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Winter Campaign to Support the City’s most Vulnerable Launched
One Colchester Strategic Partnership has announced the launch of its annual Winter Resilience Campaign.
Supporting the most vulnerable over the coming winter months, the campaign brings together a strategic partnership of public, community and voluntary sector groups who provide funding and community spirit to help residents stay safe, warm, well and connected,
The project provides advice and support through the One Colchester initiative delivering roadshows in the community and distributing winter packs to those affected by the cold weather, including families on low incomes, people living with long-term health conditions or at risk of social isolation.
The launch took place at The One Colchester Community Hub at a cost of living and winter resilience event organised by Community360. The event was supported by over 20 organisations offering information on health, social prescribing and cost of living support.
Ever thought about driving a community minibus? We are seeking experienced minibus drivers for our Community Transport scheme, which covers the Colchester and Chelmsford boroughs and Maldon district. This is a rewarding role where you can truly make a difference to people’s lives, enabling the more vulnerable people to access services. Join our team and know that the trip you have just provided has put a smile on a member’s face.
or give us a call to chat about the role on 01206 216600
Have your say on plans for the new Garden Community
Since the end of July 2023 Community360 have attended more than 20 events and network meetings speaking to over 400 people in communities including St Anne’s and St John’s, Wivenhoe, Greenstead and across Colchester Central and South Neighbourhoods.
There will be a second round of consultation running from the 27th November to the 12 December, including face to face and online engagement events. We look forward to seeing as many people as possible.
We have also been welcomed into community groups and would be delighted to come along and speak to any groups and members about how they can get involved. We would love to hear from you, please get in touch.
Give your feedback on proposals for the new Greenstead Multi-use Community Hub which is being developed with residents needs at the heart. Drop in and complete the survey at one of the in-person to talk to the architects. The first 30 people at each event will receive a £5 voucher for Kelly’s Kafe:
Greenstead Community Centre Mon 20 & 27 Nov 9am – 12 pm, Wed22 Nov 3pm – 6pm, Thurs 14 Dec 3pm – 6pm, Sat 25 Nov 12 pm- 3pm or 2 Dec 10.30am – 2pm
Hawthorn Surgery Mon 20 November 10am – 12pm
Enoch House Thurs 23 Nov 10am – 1pm
Divine Assembly Ministry Wed 29 Nov11am – 1pm and 6 Dec 11am – 1pm
Whether it’s work or juggling the balance of relationships and childcare, there are many lifestyle factors that contribute to stress that eventually lead to further mental health problems. Mental Health UK have put together lots of tips and ideas covering the key areas of health and wellbeing to help you manage your mental health and feel your best self.
So let's be aware, and take some steps to take care of ourselves and the people around us.
Forget-Me-Not Café Every first Tuesday of every month 10.30am - 12 noon Enjoy a free coffee and cake at the Forget-Me-Not Café at Colne View. Meet new friends and like-minded members of the community as well as enjoy an informal chat with Colne View specialists, share experiences and receive support.