Community Voluntary Services Tendring (CVST) runs the Community Information Centre (also known as the town’s hub) in Rosemary Road where loads of different activities take place.
The centre is home to a number of charities and groups including the Alzheimers Society, Essex Carers Support, Crossroads and Age UK Essex to name but a few.
Between April and September:
*1536 attendances at a wide range of training courses
*1791 attendances at the variety of support and self-help groups
*500+ attendances at counselling sessions
*253 people were given information by email/phone
A fantastic team of volunteers meet and greet visitors and help respond to all sorts of enquiries, such as information on where to go for help and assistance, in a professional and caring manner.
Activities that run from the centre include a weekly Dementia Café, monthly support groups for people with diabetes, epilepsy and macular disease, help for people looking for work, counselling sessions and a friendship and bereavement café.
IT volunteers are on hand to offer help and support at one of three IT sessions which run every week with over 950 attendances at these popular sessions over the past 6 months. Popular requests include assistance with tablets and smartphones in addition to computer technology.
Anyone looking for support or information about any services in their area can call in to CVST where staff and volunteers are on hand to help from 9am – 4pm Monday to Friday.
The centre is also available for community groups and local charities to hire particularly at evenings and weekends as it is usually fully booked during the week
There are many ways to find out more about what CVST has to offer or to book a room.
*Internet – http://www.cvstendring.org.uk
*Facebook – search ‘Community Voluntary Services Tendring’ and like our page
*Twitter – @CVSTendring
*Telephone – 01255 425692
*Email – firstname.lastname@example.org