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.

Safe as Houses

Safe as Houses

Crime reduction initiative.

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

Latest News from Turning Tides


🎉 SAVS awarded three-year grant of £94,935 by @BBCCiN. Read the full story: https://bit.ly/3MurRV4

📍 Over the next 3 years, the grant will fund the salary of two part-time staff and a Young Persons Development Manager to continue to provide a place to belong for young people

So happy to have completed this years @raceforlife and to do it with my little man in memory of nanny/mum made it extra special! Great to see so many raising money to fight cancer. 👍

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