RCCE has been successful in securing a delivery grant from Essex County Council to tackle social isolation and loneliness at community level across a large area of Essex.

This project will work with partner organisations and communities to reduce social isolation and loneliness in (specified) high risk groups: carers, older people, those with mental health issues and learning disabilities. To achieve this RCCE is looking to recruit Community Enablers to work in various districts covered by the project; Tendring, Colchester, Braintree, Chelmsford, Maldon, Rochford, Castle Point, Basildon and Brentwood. The West of the county will be covered by another project group.

Community Enablers will be employed to deliver the project in their district, through enabling, encouraging, training and awareness-raising. The role will involve building relationships and connections including linking individuals and groups, recruiting volunteers and creating networks and initiatives that enable and encourage inclusive communities and informal volunteering.

This is a partnership bid led by RCCE, so there will be support and resources available from partners with experience and expertise in their field including; Age Concern, Summit, Carers Choices, Maldon, Rochford and Tendring CVSs, Braintree and Chelmsford Mencap’s, Anglia Ruskin University, Batias and British Red Cross. We also envisage more informal partnerships being created over the course of the project.

Recruitment of Community Enablers

We are seeking to recruit one part time Community Enabler per district. The following are the districts we will be working in:

  • Basildon;
  • Braintree;
  • Brentwood;
  • Castle Point;
  • Chelmsford;
  • Colchester;
  • Maldon;
  • Rochford

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