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Valentines Day saw the Official Launch of Southend Churches Community Support

Valentines Day saw the Official Launch of Southend Churches Community Support

Valentine’s day is traditionally about couples and can be a bit grim if you are by yourself. Southend Churches Community Support (SSCS) are here to spread the message of self-love and that of your fellow neighbour; and are delighted to launch our Befriender Scheme in line with these principles.

Staying connected and supporting the homeless who have recently been housed is more important than ever during these uncertain times. With people being asked to stay at home due to Covid-19, isolation and loneliness is a worry to most people. But for those just starting out, it also brings additional worries and stresses.

The introduction of the SCCS Befriending Service which works in conjunction with Southend-on-Sea Borough Council, will offer companionship plus the passing of basic practical skills. The service will offer a friendly listening ear and signpost to local support services.

Our Volunteers are caring and compassionate people who want to help recently accommodated people realise their full potential and to assist them to participate in activities in the community in the same way that everyone else does. They will contact each client weekly, typically for a 1-hour session and work with them on a one-to-one basis, doing activities of the client’s choice. Most of our befrienders work elsewhere and will undertake befriending in their spare time.

For more details, please visit the website:
www.southendchurches-communitysupport.org.uk

Email: manager.communitysupport@lovesouthend.org

Or call: 07876650906

Digital Pioneer Job Opportunity with Lifestreams

Digital Pioneer Job Opportunity with Lifestreams

A really exciting opportunity for a Digital Pioneer has arisen in Southend-on-Sea for the Lifestreams Churches. Please contact Lifestreams on office@lifestreams.org.uk or call 01702 300402 for further details, a job description, or for an informal chat about the role. Building on learning gained over the last year a new and exciting opportunity has arisen in… Continue Reading

Prayer Warriors virtually surround Southend Hospital

Prayer Warriors virtually surround Southend Hospital

Prayer Warriors surrounding Southend Hospital at this unprecendated time was the vision, but how could we fulfil it? Governement restrictions prevented the physical attending of the hospital, so the Love Southend Prayer WhatsApp group turned to the virtual. During their daily exercise one member videoed their walk around the hospital and added some scripture and… Continue Reading

Havens Hospices will be Lighting Up Lives with virtual service

Havens Hospices will be Lighting Up Lives with virtual service

A local charity has said it’s committed to bringing the community together in grief and celebration this Christmas despite the Coronavirus restrictions. Every year, Havens Hospices holds its ‘Light up a Life’ services in Southend and across Essex, where hundreds of people attend to remember loved ones who have died. With social distancing measures and… Continue Reading

Southend Street Pastors | Have you ever wondered how Jesus would have dealt with the pandemic lockdown?

Southend Street Pastors | Have you ever wondered how Jesus would have dealt with the pandemic lockdown?

Have you ever wondered how Jesus would have dealt with the pandemic lockdown? Would it have altered his ministry of engaging with people in the community? The demise of the night-time economy and restrictions meant Street Pastors couldn’t patrol, but the good news is we are back on the streets. But, like churches and many… Continue Reading

Southend Churches Winter Night Shelters Plans For The 2020/21 Winter

Southend Churches Winter Night Shelters Plans For The 2020/21 Winter

Press Release – 20th October 2020 We are disappointed, but not surprised, that the recently issued guidance from the Ministry for Housing, Communities, and Local Government (MHCLG) will prevent us from running the Night Shelters as in previous winters. This is because moving people from church to church and asking them to sleep in “open”… Continue Reading

Town Centre Chaplaincy Co-ordinator – an exciting opportunity and a first for Love Southend!

Town Centre Chaplaincy Co-ordinator – an exciting opportunity and a first for Love Southend!

Love Southend has never employed anyone before, but we are planning to! We are working with the Methodist Circuit to provide chaplaincy services to the town centre. Seafront leisure settings and HARP are covered by the Circuit, Love Southend provides chaplaincy for the Royals, the High Sreet and for The Y. The Co-ordinator will add… Continue Reading

Havens Hospices August Prayer Diary 2020

Havens Hospices August Prayer Diary 2020

Dear Praying Friends, In the easing of lockdown and tentative hope of the passing of this pandemic, I greet you. I hope this month’s prayer diary finds you well! I like to play guitar. It is a real comfort to me and a therapy in the life of a child of the sixties and seventies.… Continue Reading