We marked our move to the heart of the town with a celebration event on 19 September, highlighting our new location with our friends at SAVS, the projects we are running in the community and our new focus on Diet and Nutrition.

Local councillors, health and education professionals, Parent Champions and others involved and interested in ABSS’s work came together at the event in our newly created space for parents and professionals at Alexandra Street. The event included speeches, healthy cookery demonstrations and stalls from the different projects we are running.

Involving parents and professionals equally in shaping the projects that are developed is a big part of the programme and SAVS is running this, including training Parent Champions, who can represent local parents and getting them involved in changing Southend’s services for under 4s. Parent Champions spoke of how important the programme was for parents like them at the event.

Michael Freeston, Director of A Better Start Southend, said: “It is great to be at our new location in the heart of Southend with our colleagues at SAVS. The event has been marvellous and it’s great to see such enthusiasm and positive energy for a programme which will make a real difference to the future of Southend’s children.”

More photos of the event can be seen on our Facebook page.


Article published September 2017

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