News and Press Releases

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

Sericc Virtual Open Day

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

Singing for the Brain

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

Backing Thurrock Consultation

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

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 247 Women’s Aid online chat service (Monday-Friday 10am-12pm) Men’s Advice Line 0808 801 0327 If you’re worried about a child, … Continue reading Safeguarding during COVID-19

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