Good News Stories from our Community Builders (6th to 19th February) – SAVS

Good News Stories from our Community Builders (6th to 19th February) – SAVS

Rob Carvosso, Shoebury – Sponsored by Shoebury Residents Association

On the 25th the East PCN held a health and well-being day at Norton Place. The event was for local residents who come under the primary care network. Once patients were booked in they could see a number of different services under one roof. The offer included GPs, pharmacists, health checks, nurses, COPD support, social prescribers, cancer support, mental health support and many others.

While it was busy and a little bit of waiting the feedback was really positive with people commenting it made it easy and relaxed to combine multiple appointments. With over 250 people booked during the day, it was really great to chat with patients/residents about community life, their history and experiences in Shoebury.

Get in touch with Rob:
07534 337503

Chiquitta Bruce, Milton – Sponsored by Milton Community Partnership

Chiquitta attended the Childrens SummerCourt Centre where she helped sort donations of clothes for their Bib and Bobs event which takes place for free once a month and is open to all parents and carers. The aim is for parents to take what they need and donate what they don’t, therefore creating a continuous cycle as long as the item remains fit for purpose. Donations are both new and used items and consist of anything from clothing to child furniture such as bouncers and cribs. It’s an environmentally savvier way of doing things that benefit the wider community.


Get in touch with Chiquitta:
07534 312867

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

Kayleigh went along to support the Community Work Party at the green space next to Southend Museum. They are cleaning up the space to make it into a wellbeing garden. The space is created as an accessible outdoor space and is designed specifically to facilitate the experience of nature for those living with dementia and their careers, however this space is open to all. They have selected plants for their sensory and tactile qualities.

The Southend Museums Wellbeing Garden has been developed in collaboration with Southend-on-sea City Council’s parks department and Trustlinks.

Get in touch with Kayleigh:
07534 876274

Jamie Langstone