encourage thanks, recognition and praise for the incredible people working and volunteering to keep residents safe in these crazy times.  As you can imagine, particularly as winter draws in, staff are pretty exhausted, morale is low and lots are … Continue reading WANTED: knitters/crochet/ crafters who are keen to bring a smile to someone who has support others

Healthwatch Thurrock Highly Commended in National Awards

Local health and social care champion has been highly commended at the Healthwatch England Annual Conference for their work with Sexual Abuse Services in Thurrock. Healthwatch Thurrock have been highly commended in their project that reached out to survivors of sexual abuse to make sure their experiences helped inform the future approach of local services. … Continue reading Healthwatch Thurrock Highly Commended in National Awards

Safeguarding during COVID-19

Families are under increased amounts of stress due to financial pressures, household isolation, and lack of normal outlets for stress and frustrations. Are you experiencing domestic abuse? You are not alone. National Domestic Violence Helpline 0808 2000 247Women’s Aid online chat service (Monday-Friday 10am-12pm)Men’s Advice Line 0808 801 0327 If you’re worried about a child, even if … Continue reading Safeguarding during COVID-19

SNAP are recruiting!

Director of Finance and Fundraising (information provided by SNAP charity) Deadline for Application: 31st October We wish to recruit a dynamic, driven and inspiring leader to be jointly responsible (alongside the Director of Family Services) for providing strategic vision and day to day management of SNAP.  This is a key role in ensuring SNAP has … Continue reading SNAP are recruiting!

Healthwatch Thurrock Shortlisted for prestigious National Award

Local health and social care champion is shortlisted for their Sexual Abuse Services in Thurrock project in major national awards scheme Healthwatch Thurrock has been nominated for a prestigious national award for their project that reached out to survivors of sexual abuse to make sure their experiences helped inform the future approach of local services. … Continue reading Healthwatch Thurrock Shortlisted for prestigious National Award

Have my say – New Thurrock Council Consultations

The following consultations have launched today on 'Have my say'.  Click on the links below to view more information, take part and share your views. Make Walking and Cycling Better in Thurrock We want to improve walking and cycling journeys within the borough and beyond.  Tell us how and where we can make improvements either … Continue reading Have my say – New Thurrock Council Consultations

A new BAMER Infrastructure Programme

Essex Cultural Diversity Project is delivering a new programme of support for BAMER (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugees) led organisations in Essex, Southend and Thurrock. Get in touch with us to find out more, and to access support through 1-2-1 sessions and online workshops. About ECDP’s BAMER Infrastructure Programme Essex Cultural Diversity Project (ECDP) is … Continue reading A new BAMER Infrastructure Programme

Charity Guide to targeting donors

Digital offers a more acceptable alternative to some of the charity sector’s most divisive fundraising strategies. In this digital age, connections are being made by social media and outreach campaigns. The journey of transitioning supporters into donors begins with your marketing and communications strategy. We offer some practical tips on how to target donors by taking … Continue reading Charity Guide to targeting donors

Weekly rolling programme for Young People in the East of England

There will be four core session (each Monday from 2pm) and one bonus session each month. Sessions are 1 1/2 hour long (approx.) and covers the following subjects in a fun and interactive way: Communication skillsEmployability skillsConfidence buildingManaging personal financesManaging emotional health The monthly bonus sessions will include a variety of guest speakers, virtual workplace … Continue reading Weekly rolling programme for Young People in the East of England

Forward Motion Christmas Cycle Club

Take the stress out of Christmas and join the Cycle Hubs' Christmas Club today! Forward Motion are offering a service that allows you to pay in monthly instalments to take the stress out of buying a new bike in the run-up to Christmas. visit the forward motion website

The latest news and support from Citizens Advice Thurrock

Citizens Advice in Thurrock has helped more than 1,300 people over the past six months.   The top issues the charity has helped with are Universal Credit, benefits, employment, housing and debt.   It quickly adapted to providing one-to-one advice over the phone and online by mobilising its team of staff and volunteers to work … Continue reading The latest news and support from Citizens Advice Thurrock

Integrated Medical Centres – Transforming Your Care in Purfleet

It seems like a long time ago when we began the journey to transform health and care services in Thurrock. We knew that what was offered for residents in terms of health care wasn’t enough and not meeting the needs of people. More people were going to A&E and hospital than should have been. They … Continue reading Integrated Medical Centres – Transforming Your Care in Purfleet

New TCVS Survey: Understanding the impact of COVID-19 on BAME communities in Thurrock

There is much evidence nationally to show the current COVID-19 pandemic has had a particularly adverse effect on Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities with respect to service provision, accessibility and understanding specific characteristics and needs. Thurrock CVS is working in partnership with a number of local voluntary organisations and community leaders to ensure … Continue reading New TCVS Survey: Understanding the impact of COVID-19 on BAME communities in Thurrock

