The Cancer Care Navigators are here to help people get the right help and support with all non-medical needs.
They are trained staff working alongside Ipswich and Colchester hospital and with the local GP surgeries to support newly diagnosed patients, their families and carers with practical, financial and emotional concerns they might have.
We are able to offer practical support and advice, which might... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 27 Oct 2020 16:21 by David Lines
Many local businesses and organisations are offering free meals in Colchester, as well as fun activities for children during the school holidays. The Borough Council has co-ordinated all the good work and support being offered over the half term break, to make it as easy as possible for the people of Colchester to find the local support they need. They have just gone live with their new Food Support... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 27 Oct 2020 09:51 by David Lines
Essex County Council is committed to supporting communities most in need and that have been adversely impacted by the Covid-19 crisis. Given the immediate need around holiday hunger, ECC has committed an initial £165,000 which will be made available immediately to food banks and community organisations supporting families and individuals who need support with food and essentials.
Organisations... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 26 Oct 2020 09:44 by David Lines
This year's Get Online Week campaign is going to be a little bit different, with the country still responding to the coronavirus pandemic'. Rather than holding large events in local communities and inviting lots of people into public venues, the aim is to help people safely, whether over the phone or using digital tools like Teams or social media platforms (Facebook & Instagram) for live coffee... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 19 Oct 2020 10:46 by David Lines
To ALL Essex Residents,
In a move to slow the current rates of infection across our county, from Saturday, Essex was placed into the high level of restrictions (tier 2 on the new COVID system).
What does this mean?
No household mixing indoors – this includes at home or in hospitality venues
Different households can meet outdoors in public spaces but must stick to the 'Rule of six'
10pm curfews will... Read More »
Posted: Sat, 17 Oct 2020 12:07 by David Lines
An announcement from Essex County Council, stating that Essex will move from COVID Tier 1 ( Medium) to Tier 2 ( High) . The Secretary of State has agreed that this will happen this weekend – 0.01am on Saturday.
Please follow the link for further information
Local COVID alert level: high
This is for areas with a higher level of infections where some additional restrictions are in place.
This means... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 15 Oct 2020 12:28 by David Lines
Colchester Borough Council's Digital Access Support Team have begun providing Online Tutorials, currently to a pilot group, which have been successful, so they are now encouraging residents of the borough to sign up for them.
Partnered with The Good Things Foundation's "Learn My Way" as an Online Centre, they aim to support residents in gaining vital digital skills, and will be running a variety of... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 01 Oct 2020 12:22 by David Lines
A message from Colchester Borough Council
Highwoods Country Park are resuming their free health walks. The walks will be starting again from the 4th of October, for weekly updates please follow the link.
Health Walks. Led by fully trained volunteer walk leaders our FREE walks are an ideal way to improve fitness or mobility in a sociable atmosphere and are held in a regular fortnightly pattern on alternate... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 01 Oct 2020 11:50 by David Lines
A message from Age Concern Colchester and North East Essex - supporting those in later years
At Age Concern Colchester and North East Essex, we work all year round to improve the lives of those in later years in our area. Since the Coronavirus struck, we know that older people had even more difficulty accessing services and vital local support. We have adapted what we do to make sure that we continue... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 30 Sep 2020 11:51 by David Lines