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Outdoor exercise equipment

Health Secretary Sajid Javid visits CVST

Pride of Tendring winner!

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Robopet Day brings joy to Dementia Cafe

High Sheriff of Essex visits Harwich Hub

Funding for Cervical Screening projects

James talks about his CVST apprenticeship in new video

Watch our Beat the Street Harwich video

Community Garden welcomes visit from NHS

Open Road December Newsletter

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Funding available to improve mental health

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Hello From The Prince’s Trust!

Please find attached the latest New Central East Essex Newsletter and the Digital First Steps Newsletter.

The Affinity Programme

The Affinity Programme working in partnership with the POWER Project (NHSE Mental Health & Justice Pathway) is a targeted early intervention project working in Essex, Southend and Thurrock. The Affinity Programme will support children and young people age 5 and up to their 16th birthday, who are at risk of exclusion due to emotional dysregulation.

For more information, please view the attached flyer.

Ukrainian Refugee Cultural Sensitivity

Please click on the attached documents to find out how to be more culturally sensitive when dealing with any Ukrainian refugees.

English Version

Russian Version

Ukrainian Version

Good Things Foundation – National Databank

We’ve had a busy month here at Good Things Foundation, earlier this week we announced that Three Mobile has joined forces with Virgin Media O2 and Vodafone to join our National Databank, pledging 1 million GB of data to help 40,000 people to get online.

The National Databank is helping thousands of people to get connected and to do the things many of us take for granted – like accessing the services they need, finding work or staying in touch with friends and family. With living costs rising, people are having to make stark choices between having the data they need and heating their house or feeding their family. The National Databank is ensuring we aren’t leaving these people behind.

We want this to be just the start; we’re now calling on the rest of the UK’s mobile networks to join the National Databank and come together to help us to end data poverty in the UK by 2024. 

Together, we can break down the barriers causing data poverty in the UK once and for all.

Age Concern Christmas Newsletter 2021!

Please click on the link below to view the Age Concern Xmas Newsletter 2021.

Age Concern Newsletter.

Top Tappers Awarded for Beat the Street Success

THE top scorers in the first Beat the Street community initiative have been awarded trophies, prizes and certificates for their beat box tapping success.

Thousands of people signed up to take part in Beat the Street in Harwich, which ran for five weeks from September.

They walked, ran, and cycled a staggering 35,166 miles, tapping special fobs and cards on the beat boxes located around Harwich, Dovercourt, and Parkeston to score points.

Players working as individuals or teams also had the chance to unlock lucky boxes to win prizes, and on Thursday **dec 2** the top scorers were honoured at an awards ceremony.

Hosted at Community Voluntary Services Tendring (CVST) Harwich Hub, in High Street, Dovercourt, the winners of each category were presented with a trophy and certificate by Harwich Mayor Ivan Henderson.

Becky Dowling, physical activity capacity building officer at CVST, said: “It was lovely to see the winners celebrated for their hard work.

“Beat the Street has been a huge success in getting residents out exercising and enjoying the place they live and work.

“It’s been a pleasure to be a part of such a great initiative and meet so many wonderful people as they took part.”

Beat the Street was funded by an Active Essex pilot project testing ways to encourage residents to be more active and reduce the pressure on the NHS.

With CVST’s Beat the Street co-ordinator Becky at the helm, the scheme, which was a partnership comprising Tendring District Council and CVST with support from Intelligent Health and Sport England, has been hailed a success.

 

Cheryl Lomas, local physical activity pilot co-ordinator for Active Essex, said: “Beat the Street has been such a fun way to increase physical and mental health for the community of Harwich and Dovercourt.

“I was extremely proud to see community members of all ages taking part tapping the beat boxes, getting outdoors, connecting with other community members and most of all having a brilliant time whist getting active.”

Cllr Lynda McWilliams, Tendring District Council cabinet member for partnerships, said: “Beat the Street in Harwich was a resounding success, helping to get all ages in the community active in a fun way, and in doing so not only improving their health but also bringing people together.

“I look forward to working with our partners at CVST and the wider Active Essex Local Delivery Pilot to build on this and look at potentially widening the initiative to other areas.” For more information about Beat the Street visit www.beatthestreet.me/harwichdovercourt.

Crime Prevention Strategy 2021-2025

Please follow the link below to view the Essex Police Crime Prevention Strategy for 2021-2025.

Crime Prevention Strategy.

Dancing for Joy at New Grant!

Jaywick Seated Dance is celebrating after being awarded a grant to fund the group for a whole year.

Run by Community Voluntary Services Tendring, the class started in August 2019 as a taster session during a weight loss group.

It was so popular the attendees asked for it to become a weekly class.

With funding from Active Essex the dance class was financially supported until December 2021.

Now, a grant of £1,000 has been awarded to Jaywick Seated Dance from the Jaywick Sands Community Forum, which will allow it to continue through to December 2022.

Caroline Szabo, community development officer at CVS Tendring, welcomed the funding.

She said: “It’s great news we have funding to carry on this popular seated dance class for another year.

“It really helps residents who are unable to take part in more strenuous physical exercise to have fun while improving their overall fitness.

