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Southend Association for Voluntary Services  (SAVS) is celebrating after been awarded £339,076 from the Reaching Communities programme of the Big Lottery fund.  The funding will enable SAVS to support older people who are isolated and lonely.

“We are delighted to have been successful in our funding application to the Reaching Communities programme.  This funding will help older people in Southend who are lonely and isolated to access all the fantastic services and activities that are provided by the voluntary and community sector in Southend,” says Alison Semmence, Chief Executive of SAVS.

Volunteers from the Turning Tides project are visiting thousands of households in Southend from today (Thursday 27 November) as part of a major push to reduce pressure on the borough's health services this winter.

The project – funded by NHS Southend Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) - is being trialled in Westcliff-on-Sea, with residents being left ‘calling cards’ giving them information about local community services, GPs and pharmacists and alternatives to the hospital's A&E department.

As you may know we send out a weekly email to all our members and other important members of Southend's Community. Over the last couple of weeks we have been working with MyTown Southend.  MyTown - is a online magazine to celebrate the good news about Southend and builds links in the community. They have given us the chance to bring sound and video to the now 'famous' Friday Email. to view this weeks email just follow the 



Our Patient Healthline is in its 9th month and the calls keep coming. If you need extra support to manage a partners or your health condition then why not give us a call on 01702 356050.

This year it was the 30th anniversary of national Volunteers’ Week! An annual event run by NCVO (Volunteering England) taking place from 1-7th June. It celebrates the contribution made by millions of volunteers and across the country events took place showcasing the different volunteering roles available, taster sessions, team challenges and volunteer award ceremonies. And Southend was no different!