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The Citizens Advice Bureau in Southend has been funded for another winter to provide an energy service to the residents of Southend.  This service includes checking bills, dealing with energy debt, access to grants, switching suppliers and checking eligibility for extra benefits. Last year we saved…
We at SHIP wanted to share with you the launch of something very exciting for young people in Essex. London’s premier youth led radio station – #Reprezent – has just launched in Essex with a year long broadcast training scheme for 13 – 24-year-olds. We are so…
A vital adaptations service that enables people to live independently in their own homes has been re-launched. The council’s major adaptations team, which deals with council tenants, and the Papworth Trust, which deals with private households, will join together to create one adaptations team for…
Introducing YEGS: The Young Experts Group Southend! YEGS was devised by the LAC Council (Looked After Children Council), who met for the first time last Thursday to have a say in their care. First on the agenda, naturally, was the naming of the group -…
You can take part in Musical Monday – a day of music making for children and young people taking place on Monday 24th October, from 10am – 3pm at St Mary’s Church of England Primary School, Boston Avenue, Southend-on-Sea. The young musicians will work in…
Southend Youth Council has elected their new Youth Mayor and Deputy Mayor to serve a six month term in office. John Jenkins, 16, a student at Southend High School for Girls Sixth Form School from Leigh-on-Sea has been appointed Youth Mayor, and said: “I am…
The start-up of the Looked After Children Council is underway and our first meeting is today, 13th October 2016. Children from 10-18 who are accommodated by the LA will be meeting to develop ideas and plans about how they can improve the services available within the…
The first major changes to Adults Care and Support in England have come into action today (1st April 2015). The Care Act 2014 puts into place the biggest change in Adult Social Care in England for more than 60 years and looks to make the…
From Wednesday 1st April 2015, care and support in England is changing for the better. The new Care Act will help make the care and support system more consistent across the country.    ‘Care and support’ is the term used to describe help for adults…
Care and Support is changing for the better! The Care Act, coming into effect on 1st April 2015, is considered to be one of the biggest changes to Adult Social Care for over 60 years. This single modern law puts wellbeing at the heart of care and…