Do you have a great business idea, but don’t know where to go to get started? This could be the answer as once again, local people in Thurrock are being invited to have their business ideas turned into reality, thanks to another Thurrock Soup event. Thurrock Soup events aim to help inspire social enterprise and … Continue reading Thurrock Soup is here again!
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?
Shared on behalf of ECVYS Young people have lots of valid opinions & views to share and it is vital that we listen. Not only because we should, but because they can give us valuable insight into how things really are for young people living in Essex today. Young people are change makers, we just … Continue reading 2021 Violence and Vulnerability listening projects
Thurrock Council is starting the next stage of Your Place, Your Voice, working with The Prince’s Foundation on a plan-making process which gets communities engaged throughout.
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
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
Annual health checks are for adults and young people aged 14 or over with a learning disability. In order to support this, the CCG has pulled together a pre-questionnaire to help prepare people with learning disabilities before their annual health check. This should help them to prepare what questions to ask, desensitise some anxieties and … Continue reading Pre Health Check Questionnaire
The Tilbury Riverside Project has been adding sparkle to Tilbury for over 20 years. A small community organisation with a clear focus on bringing the community together always punch above their weight in bringing a little Christmas cheer to the town. A message from Tilbury Riverside: Sadly this year the wonderful school singing and dancing … Continue reading Lighting up Tilbury for 20 years
DIAL SOUTH ESSEX UPDATE ON OUR SERVICES Our Advice Service We have had to make some temporary changes to how we operate. We will be working remotely from home until further notice. We are unable to meet anybody in person, conduct outreach surgeries or home visits but we are still here to help you with … Continue reading DIAL Support and Service Update
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
Article Source: Thurrock CCG New Essex child health app has launched to support parents to know what to do when their child is ill. A new App has been put together with health care workers across Essex, which provides self-care and advice to parents of children aged 0-11. It will support parents in knowing what … Continue reading Child health app launches in Essex
This Thursday is Social Enterprise Day - an annual celebration of social enterprise which takes place during Global Entrepreneurship Week. Every year at Social Enterprise UK mark the day by using it as an opportunity to raise the profile of the incredible impact social enterprises are having on communities in the UK and around the world … Continue reading Social Enterprise Day – 19th November
Sign up on Eventbrite CLICK HERE Friday 13th November 2020Saturday 14th November 2020 Have you ever wanted the chance to be heard and understood? Felt that local services and support could be improved? Wished that you had a greater say in how budgets are spent? Or simply wanted to meet other parent carers facing similar … Continue reading New Thurrock Parent Carer Forum
This virtual event will be held via Zoom onThursday 26th November 2020, 10am – 12pm SERICC provides specialist services to individuals who have or who are experiencing any form of sexual violence. Counselling and advocacy services are provided free of charge for individuals who work or live in Thurrock, Basildon and Brentwood, Epping and Harlow. … Continue reading Sericc Virtual Open Day
Did you know that over 3 million children in the UK are at risk of going hungry during the school holidays? Through Impulse Leisure's charitable project, Active Grub Club, they aim to be part of the solution to reduce this number. Active Grub Club sessions will be back for the Christmas holidays! Free sessions will … Continue reading Impulse Leisure: Active Grub Club
Singing for the Brain brings people affected by dementia together to sing a variety of songs they know and love, in a fun and friendly environment. We also do fun vocal exercises that help improve brain activity and well-being. SftB uses singing to bring people with dementia together in a stimulating, fun, friendly and safe environment. … Continue reading Singing for the Brain
Thurrock is a dynamic trading economy ideally placed to benefit from growth and prosperity. However the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on businesses and on jobs. Backing Thurrock is a five year strategy for economic recovery, preparing for a time when restrictions are lifted and we return to growth. The strategy is … Continue reading Backing Thurrock Consultation
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
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
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
It's StressAwarenessWeek, and given the current climate, managing your stress levels and taking care of your mental health have never been more important. To find out how Anxiety UK can help, please visit their website here Stress support We all feel stressed sometimes and it can get on top of us - Visit Every Mind … Continue reading It’s Stress Awareness Week
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
‘Historically, pandemics have forced humans to break with the past and imagine their world anew. This one is no different. It is a portal, a gateway between one world and the next. We can choose to walk through it, dragging the carcasses of our prejudice and hatred… or we can walk through lightly, ready to … Continue reading ‘In other words’ book released
NEW discounted 2 day online course available now CURRENTLY ONLY £136.42 PPinc. booking fees – Usual RRP £300!Thurs 19 and Thurs 26 Nov – Booking closes Wed 4 Nov 5pm Find out more about our Mental Health First Aid courses, MHFA England and the positive impact training can have on a range of different people and … Continue reading Become a qualified Mental Health First aider
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!
