Author Archives: Chelmsford CVS

Could you be the Chelmsford Museum Volunteer Coordinator?

An exciting and new role has been created at Chelmsford for an enthusiastic Museum Volunteer Coordinator to enhance the participation of our community in the history of Chelmsford and the Museum. The Museum has been progressing significant change since 2016 … Continue reading

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Mental Health First Aid Training

What you say, how you say it , and how well you listen can have a profound impact on someone who is emotionally distressed or having a difficult time. Everyone can learn and benefit from MHFA skills. Mental Health First … Continue reading

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Showcasing Healthcare this September

It’s just over a week until the 5th Mid Essex Showcasing Healthcare event at Broomfield Hospital. Last September we held our largest ever multi agency Health & Wellbeing Showcase attended by commissioners, professional, practitioners, health providers and representatives from local charities working … Continue reading

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External Job Opportunity: Age UK Essex Nail Trimmers

Age UK Essex is an ambitious local charity with a proud history of improving the lives of older people. They are currently seeking Nail Trimmers to join their growing team. They provide a comprehensive training programme in partnership with the NHS … Continue reading

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Marvels of Mid Awards

Do you know an individual or group that has gone above and beyond in helping local people Live Well? Have they had a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of residents across mid Essex? Mid Essex CCG’s Marvels of … Continue reading

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External Job Opportunity: Families In Focus

Families In Focus are a leading independent parent led registered charity providing holistic support to families of children with disabilities and special needs (aged 0 to 25) across Essex, who require advice, information and support, particularly at times of change, challenge … Continue reading

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Putting multi-agency reviews into practice

Essex Safeguarding Adults Board and the Southend, Essex and Thurrock Domestic Abuse Board in conjunction with the Essex Social Care Academy, Essex County Council are hosting a workshop on putting multi-agency reviews into practice – professional curiosity and themes from … Continue reading

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Do you care?

Plastics are affecting our waterways, rivers and oceans. Dawn Wood (aka Smiffy) a former resident of South Woodham & a student at William de Ferrers School, does care. She has taken on this initiative as her personal challenge to raise … Continue reading

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Walking for Health!

Heart and Sole is Chelmsford’s very own healthy walking scheme. Could you help our community put it’s best foot forward? As a volunteer walk leader, you’ll be helping people in your community to get active and healthy, providing vital support that they … Continue reading

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The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the MBE for volunteer groups was created by Her Majesty to mark the Golden Jubilee in 2002 to recognise exceptional contributions made to local communities by groups of volunteers. Do you know an exceptional … Continue reading

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When Women Rule – National Democracy Week

When women enter politics, they make a difference. So why are so few in the highest ranks of power? World Leaders have pledged to achieve women’s equal participation in politics by 2030. But there are concerns that progress is too … Continue reading

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Epilepsy Family Fun Day

Join Epilepsy Action for their Family Dun Day on Saturday 2 June from 10:30am to 4pm at Springhouse Sports and Social Club. Meet other families, epilepsy nurses and doctors and join in the fun! Activities on the day will include … Continue reading

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Funding to Support the Development of Small Charities and Social Enterprises (UK)

The Fore Trust has announced that the next funding round to support the development of small charities, social enterprises and community interest companies will open for registrations on the 3rd April 2018 at 10 am. The Trust is offering development … Continue reading

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Would your club/organisation like to access grant funding to increase the physical activity levels of the local community?

The Community Sport and wellbeing Team at Chelmsford City Council will be running two funding workshops on Monday 30 April led by Kerry McDonald a highly successful bid writer, who has accessed hundreds of thousands of pounds for community groups across … Continue reading

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ESAB Training 2018/2019

The Essex Safeguarding Board have a brand new Training Brochure available. To see the full list of courses on offer click here. Some of thew upcoming training in Chelmsford includes: Safeguarding Adult Basic Awareness Training | 23 April This course … Continue reading

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Limbless Association Race Night

The Limbless Association (LA) are hosting a fundraising evening, the LA Race Night at Reids Bar, Billericay on Friday 6 April 2018. This year the Limbless Association are proud to be celebrating 35 years of supporting amputees and to have … Continue reading

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Funding to Develop the Sustainability of Organisations Working with Unpaid Carers 

The Triangle Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications to its Development grants programme is noon on the 3rd May 2018. During this funding round, the Trust will provide grants to not for profit organisations working with … Continue reading

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Small Charities – Self Assessment Tool and other FAQs on GDPR

If you are tempted to do nothing about GDPR please first read the ICOs recently published FAQs and take the Self Assessment Tool as soon as possible. This will clearly indicate if GDPR applies to you and your next steps. The … Continue reading

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Keep Warm, Keep Well During Cold Weather

As colder weather sweeps across Essex this week, NHS Mid Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (MECCG) is urging local people to take extra care. Prolonged periods of cold weather can be dangerous, especially for the very young, very old or those … Continue reading

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Safeguarding & Reporting: Are you prepared?

It is near impossible to miss the headlines relating to our sector at the moment, but whilst it might be easy to consider these as ‘big charity’ issues, the problems surrounding Oxfam present important lessons for smaller members of the … Continue reading

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