“Dance is a great way to keep fit and just because you can’t jump and twirl around the room doesn’t mean you should miss out.”

Jaywick Seated Dance is run by a qualified instructor and the latest funding will cover the costs from January to December 2022.

It means the sessions can run with just a £1 donation from attendees, which helps towards the hall rent.

Bradley Thompson, vice-chairman of the Jaywick Sands Community Forum, said: “Active Essex gave us a pot of money to hand out so we would be able to support groups and organisations like Jaywick Seated Dance.

“With continued support from Active Essex, Jaywick Sands Community Forum are able to offer grants to help keep local residents and groups active in the community.

“It’s a great opportunity for the whole of Jaywick to be able to get involved and get active.”

For more information about Jaywick Seated Dance, held on Fridays at the Jaywick Community Resource Centre in Brooklands Gardens, visit www.cvstendring.org.uk/fun-and-gentle-exercise or call 01255 425692.

Grants Totalling £129,892 Awarded Across Tendring!

VOLUNTARY and community organisations across Tendring have been awarded grants totalling £129,892.

Working in partnership with GP Primary Choice and North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group, CVS Tendring, on behalf of Tendring Together, has announced grants to 21 organisations.

Known as the North East Essex Hyperlocal Fund, the money is aimed at supporting the development of local activities that improve the health and wellbeing of residents.

Particular focus is on improving mental health, physical health and physical activity in a bid to reduce loneliness, obesity, suicide and help with the management of long-term conditions.

Mistley Kids Club has been awarded £2,202 towards its new weekend provision offering play and respite for children with additional needs and their parents.

Claire Moss, manager at Mistley Kids Club, said: “This funding is fantastic news for us.

“Our Saturday Club, which launched in October, came about because of there isn’t much provision about for families with children who have additional needs.

“We are doing it once a month from 10am to 4pm for 40 children and it gives the parents time to go and do whatever they want to, knowing their child is safe and having fun.

“The parents really appreciate it, it’s a lifeline for families.

“This funding will help us with the cost of the hall, staffing and resources such as arts and crafts supplies for the children.”

Tendring Stroke Support Services was awarded £10,000 for its work with Colchester and Clacton Hospital neurological teams to support the onward journey for stroke survivors.

Rosemary Garrey, director of operations, said: “This work is vital for people that have had a stroke.

“When someone is discharged from hospital there is no specialist care, physiotherapy services end.

“If you think they are at home with no support – emotional support is also vital and people don’t recognise that.

“But you need well-funded services.

“This grant means we are able to bring that specialist care into what we do.”

Sharon Alexander, chief officer for CVS Tendring, said: “We are delighted to announce this funding, on behalf of Tendring Together.

“These organisations provide incredible support and life-changing services to residents in Tendring, and we are grateful to be part of that by helping them in their work with these grants.”

P..P..P..PICK UP A PACK!

RESIDENTS in Harwich still have time to pick up a winter warmth pack to help stay cosy and well as temperatures drop.

Community Voluntary Services Tendring (CVST) is currently running its annual Winter Warmth project across the district, funded by the North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group,

It aims to help prevent illness and increase people’s ability to keep warm during the winter.

This includes ensuring people are warm and well-fed, supported with access to resources and products, a severe weather response, and training for staff and volunteers to give practical support to keep people well.

As part of this, the project offers free winter packs including a hat, gloves, scarf, water bottle and blanket.

The packs are on offer to Harwich residents that are older, on low incomes and benefits, have a life-limiting illness or disability, carers, and people who are homeless.

Lee Knight, Winter Resilience Project Manager at CVST, said: “We still have winter packs available and are encouraging residents in Harwich who are eligible to get in touch.

“These packs are a great way to keep warm during the colder months and, in turn, help keep well by preventing illnesses people are more susceptible to when cold for prolonged periods.

“If you are eligible then give us a call to reserve your pack.”

Once booked, packs can be collected from the CVST Harwich Hub in High Street, Dovercourt.

Call 01255 425692 to book a pack, and to find out more about the Winter Warmth project visit www.cvstendring.org.uk/winter-warmth/.

Community Renewal Partnership for Tendring: Planting
‘Seeds 4 Growth’

Please find attached details regarding the Community Renewal Partnership for Tendring: Planting ‘Seeds 4 Growth’, led by Abberton Rural Training (ART) in partnership with Paragon Training, Colbea, Colne Radio and CVS Tendring. Launching on the 1st December 2021!

Click here to visit the webpage.

Follow Mistley Kid’s Club on Facebook!

Please follow the link below to go to the Mistley Kid’s Club Facebook Page!

Click here to visit the webpage.

Suffolk and NEE Bereavement Service

Suffolk and North East Essex Bereavement Service have a webpage.

Click here to visit the webpage.

Cancer Research UK Workshop

Suffolk and North East Essex ICS and Cancer Research UK Facilitators Invite you to Join a Workshop.

Click here to view a copy of the Flyer.

 

Almost 4,000 Miles Covered In First Few Days of Beat The Street!

Active residents have taken to the roads of Harwich in their droves as Beat the Street comes to town. 

