THURROCK Lifestyle Solutions hosted their seventh Stay Safe event at the Grays fire station recently. The event focussed on a number of themes including a key session on what to do with a fire in the your house.
NOW and again, a theatrical performance comes along that leaves you so impressed with the quality of the performance, with the delivery, with the stunning use of every sense, so as to leave the audience stunned, surprised and truly inspired. Tunnels by the Frozen Light theatre company is such a performance.
THERE IS always something going on for all those who are associated with Thurrock Lifestyle Solutions. Most Mondays, a group of clients and carers get together in the seminar room at the Thameside library to enjoy a selection of books.
THURROCK Lifestyle Solutions are running another ‘Stay Safe’ event every 6 months – aimed at people with Learning Disabilities – an all day training for FREE – It would be great for you to come and or recommend someone you know to have this experience. It’s based in the lovely Grays fire station hall and all the Police, Firebrigade, First Aiders, Trading Standards, Road Safety come along and support people to work on an action plan for their community safety.
STUDENTS from local schools were given the chance to launch a successful career at an Apprenticeship Fair hosted by Thurrock Council as part of National Apprenticeship Week. At the event, which took place at the Learning Shop on George Street, Grays, on Tuesday 4 March, students met high profile employers, including Thurrock Lifestyle Solutions, Asda, Port of Tilbury, Academy Sports 1 and Wates, all of which have work opportunities coming up over the coming year.
SOUTH Ockendon indoor cricket team led by team captain Sunny Saini beat a durable Team Play from Stanford in the latest round of Indoor Cricket. Team captain, Sunny Saini said: “I am surprised the way my team did play well as the other team had a lot of team spirit as they were led by Daniel Green
THE EVER popular Liam’s Club Night returns to the Thameside Theatre later this month. The club night backed by Thurrock Lifestyle Solutions has proved very popular and has a wide range of DJs turning the (it says here) the wheels of steel.
OVER a dozen members of the Thurrock Lifestyle Solutions (TLS) undertook an arduous Firebreak course at Corringham Fire Station recently. The course taught first-aid, working as a team and to have confidence in yourself.
Thurrock Council seemed to be making in-roads in challenging shops that were serving under-agers alcohol. The year seemed to be punctuated with fires at disused buildings in Tilbury. Each month seemed to be decision time for the Dartford Crossing.
A LOOK back on what was making the headlines in January, February and March in Thurrock in 2013. There is always a fascinating array of stories from across the subjects in the borough.
THE Christmas spirit came to Grays market when the fruit and veg stall donated a wonderful basket of fruit to Thurrock Community Business Radio’s Steve Langsdale. Steve said: “It’s great that people in Thurrock are so generous. I’m going to donate this basket to Thurrock Lifestyle Solutions as sadly, not all the disabled people they […]
THURROCK elves have been working overtime this Christmas to make a new Father Christmas suit for one of the Borough’s politicians. Essex Euro MP Richard Howitt donned the home-made costume when he acted as not-so ‘Secret Santa’ at Thurrock Labour Party’s Christmas Social.
ADULT SOCIAL CARE boss, cllr Barbara Rice has pledged to improve the number of health checks Thurrock GPs are giving to people with learning needs. In October, YT reported that since 2009, doctors across Thurrock have signed up to the Directive Enhanced Service (DES), which is an extra payment of £50 given to individual GP’s for each person registered with them who has a diagnosis of a Learning Difficulty.
THE Thurrock Coalition has announced an initiative with Thurrock Council to improve the availability of accessible and inclusive sports opportunities in the borough. Feedback from the recent Thurrock Coalition “Sport For You” conference indicated that too few accessible sporting options are available for disabled people. The opportunities that were available were not widely advertised and transport was costly getting to and from venues.
EARLIER THIS year, Tilbury stalwart, Charlie Lawrence ran the London Marathon for charity. It looks like Charlie has not stopped since as he recently completed a charity run for Thurrock Lifestyle Solutions.
SOUTH Ockendon won the toss and elected to bat. Kelly-Marie opened the batting and hit an impressive 22 but Grant from STCT took a wicket and so managed to restrict her to 17 – still the top score of the day. After further worthy contributions by Keith and Terry – 14 respectively and a 16 from Allen, the only other Socks wicket to fall was that of James to the tight bowling of Phillip. Team Captain Sunny was last man in adding another 12 to the total. Hitting a team total of 84 runs and losing only two wickets meant Socks ended their innings looking strong on 274.
LAST WEEK over two hundred members of Thurrock Lifestyle Solutions gathered at Grays fire station for a one day seminar entitled Stay Safe. The event did, as its title suggests, cover how individuals and more specifically, those with learning difficulties can stay safe and be aware of the danger signals.
Table Cricket 07/10/13 match reports THREE teams took part in the last friendly event prior to the official start to the inaugural season of the Thurrock Table Cricket League. The Beacon Hill Buddies (Captained by Nick from Beacon Hill post 16), played against The Socks (A team of TLS customers from Ockendon, but captained by […]
“The figures speak for themselves. We have been contacted by individuals, parents, groups and organisations who support residents in Thurrock with Learning Difficulties (LD) and been told of those who’s GP’s have openly refused to carry out the checks of our residents with LD who have life limiting diseases or who have in fact died of conditions that MAY have been avoidable had they been picked up sooner.”
THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE of Mind, Paul Farmer paid a visit to the allotments in Tilbury that are cultivated by service users and staff at Thurrock Lifestyle Solutions as well as clients from Thurrock Mind. The allotments are also grateful for the help of TSB Lloyds. On a very wet day down in Leicester Road, YT […]
IT WAS a great night down at the Thameside, where funky beats and amazing grooves were pounding from the third floor. The whole event was organised by Liam from Thurrock Lifestyle Solutions. As he was busy on the wheels of steel, we spoke to Chloe Levelle about how the night came about.
IF YOU ever want to be reminded why there are people who help other people, then go to the five minute mark in this film. Cricket for All spent a week at Stanford-le-Hope CC with the team at Thurrock Lifestyle Solutions.
THURROCK Lifestyle Solutions is hosting a club night at the Thameside Theatre. It will be hosted by one of the directors, Liam Coffey, and it is a chance for disabled people in Thurrock and their friends to meet new people and enjoy good music.
THERE WERE over twenty stalls at the Dilkes Park Fun Day on Saturday. The day was organised by the South Ockendon Community Forum (SOCF).
Among the stall holders was Thurrock Lifestyle Solutions, SOCF, Young Thurrock, Thurrock Lawn Tennis Club and many others.