Charities in Tendring
Community Voluntary Services Tendring has been in existence for nearly 50 years.
Our mission is ‘leading and supporting voluntary action in Tendring’ and our core functions are to support, promote and develop the community and voluntary sector and to encourage liaison and connections between organisations, agencies and businesses.
CVST represents the sector providing a broad overview of needs and giving a neutral and objective viewpoint ensuring the sector has a voice and thereby is assisted toward sustainability. To support other voluntary sector representatives to have their say. To act as a strategic partner with local councils, funders, health providers and government in order to influence policy, plans and strategy.
To contribute and facilitate consultations, to advocate and challenge the design and provision of local services. We do this by participating in a range of strategic boards and committees including but not limited to the Tendring Health and Wellbeing Board, the Essex Compact Steering Group, the Older People’s Forum, the Voluntary Sector Forum, the Essex Voluntary Sector Alliance, Essex CVS, North East Essex Health and Wellbeing Alliance, Alliance System Resilience Group, Suffolk and North East Essex (SNEE) Integrated Care System (ICS), SNEE ICS Cancer Board, SNEE ICE Suicide Prevention Board, SNEE VCSE, Social Prescribing Partnership, Essex Carers Partnership and various multi-agency partnerships.
Because of its unique position in the community, CVST works closely and collaborates with partners and stakeholders from all sectors to identify and share knowledge of unmet local need and help to set up new initiatives in order to meet gaps in services or help develop and extend services with existing providers.
CVST promotes the work of the voluntary sector through one to one contacts from its multi-skilled staff and volunteer team with extensive knowledge and experience of the local sector and services, meetings, in the e-bulletin, website, social media and through our exhibitions, conference and activities.
CVST brings together communities in liaison in a range of ways including hosting regular network breakfasts, coffee drop-ins, exhibitions, cafés, focus groups or organising fundraising events such as the ever popular Annual Victorian Christmas Market.
Through our Community Information Centre in central Clacton and our Dovercourt & Harwich Hub, we offer a social prescribing service, funding advice, information and guidance, training days, regular newsletters packed with charity information, beach hut hire, training, volunteer opportunities and a range of accessible meeting rooms and equipment available to hire at reasonable rates to local groups.
DO YOU SUPPORT OR LOOK AFTER SOMEBODY?
In Essex around 18,000 people provide unpaid care or support to adult family member or friend, either in their own home or somewhere else. It can be difficult to recognise yourself as a carer; you might think you are just being a good friend, neighbour or spouse and are ‘just doing what needs to be done’.
Caring for someone covers lots of different things, like helping with their washing, dressing or eating, taking them to regular appointments or keeping them company when they feel lonely or anxious.
Carer Respite Break Scheme – in partnership with Colchester Catalyst Charity
If eligible, grants of up to £600 per year are available for carers who live in the ‘CO’ postcode area to achieve a carer’s break; specifically where assistance is not available from statutory organisations.
To find out if you are eligible to receive a grant please contact our Project Manager, Margaret Andrews. You may be able to identify a short break opportunity that can be taken now or you might want to make plans for later in the year.
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We look forward to hearing from you!
contact us on 01255 474410 or email, [email protected] www.essexcarerssupport.org.uk
2-can Project – is a partnership project delivered by SUMMIT and Essex Carers Support in Tendring. Together we help support the health and emotional wellbeing of vulnerable people and their carers who might be at risk of harm or self-neglect and enable people to identify the solutions, support and services that will assist their recovery and support their long term wellbeing.
Community Outreach – We are working at a very local community level developing innovative and creative ways to connect with family carers. We focus on connecting with community groups to identify and reach out to people who may not identify themselves as carers and/or be connected to support services. If you are a community group who suspect you may have members who are caring for others, we might be able to help you help your membership.
61 Station Road, Clacton-On-Sea
y.e.s. provides a confidential, non-judgemental and informal service for young people between the ages of 11 and 25 within Colchester and Tendring, who are facing difficulties in their lives.
