New government support package to help more disabled people into work

New government support package to help more disabled people into work. New package of support to help thousands of disabled people into work as government builds back fairer.15 Jobcentre Plus sites to trial framework to become more autism-friendly.26,000 work coaches are undergoing accessibility training to improve job centre services for disabled people. Minister for Disabled … Continue reading New government support package to help more disabled people into work

New micro enterprise book

Micro Enterprises are small businesses that offer care and support to residents in Thurrock. The new booklet of Micro Enterprises has just been released and can also be found on the Stronger Together Thurrock website. Micros are registered with Thurrock Council but employed directly by the resident. Services offered includes, personal care, cleaning, shopping, accessing … Continue reading New micro enterprise book

Festive Opening Times released for Thurrock Foodbanks

Tuesday 21st December - St John's Church, Dock Road, Tilbury open 11am - 1pm and St Mary's Church, Dock Road, Little Thurrock open 2pm - 4pm Wednesday 22nd December - Socketts Heath Baptist Church, Premier Avenue, open 1.30pm - 3pm Thursday 23rd December - All Saints Church, Foyle Drive, South Ockendon open 11am - 1pm … Continue reading Festive Opening Times released for Thurrock Foodbanks

New LGBT+ Group to start in Thurrock

A NEW transgender/non binary group and people of the LGBTQ+ community youth group for teens will be starting in Thurrock in the new year. It will be a place where people can make friends, talk and just be themselves and there will be monthly meetings in a safe and friendly venue. For more information about … Continue reading New LGBT+ Group to start in Thurrock

Autistic fatigue – a guide for parents and carers

Shared by Nas Thurrock Exhaustion (fatigue) and then burnout can happen to anybody. Being autistic can make fatigue and burnout more likely, due to the pressures of social situations and sensory overload. If your child or the person you care for is experiencing fatigue or burnout, helping them to manage their energy levels is essential, … Continue reading Autistic fatigue – a guide for parents and carers

Cyber Security & The Third Sector

As the third sector has shifted to an increased digital approach due to Covid, along with more charities accepting online donations unfortunately this had led to the third sector becoming an increasingly bigger target for cyber criminals. The Cyber Security Breaches Survey revealed that in last year alone, 26% of charities experienced some form of cyber attack. … Continue reading Cyber Security & The Third Sector

New helpline to support parents from BME communities when worried about children’s respiratory illnesses

To reduce increased pressure on local healthcare systems, Barnardo's has been funded by NHS England and the Department for Health and Social Care to provide a helpline advising on respiratory illnesses, focussing on supporting parents/carers from Black, Asian and Minority communities. Parents/carers can call the Boloh helpline on 0800 151 2605. Professionals can also refer … Continue reading New helpline to support parents from BME communities when worried about children’s respiratory illnesses