Author: Roger Savage (Roger Savage)

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Hamelin Trust – Support Workers (full and part time)

Hamelin Trust require full and part time support workers to join their team supporting adults with learning and multiple disabilities in Rochford, Wickford and Billericay: Most roles require flexible working across weekdays and weekends (for which weekend working enhancements are payable) apart from Day Opportunities, Billericay which are 9.00-4.00 weekdays. Full details and online applications...

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HARP – Housing Support Worker

HARP are looking to recruit several Housing Support Workers for their hostel and supported accommodation services in Southend, to provide floating support to their residents. Salary: Starting at £17,681 rising incrementally to £18,672 per annum Contract Type: Permanent Full time and Part time posts available. Full time, 37 hours per week and part time hours...

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Parent Champion Stories: Jayne

Jayne first became involved with A Better Start Southend in June 2018, where she was referred through to SAVS by her Health Visitor as Jayne had expressed an interest in getting involved with the community and trying to build her confidence through meeting new people. Before joining, her anxiety and self esteem levels were low,...

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PiP goes for a Coffee with Cops

Last month, Parent Champion Michelle went along to a ‘Coffee with Cops’ session at Debenhams. Armed with a list of questions from parents and a bucket of enthusiasm, here’s the interview in full. What can I do to make my home safer? Are there inspections or home advise visits from the police? Similar to the...

Recognition for effective governance and management in voluntary organisations
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Recognition for effective governance and management in voluntary organisations

Southend Association of Voluntary Services (SAVS) has recently achieved the PQASSO Quality Mark award recognising the excellent work it does as a third sector organisation in England. “We are extremely delighted to have achieved this award as it demonstrates the high quality service we aim to provide at SAVS. The assessment was pretty tough and...