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Volunteer Opportunity: Designing, making or adapting equipment to help disabled people

The volunteer will visit the home of a person with a disability, sometimes with a health worker such as an occupational therapist or physiotherapist, understand the help that is required, make sketches and measurements, take photos if necessary, and go back to the volunteer’s home to design and make or adapt the equipment required.  The … Continue reading Volunteer Opportunity: Designing, making or adapting equipment to help disabled people

Applications open for Gauntlet Trust Small Charities Grant Programme

The trustees of the Gauntlet Trust will be considering applications for the next round of our Small Charities Grants programme at their next meeting on 23rd September 2021.   They are looking to award grants of £3,000 per annum for three years (total award £9,000) to four small charities with whom the Gauntlet Trust can build … Continue reading Applications open for Gauntlet Trust Small Charities Grant Programme

‘Time to Move’ sessions

The Stroke Association are working in collaboration with TIME, an Essex based music service, with a concept that allows participants of all ages, abilities and backgrounds, the opportunity to express and experiment, for their own benefit, within a musical environment. ‘Time to Move’ sessions are taking place throughout August and September this summer. These sessions … Continue reading ‘Time to Move’ sessions

‘Have your say’ in the new Citizens Advice Essex Website

Citizens Advice Essex in partnership with Essex County Council and Warm Homes Fund are updating their website. They want to make it easier for you to find the right support for you. They need help to test their new ideas and make sure that it works for you the way you want it to. They want a website … Continue reading ‘Have your say’ in the new Citizens Advice Essex Website

Walk-in Covid-19 vaccinations available at Thurrock Health Centre on Saturday 31 July

Anyone over 18 years of age is able to walk-in and get their 1st or 2nd AstraZeneca or Pfizer jab at Thurrock Health Centre on Saturday 31 July from 8am – 6pm. There’s no need to book an appointment in advance and you do not have to be registered with a GP or have an … Continue reading Walk-in Covid-19 vaccinations available at Thurrock Health Centre on Saturday 31 July

New Dementia friendly Community Café in Grays

A wonderful new weekly dementia friendly Community Café hosted at Grays United Reformed Church will be launching on Wednesday 15th September 10am – 12pm. For the opening Grays URC warmly invites you to bring along displays and resources for the local community. They have plenty of space and will be leafleting 4000 households around the … Continue reading New Dementia friendly Community Café in Grays

Support sessions for Family Carers

FEELING GOOD, CARING WELL project Supporting the emotional and physical wellbeing of Carers across Essex ACTION FOR FAMILY CARERS http://www.affc.org.uk/feelinggood TUESDAYS 2pm : Wellbeing Check-in with Liz – support, chat, relaxation techniques WEDNESDAYS 7pm : Relaxation with Anna – a variety of techniques to use at home REGISTER FRIDAYS 2.30 pm : Gentle Yoga and … Continue reading Support sessions for Family Carers