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CVS Networking Forum – 25th September 2018

The next CVS Networking Forum will be held on Tuesday 25th September at 9.30am to 1.00pm, featuring Employ-Ability, South Essex Active Travel (SEAT) programme and Basildon Credit Union Ltd.

Employ-Ability, a national charity and Centre for Excellence which helps people with poor mental health to get into and keep work has been funded by Essex Community Foundation’s Thriving Third Sector Fund, to pilot a Workplace Support programme.

Kevin Garrod will present details on support for voluntary/community sector leaders, managers and trustees to enable them think about and develop good workplace practice for mental health. Organisations will learn how to access Employ-Ability’s Individual Placement Support Service for staff unable to  sustain their employment or where employer’s need to help secure new work for staff as part of their duty of care.

Iain Banks will provide an overview of the SEAT programme and how jobseekers, young people, newly recruited employees, students, lower socio-economic communities and volunteers can access tailored advice, support and promotion packages to enhance their access to the 12,000 new jobs and 10,500 education and training opportunities in South Essex over the next three years.

Leah Douglas will present an overview of the Basildon Credit Union and services available for people who live and work Basildon.

There will be time for networking and information sharing on projects and new developments across the community and voluntary sector. Please register at:

*There is only limited disabled parking available at the George Hurd Centre. For alternative parking near the Centre, please see link below.


Our Networking Forums are held on a quarterly basis and they are an ideal opportunity to promote your organisation and hear what is going on in the sector. Please let us know if you are able to host a Forum or nominate a speaker on any topic or interest.

Contact Catherine Sackey, Funding and Development Services Manager for an informal discussion on your involvement and/or ideas:


Tel: 01268 295 439





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