CVST’s approach to Covid-19 requests for help

Staying safe advice
Staying Safe Advice

CVST is continuing to support callers without family, friends, or neighbours nearby they can trust, by signposting them to shopping services and our extensive network of local charities and established voluntary and community groups and businesses.

If no other help is available, CVST staff and volunteers are also able to offer help in their local area, providing direct support e.g., shopping or collection of prescriptions. Visit CVST’s Facebook page for regular updates. 

Still time to listen!

So far over 17 youth/school groups have signed up to run EVVU’s youth voices project but there is still time to take part, and room for lots more groups.  They would love to hear from as many young people as possible in order to shape future work.  

Please get in contact with Rachel Brett if you have a youth group that would like to take part in the listening project around youth violence and vulnerability in Essex and play a role in deciding how the VVU should look to prioritise its work for the next coming year.

VVU’s second listening project, the community listening project, has been open for just over a week and people engaging have the chance to nominate a community group / school to receive £500! Please take a look, any local resident can take part and it takes on average under two minutes to complete. Every opinion is important to VVU as they consider their spending priorities for the next year and beyond.

This information was provided via Essex Police Fire and Crime Commissioner’s Violence and Vulnerability Unit’s Newsletter. You can follow the unit on Twitter at @EssexVVU (@essexvvu) / Twitter

Crime Prevention Advice: Doorstep theft

Crime Prevention advice from Essex Police

Thefts from a doorstep are when a parcel that has been delivered to your home or business address is stolen from where it was left by the delivery driver.This is a growing trend across the country, as thieves take advantage of the opportunity to steal unattended parcels.

Reduce the risk of becoming a victim of doorstep theft by tracking your parcel to ensure you or someone else is at home for the delivery.

For more advice on steps you can take to help secure your belongings, protect yourself and prevent becoming a victim of crime visit

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