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ARP (Homeless Action Resource Project) is celebrating its 10th Anniversary this year and is this month’s local issues article. HARP do a fantastic job supporting Southend’s homeless and are asking people to remember those disadvantaged people during the approaching seasonal period. Read the article and see how you can donate £10 to a less fortunate person this Christmas and provide them with a hot Christmas dinner. Breathe Essex is a Yoga Studio with a difference due to launch in January 2013 at 1430 London Road, Leigh. Breathe Essex will offer its clients a unique experience of classes such as Hot Yoga, Hot Power Flow, Iyengar, Traditional Hatha, Pilates, Hot Pilates, Tai Chi and Meditation but to name a few. Breathe will have a state of the art heating system, highly oxygenated, heating the studio which benefits weight loss and detox. Facilities include Ladies and Gents separate shower/changing rooms. Visit their website to learn more www.breatheessex.co.uk For your chance to win a 10 Class Pass to Breathe worth £100, simply send in your contact details to: Oracle/Breathe Essex Competition, 39 Alexandra Street, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS1 1BW or email info@oraclepublications.co.uk closing date 28th December 2012.

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or the vast majority of us, Christmas means being surrounded by family, friends and loved ones. We’ll be spoiling each other with gifts and fine food. We will enjoy laughter in a safe, secure and warm environment. Yes, Christmas can be a magical time for so many of us. But will we stop to think for one moment about others who are not as lucky, or as fortunate, as we are? HARP does, because so many people within our community who are disadvantaged and vulnerable need the vital support and lifelines that this independent Homeless Charity provides all year round, including Christmas time.

HARP’s Service Operations Manager Gary Turner explains,“Homelessness can be brought about by many diverse circumstances such as family breakdown, domestic violence, abuse, financial difficulties, depression, or mental illness. People who turn to drugs and alcohol then become dependant on these as an escape from the pressures of everyday life, also mostly they find are unable to sustain tenancies and therefore become Homeless. Homelessness can happen to anyone at anytime in their lives and this is usually brought about by unforeseen or tragic circumstances to people from all walks of life. HARP is the safety net for so many people who each have their own HARP is a comprehensive Homeless service based individual story to tell how they found in Southend and Westcliff that assists in helping themselves out on the street”. to positively turn around the lives of between 1,500 – 2,000 people every year. People of all age Gary continues,“When someone arrives at HARP’s groups arrive at the Day Centre, based in Valkyrie Day Centre their needs are immediately assessed Road in Westcliff, distressed and desperate for help, to ensure they receive the very best of help and this also includes many young people from within advice to address the issues surrounding their our local community. own particular circumstances. The next step is to arrange some form of accommodation for them 10 Years Service as quickly as possible to ensure they are not sleeping rough on the streets.Thereafter, through HARP (Homeless Action Resource Project) was formed in 2002 and this year celebrates its 10th help and guidance in ‘Meaningful Activities’ and Anniversary. Also, this year the Charity received the ‘Learning for Life’ programmes, HARP have Queen’s Award for Voluntary Services from the assisted thousands of people into an Queen’s Lord Lieutenant Lord Petre and this independent lifestyle for them to then move on represents the equivalent of an MBE for such and make a worthwhile contribution to the community. Breaking the cycle of Homelessness charitable organisations. DECEMBER 2012

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doesn’t begin and end by providing a roof over someone’s head, it requires on-going support from a team of specialist and dedicated staff to ensure the transition from desperately hopeless situations, into an independent lifestyle, is an effective journey for the long-term benefit of an individual”.

More Shelters HARP has been working towards combining their Day Centre and Night Shelter services at the Darnley Hotel premises situated in York Road, Southend. The plans for their new building is to see the commencement of its refurbishment from January 2013. There will also be a Community Room, Training Rooms, Staff Offices, Medical Facilities and some further Emergency Night Shelter Accommodation. They are scheduled to open and commence service provision at these new premises in August 2013, although they still need to raise £400,000 to complete this project that will leave a legacy for Southend’s Homeless for many years to come”. Gill Garwood HARP’s Chief Executive adds “HARP provides a comprehensive range of support and accommodation to help Southend’s homeless. This includes providing more than 6,000 hot meals at our Day Centre each year, which is often the starting point for vulnerable people as a first step towards seeking help to find a home of their own and getting back on their feet. However, each Christmas HARP aims to bring the gift of hope to

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those who are homeless by providing a traditional Christmas dinner with all the trimmings to 700 homeless and disadvantaged people over the twelve days of Christmas in a warm and friendly atmosphere. This produces such a positive response from those in need who tell us that it gives them hope to know that someone actually cares about them”.

Donate a Dinner this Christmas To donate your £10 to provide a Christmas Dinner to someone less fortunate during the twelve days of Christmas please go to: www.harpsouthend.org.uk where you can make your donation online. Alternatively, please send a cheque made payable to: HARP Ltd. 117, York Road, Southend-on-Sea, Essex. SS1 2DL Ph: 01702 – 615000

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Money Matters

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First of all however, it is comforting to know that you will not be alone in looking for new horizons. According to the Institute for Public Policy Research (Source: Foreign and Commonwealth Office News, 1/7/2010), some 5.6 million Britons now live abroad permanently, with another half a million living abroad for part of the year. But the Institute’s report suggests that many are under-prepared for the new challenges they face. So before you go, it is vital to have a financial checklist sorted, and because the implications can represent a potential minefield, it is always important to seek professional, specialist advice. Many expatriates have come to regret not doing this, either because they unintentionally break tax rules or fail to take advantage of a financial planning opportunity. Before going, you need to consider your status in the eyes of the UK tax authorities. As far as Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs is concerned, you are considered to be resident for tax purposes if you are in the country for 183 days or more per tax year. In general, if you work abroad for more than one full tax year, you become non-resident for

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tax purposes in your home country, which allows you to enjoy a number of tax advantages. As you would not expect to pay income tax in your home country, you would pay at the local (often lower) rate and also avoid paying Capital Gains Tax on any chargeable gains made during the period of non-residence.

As far as National Insurance is concerned, many expats end up with large gaps in their contributions history, becoming ineligible for a UK state pension when they retire. This can be overcome by making voluntary National Insurance contributions while you are abroad. The moment you decide to move abroad is the time to review your financial planning. You will want to simplify your circumstances as much as possible and make your work abroad as financially rewarding as possible. There is no substitute for professional wealth management advice. Most of us do not have the time or knowledge to understand the complexities so seeking advice of a wealth expert is vital.

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models. Alan returned to judge the final outcome in October 2012 in which the students presented their coursework, then explained their concepts for and the inspiration behind their designs, as well as show casing the final model. All students worked exceptionally hard to produce their coursework; they also achieved a 100% pass rate for AS Graphics in summer. Antoine was awarded his very own R1 deluxe table-top radio for “a creative and a unique design concept”,which was presented by Alan at the 6th Form awards evening on 10th October 2012.

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