Volunteers are being recruited to help deliver fire safety and crime prevention advice

VOLUNTEERS are being recruited to help deliver fire safety and crime prevention advice to neighbours and nearby residents.

Essex Police and the fire service have launched the scheme to help make people safer in their homes at a time when the police force is facing £63million cuts by 2020.

The volunteers will carry out regular hour-long visits in their own communities and deliver crime prevention and fire safety advice, fitting of free smoke alarms and letting people know where to get the best health and wellbeing guidance.

Connect Well to Live and Stay Well

An exciting new service is launching in the second week of February 2016 to promote long-term health, wellbeing and independence of the mid-Essex community.

The Connect Well service uses ‘social prescribing’ – an approach that seeks to improve people’s health and wellbeing by linking them to activities in the community that they might benefit from.

Help shape the future in the fire and rescue service's biggest ever consultation

Residents are being urged to have their say in the future redesign of Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS), through a 12 week consultation that started on Monday June 15 and ends on Sunday September 6.

The consultation process, the main element of the Fire Authority’s Integrated Risk Management Plan (IRMP), aims to address several key issues impacting on the fire service such as the declining number of call-outs and the need to increase the focus on preventing fires and emergencies from happening.

Public Service Reform Newsletter - June 2015

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Essex Partnership Board news

Personalised Care for Local People

Your ideas to develop integrated health and social care services

Members of The Princess Alexandra Hospital Patient Panel and West Essex CCG Sounding Board are getting together in west Essex to contribute to the development of a new kind of joined up and personalised care for local people.

Voluntary organisations and service users are welcome to join them at any of the following three service user workshop sessions, but places are limited, so please book your place using the contact details below.

Public Sector Show 23 June 2015

The Essex Partnership Board will be represented at the Public Sector show on 23 June 2015.

Essex will be part of the speaker programme with Susannah Hancock, Chief Executive Officer, Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex and Sheila Norris, Director for Integrated Commissioning and Vulnerable People, Essex County Council, will be hosting a seminar on our approach to tackling domestic violence.

GovJam - 10/11 June 2015

GovJam – 10 and 11 June 2015

GovJam is a global movement which, for the last three years, has brought people from a range of backgrounds – whether public servants, designers, students, academics, business people, citizens, mums, children or grandparents – together in locations across the globe to redesign public services.