Tag Archives: Essex County Council

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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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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Chelmer Valley – Broomfield Hospital Park and Ride Shuttle Bus

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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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New “Families Included Prize” launches across Essex to help isolated families

The ‘Families Included Prize’ which aims to reduce the social isolation and loneliness of Essex families with children aged 0-5 was launched at County Hall today.  Essex County Council, working with Nesta, the UK’s innovation foundation, will deliver the first … Continue reading

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Essex County Council Direct Payment Consultation

Essex County Council is running a consultation looking at the contracts we have for services that help people to use their Direct Payments. These are services that help people with: – Writing their Care and Support Plan – Payroll for … 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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Essex Voluntary and Community Development Conference – Thursday 26th November 2015 10am – 3pm at Zinc Arts, Ongar.

Essex County Council is keen to improve the way in which we work proactively with the voluntary and community sector to improve the lives of the citizens of the communities we serve. This conference is an opportunity to further develop … Continue reading

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Will you be taking part in #Stoptober next month?

Centre Supporting Voluntary Action joins Essex County Council in urging Essex Smokers to sign up to Stoptober. With data showing that almost 19% of residents in the Essex smoke, Essex County Council is urging smokers to sign up to Stoptober – the country’s 28 … Continue reading

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If you have views about Independent Living Communities, or might consider moving to one, Essex County Council would like to hear from you!

Independent Living Survey To help ensure Essex County Council include the views of Essex residents when they develop plans and deliver services they are asking for your feedback about Independent Living communities. What are Independent Living Communities? Independent Living communities are for people who … Continue reading

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‘Child Poverty: A Call to Action’ – book your place at Mid Essex Children’s Partnership Board event at Hylands House on 22 June 2015

Child Poverty: A Call to Action “Living in poverty significantly impacts on family resilience and family stability. With a negative effect on the emotional and physical wellbeing of parents and carers, persistent poverty has serious effects on the life chances … Continue reading

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Expressions Of Interest Sought For The Provision Of Day Opportunity Services For Vulnerable Adults

Please see the latest correspondence from Essex County Council on Day Opportunities and Redesign Events. Dear All/ Providers, ECC Day Opportunities Re-design – You Said, We Did “We last contacted you in May 2014 to ask for involvement from you and … Continue reading

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Essex County Council invites Expressions of Interest – Day Opportunities Tender

Day Opportunities Service 2015 Essex County Council has now completed the Day Opportunities review and is about to commence the procurement process to implement a Day Opportunities Framework Agreement. Essex County Council invites Expressions of Interest from suitably experienced organisations … Continue reading

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People Commissioning and Early Intervention

Essex County Council People Commissioning  Important Information: Early Intervention Since 2013 Essex County Council (ECC) has commissioned Early Interventions for children, young people and families by way of grants through the Family Innovation Fund (FIF).  The latest FIF grant funded projects … Continue reading

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Short Breaks for Disabled Children in Essex

Essex County Council provides short breaks across the county for Disabled Children. They hare produced a newsletter which can be viewed below for further details: Shortbreaks Newsletter 2014

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Family Innovation Fund

Please find attached here:  FIF4GuidanceDecember2013 a communication giving advance notice of Essex County Council’s intention to run Family Innovation Fund (FIF) 4, a one year grant to enable voluntary and community sector organisations working with children, young people and parents/carers to deliver … Continue reading

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