If you are facing homelessness and need housing advice, if you are having family problems, if you are feeling low, depressed or suicidal, if you need advice about debts or would like to check you are claiming all the benefits you are entitled to, if you are teenager and are pregnant, if you are a young family who needs support, or if you need a CV, training or work advice, then y.e.s. can help you.
y.e.s. can provide help and support with many problems that you may be experiencing – and if we can’t help you ourselves then we will find someone who can, and will support you in getting that help.
Colchester’s very own early Youth Enquiry Service has been serving the community for 30 years now and here’s what we have learnt:
1) The issues facing young people are increasing in severity and impact
2) The attitude towards mental health has positively progressed within our community, but is not gaining enough support at government level
3) Our early intervention services have helped thousands to avoid crisis support services later in life, saving millions in social care
4) The people we see are not constrained to any specific demographics
5) Sometimes all people really need is someone to listen and encourage
6) Children today are exposed to innumerable more influences through social media than ever before
7) A couple hours in a garden can be all it takes to bring out a long-forgotten smile
“If you need help, the answer is y.e.s. – supporting young people.”
Founded in 1976 SUMMIT is the registered trademark of Tendring Mental Health Support, a company limited by guarantee. Our mission is to improve people’s lives by giving control back to them, right across the spectrum, and empowering them in the process, restoring their self-belief, self-reliance and self- worth. Our aim is to help vulnerable people find their own voice and to stand up for their rights- creating a culture of enablement, not dependency. We work in partnership with the people we support to develop and deliver meaningful services that reduce marginalisation, promote inclusion, foster independence and address health inequalities.
SUMMIT have a range of bespoke services for adults with Learning Disabilities, Autism and adults who have entrenched Mental Health Disorders. Our mission is to support the most vulnerable in our society.
We help people to lead full and meaningful lives by helping them to access the services they need such as advocacy, outreach work for the isolated, correspondence support, providing therapeutic and self-development services, supporting them through medical and diagnostic assessments, connecting them to other organisations and services whilst assisting them to obtain their right to fair treatment and inclusion.
Gaynor Jarrett (CEO) [email protected]
Noeleen Broughton (Service Manager) [email protected]
The centre at Holland on Sea is owned and run by TSSS for its stroke rehabilitation activities. Our daily groups at both Holland on Sea and Dovercourt provide tailored programmes for people with stroke, focused on reducing disability and increasing the prospects for a more fulfilling life. Our friendly staff are trained and committed to improving and enhancing the quality of life for Tendring stroke survivors carers and families.
The services are run by experienced qualified professional staff, and dedicated trained volunteers. The organisation works closely with health professionals. TSSS liaises with the Anglian Community Enterprise speech and language therapists. A qualified Art Tutor facilitates a weekly art class. In addition, a Consultant Physiotherapist provides advice and guidance with regards to mobility concerns.
The Stroke Survivors and Carers’ Support Service offer domiciliary visits, telephone helpline, practical and emotional support. Primary and secondary stroke prevention information and advice is available to all members of the community.
We are here to help
Tendring Specialist Stroke Services is a registered charity, originally set up over 30 years ago. We are partly funded by the Care Commissioning Group (previously partially funded by the now defunct Primary Care Trust). We provide help and support to people affected by stroke. We do this in a number of ways:
We promote understanding of stroke and its effects.
We provide information about the effects of stroke on stroke survivors, their carers, and families. We publish a range of booklets and leaflets containing information about aspects of stroke that will be helpful to those directly affected, plus professionals, and members of the public.
We support the individual, carer, and the family over a continuum.
We encourage independence, independent living, and the regaining of life skills as well as building confidence.
We raise insight and self awareness, self worth, and self esteem.
We encourage social and therapeutic activities.
We can access benefits advise, and also provide advocacy services.
We have a visiting consultant Physiotherapist and Speech and Language Therapist and work closely alongside other health professionals.
Tendring Specialist Stroke Services Staff
Our team consists of:
13 paid members of staff, supported by trained volunteers at our centre in Holland on Sea and our groups in Dovercourt.
At present, the organisation is PQASSO (Practical Quality Assurance System for Small Organisations) compliant (stages 1 & 2). This ensures we are delivering a standard of service to the required level.
We have also achieved ISO 9001 Accreditation (International Standardisation of Organisations), a quality mark that is recognised worldwide by health professionals.
