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Next year Havens Hospices will be marching their large elephant sculptures into Southend, Shoeburyness and Leigh, along with a mini herd of baby elephants. Catch up on their progress and how to get involved in this important fund-raising event locally on page 10.

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CONTENTS Mini-herd set to be elephant-astic

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Local Issues

Southend East PCN

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Spotlight

Making Southend healthier

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MP's Column by Anna Firth MP

Robbery victim thanks Police

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Police Watch by Essex Police

Sea Life Adventure Contributes to Turtle and Tortoise Study

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Local Conservation

Protect your Bloodline

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new pocket guide created by Carers First has simplified the hospital discharge process for unpaid carers across the region. According to research from Carers UK, 61% of carers are not given enough information or advice to care safely following the hospital discharge process, with the majority saying insufficient support is provided to protect the health and wellbeing of either the patient or their own health. Carers First's new guide is a much-needed tool to help support people looking after a friend or relative following a hospital stay.

There are an estimated 37,000 people in Southend-on-Sea providing care for a relative or friend and Carers First believes every one of those people deserves the support necessary to thrive in their role. This guide has been crucial in helping prepare unpaid carers who have someone waiting to be discharged, by guiding them through the journey from hospital to home. Barbara, 77, is one of many unpaid carers in Southend-on-Sea who has welcomed the new pocket guide. Barbara reached out for support after her husband, Brian 6

was admitted to hospital for hip replacement surgery in December 2021. Brian has slight short-term memory loss, is severely hard of hearing and depends on Barbara for care.

Valuable counselling support Barbara said: “The 1-to-1 support I received from Carers First was fantastic, I was able to get in touch with local support networks, really helping me during a daunting time. I was later referred to a counsellor for 12 weeks and that has been so good for me, as well as providing us with practical help when my stress levels were near breaking point.”

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If you or someone you know is caring for a friend or relative and need support with their discharge from hospital, you can download the hospital discharge pocket guide from the Carers First website here: https://www.carersfirst. org.uk/southend-discharge To access further support you can register as a carer with Carers First here: www.carersfirst.org.uk/ southend-on-sea or call 0300 303 1555

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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.

Care support services Carers First work directly with and for carers to provide personalised information and advice, making it easier for those caring for someone else to continue living their lives to the fullest. Established in 1991 by carers who wanted to help others in a August 2022

similar situation, Carers First provides care support services in areas all over the country. In 2021, Carers First was awarded the contract to start helping carers in Southend-on-Sea.

"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

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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

A unique chance for local schools The cost of the baby elephant sculpture is £825+VAT, including installation and a Learning Resource Pack with plans, templates and activities based on the national curriculum. Schools and groups can either cover the cost or encourage the pupils or young people to fundraise. The deadline to sign up for the Learning Programme is 5pm on 25th November 2022. Lauren Eagle-Allen, Learning Programme Lead at Havens Hospices, says, “This is a unique chance for local schools and community groups to get involved in what promises to be a fantastic art trail. “As well as being an unforgettable event for all of those involved, it will raise thousands of pounds for Havens Hospices, allowing us to provide free, specialist hospice care for local adults, children, and their families.” For further information about how to get involved and sign up for a baby elephant, visit www.herdinthe.city or email miniherd@havenshospices.org.uk

will be full of elephant-themed art activities. “Every child in the school will also have a chance to put forward their ideas for a design for the elephant, which will then be chosen by our pupil-led Arts Crew, who will also decorate the final sculpture. We are really looking forward to getting started!”

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Unfortunately, our local health system is not as good as it could be, and reform is certainly necessary. I have been campaigning hard on this issue, including before I was elected. We have recently seen successes, and I am delighted that the 11 new ambulances I secured a commitment for earlier this year are now on our roads.

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.

Waiting for nealry 3 hours

New emergency care hub

One of the main challenges we face locally is our rapidly aging population. The results of the 2021 Census show that we are now home to almost 2000 people aged over 90, whilst the average age in Southend is 20 years older than in England as a whole, with the number of people aged 70-74 rising by 37% in ten years. This of course has implications for our health service priorities. One of the areas we have been facing the most problems has been with our A&E Department at Southend Hospital.

Fortunately, there is a plan to solve these problems. The hospital has an ambitious £51 million reconfiguration plan, which would see the development of a new emergency care hub, which would go a long way towards addressing the issues with capacity and flow in the emergency department. I will continue to fight in Parliament to ensure that the vital funding for this will be released so that we can see these much needed upgrades.

aking Southend healthier is my absolute priority. I want to thank all of those who work in our local healthcare system – it is no exaggeration to say that we simply wouldn’t be able o function without their hard work and dedication.

by Anna Firth MP Conservative MP for Southend West anna.firth.mp @parliament.uk

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Cut the chicken into 3-4cm chunks and set aside while you make the marinade. Put the yoghurt, tandoori masala powder, chilli flakes, 2 tsp sunflower oil, 3tsp lemon juice, garlic, ginger, 2 tsp chopped coriander and ½tsp salt into a mixing bowl and whisk together. Add the chicken pieces, the green pepper and the red onion to the bowl. Mix and toss everything together so it’s well coated. Cover the bowl and chill for 2 hrs to marinate. While the chicken is marinating, make the herb and walnut chutney. Add 30g of the coriander leaves and stalks, the walnuts, green chillies, juice of ½ lemon, ½ tsp salt, the onion and 5tsp olive oil to a blender or food processor along with 50ml water. Blend until smooth and set aside to serve with the skewers.

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