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Thurrock CVS AGM Report

Our Annual Review Read about the great work Thurrock CVS and projects have achieved this year. Minutes of Thurrock CVS 2021 AGM Minutes of Thurrock CVS 2020 AGM (for reference) About Thurrock CVS & our projects video https://videopress.com/v/p6GiRWer?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&posterUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fthurrockcvs.org%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2021%2F11%2Ffinal-thurrock-cvs-projects-1_mp4.scrubthumb-1.jpg&preloadContent=metadata Thurrock Coronavirus Community Action video https://videopress.com/v/eWdHynrV?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&posterUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fthurrockcvs.org%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2021%2F11%2Ftcca-3_mp4.scrubthumb.jpg&preloadContent=metadata Financial Report Thurrock CVS Finance ReportDownload

Vaccine take up Engagement Funds for Thurrock

Guidance and Application Process What is the Fund? As the coronavirus vaccination roll-out continues, not everyone is coming forward to receive their vaccine, either first or follow up injections. There are various reasons related to vaccine confidence, complacency and accessibility but it is something which we want to help tackle in our community. Thurrock CVS … Continue reading Vaccine take up Engagement Funds for Thurrock

‘The Peoples Hamlet’ Are you interested?

Shared on behalf of Michael Spencer for community interest Written 400 years ago, Shakespeare’s Hamlet is often viewed as the ultimate achievement for professional actors and theatre makers. However, the play looks at aspects of life which are common to us all: wanting to meet the expectations of our parents, the pain of love, desire … Continue reading ‘The Peoples Hamlet’ Are you interested?

Get involved in the local Big festive Thank You and ring a bell on your doorstep on Christmas Eve

On Monday, 14 December Mid and South Essex Health and Care Partnership launched the MSE Big Festive Thank You to spread some festive cheer and to recognise how people across mid and South Essex have come together to fight coronavirus. A highlight of the campaign will be on Thursday, 24 December at 6pm when we … Continue reading Get involved in the local Big festive Thank You and ring a bell on your doorstep on Christmas Eve

Jack Petchey awards Covid-19 grant to Thurrock Swimming Club

The Jack Petchey Foundation has given Thurrock Swimming Club a substantial grant to help support young vulnerable adults within the community. The Covid Recovery Fund has been awarded to organisations that have shown commitment and desire within their application to help those most affected by the pandemic.  Thurrock Swimming Club will help those families that … Continue reading Jack Petchey awards Covid-19 grant to Thurrock Swimming Club

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

Thurrock CVS hold Community Trustees Training

This week we held our Trustees Training at Thurrock CVS, led by our Community and Voluntary Sector Development worker, Vanessa Bennett. We had 16 individuals from the voluntary sector attend the hybrid session to learn more about key legal responsibilities of trustees, liabilities and how a board of trustees should operate alongside staff/volunteers and more. We're … Continue reading Thurrock CVS hold Community Trustees Training

Purfleet-on-Thames Community Forum to host Jubilee Celebration

Purfleet-on -Thames Community Forum are organising a free event on, 2nd June to celebrate the Queens Platinum Jubilee. It will be on the green by the Royal Hotel at Purfleet-on-Thames, RM19 1QA and is open to all. On the day  the Town Crier will make a proclamation at 2pm in the central atrium of Lakeside … Continue reading Purfleet-on-Thames Community Forum to host Jubilee Celebration

TCVS distribute backpack donations to local homeless charity

This week Thurrock CVS received another fantastic donation from local retailer IKEA. IKEA Thurrock kindly donated 80+ backpacks for Thurrock CVS to distribute to charities and community groups. This week, we had the pleasure of donating 30 backpacks to the Friends of Essex and London Homeless charity, who support people in crisis around the borough. … Continue reading TCVS distribute backpack donations to local homeless charity

Age Well East are recruiting in Thurrock

Age Well East are recruiting 2 Thurrock Friendship Co-ordinatorsAge Well East is a values-driven organisation with a passion for making the greatest difference to people 60+ by supporting and empowering them to live happier and healthier lives. The current services they provide covers: - Identifying benefits that those over 60 are entitled to and supporting … Continue reading Age Well East are recruiting in Thurrock

Young Crocheter praised by Thurrock residents

Meet Stanley, he's 11 years old and lives in Stanford. During lockdown 2020 Stanley decided to learn the skill of crocheting, self taught from youtube tutorials and clips online. Since then Stanley has continued his new love for crochet and has been posting live facebook videos and free workshops to teach other local residents how … Continue reading Young Crocheter praised by Thurrock residents

Contract Opportunities open to VCFSE

Children & Young People Mental Health Digital ServiceThe Southend Essex and Thurrock (SET) Executive Collaborative Commissioning Forum is looking to improve digital and remote access to mental health support and counselling services for children and young people (CYP), enhancing the mental health of young people and their families across the seven Essex CCG localities, Essex … Continue reading Contract Opportunities open to VCFSE

New FREE Training Opportunity! Trustee Roles and Responsibilities

12.05.202210:00am - 11:30amThe Beehive Resource Centre, West Street, Grays, RM17 6XP  This course is ideal for anyone who’s new to trusteeship or existing trustees and senior staff who would benefit from a refresher course. This course could also form part of an induction for a new trustee. Training is FREE to Thurrock residents or those supporting … Continue reading New FREE Training Opportunity! Trustee Roles and Responsibilities

Thurrock CVS Easter Bunnies deliver to community groups

Impulse Leisure have been busy this month encouraging and collecting easter egg donations from their members and residents, resulting in a fantastic collection of 400 easter eggs!Last week, Thurrock CVS hopped into action to help distribute the eggs across local groups that support vulnerable children and families in need.Eggs were gifted to organisations such as … Continue reading Thurrock CVS Easter Bunnies deliver to community groups