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
Please click on the link to find details of the intended closure of Blackberry Road, due to commence on 18th October 2020 for 8 days. The closure is required for the safety of the public and workforce while Anglian Water undertakes new water connection.
Posted: Thu, 01 Oct 2020 09:29 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
This is a quick link to the official NHS site to enable you to download the Covid-19 mobile phone application. You can find more information in the attached document.
Posted: Wed, 30 Sep 2020 11:05 by David Lines
Join one of Ace Lifestyle's award winning programmes
All Free to residents in Essex (excluding Southend & Thurrock)
This programme is now fully funded by the UK Public Health grant.
"Since 2007, we have helped thousands of adults to lose weight, get fitter and enjoy a healthier relationship with food. Our award-winning programmes empower you to take control and achieve your goals.
We have a range of... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 14:58 by David Lines
Essex County Council has launched a new campaign making it easier and more motivating for residents to switch to walking, cycling or bus use across the County.
The campaign encourages participants to share their progress and tips via an app and includes a 60 Day Challenge where there are many prizes to be won for completing small tasks. The initiative is also aimed at supporting those going back to... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 14:54 by David Lines
From 11 to 27 September, Keep Britain Tidy will once more be organising the UK's biggest mass-action environmental campaign: The Great British September Clean 2020, after the Spring Clean was postponed due to COVID-19.
In 2019, more than 560,000 people took part.
- 17,097 clean-ups were held and 957,377 bags of litter collected – that's 239,344 wheelie bins full of rubbish or 4,308 tonnes worth.... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 04 Aug 2020 16:23 by David Lines