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Newsletter Issue 2 March 2015

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Open Door becomes a Hate Incident Reporting Centre

​ In December Open Door became a Hate Incident Reporting Centre, a part of the Essex Police ‘Stop the Hate’ Campaign.   This gives members of the public an alternative place to report Hate Crime without the need to visit a Police Station. Open Door are able to offer…
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Newsletter Issue 1 Nov 2014

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Open Door becomes an Investors in People accredited organisation

In June this year, Open Door was awarded the Investors in People accreditation. Thank you to all the staff and volunteers for their contribution and hard work in achieving this.
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Open Door TYPDAS receives the High Sheriffs Award

Open Door was delighted to collect the High Sheriffs’ Award at the High Sheriffs’ Award Ceremony on Wednesday 19th March.
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Open Door receives a grant from the Grays Public Purposes and Recreational Charity

​A huge thank-you to the Grays Public Purposes and Recreational Charity   who recently awarded our SOS service funds to purchase some giant games for the Open Door mobile service.  We really appreciate their support.  The games will be used for our positive activities…
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Open Door’s Housing Advice Support Service (HASS) has moved

​Open Door’s Housing Advice Support Service (HASS) has moved and is now co-located with CAB at the Beehive Resource Centre, West Street, Grays.    HASS provides support to people who are homeless, at risk of becoming homeless, or have housing related issues such…
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Summer Activity Programme 2013, Open Door in Partnership with TF

Open Door’s big blue bus will be out and about this summer providing lots of summer activities and fun. Come along and join us, all ages welcome, all activities free of charge.
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Open Door holds its first fun day at Grays Beach

On Friday 19th July, Open Door held a fun-day at Grays Beach Park. The event was to celebrate the continued success of Open Door and many people across the organisation, including staff, service users’ volunteers and stakehol
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OASIS recognised for its part in Thurrock becoming the best drug and alcohol team in the country

Thurrock DAAT has been identified by the National Treatment Agency, on the latest data available, as the most successful of the 149 DAATs in the country, working in partnership with OASIS and the Thurrock Community Drug and A
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Thurrock Open Door supports the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition (CYPMHC)

The Children and Young People's Mental Health Coalition (CYPMHC) brings together a group of leading charities across the UK to campaign jointly on the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people.
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Thurrock Open Door – finalist in Thurrock District Business Awards 2013

Thurrock Open Door is extremely proud to be chosen as finalist in the Community category for the Thurrock District 2013 awards ceremony
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Grant from Essex Youth Trust

​Thurrock open door was recently successful in it’s application to Essex Youth Trust for funding for YPLA activities.  This means young people in the care of the local authority will benefit from some exciting outings and activities over the coming year. This will enable…
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How can PSHE education help young people stay safe as they grow up?

How can PSHE education help young people stay safe as they grow up?
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Positive Activities

The SOS team recently secured money from Thurrock Council’s Positive Activities Fund, to run some fun and informal activities for young people across Thurrock over the next few months. Natalie Carter, manager of SOS said ‘this is really good news.  We will be inviting young…
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Young cannabis smokers run risk of lower IQ

Young cannabis smokers run risk of lower IQ, report claims.Fewer young people use drug and alcohol misuse services: read article
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Children in Care Council

April 2012 saw Thurrock Open Door taking charge of Thurrock’s Children in Care Council (CICC). The CICC was originally established by Thurrock Council and following negotiations with the Council, the CICC youth representatives were successful in having it transferred to the management of…
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HASS received a welcome financial boost

Earlier this year HASS received a welcome financial boost from the Big Lottery’s Advise Services Fund.  This helped us to employ two extra members of staff, re-open our drop-in service and provide outreach services in partner organisations premises, as well as out of hours emergency…
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Mental health stigma and discrimination

Mental health stigma and discrimination is harming our next generation UK Teenagers ‘nowhere to turn’ as self-harm spirals   Service specificA new home for a much used and much loved service.   Open Door’s Interventions service will soon be moving, to newly…
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Oasis now delivers an alcohol intervention service for offenders

Open Door OASIS was recently successful in its tender to deliver an alcohol intervention for offenders across Essex on behalf of Essex Probation.  The MARI  (Medium Alcohol Requirement Intervention) programme is  aimed at those offenders whose alcohol use is in the…
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Thurrock Open Door launches new website and web-based service

Following a generous grant from Awards for All earlier this year, Open Door has launched a new website and web-based service.  As part of the improvements, we gave our branding a makeover too.  We hope you like the new look Thurrock Open Door and would welcome your comments,…
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