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Medical Detection Dogs

Medical Detection Dogs is looking for volunteers and we’d love to hear from you.

Volunteers are essential to our work, doing vital jobs like fundraising,
speaking, helping at events and socialising puppies.

Don’t worry if you’re not an expert, we will provide all the training you need and will be ably assisted by canine helpers!

For more information on volunteering opportunities please contact your local Volunteer Coordinator, Sara
sara.backhousewood@medicaldetectiondogs.org.uk or get in touch by phone on 07862 32043

Cinnamon Trust

The Cinnamon Trust is the only specialist national charity which seeks to relieve the anxieties, problems, and sometimes injustices, faced by elderly and terminally ill people and their pets, thereby saving a great deal of human sadness and animal suffering.

The Trust’s primary objective is to respect and preserve the treasured relationship between owners and their pets. To this end it works in partnership with owners to overcome any difficulties that might arise. A national network of some 14,000 community service volunteers has been established to provide practical help when any aspect of day to day care poses a problem - for example, walking the dog for a housebound owner. A national fostering service is provided for pets whose owners face a spell in hospital - volunteers take pets into their own homes and supply love and care in abundance until owner and pet can be reunited.

Cinnamon Trust also provides long term care for pets whose owners have died or moved to residential accommodation which will not accept pets. Arrangements are made between owners and the Trust well in advance, if possible, so owners do have peace of mind in the knowledge that their beloved companion will have a safe and happy future.

To find out more, visit The Cinnamon Trust website.

Wivenhoe Dementia Support Group

Working together with the local community to provide support and information for people affected by dementia in Wivenhoe. We maintain a list of organisations and contacts which exist to help people and their carers with this disease. Please get in touch with us for the latest copy of it.

We want to make Wivenhoe a dementia-friendly community. One way to help us to do this is to become a DEMENTIA FRIEND. To become a Dementia Friend just requires you to attend an on-line information session of 1 hour maximum. Please send us an email to sign up for the next information session.

Also see our page on Facebook and follow us.

Wivenhoe Dementia Support Group Facebook 

Contact: wivenhoedementia@gmail.com


Older People Services

Too many older people feel they have no one to turn to for support. Age UK exist to help older people when they need it the most with information and advice, tackle loneliness, get older people active and support people to be independent for longer.

If you need advice or information on money, care or health, call 0800 678 1602 or email contact@ageuk.org.uk. Open 8am to 7pm, every day of the year.

Water Supply

Anglian Water supplies water and water recycling services to the east of England.

If you have concerns about river flooding or flooding relating to the town drain, please contact the Environment Agency.

Social Welfare Service Grants

Grassroots provides grants of up to £1000 to voluntary and community organisations which are delivering  social welfare services to improve the lives of people in Colchester and Tendring.

Contact the group on 01206 587000, 07572760849 or email grassrootscharity@outlook.com.
Community Safety

Visit the group's Facebook page, published as a service for the community including crime reduction advice and sharing of relevant information.


Colchester Neighbourhood Watch have launched a 'Little Book of Big Scams' to 'raise awareness of the ever evolving ways that criminals use to scam the public out of hard earned money'.

Reporting Power Cuts

UK Power Networks are responsible for electricity cables across the South East and East of England and can be contacted online or by calling 105 from a landline or 0800 31 63 105.

Provision of Housing

The Wivenhoe Housing Trust has 13 properties providing safe, secure and comfortable homes for people living in Wivenhoe or for elderly relatives living elsewhere. In the future we would like to provide homes for young people too.

We also manage a ‘hardship’ fund in the name of the Jonathan Feedham Charity. This is available to help Wivenhoe residents in financial distress. Contact Peter Hill, Chairman of the Charity (Tel: 01206 823073 Email: peter@toadhall2.co.uk) for further details.

Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation

Wildlives provide treatment for sick, injured and orphaned wildlife and advise, educate and raise public awareness on all issues relating to the benefit of wildlife.

For further details call 01206 251174/07802 767016, opening hours of 10am to 5pm. Outside of opening hours contact the RSPCA 0300 1234 999.

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Report Potholes

Essex County Council is responsible for highways in and around Wivenhoe. 
Report potholes directly here.

Fix My Street

FixMyStreet directs reports of problems with your street, such as failed streetlights, to the correct local authority department.
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