Next Chapter (formerly known as Colchester & Tendring Women’s Refuge) is a domestic abuse charity working across the areas of Tendring, Colchester, Maldon, Chelmsford, Braintree & Uttlesford. We provide free and confidential services to support people who are currently experiencing, or have previously experienced domestic abuse.
We are passionate about ensuring that every person has the opportunity to live their life free from domestic abuse
Our vision is for Life without Domestic Abuse with our mission to provide rapid responses to domestic abuse that increase safety for all victims, enabling them to rebuild their lives & create lasting change. We believe in raising awareness through education, training & partnerships in our community.
We take the values of our organisation very seriously – it’s the way we set our own expectations about how we work with our service users, partners & each other and how we hold ourselves to account.
All the time that domestic abuse exists, individuals will need us to help make safety possible. With our support they are empowered to reclaim their lives & choose the next chapter in the future they want. We are open, honest and fair in everything we do and everyone we work with. People trust us to do the right things for the right reasons. We value the diversity and uniqueness of all individuals and families. We listen & believe our service-users and strive to always walk with them on their journey with us. We strive to act at all times with courage; challenging injustices and enabling the voices of our survivors to be heard. Delivering the very best in all we do and holding ourselves accountable for the outcomes. We strive to find new ways to break the cycle of domestic abuse by supporting research, developing best practice and influencing decision-making at the highest possible level.
The Salvation Army is a worldwide evangelical Christian church. Our mission is based on our faith in Jesus Christ who wants everyone to experience life in all its fullness. That is why, here in the UK and the Republic of Ireland, we put our faith into action by offering practical help for people without discrimination, standing up for those who are vulnerable, fighting against injustice and encouraging people to deepen their relationship with God. The services we offer are diverse and responsive to the realities of life in the communities we serve. Motivated by our Christian faith we offer practical support and services to all who need them, regardless of ethnicity, religion, gender or sexual orientation. Our work includes:
Campaigning and social policy
Community – debt advice, unemployment, isolation
Our churches and community centres (or corps as they are often called) – offer a range of activities and services within local communities. People can get involved in all sorts of ways, through volunteering with fundraising initiatives, attending church services and helping with local activities within 22 territorial divisions.
We’re Mid and North East Essex Mind, the mental health charity. We believe no one should have to face a mental health problem alone. That’s why we are here for you. Whether you’re stressed, depressed or in crisis, we’ll listen, give you support and advice and we’ll push for a better deal and respect for everyone experiencing a mental health problem.
We work with children from the age of 5 and adults of all ages. Some people use our services for only a little while and others might need help for longer.
Mid and North East Essex Mind (Registered Charity Number 1064309) are a local, independent charity connected to the national charity Mind. There are 130 local Minds across England and Wales. We all have to raise our own money to run our services so we each have our own board of trustees who are responsible for how we are run. Our work takes place across the Braintree, Chelmsford, Colchester, Maldon and Tendring districts. Because we are local, we understand our community, therefore our services fit what people need most.
Nationally, Mind campaigns to improve services and raises awareness. We work in partnership with them and other local Minds to make sure everyone gets the help they need across England and Wales.
Open Road is an established Drug and Alcohol Recovery support charity in Essex and Medway. Open Road provides services to support individuals on their journey to recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. As well as this Open Road offers helps to individuals in the Criminal Justice sector.
You can get help from Open Road at our centres, on the streets and at festivals, within the criminal justice system and working with businesses. You can reach out to us in person, over the phone, online via our website and social media platforms or via a professional you are currently engaging with such as a GP. Here at Open Road, we pride ourselves on giving people a safe place to come and discuss their problems free from judgement and in complete confidence with our trained and professional staff.
Open Road began providing services in Clacton in 1995 and this centre coordinates services across the Tendring area including Clacton, Harwich and Jaywick. The Clacton centre operates a drop in Needle Exchange and a open access support on appointment basis. We run a friendly and non-judgmental service with a member of the team available for support, advice or initial assessment.
Our services include information and advice, one to one confidential assessments, one to one recovery worker support, help and advice on gaining skills, training, education and employment opportunities.