New adopters need guaranteed long-term support if their families are to thrive, says Adoption UK

New adopters need guaranteed long-term support if their families are to thrive, says Adoption UK

THIS National Adoption Week (18th October–23rd October), the charity is calling on the Government to make a ten-year commitment to the Adoption Support Fund (ASF), which provides adoptive families in England with therapeutic support. A third of parents told Adoption UK support accessed through the ASF had helped them avoid a family breakdown.

High Sheriff invites applications from Thurrock

High Sheriff invites applications from Thurrock

CHARITIES and voluntary groups that are playing a vital role in keeping people safe from harm, helping victims of crime or delivering activities that are making their local communities safer places to live and work, are being given the chance to apply for funding to support their work.

Bulphan WI welcome return to village hall

Bulphan WI welcome return to village hall

MEMBERS and visitors were absolutely delighted to be back at the village hall for their August meeting, the first inside the hall since March 2020, they even burst into applause after the rousing rendition of Jerusalem at the end of the meeting, they had been entertained by Revd. Dr Nicholas Henderson’s talk on two of the Tudor queens.

Football Foundation Launch ‘Return to Disability Football Fund’

Football Foundation Launch ‘Return to Disability Football Fund’

A NEW ‘Return to Disability Football Fund’ has been launched by the Football Foundation, providing grants of up to £1,000 to support disabled people getting back to playing football following the Covid-19 pandemic. Disabled people and individuals with long-term health conditions have been more adversely affected by Covid-19 than the wider population. This has directly […]

Book in to spruce your spokes at Hardie Park

Book in to spruce your spokes at Hardie Park

THE Hardie Cycle Hub, Old Spokes Home, based in Hardie Park, Stanford-le-Hope are known locally for their turnaround of donated bicycles that are offered back to the community at affordable prices. They are keen to convey the message that the project is also able to service bikes and offers a range of servicing options to […]

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