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


Lee from our Community Support Team recently visited the Southchurch Park Ladies Group to tell them all about the Folk Like Us project and how it helps to break isolation and loneliness of older people living in the city of #Southend.

@savs_southend @TNLComFund

It’s Winter Warmer Wednesday in the Folk Like Us Hub. Today’s chilli con carne was very much enjoyed by our members; the vegan version made with Jackfruit was equally as popular. Thank you Jayne and volunteer Sam, it was delicious!
@savs @TNLComFund

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