New free support service for Unpaid Carers

Unpaid carers across Essex are being offered free support with balancing their caring responsibilities and their search for work.Read more

Silk River - A living bridge between two countries

Artists from Thurrock have taken part “in one of the most important projects of the Year of UK/India Culture.”Read more

Domestic abuse and older people campaign launched

A new campaign that aims to empower older victims of domestic abuse to seek support has launched today.Read more

Charity Commission publishes new safeguarding strategy

Trustees should take steps to ensure no one who comes into contact with their charity suffers distress or harm, as well as safeguarding children and adults at risk, says regulator of charities.Read more

CCGs in mid and south Essex launch public consultation

The five clinical commission groups in mid and south Essex have launched a formal public consultation on outline plans for the future of health and care services.Read more

GiFT donates to Thurrock Young Carers

Following a number of Giving for Thurrock’s successful fundraising events, a cheque for £180 was donated to Thurrock Young Carers.Read more

Nominate your community stars

The 13th Thurrock Civic Awards were launched last week. The awards are a way of saying thank you to local people and organisations who go above and beyond to make a positive difference to the borough.Read more

Silk River flies Thurrock flag at Trafalgar Square

Last Sunday, 15th Oct, colourful banners from Thurrock, along with all the other Silk River scrolls, took a leading role in the Mayor of London’s annual Diwali celebration.Read more

Go Sober for October & Stoptober

GiFT will be supporting Thurrock residents who have decided to give up smoking or alcohol (or both!) for the whole month to raise awareness for diseases related to these less-than-healthy habits.Read more

Do you run a project that helps residents back into employment?

If you do we would like to hear from you.Read more

Thurrock’s GiFT launch

Thurrock’s business and voluntary sector representatives came together at The Community House, Grays, to celebrate the official launch of Thurrock CVS fundraising project Giving for Thurrock (GiFT).Read more

Improve health and social care for people with disabilities

The Learning Disabilities Morality review would like to hear your views on health and social care to improve care for those with learning disabilities.Read more

Free blood pressure check comes to the Tilbury Hub

As of September 11th 2017 the Tilbury Hub will be holding free drop in Blood Pressure and pulse testing check-ups.Read more

Thurrock state of sector survey 2017

We are carrying out our annual Voluntary Sector Survey, this is open to all voluntary organisations and groups that operate or supply a service in Thurrock.Read more

Development options for future hospital services announced

Doctors and health care leaders today announced a new development in the options for future hospital services in mid and south Essex.Read more

Essex joint governance of the police and the fire and rescue service

Following extensive consultation the Minister of State for Policing and the Fire Service, Nick Hurd MP, has today announced that Essex will be the first area in the country to move to joint governance of the police and the fire and rescue service.Read more

Small Sparks Funding Success

Small sparks funding has seen a number of recent applicants from the local community with award funding of up to £250.Read more

From Thurrock, in Thurrock, for Thurrock

Local arts organisation Kinetika is delighted to announce that the Thurrock 100 walking festival will return in 2017 as Thurrock 100 Tales.Read more

Superheroes launch Purfleet Hub

Purfleet Community Hub launched into the community celebrating its official opening in super style.Read more

Contact the Elderly Need Your Help!

Contact the Elderly Charity are desperately in need of volunteer drivers to transport their elderly members to their Sunday tea event.Read more