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
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
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
Young Minds were proud to recently launch their Parents Webchat service. If you need support looking after your child’s mental health, use the Parents Webchat to speak directly to an advisor, who will direct you to the advice and information you may need. The Webchat offers three different services to parents and carers who are … Continue reading Young Minds launch Parents Webchat service
SNAP Charity are holding Specialist Talks online via Zoom this term. Each talk will be held both in the morning and in the evening. You can choose the most convenient time for you, so you could watch from the comfort of your home. You will not be seen or heard during the webinars. A ticket … Continue reading SNAP Specialist Talks
This year Thurrock CVS are hosting their first virtual Annual General Meeting online. We are delighted to invite you to the Thurrock CVS AGM on Tuesday 10th November 2020, 5:30pm - 6:30pm. The AGM will be taking place on Zoom and will give you an insight to the work of Thurrock CVS and it's projects. … Continue reading Thurrock CVS AGM Online 2020
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
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
Tilbury CLLD is an exciting and innovative project that aims to reach out to those living in Tilbury, who face considerable barriers to getting into work, help them to overcome these. Thurrock Council, which is leading the project, is calling for organisations to apply for grants to provide practical and sustained support to those who need … Continue reading Tilbury CLLD releases new funding round
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
Hosted by our friends at Basildon, Billericay and Wickford CVS in Partnership with Thurrock CVS, SAVS and Brentwood CVS. Tuesday 20th October at 9.45am for a 10am start via Zoom. Inviting all charities, community groups, sports clubs, faith organisations and good causes that serve South Essex to join us! October's presentations include: Black History MonthFlu … Continue reading Online Community Forum Event
Yes its nearly that time of the year - it's Thurrock SOUP time! To be held via Zoom. Everyone is invited to take part and help to vote for the next great idea! If you have a great idea, but don't know where to go next - the answer is SOUP. Find out more and … Continue reading Thurrock Soup is back this October!
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
The Micro Enterprises October edition is here! These are small services run by 1-8 people delivering local services to local people, providing personal and flexible support to give people more choice and control over the support they receive. View the October booklet here: https://tinyurl.com/yymqkzzv
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
Are you a budding filmmaker? Send Land of the Fanns your short film from focusing on a local place in Thurrock that is special to you and tell them why. Enter the Land of the Fanns short film competition for amateur filmmakers for your chance to win one of three prizes in vouchers (1st prize … Continue reading LAND OF THE FANNS SHORT FILM COMPETITION
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 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
The Beehive, West Street, Grays, Essex, RM17 6XP TEL: 0333 366 1045 MOBILE: 07786 088538/07826 902087 E-MAIL: email@example.com 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
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
The inaugural Thurrock Festival, rescheduled from earlier this year, will now take place on September 19th with an exciting blend of live and online events. The festival was established in 2020 by the Anglo-Asiatic Arts and Heritage Alliance (AAAHA) and is inspired by the motto of Thurrock – ‘By Thames to all the peoples of the world’. … Continue reading Thurrock Festival 2020 Live & Digital
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
ST Lukes were pleased to launch 'Moments in Life', a new service offering their hospice patients the opportunity to capture a memory or memoir with the help of one of their trained Wellbeing Volunteers. Volunteers will help create lasting memories for families, and this can be in the form of a video message, perhaps writing … Continue reading St Lukes launch ‘Moments in life Project’
14/04/2021 We are very excited to be welcoming the public back through our doors this Wednesday and as a special Thank You we are offering any NEW members a little gift! If you sign up to become a member during the months of April and May 2021 you will receive a voucher to redeem a … Continue reading Thurrock Play Network re-opens today!
Further to the recent government announcement, One Community Shop were pleased to inform that their shop was re-opened on Monday 12 April for our Work Club coffee morning. All Covid-19 protocols will be observed (temperature check, wearing of face masks, social distancing and registration for contact tracing). If you need any assistance with getting … Continue reading One Community Shop re-opens
Are you a charity or social enterprise navigating relationships with your funders during Covid-19? You may find Good Finance UK’s new guide created with Big Society Cap helpful view here Are you a 'lockdown Trustee'? NCVO has some great tips on how to make being a new Board member an advantage view here Advice for … Continue reading This week’s helpful resources for Charities
Ramadan Mubarak to everyone who is taking part in observing Ramadan. The Muslim Council of Britain has produced guidance on how to follow Ramadan safely by following COVID-19 restrictions View here
This week Morrisons Grays Community Champions are launching Seeds of Hope. As part of this, they’re giving away 2.5 million packets of sunflower seeds to their customers and local communities throughout the week to help plant hope for a brighter future. You can collect your free sunflower seeds at their kiosk and checkouts. More information … Continue reading Morrisons Grays Community Champions launch ‘Seeds of Hope’
Parkinsons Awareness Week Anxiety & depression affects up to 50% of people with Parkinson's. Exercise can help your mental health as well as your physical symptoms of Parkinson's. Parkinson's Care and Support UK provide free online exercise classes specifically for people with Parkinson's View here
Reach Out for Mental Health are a mental health and suicide prevention service supporting anyone in the community who is going through a tough time. We provide a free 12 week befriending service offering emotional support via phone, text, email, 'walk and talk' service across Essex and coffee mornings in Grays, Thurrock. Anyone over 18. … Continue reading Thinking of Volunteering? Reach Out for Mental Health need you!
Thurrock had completed a Creative People and Place (CPP) application for submission in March 2020, however due to Covid-19 the programme was suspended. Now that the programme has reopened, we are in the process of reviewing our bid and updating this in the context of new CPP guidance. To support this process, we are … Continue reading Calling Applicants: Creative People and Places roles