Good News Stories from our Community Builders (4th – 10th July) – SAVS

Good News Stories from our Community Builders (4th – 10th July) – SAVS

Introducing the latest series from SAVS, Good News Stories from our Community Builders!

Each week we will take a look at what our builders have been up to and share a handful of their community stories from the week.

Rob Carvosso, Shoebury – Sponsored by Shoebury Residents Association
On the 16th the CCG held an event at the Salvation Army for the community to look and discuss local health services and possibilities for the location of at new health centre. The drop in event provided 5 possible locations looking at the positives and draw backs of each site and what additional services could be offered. Staff were available to talk to residents and any concerns and response to questions that may have been raised and discuss any additional ideas or comments that might arise.

It was really good to speak to residents about their ideas and what they are looking for from health services and to listen to a wide range of ideas, the feedback form was Laos available for people to fill in to expand views a little more.

It was a great event to listen to the community.


Chiquitta Bruce, Milton – Sponsored by Milton Community Partnership
Age Concerns, Days at the Haven is located out the back of the Haven Community Hub in Westcliff on Sea. It is a specialist day centre service for older people and those living with dementia, offering a safe and supported respite for loved ones and carers. This month they had a visit from Hartbeeps who offer original musical stories and rhymes for children, focusing on multi-sensory play. The inter-generational session saw the clients from the day centre get the opportunity to experience a Hartbeeps session with parents and babies. Chiquitta had some very positive feedback from the parents and got to see the joy the session bought to the older people in the day centre. Both age Concern and Hartbeeps hope to collaborate again in the near future. Well done Age Concern for such an amazing idea!


Kayleigh Wilkins, Victoria – Sponsored by St Vincent’s Southend

I spoke to a man who walks his dog through Churchill gardens all the time and enjoys the area’s peace. I asked him if there is any change he would like to see in the green space and he said he would like to see the waterfall switched back on.

Jamie Langstone