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CONTENTS Havens far more than just a Hospice

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Local Issues by Havens Hospices

The Homelessness Picture in Southend-on-Sea

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Spotlight by Jackie Bliss

Tackling drug dealing in and around Southend

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Police Watch by Essex Police

Why do you need Lasting Power of Attorney?

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Estate Planning by Clive Rowe

We must help the Ukrainian people and stand up for democracy 32 MP's Column by Anna Firth MP

Slow Roast Shoulder of lamb with Mashed Roots and Greens 38 Recipe by Judy Barden

Silver Lining

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Forgiveness

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Health & Wellbeing by Jacqui Sayer

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HOW NO-FAULT DIVORCE COULD HELP YOU SEPARATE AMICABLY Leigh on Sea resident and family lawyer, Richard Abrahams, explains the biggest change to divorce laws in the past 50 years that comes into force on 6 April. The new “no-fault divorce” law means that separating couples will no longer have to apportion blame in order to be granted a divorce. CURRENT LAW Separating couples have to prove one or more facts to show that their relationship has irretrievably broken down. The facts are: • unreasonable behaviour • adultery (in respect of a divorce) • desertion (for at least 2 years) • 2 years’ separation (with consent of both parties) • 5 years’ separation If one half of the couple disagrees with the divorce, they can contest it and potentially even prevent it.

NEW LAW 1. Divorce can be granted without blame and separating couples will no longer have to rely on one of the “five facts” to prove the ground for divorce. 2. Couples can apply for a divorce jointly and agree together that their relationship has irretrievably broken down. 3. There will be a minimum of 20 weeks between the application and conditional order to incorporate a ‘period of reflection’ to give couples an opportunity to work through their differences before committing to a divorce. 4. It will no longer be possible to contest a divorce to stop people from being forced to remain married to incompatible partners.

WHAT DOES THIS ALL MEAN FOR SEPARATING COUPLES? Couples can now make separation as amicable as possible. By removing the blame, you can avoid going to court, saving considerable time, costs and stress. HOW KEYSTONE LAW CAN HELP Whenever a couple chooses to separate, it can be a difficult and emotionally challenging time.

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LOCAL ISSUES

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far more than just a Hospice W hilst ‘hospice’ is a word that can conjure up thoughts and feelings around death, Havens Hospices is trying to dispel those myths so it can provide more care for more people. Fair Havens originally opened its doors in 1983, in a converted house of Chalkwell Avenue, Since then, the hospice has cared for tens of thousands of local people from across Southend, Castle Point and Rochford, either within the In Patient Unit, through its Hospice at Home Service or other out-patient style services.

Family – and those people important to the patient – are integral to this care too. Countless loved ones have been supported both pre and post bereavement through counselling and group therapy sessions. When Fair Havens moved to its new, £17.5 million purpose-built hospice in March 2020, the charity had big plans to expand its care for the community. The first patient was admitted on 9th March, and two weeks later the Covid lockdown restrictions took hold. However, despite the pandemic, Fair Havens continued providing care, both within the hospice and in the homes of patients who wanted to avoid going into hospital at the end of their life. In fact, demand for its Hospice at Home service increased by 40% during the first few months of the pandemic. In the first year of the hospice being opened, it actually cared for 80% more patients than the previous 12 months. April 2022

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ONE OF THOSE PATIENTS IS GARRY LOWEN. Garry and his wife Penny run the Gleneagles Guesthouse in Southend, an 18-bedroom Victorian guesthouse and tearoom. The 63 year old chaired the Southend Carnival Association, Thorpe Bay Rotary Club and many mayoral charity committees, all of which have raised money for Havens Hospices at some point during his tenure. IN APRIL 2021, GARRY WAS DIAGNOSED WITH MOTOR NEURON DISEASE, and turned to Fair Havens for support shortly afterwards. He has stayed at the hospices In Patient Unit in Prittlewell, and regularly visits the Hub – an outpatient-style service for various treatments, therapies and group activities. GARRY SAYS, “IT WAS A HUGE SHOCK WHEN I WAS DIAGNOSED with motor neuron disease. We’d just spent 18 months trying to keep our business afloat, I'd also had COVID and I had nothing left in the tank to take the diagnosis. I was completely burnt out. I quickly decided that I needed to engage in services because it’s not only about me - it’s about my wife. Fair Havens came to see me and I wouldn’t be here today if they hadn’t. “THE SUPPORT I'VE HAD FROM FAIR HAVENS has been outstanding and has given me renewed confidence that I can still do things.

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My legs and my hands might not be working but coming here has given me a huge amount of confidence in myself. I felt like I was a person with two heads when I was diagnosed and nobody would want to talk to me.

Fair Havens is definitely part of my care plan as my illness progresses. I’ve already discussed end of life and I'm confident that Fair Havens would meet my needs and I would feel very comfortable here.

“THE FIRST TIME I HAD A CHAT WITH THE DOCTOR AT FAIR HAVENS, they spent an hour listening to me tell my story which I'd never had before. An hour with a Doctor who’s not looking at their watch! Since then I've had counselling and physiotherapy which have helped me enormously. Without Fair Havens I’d probably still be sitting in the chair at home, because I got to a point where I didn’t think there was anything I could do, but they’ve made me see that I can. “I BECAME INVOLVED IN THE HOSPICE’S NATURE THROUGH THERAPY GROUP which has been a lifesaver for me. It’s given me something to look forward to, something where I can use my skills and my network of people to support us. We have a laugh together and support each other. “I'VE BROUGHT IN THE ROTARY CLUB TO BUILD PLANTERS, I've had compost and tools delivered, and we’ve now got a plan of what we’re going to plant. It’s exciting to be involved at the beginning, something that will be a legacy for other people so when I can’t do it anymore, it’ll be in good shape so other patients at Fair Havens can take it forward. “I WASN’T FRIGHTENED AT ALL ABOUT COMING TO THE HOSPICE. I understood that Fair Havens was as much about wellbeing as end of life. I want to make the most of what time I've got and Fair Havens is enabling me to do that. I'm very grateful for what Fair Havens has done for me, and all my family and friends can see the difference. “YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN YOU’RE GOING TO NEED THE HELP of a hospice like Fair Havens. Hopefully you won’t, but the important thing is to support its work because otherwise there’ll be lots of people in the community who will not have a positive end of life experience.”

To find out more about Havens Hospices – either to access its care and supportive services, or to get involved with fundraising, please visit www.havenshospices.org.uk or call 01702 220350

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FAIR HAVENS IS PART OF HAVENS HOSPICES which also incorporates Little Havens, children’s hospice services at its building in Thundersley and within the community. The care that Havens Hospices provides to local families is entirely free of charge, but this only happens because local people support the charity – through making donations and gifts in their Wills, taking part in events or the Lottery or making purchases at our 23 charity shops.

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We have seen some excellent progress in reducing the numbers of people sleeping rough Southend in recent years. The official 2021 street count reported 10 people sleeping rough in the town in November. This is significantly down from the record 72 people estimated to be sleeping rough back in November 2017. Despite this progress, residents still have understandable concerns, and we share their conviction that one person sleeping rough in our City is one too many.

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