Category Archives: Chelmsford CVS

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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Dry January #dontbottleitup

As the festive season comes to a close Chelmsford CVS and Essex County Council are urging people to get their 2017 off to a positive and healthy start by signing up for Dry January. Dry January is a national initiative … Continue reading

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Employment Research Project for people with sight loss in Essex

Only 27% of working-age, sight impaired people have employment, which represents a decline from 33% over ten years ago.  At a time when more people have employment than ever before*, Support 4 Sight believes that this matter must be addressed … Continue reading

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The FRSB has now formally closed

The FRSB has now formally closed and has passed on the regulatory duties to the new Fundraising Regulator in recent months. They have now issued cheques refunding membership income to over 1,800 members organisations who had paid membership fee beyond 31 July 2016. As … Continue reading

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Chelmsford Happy Dance for Make a Difference Day | Friday 28 October

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Stakeholder briefing from Mid Essex CCG and Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trus

A&E for those who really need it As many as two in every three people who go to Broomfield Hospital A&E do not need to be there – leading to longer waits for patients needing urgent care. Before the start … Continue reading

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Reminder | 3rd Annual Showcasing Health Care Event next Thursday

Don’t forget our 3rd Annual Health Event is taking place next Thursday 15 September at Broomfield Hospital from 11am. There will be stands located throughout the main atrium showcasing over 40 voluntary healthcare organisations.  The event will be followed by … Continue reading

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Chelmer Valley – Broomfield Hospital Park and Ride Shuttle Bus

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Awful Animals Alphabet for Adults

EWAG will be publishing later this year the Awful Animals Alphabet for Adults, The poems have been written by George Courtauld and the artist is John Holder. This may be a useful stocking filler for Christmas!

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Essex Leadership Collaborative – Learning Opportunity

The Public Sector Reform Unit issued out application forms for the above programme on behalf of the Essex Partnership Board.  I attach a Briefing which explains how the Collaborative Opportunity has developed.  The application forms and further information can be found below. As a Sector, we now … Continue reading

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Engage – Mid Essex CCG patient and PPG newsletter, June/July 2016

Please find below the latest edition of Engage from Mid Essex CCG. Engage Jun-Jul 2016

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Essex Energy Switch

The Essex Energy Switch is a community energy switching scheme, which aims to help as many residents as possible to switch providers and secure a better deal on their gas and electricity bills. Community energy switching works by bringing together … Continue reading

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Children and Young People’s Plan 2016

The Essex Children and Young People’s Strategic Partnership brings together representatives from the different agencies in our County who work with children, young people and their families. The Partnership discusses what are the most important issues and problems for children, young people and … Continue reading

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High Sheriff gives recognition to local people and charities

People who have made a major contribution to community safety and crime prevention in Essex were recognised and thanked at the High Sheriffs’ Awards ceremony held at Hylands House in Chelmsford.  More than 40 voluntary and community organisations were represented … Continue reading

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Are you late filing your accounts?

Have you filed your charity’s accounts yet? On 15 April the Charity Commission reported that 11,928 charities had not complied with all their filing requirements. If your charity’s income is over £25,000, your accounts must be digitally filed with the commission. The … Continue reading

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‘Who Will Care?’ Awards 2016

People across the county are being asked to nominate individuals, voluntary organisations and charities that they feel deserve recognition for their volunteering efforts and commitment, for going that extra mile and making a difference for this years ‘Who Will Care’ … Continue reading

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Connect Well Providers Needed

Connect Well   New community focused direct referral project seeks local community providers for mutual attraction and connecting with local people! Connect Well, the new social prescribing project in Mid Essex has just been launched!  The project aims to raise … Continue reading

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‘Tackling Hidden Harms Together’ – County Conference in Colchester

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, Safer Essex and the Essex Community Voluntary Services network held their fourth joint conference at the Weston Homes Community Stadium on Tuesday 26th January 2016. The event brought together representatives from Essex … Continue reading

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Stay Well This Winter – Now’s the time to get your free flu jab!

All those in at risk groups are being reminded to get their free flu jab. Adults over 65; those with long term health conditions; children aged 2 – 7; carers and pregnant women may all be eligible. Centre Supporting Voluntary Action and Essex County … Continue reading

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Have you got what it takes to make a difference to Safeguarding in Essex?

If you are involved in your community, want to promote the welfare of children, young people or adults, and are happy to be the voice of service users in meetings, then this could be the opportunity for you! Both the … Continue reading

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