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Southend East PCN
Making Southend healthier
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Sea Life Adventure Contributes to Turtle and Tortoise Study
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The advice that Barbara received through the pocket guide gave her clarity and provided her with the tools she needed to feel confident at a time when she had been feeling unsupported. The pocket guide includes a flow chart to guide carers through the journey from hospital to home, offering tips and prompts for making the transition back home as smooth as possible. There’s also helpful links to signpost carers to support and general advice, such as the valuable counselling support that Barbara received.
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"Carers First have always been very understanding and lovely to speak with" Christine, 57, another carer in the Southend-on-Sea area, is grateful for the support that she has received from Carers First. For the last few years, she has been caring for her wheelchair-bound husband, Kevin, 73, who lives with multiple complex needs. Christine would recommend Carers First to fellow carers facing similar situations: “They offer a lot of services that can be a real help, whether you are new to caring, or an experienced carer that is facing a new situation - or just feeling low and overwhelmed by the situation you are in. I’m also thinking about accessing Southend’s counselling services to further support me.” She adds: “Carers First have always been very understanding and lovely to speak with. I cannot thank them enough.”
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avens Hospices is inviting local schools, youth groups and community projects to join in the ‘ton of fun’ and decorate a baby elephant as part of its Herd In The City art trail.
As well as the large elephants marching into the city streets of Southend-on-Sea, Shoeburyness and Leigh-on-Sea in Summer 2023 there will also be mini-herds of baby elephants. The baby elephants are part of the Herd In The City Learning Programme, sponsored by Rickard Luckin, and are integral to the success of the art trial. Each one will be designed by a local August 2022
school, youth group or community project, making them completely unique, with their own personalities and names.
A very positive impact They will be displayed together in mini-herds with the large elephants across the city for eight weeks between July and September 2023 before they stomp back to their forever home with their creators. Kate Bell, Director and Head of Education Team at Rickard Luckin says, “The team at Rickard Luckin are
LOCAL ISSUES delighted to sponsor the Herd in the City Learning Programme and jumped at the opportunity of becoming the Learning Partner once again. “We are proud and excited to be involved in an initiative that complements our ethos and values at Rickard Luckin. There is no doubt that the project will have a very positive impact on inspiring and motivating our young people, all while supporting the vital work of local charity, Havens Hospices.”
An elephant to decorate As well as providing children and young people an opportunity to experiment with different art forms, the programme also empowers them to take ownership and showcase their artwork to thousands of people, making it accessible to all. Darren Pascoe, Art Leader at Grove Wood Primary School, says, “Grove Wood is very pleased to be part of Herd in the City next year. Our children really enjoyed participating in Hares About Town - our leveret, ‘Flora’, still has pride of place in our school entrance. I’m sure the children will be just as excited to have an elephant to decorate!”
A brilliant way He goes on to explain that, “Herd in the City will be a brilliant way to promote the arts within our school, celebrate our local area, and Southend’s new city status as well as raise money for an excellent cause. As part of the project, Grove Wood will be holding a fundraising day, which 10
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This is too small for the number of people trying to use it. It is safe for around 55 people per day, but now regularly handles 120-150 people per day. The lack of space frequently means that ambulances have to queue for hours outside the hospital before being able to discharge their patients. National guidelines state that this should be done within 15 minutes, but we average 84 minutes at Southend Hospital, with the worst day this year leaving patients waiting in ambulances for nearly 3 hours. This is of course unacceptable.
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n Adventure Island employee who was robbed of her new iPhone has thanked oﬃcers after it was returned later that day. Kelsey Brown, 17, had been enjoying her lunch break on the sea wall by Southend Pier when the iPhone 13 was taken.
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Thanks to quick work from oﬃcers, Adventure Island’s security team and Southend City Council’s CCTV operators, six people were identified and arrested at Southend Victoria train station.
“This was an excellent example of effective partnership working. We’re all one team working to keep Southend safe. If you come to Southend and you’re here to commit crime, you will get arrested.”
Kelsey said: “I didn’t think I’d see my phone again. I hadn’t had it long. It was a birthday present and my birthday was only in May. “When I was told they may have caught the person, I tried not to get my hopes up as I thought that once someone steals your phone, it’s gone.
The police are here to help “This time I was so very lucky. When I got the phone back, I was so relieved.” Sergeant James Mint of the Southend Community Policing Team (CPT) said combatting robbery was a priority for his
“PC Mark Cann was on the scene within moments. We were able to get good descriptions of the people we wanted to speak to and, with the help of the council’s CCTV team, were then able to locate them and make quick arrests.
Marc Miller, managing director of Adventure Island’s owners, is in daily contact with Southend CPT as part of the local traders’ group and welcomed the visible police presence in the city. He said: “We’re a tourism business, and for residents, visitors that come to the town, and people that work at Adventure Island, you want to feel safe. It’s important for people to understand that the police are there to help them, and having bobbies on the beat helps prevent crime. “The public are reassured when they see police and with the increased numbers you’ve seen since last year, it’s had a massive impact making people feel safe coming to Southend.”
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SUDOKU – Enter numbers into the blank
spaces so that each row, column and 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 to 9.
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WORD LADDER – Climb the
ladder, changing one letter each rung to make a new word.
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CONUNDRUM – Unscramble to solve the clue. I
匀愀洀攀 搀攀搀椀挀愀琀攀搀 洀愀椀搀 攀愀挀栀 眀攀攀欀⸀ 䌀漀洀瀀攀琀椀琀椀瘀攀 栀漀甀爀氀礀 爀愀琀攀⸀
Clue: To do things with pace.
Last month’s solutions:
䌀愀氀氀 漀爀 攀洀愀椀氀 琀漀搀愀礀 昀漀爀 洀漀爀攀 椀渀昀漀爀洀愀琀椀漀渀 漀爀 琀漀 戀漀漀欀 䔀洀愀椀氀㨀 椀渀昀漀䀀洀愀椀搀椀渀攀猀猀攀砀⸀挀漀洀
䌀愀氀氀 甀猀 漀渀
眀眀眀⸀洀愀椀搀椀渀攀猀猀攀砀⸀挀漀洀 䐀漀洀攀猀琀椀挀 挀氀攀愀渀椀渀最 愀渀搀 椀爀漀渀椀渀最 ⴀ 洀愀欀椀渀最 氀椀昀攀 攀愀猀椀攀爀 昀漀爀 礀漀甀
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