C19CC | THE THURROCK COVID-19 CREATIVE COLLECTION

C19CC | The Covid-19 Creative Collection | Thurrock A Salvaged Thurrock | Rendered Retina At Least We’ve Got This Place | Rebecca Brewer & Oli Hembrough Back To Love | JB Rose Covid-19 Monologues | Performance4One The Ockenden Witch | Hoar Frost Productions Thurrock Island | Cece Luna in Her Shoes | Blown Fuse Theatre FUNDED BY: Stronger Together Arts, Culture and … Continue reading C19CC | THE THURROCK COVID-19 CREATIVE COLLECTION

DIAL Services and Projects Update

The Beehive, West Street, Grays, Essex, RM17 6XP TEL: 0333 366 1045   MOBILE: 07786 088538/07826 902087 E-MAIL: enquiries@dialsouthessex.co.uk  WEB SITE http://www.dialsouthessex.co.uk Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic DIAL have had to cancel all of their Outreach Desks, Coming Together Groups and Home Visits due to the possible spread of the Coronavirus and are unable to see … Continue reading DIAL Services and Projects Update

Policing in Thurrock: A conversation with BAME community leaders

Addressing the policing of the BME community in Thurrock About this Event We are pleased the Thurrock Police Chief Inspector is attending this event. The is the first conversation with the police focussing solely on the BAME community in Thurrock. Our research has shown that there is a wide range of mistrust at the moment between the … Continue reading Policing in Thurrock: A conversation with BAME community leaders

Purfleet-on-thames Community Forum give Roundabout Boat sculpture a makeover

Purfleet-on-Thames Community Forum have been very busy over the past couple of weeks painting the boat sculpture on Stonehouse Roundabout which they funded and installed 10 years ago.   It was the desire of the community then to see a feature on the roundabout to mark an entrance and give a welcome to Purfleet and … Continue reading Purfleet-on-thames Community Forum give Roundabout Boat sculpture a makeover

Coming soon: Tilbury CLLD to launch a new funding round later this month

The Tilbury CLLD Programme will be launching a Round 4 ESF funding round later in September.  Up to £750k in ESF funding, which needs to be matched, will be available to support workless Tilbury residents into learning or work.  Interested organisations should complete the eligibility questionnaire at the Stronger Together Thurrock website or contact the … Continue reading Coming soon: Tilbury CLLD to launch a new funding round later this month

NHS calls for Thurrock residents to take part in a Flu Vaccination Survey

In the run up to winter, local health and care partners want to make sure they do everything they can to prevent avoidable illness. Not enough people are taking advantage of a free flu vaccination programme to help protect them and they want to understand what, if anything, they can do differently to make sure the … Continue reading NHS calls for Thurrock residents to take part in a Flu Vaccination Survey

Could you be an Essex Community Foundation Trustee?

ECF are recruiting new trustees to contribute to their work and help deliver their 5-year strategy. As one of the UK’s leading community foundations, EDF's mission is to inspire philanthropy and charitable giving – matching people, ideas, resources and needs to make a lasting difference. Each year they inspire charitable giving from donors in Essex … Continue reading Could you be an Essex Community Foundation Trustee?

Free weight loss management programme – COVID lockdown Fightback!

NAF Health have a new free 12 week weight loss management programme starting soon.A virtual/online nutrition/healthy eating, cooking and exercise classes using Zoom app with Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) group with a bespoke one to one online and telephone supports by registered nutritionist and dieticians. Supported by the The National Lottery Community Fund and … Continue reading Free weight loss management programme – COVID lockdown Fightback!

Thurrock CCG Annual General Meeting Online

Find out more about healthcare in Thurrock and the role of NHS Thurrock CCG at their Annual General Meeting (AGM). Thurrock CCG are holding their AGM online between 10am and 10.45am on Wednesday 23 September 2020 and everyone is invited to find out more about healthcare in Thurrock. Hear from local clinicians, commissioners and staff who ensure … Continue reading Thurrock CCG Annual General Meeting Online

Better Care Together Thurrock shortlisted as HSJ Award Finalists 2020

Better Care Together Thurrock (BCTT) is a transformation programme that has been delivering change across health and care services in Thurrock, supported by a shared vision and track record of successful implementation. The programme is led by a “whole system” approach covering primary care, community healthcare, social care, the community and the individual in promoting … Continue reading Better Care Together Thurrock shortlisted as HSJ Award Finalists 2020

OurRoad: Thurrock resident wins £500 by piecing Thurrock back together

Residents in Thurrock have been busy delivering, swapping and collecting Postcards of the borough as part of the Piecing Thurrock Back Together competition launched in July 2020.The initiative was part of the launch of OurRoad, a way of connecting to your local community and immediate neighbourhoods, carrying on the tremendous efforts of volunteers and local … Continue reading OurRoad: Thurrock resident wins £500 by piecing Thurrock back together