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News from The Chamber and its Partners

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Job Vacancies
Harlow Museum Playcation
 
Funding Opportunities
Heart for Harlow Awards
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Job Vacancies
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Rainbow Services are looking to recruit another enthusiastic member of staff into our Community Builder Team.  Working to reduce loneliness and social isolation, this post will have a particular focus on people living with, and carers of people living with Dementia.  We are looking for someone that has a passion for supporting people and increasing dementia friendly, social activity.
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West Essex Community Action Network Ltd (WECAN) is a social enterprise formed by three long-standing VCSE infrastructure agencies serving West Essex (CVS Uttlesford, Rainbow Services Harlow and Voluntary Action Epping Forest). WECAN have two exciting new employment opportunities in West Essex.  Follow the link below for more info.
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Harlow Museum Playcation
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Harlow Museum are running exciting creative activities every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from Thursday 22 July to Saturday 28 August, suitable for the whole family.  Events are free, with donations welcomed. Booking is advised for some events. You can view the full Playcation 2021 programme.
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The Association of Mental Health Providers is launching a grant fund to support small-medium VCSE Mental Health providers working with communities disproportionately impacted by Covid19.  Orgs with a turnover £0-250k can apply!  Grants up to £5k.  The deadline for applications is 13th August.
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Easyfundraising are a free to use fundraising platform which enables good causes to benefit from free donations from leading retailers. They are offering a free funding webinar: 'unrestricted funding for voluntary organisations & groups', where you can find out more.  Places at the event are limited, so please register below if you’d like to join: When: Monday 16th August at: 12.30pm Duration: 30-45 mins. Book your place here:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZErduGurzMoH9JYDL3iks5yGQUWfTjAcjLB 
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Digital Skills for Heritage Tranche 8: Digital Volunteering funding is available for organisations and partnerships to create and support new digital volunteering opportunities.  Is your organisation looking to establish new digital volunteering opportunities and roles in the UK? Will your project support UK heritage? Do you require a grant of between £10,000 to £100,000? Will your project last no longer than 18 months? Are you a not-for-profit organisation or a partnership led by a not-for-profit organisation? If you answered yes to these questions, then see below for more info.
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Heart For Harlow Awards
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The Heart 4 Harlow Awards are half way through the nomination period. Nominations began in April and will close in November for the 2021 awards. Now would be a great time to consider those individuals or organisations, not already nominated, that you feel deserve to be recognised.
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News from The Chamber and its Partners

Job Vacancies
St. Elizabeth's Recruitment Open Days
Paradise Wildlife Park
Green Doctor

 
West Essex CCG Survey
Healthier Together
Net Zero: Making Essex Carbon Neutral
Funding
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Job Vacancies
Epping Forest District Council are advertising for a new Strength and Balance Programme Coordinator to cover the Epping and Harlow Districts.  
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St. Elizabeth's Recruitment Open Days
Are you considering a new career?  St. Elizabeth's are holding recruitment open days during July and August. 
 
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Paradise Wildlife Park
Paradise Wildlife Park are excited to announce their reopening date of 19th July.  See their website for more info.
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Green Doctor
Groundwork Green Doctors has partnered with the Cadent Foundation to support households across the UK to take control of their energy bills and to stay warm and well.  Click below for more info and how to request a Green Doctor Referral.
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West Essex CCG Survey
West Essex CCG would like to hear your thoughts on Online Consultations at your GP surgery.  This information will help them better understand requirements when procuring Online Consultation systems in your area and help improve what is available at GP practices.
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Healthier Together
Are you concerned about a baby or child’s health or wellbeing?
The new NHS ‘Healthier Together’ website provides clear advice for anyone in Hertfordshire or west Essex who wants to turn to a reliable source of local information.
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Net Zero: Making Essex Carbon Neutral
The Essex Climate Action Commission is an independent body set up by Essex County Council to advise the Council on how best to tackle the climate challenge and become a net zero emissions county.
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Funding
Ecclesiastical are awarding 30 charities a grant of £10,000 and will pick out two of these charities to receive an additional £50,000 grant and one charity who will receive an additional £100,000 grant!
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Clarion Futures Bounce Back Loans. 
  • Open funding round – new and existing partners can apply 
  • Grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 are available
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West Essex Mind - Here to Help

 

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Mental Health Coaches - Mind in West Essex

 

The Mental Health Coaches are part of the new Primary Care Networks that are being setup. Coaches support patients, as part of a multi-disciplinary team through their mental health journey in order to ensure it is as person centred, streamlined and seamless as possible. This is currently running as a pilot in South Uttlesford, Harlow South and Epping Forest North.

Coaches can help you with a range of support including:

  • support you to access the services you need
  • be an advocate if you are turned away from services
  • guide you to resources that will help with your mental health needs
  • accompany to to appointments
  • promote person centred recovery, independence, choice and control

If you are interested in finding out more and are a patient from one of the following surgeries, please speak directly to your GP:

News from The Chamber and its Partners

Job Vacancies
Our high-performing Chief Executive is leaving us for a new career opportunity.  We now need to find another exceptional person to carry on the good work and put their own stamp on the organisation as its executive leader.
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Grays Primary Care Network are looking for a part time Social Prescribing Link Worker to work alongside their existing Full-Time Link Worker.Thurrock CVS are recruiting within their Health and Social Care Projects. If you have an interest or background in either Health or Social Care, are a good talker, but more importantly a good listener and are passionate about people being heard then please take a look at our current vacancy.
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There are a number of job opportunities at the CARA centre. Please click on the link below for more information.
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Citizens Advice
June's edition of the Resident Advice Newsletter from Citizens Advice Harlow.
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Surveys
Exploring smartphone and tablet use by people with memory problems. Please see more information on the link below.
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A Charity Digital Skills Report survey to understand how use of digital has changed across the sector during the pandemic.
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Harlow College
Supported Studies May Newsletter.
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Mental Health First Aid
FREE half day MHFA England mental health awareness online courses available. For more information please email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or book using this link: https://cal.smoothbook.co/mentalhealthfirstaid
Voluntary Sector Forum
The next Voluntary Sector Forum is on the 16th June 10-12 via Zoom.  
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Harlow and Gilston Garden Town
Harlow & Gilston Garden Town’s consultation for the Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) is underway and they hope that you can help shape the proposals between now and Sunday 13 June.
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Harlow Council
A new Leader of the Council, Deputy Leader and Cabinet members were appointed to lead the new council following local elections held earlier this month.
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