Healthwatch Essex – Annual Report

11th July 2014Chelmsford CVS, Consultations, Health

Healthwatch Essex have recently published their first Annual Report. You can download a copy here:  Extract:- “Our vision is to be an independent voice for the people of Essex, helping to shape and improve local health and social care services. This includes doctors, hospitals, disability and mental health services, home care services, support for carers, care for children, … Read More

NAVCA Independent Commission

29th April 2014Chelmsford CVS, Consultations

On 31 March NAVCA launched an independent Commission to look at the future of local infrastructure. From March – October this evidence-based inquiry will examine existing local voluntary and community infrastructure and the challenges and opportunities it is likely to face in the coming years. The Commission will gather evidence from current infrastructure providers, charities … Read More

Referrals Now Open For Kids Inspire ‘Healing Connections’ Project

26th March 2014Chelmsford CVS, Consultations, Counselling / Support Services, Events/ Opportunities, Health

Healing Connections is a new and exciting project funded by Essex County Council. Kids Inspire Healing Connections Poster It has been designed to work with; • Families of children with complex social, emotional and behavioural needs. • Children and young people who are excluded or at risk of exclusion from school. Including children and young … Read More

Applicants Invited for Essex County FA Inclusion Advisory Group

21st February 2014Chelmsford CVS, Consultations, Events/ Opportunities

DIVERSITY EMBRACED BY NEW GRASSROOTS PANEL Could you play your part in ensuring local grassroots football fully embraces all its diverse disability, ethnicity, faith and GLBT communities? Essex County FA Inclusion Officer, Mark Healy, is currently recruiting members for a brand new voluntary Inclusion Advisory Group (IAG). English football’s ‘Inclusion and Anti-Discrimination Action Plan’ addresses … Read More

The Draft North Essex Mental Health Joint Commissioning Strategy

14th January 2014Chelmsford CVS, Consultations, Events/ Opportunities, Health

The Draft North Essex Mental Health Joint Commissioning Strategy has been produced following the production of the North Essex Mental Health Commissioning Statement of Ambition in late June 2013 and subsequent consultation.  This draft strategy sets out to describe the vision for the commissioning and delivery of mental health services for North Essex over the next three … Read More

Lobbying Bill

19th September 2013Chelmsford CVS, Consultations, Events/ Opportunities

NAVCA the National Association for Voluntary & Community Action believe the Lobbying Bill is a direct threat to the independence of charity campaigning. It creates a new lobbying register and widens the definition of ‘non party campaigning’ close to elections. In response to widespread opposition, the Government has agreed to amend the Bill. However, there … Read More

Kids Inspire are taking referrals across Essex including Chelmsford

18th September 2013Chelmsford CVS, Consultations, Counselling / Support Services, Health

Kids Inspire  ~  Family Bridges Project in Chelmsford, Essex Target Group: Families of children with complex social, emotional and behavioural needs who have difficulty accessing services. Children and Young People  who: Have experienced Trauma Live  within a household where adult mental health issues impede personal development Live with Domestic Abuse (past present) Find it difficult to … Read More