Author Archives: Chelmsford CVS

Future leaders for the voluntary and community sector

ASPIRE is a 12 month leadership development programme that will bring 15 people from the Voluntary and Community Sector in Essex together to create a strong cohort that will learn together through an accelerated development journey. The programme has been … Continue reading

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Make sure you’re protected against flu – get your jab now

NHS Mid Essex CCG is reminding people to be on the lookout for invitations to get their flu jab if they’re in the ‘at-risk’ groups. The invitation letters, from our local GPs, are being sent to adults aged over 65; … Continue reading

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Job Opportunity: Projects & Communications Assistant at Families InFocus

An exciting new job opportunity to join the Families InFocus team. Hours 28-37 per week (flexible) Salary: FTE £20,456pa to £22,434pa (Depending on experience) Families InFocus are looking to recruit a highly motivated, experienced individual to join the team and … Continue reading

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New Guide to Adult Community Learning

ACL Essex offers a wide range of day time and evening adult learning courses to help you improve your job prospects, learn a new skill or simply inspire you. Some of courses lead to qualifications, some don’t, but they all give … Continue reading

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Silver Sunday

Silver Sunday is a national campaign to help prevent loneliness and tackle the problem of isolation for older people by organising fun activities for them to join in on this day.  Click here for more details. Essex County Council are … Continue reading

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Job Opportunity: Volunteer Coordinator at Dementia Adventure

Dementia Adventure is an innovative charity working to make sure that people living with dementia have access to nature and the outdoors on a regular basis. They provide training, research and consultancy services. Dementia Adventure also provide adventures and short … Continue reading

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Foster carers change children’s lives

Foster carers with Essex County Council help build better, brighter futures for hundreds of children across Essex every year. Could you provide a loving, safe, stable home and a nurturing environment to support the most vulnerable children in our county … Continue reading

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Spare Change or Real Change?

When we see someone in distress, our first instinct is to help. Giving spare change seems like a kind, easy way to help. But it’s often the opposite. Every person begging has a different story to tell. People end up … Continue reading

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Nominations open for the prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service!

Do you know of a volunteer group that devotes it’s time to helping others in your local area and deserves a Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service? The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer … Continue reading

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Doctors and health care leaders announce a new development in the options for future hospital services in mid and south Essex.

In recent months, two main options for change have been discussed with patients, staff and stakeholders. Both options would have seen significant changes to the way the three A&E departments at Broomfield, Basildon and Southend hospitals operate. Having studied the … Continue reading

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Exciting new opportunities to join the team at Families InFocus (Essex)

Families InFocus are recruiting for the following positions: FAMILY SUPPORT ADVISER 25-37 Hours per week (flexible), FTE Salary £23,166-£24,717pa Experienced practitioner, to join our valued team, to provide quality information, advice and practical/emotional support to families/young people including disability related … Continue reading

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Did you know you can plan for your family’s future AND raise money for your chosen charity?

Backhouse Solicitors are delighted to announce that for every Will or Lasting Power of Attorney made they will donate either £25.00 or £50.00 directly to the charity of your choice. To take advantage of this offer simply quote code CVS … Continue reading

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Volunteers Week Competition!

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Beat the queues in A&E – The Pharmacist Will See You Now

Traffic on the roads at Easter is challenging and it can be just the same in A&E – so why not be smart and beat the queues in Mid Essex this Easter Bank Holiday weekend (14 – 17 April 2017). … Continue reading

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 Parkinson’s UK share our charity shop!

  The Chelmsford 4 Good charity shop in Chelmsford is being shared with Parkison’s UK between the 10 April and 13 April. Come to the shop to find out more about what they do, and how you can help them! … Continue reading

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How to avoid a heart attack

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Do you want to make a difference to health and care in Essex? 

Have you got what it takes to ensure that Healthwatch Essex is a thriving ‘independent voice for the people of Essex, helping to shape and improve local health and social care services’? A full role-profile, highlighting the main responsibilities of their Trustees, … Continue reading

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Culture in Essex – Small Grants funding available

If you’re an individual or member of a voluntary organisation or community group with a vision to host a community arts or heritage activity in Essex this year, then you could receive much needed funding from our ‘Culture in Essex – Small Grants Scheme’. A fund … Continue reading

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Childhood Illness Workshops – back by popular demand

Parents across mid Essex are invited to a second phase of free NHS workshops aimed at providing information and advice about common childhood illnesses. Mid Essex CCG are running another series of workshops between 6th and 10th March 2017 and would like … Continue reading

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Chelmsford Start Co-operative Charity of the Year

Since 2006, Chelmsford Star Co-operative has supported a different local charity each year to be the focus for staff fund raising. Over this time through a variety of initiatives and events, they have raised over £283,000 which has benefited the … Continue reading

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