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News News from The Chamber and its Partners

Fri,21Jan2022

News from The Chamber and its Partners

Community Hub
Rainbow Services are proud to announce Harlow's new Community Hub. Offering a range of services for all residents in Harlow as well as providing information on the community and social activities all with the mission to support the people that need it.  Join us in the Harvey Centre on Friday 26th November for our first pop up!  Come and grab a tea or coffee and find out a bit more about Harlow's new Community Hub!
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Community Builder Christmas Parties
Check out our upcoming Christmas Party events on 30th November, 7th and 14th December for Harlow Seniors.  Booking is essential and places are going fast!  To book contact Carol on 07849 087790 or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
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Goldies Christmas Special
Goldies Christmas Special is being held on Monday 20th December, 2pm - 3pm at Great Parndon Library, Parnall Road, Harlow, CM18 7PP.  Come along and have a cup of tea and a good sing-a-long with Rob from Goldies. To book this event contact Carol on 07849 087790 or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
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Voluntary Sector Forum Meeting
Join us at our next VSF meeting on Wednesday 15th December from 10am until 12 noon via Zoom.  Find out more about our new Community Hub project, get the latest voluntary sector updates and share your news and challenges with your colleagues working in all areas of the local community. Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85096404568?pwd=cnhUYjdKUEdLZVhpaE5PQmdUREROZz09
Meeting ID: 850 9640 4568 Passcode: 794239
Please RSVP to:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or call 01279 308150
Dementia Awareness Workshops
We are running a series of eight workshops for anyone who is interested in learning more about Dementia. You are welcome to book into all eight, or just to attend those you have a particular interest in. All workshops will be at Harlow Playhouse on a Tuesday between 1.30pm and 3pm. They are free of charge, but you will need to book, details on our webpage.
Vacancies
Wecan (a West Essex consortium of local charities including Rainbow Services Harlow, Uttlesford CVS, and Voluntary Action Epping Forest) are recruiting.  This is a wonderful opportunity for someone who is a great communicator, appreciates the health benefits of being physically active, and wants to make a difference in the community.  You don’t need to be super fit to apply for this role - the Find Your Active Campaign celebrates the fact that everyone can enjoy the benefits of being active. Closing date is 3rd December.  For more info visit Current Vacancies - Rainbow Services - Harlow
Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUT)  are looking to recruit a Service User Network Manager on a fixed term contract until the end May 2022 to cover maternity leave.  Go to http://jobs.eput.nhs.uk/vacancy/3575125 for full details.  The closing date has been extended; for further info contact them on 01375 364513, or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
MIND Online Parent Workshop
MIND in West Essex are delivering a brand new online parent's 'LGBT Awareness Workshop'.  They have 2 dates on offer: Tuesday 30th November and Thursday 9th December, 5.30pm - 6.30pm.  This workshop is aimed at parents who are confused by terminology around LGBTQI+ issues and would like to know more to support their children.  To access this free service you must have a child aged 11+ who attends a Harlow school, and have access to Zoom.  Referral Form attached.  Email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  for more info...
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TheraSpace CIC Men Talking Mentoring Project
TheraSpace CIC are running a series of FREE mentoring events (at least 1 hour a week for 6 weeks) funded by MIND in West Essex, aimed at matching young adults to an older male role model. The role models can help young adults by building up self-confidence, motivating and developing young people morally, socially and just by being a listening ear if needed. There are a few spaces remaining for Mentees.  Application Form attached.  Email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  to find out more.
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Essex Police Christmas Tree Appeal
The Harlow Police Community Giving 'Christmas Tree Project' is an opportunity for you to buy Christmas gifts for children and young people who might otherwise not receive anything at all. While you're picking up pressies for your family and friends, why not pick up a gift for a child who might not get the family Christmas you enjoy.  See the attached for how this works, or for more info contact Pc 74576 Bradley Hall, Pc 77999 Sandra Marayen or Pc 1671 Rob Hance at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  
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Mental Health Sustainability Fund
The Mental Health Sustainability Fund/BUPA Foundation, are now accepting applications for this fund, to support small to medium VCSE and Mental Health providers working within communities disproportionately impacted by Covid19.  Grants up to £5k.  Applications close on 3rd December.  Visit their website for more info: https://amhp.org.uk/our-work/mh-sustainability-programme/helplines-fund-with-bupa-foundation/
Essex County Council Foster with Support
Can you or someone you know foster?  Did you know you can foster a child with disabilities from as little as a weekend a month to providing full time care? Short breaks can be offered alongside your full-time role. Essex County Council best match children to your family, they provide local training and 24/7 support. The majority of children do not need to be cared for in a specially adapted home, or even by someone with professional experience, they just need to be nurtured and supported to reach their potential.  See the attached for more info...
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TV Licensing Scam Awareness
Since the start of the pandemic TV Licensing have seen the number and variety of scams increase. That’s why they are working to help customers protect themselves against fraudsters.  If you’re ever unsure about a communication you’ve received, it’s always best to ask someone – perhaps a friend or trusted advisor.  You can go to the TV Licensing website and sign in to your licence at tvl.co.uk/yourlicence to check if anything is actually wrong or call TV Licensing on 0300 303 9695 to speak with someone who can help.  You can find more information about how to avoid scams and how to report one here