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Careers Fair at The Advice Store, 27th May

18 May 2022

Are you looking for a job or need some careers advice? If so why not visit the Advice Store in Basildon for their small scale Careers Fair on Friday 27th May between 11am and 3pm. This event needs to be booked prior to attending. Book your space here.  

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Dementia Action Week 2022

11 May 2022

Dementia Action Week is taking place between 16th and 22nd May. The Alzheimer’s Society run this awareness campaign annually to encourage people to ‘act on dementia’. This year the theme is diagnosis. If you or a loved one is experiencing memory loss, it could be a sign of dementia. Research shows that the misconception around memory […]

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Mental Health Awareness Week 9th to 15th May 2022

4 May 2022

Mental Health Awareness Week is an annual event when there is an opportunity for the whole of the UK to focus on achieving good mental health. The Mental Health Foundation started the event 21 years ago. Each year the Foundation continues to set the theme, organise and host the week. The event has grown to […]

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Tec Mates, Digital Drop in Sessions

3 May 2022

Do you feel digitally excluded and nervous when it comes to using technology, or know someone who would be benefit from some digital support? If so our Tec Mates sessions are for you! Our weekly drop in sessions are run by tech savvy volunteers who are on hand to assist you with all your tech […]

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FREE Diabetes Awareness Session 16th June

28 April 2022

Diabetes UK, in partnership with BBW CVS are offering a FREE Awareness session 16th June 1pm via zoom to mark Diabetes Week This 1-hour session will provide basic knowledge of Type 1 and Type 2, common symptoms, risk factors of Type 2, hypoglycaemia and hyperglycaemia, complications, and an update on prevention studies. This is a […]

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Spring Community Connection Out Now!

20 April 2022

Our latest edition of Community Connection magazine is available to read online now! In this issue you will find articles from: Basildon Heritage on royal visits to the borough over the last 70 years Basildon Pride on what it means to be Transgender and Non Binary HeadsUp Employment Service Warp-It Reuse Service Feeding the Family […]

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Micro-Volunteering Day 15th April 2022

13 April 2022

Friday 15th April marks Micro-volunteering day. A day to highlight and raise awareness about micro-volunteering, its benefits and how you can get involved. What is Micro Volunteering? “Micro-volunteering is bite-size volunteering with no commitment to repeat and with minimum formality, involving short and specific actions that are quick to start and complete” (National Council for […]

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Volunteer Awards 2022

30 March 2022

The annual Basildon Volunteer Awards celebrate the selfless help and support provided by the borough’s dedicated volunteers. For the first time since the pandemic began the awards were able to be held in-person and award nominees and their special guests were invited to attend the prestigious event generously sponsored by several Basildon based businesses and […]

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FREE Weight Management sessions

17 March 2022

The FREE Weight Management programme, My Weight Matters is back up and running at The George Hurd Centre every Tuesday, 10-11:30am. No appt needed, just drop in and meet our friendly volunteers who will support you on your journey. For more info visit: http://ow.ly/vsKF50IjJhW  

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WECan TEC Mates

18 February 2022

WECAN’s TEC Mate scheme needs tec-savvy volunteers to help isolated members of the community access technology

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