We support adults across Thurrock, who may have learning disabilities, mental health issues, or are Autistic, to be able to have access to statutory services. We run the Zero five club where members learn work-based skills while making new friends and having fun. We are also celebrating 30 years of service this year.
We supported 100 individuals last year in Thurrock alone
Introducing Parents Aid
Parents’ Aid is a charity that works locally, for and with parents and families at risk of social exclusion, to improve the quality of their lives. We achieve change by championing their voices and providing support services to meet their needs.
During 2021-22 we worked with 24 Thurrock families.
Introducing Thurrock Harriers
The goals of our members are different we support them for training, keeping fit and for competing in a wide variety of Track, Field, Endurance and cross Country events. We also support by hosting all the schools in our district sports days events and also Mencap.
900 Young people
Introducing Thurrock Foodbank
We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why we provide at least three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis. We are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.
We fed 7,622 people in Thurrock 3,586 of which were Children
Introducing Thurrock Centre for Independent Living
TCIL promotes the Social Model of Disability and will try to remove or reduce the barriers that prevent disabled people accessing the services they need to give them choice and control over their own situations and to maintain their independence.
Introducing SNAP (Special Needs And Parents)
SNAP supports Essex families who have children, 0-25, with any additional need/disability. We inform, encourage and support parents so they can grow in strength and knowledge and become better equipped to give the best help to their children. The overriding principle of our work is to empower the whole family.
Last year we supported 408 Thurrock families through a variety of services, including our helpline, Face-to-Face advice, children’s services, and information network.
DIAL is run by disabled people to help with problems relating to any disability issue including benefits, equipment, mobility, community care and any other problems they may have. Experience of disability enables us to give advice with understanding putting us in a better position to give a quality, specialist service.
Supported 1061 disabled people, carers & families
0333 366 1045
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Introducing One Community Development Trust
We are a social impact organisation based in Tilbury dedicated to uplifting our local communities by providing them with various avenues of support to help them achieve their dreams. Our support is blind and accept anyone between the ages of 18+ for volunteering or to make use of our services, projects and accredited courses.
Our doors accepted 1,235 people just last year, Despite having to close them from April 2020-March 2021. Our footfall in 2020 was 3803. This encapsulates people in the age range 18+ and some may be returning people and some new.
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Introducing the Stroke survivors and carers art group
We are a small group of people who meet once a week to provide rehabilitation and support to stroke survivors and carers.
We have a maximum of 10 people per course.
Introducing the Thurrock Astronomy Society
Our aim is to foster and promote astronomy for the people of Thurrock at all levels of knowledge and to provide opportunities to observe the night sky. We share our knowledge with the local community by assisting with presentations to scouts, cubs, schools and local groups.
30 adults and 25 cubs
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