Since the start of the Better Start Southend programme, we have been based in the Civic Centre in the Southend Borough Council building. While we have enjoyed our time there, we have been looking to move to a more central location in Southend to be accessible to families and service providers and raise our profile within the community. With this in mind we are happy to announce that our headquarters will be moving to the centre of Southend.

We have now finalised a lease and will be moving in with our friends at SAVS, where we will share their building on Alexandra Street, a stone’s throw from the High Street. SAVS is one of our partners and is running our co-production, engaging parents and giving them an opportunity to influence the local services that children and families use.

Our new location is being prepared for our arrival and unlike our current location there will be a dedicated space for parents to meet for a number of different ideas around co-production.The exact dates for the move are yet to be confirmed and there is still a lot of preparation to be done, but we hope to be in our new location by early autumn. Look out for any further announcements in the newsletter, here on our website or our Facebook page!

 

Article published June 2017

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