Ellie’s Volunteer Story

Meet Ellie! Ellie was made redundant from her job back in 2012, since then she’s been keeping extremely busy volunteering at numerous local charities including Thurrock CVS. Ellie explained, “After being made redundant, I just couldn’t stand the idea of being at home and doing nothing, that’s when I became interested in volunteering.” Ellie’s volunteering … Continue reading Ellie’s Volunteer Story

Updates from NAF Health

Nutrition Advice for Health (NafHealth) is a Community interest Company set up to offer nutritional education programmes for weight loss, wellness and an improved health to communities at large. Programmes are run by a Nutrition- Dietary Clinician and specialise in obesity and weight loss management with the support of volunteers. NAF Health focuses on community health … Continue reading Updates from NAF Health

Free lunches to support school children this half term

Saturday 29th May to Sunday 6th June 2021 Hardie Park are offering FREE Lunches for children who normally receive free school meals. Collection between 12pm and 2.30pm They are offering this service to help feed those in need, please respect our intentions and not deprive those who need help the most. All information and details … Continue reading Free lunches to support school children this half term

Thurrock CVS encourages Thurrock organisations to become ‘Dementia Friendly’

Jacqui Payne, Community Development and Engagement, Senior Manager at Thurrock CVS One in three of us born in the UK today will later develop dementia in our lifetime, this means there will be one million people living with dementia by 2025 making dementia care one of the greatest challenges facing our society. We all have a role … Continue reading Thurrock CVS encourages Thurrock organisations to become ‘Dementia Friendly’

Support from the Alzheimer’s Society

Laura Cleverley is the Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friendly Communities Coordinator for Thurrock. Her role is to support organisations, businesses, health and education providers and communities to have a better understanding of the impact of dementia and how to adjust their services to the needs of people affected by dementia and work together to create a … Continue reading Support from the Alzheimer’s Society

Adult learning is coming to Aveley Hub from September

Thurrock Adult Community College will start its long-term ambition to level up access to adult learning by opening new localised hubs, for residents to develop essential skills closer to where they live. On 15 September 2021, the college has an open event for residents at the £2m Aveley Community Hub, a new venue where free … Continue reading Adult learning is coming to Aveley Hub from September

Thurrock Carers : Dementia Awareness Week

This week is Dementia Action Week. The pandemic has left many people with Dementia feeling unsettled and confused. Now that we are able to get out we want to make our community as Dementia Friendly as we can so that everyone has a chance to benefit. Are you caring for someone with Dementia? Thurrock Carers … Continue reading Thurrock Carers : Dementia Awareness Week

New Reports published by Healthwatch Thurrock

Healthwatch Thurrock have recently released new reports, please see below to find out more and view. Mental Health Covid Report Healthwatch Thurrock conducted a survey to reflect the experiences of residents during the Covid-19 lockdown periods and the effects this has had on their Health and Mental Wellbeing. Coronavirus Report Healthwatch Thurrock conducted a survey … Continue reading New Reports published by Healthwatch Thurrock