Charity Partners of Age Concern Colchester & North East Essex
- Charities in Colchester (2)
- Charities in Tendring (1)
- Children & Families Charities (1)
- End of Life Care (1)
Home-Start Colchester is a local children and family support charity committed to making a real difference to the lives of local children and families.
Home-Start Colchester is responsive to need, designing family support around individual families when support is requested and wanted. Providing parent mentoring, along with information, guidance and practical and emotional assistance. Our approach is as individual as the people we’re helping. No judgement, it is just compassionate, confidential help and expert support.
We work alongside parents, often in their own homes, to help them cope with the stresses and strains of life and make sure they have the skills, confidence and strength they need to nurture their children. We also provide opportunities for children to build skills and reach their full potential. We also have volunteer opportunities for local parents to join Home-Start to offer peer parent mentoring, receiving valuable preparation training to increase skills and prepare for the role.
Home-Start Colchester is part of a national network of home- Start schemes delivering across all four nations of the United Kingdom, 13,500 home-visiting volunteers support over 27,000 families and 56,000 children to transform their lives.
We are currently operating in Colchester and South Tendring.
The Ark Methodist Church, Jack Andrews Way, Highwoods, Colchester Co4 9FF
Office 3, The Mill 355-357 Old Rd, Clacton-On-Sea CO15 3RQ
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.
About St Helena
We help local people face incurable illness and bereavement, supporting them and their families, friends and carers.
We also support children and adults who are facing bereavement.
We reach out to members of our community, helping them make their own choices and live with dignity. By focusing on their physical, emotional and spiritual needs, we aim to bring comfort and relief to all those who need it, offering the people of North Essex individual care and total support, regardless of their diagnosis or personal circumstances.
We rely heavily on the help and generosity of our fundraisers, donors and volunteers. Without them we wouldn’t be here.
We all share a common goal: to be here every step of the way for everyone who needs us, helping life to go on in the face of dying, death and bereavement.
Colchester United Football in the Community (CUFITC) is the official charity partner of Colchester United Football Club.
We aim to get our community engaged in the wide range of activities we offer and in turn lead active and healthier life styles through our four main strands of delivery Sports Participation, Education, Health and Inclusion, and Facility Development.
Currently delivering our services to 7,500 people over 450 hours of provision each week, CUFITC impacts people positively using the power of sport we play a key role in our local community.
‘’To enrich the lives of the people within the communities we operate through physical education and the brand of Colchester United’’
Aims and Objectives
• To promote sport and learning to the wider community.
• To place Colchester United FC at the heart of the community by increasing sports participation and engagement with the Club.
• To help grow the supporter base of Colchester United through positive brand representation.
• To champion health and wellbeing throughout the operational region.