The fun activity sees people collect points by walking, cycling or even skating between various Beat Boxes around the area. 

After its launch last week (Wednesday, 29 September) already more than 1,800 people have signed up – and between them covered over 3,800 miles. The figures are for the first days of the activity. 

Becky Dowling, Physical Activity Capacity Building Officer at Community Voluntary Services Tendring (CVST), said it was not too late for more people to sign up. 

“Beat the Street is a really fun way to get active, whether as part of a school, an office team or just with your mates – and you could win prizes too,” Becky said. 

“To have so many people sign up and get active in the first three days is incredible, and I’d urge everyone to keep going through-out the game. 

“With Beat the Street running until early November, and with special events each week, it’s never too late to pick up your card and get connecting with the Beat Boxes.” 

Sign up and create your team at www.beatthestreet.me/harwichdovercourt or pick up your activity card from Dovercourt Library, Harwich Homestart, or Morrisons in Parkeston. 

Beat Boxes are located throughout Harwich, Dovercourt, Parkeston, Ramsey and Little Oakley. Those who top leader boards will win prizes and players also have the chance to unlock ‘lucky boxes’ too. 

In partnership with Tendring District Council (TDC), Beat the Street is funded and delivered by the Active Essex Local Delivery Pilot; a project testing ways to encourage residents to be more active and to improve health outcomes, thus reducing pressure on the NHS at the same time. 

CVST is running Beat the Street in Harwich, and Intelligent Health and Sport England are also supporting this fantastic project. 

 

 

 

 

Town Centre Community Fair 2021

CVST is holding a Town Centre Community Fair on Thursday 26 August. This event is an opportunity for voluntary/community organisations and charities to promote their services and raise awareness in the local community.

CVST Annual General Meeting

The AGM will be opened by the Chairman of Tendring District Council, the guest speaker is Dr Ed Garrett, Executive Lead of the Suffolk & North East Essex Integrated Care System, and the Mayor of Harwich will give closing remarks.

Please email events@cvstendring.org.uk to receive your zoom link and agenda.

Have your say

We are currently running 2 surveys and would appreciate responses asap – your thoughts, experiences and suggestions are most important to us.

Community Centre and Village Halls Survey

This is a short survey to enable Community venues to give information on their current and future needs.

State of the Sector Survey

As Community and Voluntary Sector Organisations, we would like to know what your experiences have been over the last 15 months and to be able to share the overall results of this survey with partners to help design the best approaches to sustaining and building on the achievements of community and voluntary action.

Organisations restarting services or activities

Are you an organisation or group that is looking towards restarting your service or activities?

Do you need to implement any new policies, procedures or changes?

Do you require any support, funding or guidance?

Please contact me if you require any assistance or have any questions:

Karen Tedder-Ward
karen.tedderward@cvstendring.org.uk
01255 425692 – Ext 1014

Community assets map 2020

North East Essex Health & Wellbeing Alliance – refreshed Community Assets Map 2020.

American doctor, Mark Hymen said “The power of community to create health is far greater than any physician, clinic or hospital.” A quote that we can wholeheartedly agree with following research undertaken on our local community assets.

The community assets map, commissioned by the North East Essex Health and Wellbeing Alliance, highlights the strength of the community through the numerous assets found across our six neighbourhoods. The intention of the map, which was refreshed in 2020, was to acknowledge the valuable role that assets play in the lives of local citizens but with particular reference to their health and wellbeing. The report will be refreshed on a regular basis.

Assets, as defined by the Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) model, can be individuals, associations, institutions, place-based, and connections. By understanding the assets, local commissioners are better placed to support community organisations, build partnerships and consider funding options.

The Alliance is committed to the ABCD approach, ensuring work is done with, not to local citizens. Consequently, understanding the strength and resilience of these assets, as well as acknowledging those areas requiring support or help with sustainability, is fundamental to achieve the Alliance objective – to work together to help everyone live well locally.

Many community and voluntary organisations working in Tendring gave up their time and information to contribute to this mapping exercise. We would like to thank them very much for this engagement.

If you have any relevant data, feedback, additions or amendments to this report please send them to camproject2021@outlook.com, where they will be reviewed and changes made to future updates of the report.

Community Asset Mapping Refresh North East Essex Executive Summary 2021

Community Asset Mapping Refresh North East Essex 2021

E-Bulletin

CVS Tendring produces a weekly e-bulletin which includes up-to-date information on local events, meeting and news from organisations relevant to our members. If you would like to be included on the distribution list for the bulletin, please contact us to request your weekly copy. Please include the name of the organisation that you work or volunteer for in your email.

Below you will find download links to the document referred to in the E-bulletin.

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Understanding the world of…

E-bulletin 9 August 2021
EFAS – romance scams

E-bulletin 2 August 2021
EFAS – pet scams

E-bulletin 26 July 2021
Thinking Differently Together’ about… Suicide
Essex Police: Tendring – Your Local Update
EFAS – Insurance scams

E-bulletin 19 July 2021
Weekly Update from PFCC

E-bulletin 12 July 2021
EFAS – scam calls
Administrator Vacancy

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