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.

Uber Boat set to sail from Tilbury

Uber Boat set to sail from Tilbury

DUE to popular demand, Uber Boat by Thames Clippers (www.uberboatbythamesclippers.com), has added two further new dates for Kent and Essex residents to travel to the capital by boat with two new special services.

One in three experience alcohol related anxiety called “Hangxiety”

One in three experience alcohol related anxiety called “Hangxiety”

AS thousands of Brits pledge to stop drinking alcohol for the month of October through the Sober October initiative, new research from non-alcoholic spirits brand Caleño reveals that more than one in three Brits who drink (36 per cent) have experienced hangover anxiety the next day after drinking, called ‘hangxiety’. And its young people who […]

Hundreds march in protest over plans to close Thameside Complex

Hundreds march in protest over plans to close Thameside Complex

HUNDREDS OF Thurrock residents turned out for the latest protest against Thurrock Council’s plans to close the Thameside Complex, including its theatre. They marche to the Thameside via Grays High Street and the council’s Civic Offices last night. On arrival at the offices there were a number of speakers, including local highly renowned theatre director […]

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