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Happy Retirement to our Chief Executive Officer!

Our Chief Executive Officer Avril O’Sullivan MBE will be retiring on 31st December after more than 25 years with SUMMIT (Tendring Mental Health Support).   Avril was one of the founders of formal Advocacy in Essex. Helping to ensure that adults with Learning Disabilities had someone to speak up for them and they were empowered … Continued

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Family Dog Workshops

Family Dog Workshops in Ipswich, Chelmsford & Cambridge 🐩 🐕   The family dog service at the assistance dog charity ‘Dogs for Good’ Is a service for parents and carers who have a child with Autism between the ages of 3 & 16, who are either looking at getting a dog or who want to … Continued

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The United in Kind Campaign.

The United in Kind campaign project is to tackle social isolation and loneliness at community level and will focus on groups considered to be a greater risk of isolation, carers older people, those with mental health issues, Learning Disabilities and Autism.     Through employed United in Kind Coaches and volunteers we can raise awareness, … Continued

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United in Kind!

🤗 Kindness comes to Clacton.   ‘Kindness came through SUMMIT’s door, we enjoyed it so much we asked for more. Smiles, kind words and a listening ear, makes you warm inside and full of cheer. One kind act can change your day… We hope that kindness is here to stay!   #UnitedInKind  

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Ability B4 Disability

Introduction AB4D is an Essex wide service delivered by SUMMIT and BATIAS in partnership with Essex County Council (ECC). AB4D is for adults with a Learning Disability and Autism, their families and carers. The aim of this service is to provide a flexible platform where people can be empowered to have a voice in their … Continued

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Well Done Marrisa!

We are delighted to share the good news that our volunteer Marrisa has completed her training and has received her City and Guilds Level 2 qualification in advocacy.   She will be a valuable asset for SUMMIT moving forward.

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National Volunteer’s Week

This week is National Volunteers week.   We would like to give thanks to our brilliant team of hard working volunteers.   We couldn’t do it all without your support!!

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