Month: February 2019

SAVS wins contract giving parents a voice in innovative new services
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SAVS wins contract giving parents a voice in innovative new services

Southend Association of Voluntary Services (SAVS) have been awarded a contract to continue delivering community engagement services for A Better Start Southend. The contract, potentially lasting up to five-years, will be delivered through SAVS’ Turning Tides team and was awarded following a competitive tendering process with a number of potential service providers expressing an interest....

Mental Health project supports people into volunteering
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Mental Health project supports people into volunteering

The Supported Volunteering Project, which SAVS delivers thanks to funding by the National Lottery Community Fund, finds voluntary roles for people who may have experienced mental ill health in the Southend area. The successful project has run for 8 years and helped over 400 people. The project co-ordinator, Rachel Rooks, holds one to one sessions...

‘Folk like Us’ Project Expands – NEXT STOP SHOEBURYNESS!
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‘Folk like Us’ Project Expands – NEXT STOP SHOEBURYNESS!

Breaking Loneliness and Isolation Southend Association of Voluntary Services and Shoebury Residents Association announce the expansion of the ‘Folk like Us’ project in to Shoebury. The project will provide support and information to lonely isolated and elderly residents living in Shoebury. The project expansion is possible as SAVS has been successful in securing a grant...

Essex and SOS Care Services Directory 2019 Released
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Essex and SOS Care Services Directory 2019 Released

Essex and Southend-on-Sea Care Services Directory 2019 – for information on care providers and care homes in Essex. This independent care guide has been produced by Care Choices to help you make decisions about care in Essex and Southend-on-Sea. Use it to find care homes near you, home care in your area, and much more....

Parent Champion Stories: Jemma
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Parent Champion Stories: Jemma

Jemma first became involved with A Better Start Southend through an engagement event; a Christmas celebration activity held at the Kursaal Suites 2017. Jemma said “the event was so busy and had a real buzz with families enjoying the day, so I signed up and asked about other activities I could get involved in”. The...