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The ngage website has been designed to help you to become more involved in opportunities to influence local decisions and play a more active role in Thurrock through volunteering, timebanking and active citizenship opportunities.
 
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Volunteer Centre Thurrock can assist local people in finding a volunteering role with either local or national organisations. We can also support organisations in finding volunteers, so visit our website and click on the Volunteer Centre tab to find out more.
 
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Timebanking is a great way to be part of the community and to offer your skills or spare time to help other people and to choose help that you would like in return. For example, a Time Bank member may help with clearing someones garden, and in return, could get help with a DIY project from a different Time Bank member. Each person decides what they can offer and everyones time is equal. So one hour of your time is equal to one hour of someones time. It does not matter what you choose to exchange.                                
 
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 Healthwatch Thurrock Consultation

Thurrock Council would like your view
Thurrock Council are currently working alongside Purple, a not-for-profit organisation, based in Chelmsford, Essex,
to carry out their consultation seeking views about the extent to which Healthwatch Thurrocks services meets the needs of the people living in Thurrock.
This consultation comes in response to Thurrock Councils intention to re-tender the local Healthwatch service.
Responses to the consultation can be made by post, email and via Thurrock Councils website.
 
Visit Thurrock Council - Have my say.
 
By post
Healthwatch Thurrock Consultation,
Purple, 1
Russell Way,
Chelmsford,
CM1 3AA
 
Or email to healthwatchthurrock@wearepurple.org.uk

The consultation ends on Wednesday 22nd February 2017
 
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Volunteer Essex has been successful in gaining the internationally recognised BS EN ISO 9001 Quality Management Award for its work in providing support to people interested in volunteering whilst also supporting organisations that involve volunteers.

Volunteer Essex colleagues worked collaboratively to develop this specialist standard of quality accreditation, with Centres in Tendring, Chelmsford and Epping Forest being the first to undertake external assessment to form the exemplar. 

 The Award recognises Volunteer Essex commitment to exceptional quality of service and customer focus as well as compliance. It is generally accepted that organisations who achieve certification to BS EN ISO 9001 are at the forefront of their respective industries.
 
David Eniffer, Chair of Volunteer Essex and Manager of the Tendring Centre commented: “We’ve always been proud of the level of service offered by our Volunteer Centre and this has now been confirmed by external experts. We are delighted this has been recognised with a formal award.”
 
Alan Baskerville, the CQS Assessor who undertook the assessment paid particular tribute to “the commitment from management and the investment in people and training that enables the Volunteer Centre to provide an efficient service.”

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          Thurrock Youth Volunteer project can help young people aged between 16 - 24 years of age to find volunteer opportunities which can enhance their CV and help them to build confidence.          Volunteering can be a means to gaining a reference or vital experience, increase job prospects or further education. If you are aged between 16 and 24 or know someone who would benefit from volunteering,  please contact the volunteer centre.
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Timebank Thurrock is a project that helps people to help each other. It’s a great way to be part of the community and to offer your skills or spare time to help  other people, and to choose help that youd like in return. So for example, a Time bank member may help with clearing someones garden, and in return, could get help with a DIY project from a different Time bank member.  


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