Turning Tides

About the project

Turning Tides is a project of Southend Association of Voluntary Services (SAVS) and carries out community-based projects in conjunction with partner organisations.


Turning Tides promotes active citizenship and offers a range of activities for young people living in disadvantaged areas of Central Southend as well as supporting isolated older people living across the Borough.


Turning Tides encourages involvement in social activities, volunteering, training and environmental projects. More details about the work we do can be found below. All Turning Tides staff are Community Safety Accredited by Essex Police.

Folk Like Us launching in Shoebury

Our Projects

Folk Like Us

Folk Like Us in Shoebury

Breaking loneliness and isolation in amongst the elderly.

Triple Ts

TT Triple Ts

Supporting 8-12 year olds living in Central Southend.



Supporting families of 0-4s living in Southend.

To find out more call the Turning Tides Team on 01702 356 070

Latest News from Turning Tides


Folk Like Us has launched monthly Hub activities as requested by our members. Kicking off was Charlie's Cooking Master Class where he demonstrated how to make samosas & chapatis. Thanks so much to @asda Shoebury for supplying the ingredients. We really enjoyed eating them too!

✨ Raising Southend; a Festival of Conversations from @ABSSouthend is returning with more than 35 free interactive and exciting events, workshops, roadshows and activities for local families, children and professionals. Find out more: https://bit.ly/3StnUT6

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