Category: News

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Supported Volunteering Success

16th May 2016 SAVS is celebrating after receiving funding from the Big Lottery to support people with mental health issues.  The award of £234,537 from the Reaching Communities programme will enable SAVS to continue to support people recovering from mental ill-health into volunteering for the next five years. “The service we provide to help people...

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Join In and Feel Good

29th April 2016 With Spring in the air, daffodils and tulips in bloom and the sun making a few more appearances lately, you may be thinking about getting out and about more. About being more active, getting fit maybe. But what can you do locally that combines enjoying the great outdoors with something worthwhile and...

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SAVS awarded £88,331 by BBC Children in Need

26th April 2016 SAVS have recently received funding from BBC Children in Need to the total of £88,331. Over the next three years, the grant will fund the salary of two part-time team leaders, travel, materials, volunteer and other project costs to continue supporting our youth project Triple T’s for children aged between eight and...

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High Sheriff Gives Recognition To Local People And Charities – Southend win two awards

23rd March 2016 People who have made a major contribution to community safety and crime prevention in Essex have been given well-deserved recognition and thanks at the prestigious High Sheriffs’ Awards ceremony. The team at South East Essex Advocacy for Older People (SEEAFOP) is nominated by Jim Clinkscales to receive recognition for the inclusive manner...

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NEW Training for 2016

26th January 2016 SAVS delivers a variety of courses each year for the voluntary sector; our brochure has lots of information here on the NEW offering for 2016, which includes; ·         Crowdfunding 29 February ·         Recruiting Volunteers 10 March ·         Retaining Volunteers 24 March ·         Getting the most out of Facebook & Twitter 14 April ·         Fire Safety 21 April ·         Event Fundraising in...

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Launching the Brand New Website for Volunteering in Essex

18th December 2015 New Start, New Year, Why Not Volunteer! Why not make it your New Year’s resolution to volunteer in your community. The Team at the Volunteer Centre Southend invite you to join them and his worshipful the Mayor of Southend, to cut the ribbon and launch this exciting new website – the first place to go to...

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Are YOU the person we’re looking for?

16th September 2015 Southend Association of Voluntary Services is a registered charity and council for voluntary service. We promote, encourage and develop voluntary and community action by empowering and providing excellent support and representation to frontline organisations throughout the Southend-on-Sea area and Essex. Could you add to the strength of our Board of Trustees? Our Trustees...

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MO IS BACK…. ‘Mo Talks Rubbish’

17th August 2015 CHILDREN’S BOOK TO ENCOURAGE RECYCLING Turning Tides (SAVS) have joined with Southend-on-Sea Borough Council and Olympus Key Med to create the next edition of the popular Mo Book series. The book is designed to encourage people to take up recycling and minimise food waste. The storyline sees Mo encouraging his friend Molly...

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Folk Like Us Launched!

10th August 2015 Turning Tides and Southend Association of Voluntary Services are launching a new project called Folk like Us. ‘Folk like Us’ will provide support and information to isolated and loneliness elderly residents living in Southend was  launched on Friday 7th August 2015 at SAVS Centre. This new initiative will be delivered through Turning Tides; a...

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SAVS celebrates Southend Time Banks first exchange

11th March 2015 Southend Time Bank recently initiated its first exchange when Dan Brent accompanied Dawn Carter on one of her regular check-ups at the eye clinic.  Dawn recently became a member of the new Time Bank, and at her interview, asked if it would be possible for someone to accompany her to her appointment, as this is...

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Triple T’s head to Roots Hall

9 March 2015 The Triple T’s youth clubs which are run by Turning Tides were recently given the opportunity to watch the Southend United VS. Wycombe Wanderers match at the Roots Hall stadium in Southend. Southend’s Lions club provided tickets for 11 lucky children to attend the match which drew 2 all on Saturday 7th March....

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Supported Volunteering Project boosted by Santander Foundation

6 February 2015 We have received £5,000 to fund the work of our Supported Volunteering Project, which assists people who may have mental health in to volunteering.  The Supported Volunteering Project gives one to one support to increase confidence and self worth in Southend-on-Sea. The £5,000 grant was provided by the Santander Foundation which offers grants...

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Folk Like Us

16th December 2014 Southend Association for Voluntary Services  (SAVS) is celebrating after been awarded £339,076 from the Reaching Communities programme of the Big Lottery fund.  The funding will enable SAVS to support older people who are isolated and lonely. “We are delighted to have been successful in our funding application to the Reaching Communities programme. ...

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Thousands asked to Talk Health

28th November 2014 Volunteers from the Turning Tides project are visiting thousands of households in Southend from today (Thursday 27 November) as part of a major push to reduce pressure on the borough’s health services this winter. The project – funded by NHS Southend Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) – is being trialled in Westcliff-on-Sea, with...

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SAVS Patient Healthline

4th July 2014 Our Patient Healthline is in its 9th month and the calls keep coming. If you need extra support to manage a partners or your health condition then why not give us a call on 01702 356050. Just see how we helped one patient ‘This caller had recently been diagnosed with a long-term, painful medical condition....

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Veterans need to be thought about more

3rd April 2014 Representatives from over 30 voluntary and community groups learnt more about the needs of veterans in Southend at an event organised by local charity, SAVS. Speakers from the Royal British legion and Veterans First talked about the issues faced by people leaving the armed forces, such as housing, mental ill health, adjusting to...

Thanks to all our amazing volunteers
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Thanks to all our amazing volunteers

10 June 2014 This year it was the 30th anniversary of national Volunteers’ Week! An annual event run by NCVO (Volunteering England) taking place from 1-7th June. It celebrates the contribution made by millions of volunteers and across the country events took place showcasing the different volunteering roles available, taster sessions, team challenges and volunteer award ceremonies....

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Local school to the rescue

3rd May 2014 Southend Association of Voluntary Services (SAVS) have a charity shop in Alexandra Street in Southend that urgently needs donations so they were thrilled when Alleyn Court Preparatory School stepped up to help! Anne Crabb a teacher from the school arranged a week of collections at the school and invited Dan Turpin and...

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Veterans need to be thought about more

3rd April 2014 Representatives from over 30 voluntary and community groups learnt more about the needs of veterans in Southend at an event organised by local charity, SAVS. Speakers from the Royal British legion and Veterans First talked about the issues faced by people leaving the armed forces, such as housing, mental ill health, adjusting to...