Emergency Collection for Afghan Refugees

26th August 2021News

DONATIONS PAUSED Following an appeal for donations of items and clothes for individuals arriving from Afghanistan, Essex County Council have now paused donations due to the overwhelming kindness of our residents. ECC kindly ask that you do not take donations to the centres listed online. We will update this page as soon as these donation … Read More

EXTENDED: Essex Short Breaks Inclusion Fund

23rd August 2021Funding Opportunities, Funding Opportunity, News

Do you require funding to make community activities accessible for Children and Young People with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) and their families? Do you require funding to purchase specialist equipment, training, consultancy or run a pilot project to enable children and young people with SEND aged 0 –25 years to have greater access … Read More

Grants available to help Essex residents self-isolate

11th January 2021News

Essex County Council is providing extra funding to city, districts and boroughs in the county to help people who need to self-isolate to stay at home. Because the new variant of COVID-19 is spreading so fast, it is important that everybody asked to self-isolate does so. The £3 million funding is to ensure that those … Read More

All children need love and a child with disabilities is no different

23rd October 2020Community, News

You can enhance a child’s life from as little as a weekend a month alongside a full-time job to providing full-time foster care. Essex County Council best match children to your family, offer bespoke local training and 24/7 professional support. Nicola and Tony Hascomb say fostering a child with disabilities is the best thing they … Read More

Help shape the future of local democracy in Chelmsford

4th September 2020Community, News

A review is underway of the most local level of decision-making in Chelmsford. 62% of the population across Chelmsford have a parish or town council, as well as Chelmsford City Council and Essex County Council. The other 38% do not have that very local voice. Chelmsford City Council wants to hear your views, as part … Read More

Coronavirus Volunteers – Thank Yous!

24th August 2020Community, News

The Mayor of Chelmsford, Cllr Jude Deakin, surprised some local people in August with a doorstep visit to offer a personal thank you for volunteering for Chelmsford Community Resilience Hub. Hub volunteers were presented with letters from the Mayor and Lord Lieutenant, together with a card and specially designed Community Volunteer (CV) pin from Chelmsford … Read More

External Job Opportunity: Changing Pathways

6th July 2020Jobs, News

Changing Pathways is a place-based domestic abuse support charity that has been supporting survivors and their children in South Essex and Thurrock for over forty years. We have recently expanded to include services in Brentwood, Epping Forest and Harlow. They have been awarded a new five-year contract delivering support and advocacy for survivors of domestic … Read More