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Best foot forward for county’s walking strategy

Ease of driving has been cited as one of the main barriers to get people walking, according to the findings

Community Wellbeing and Resilience Service would cut health costs by leaning on volunteers

An ambitious ‘whole system approach’ to support the wellbeing of residents – which taps into volunteer groups – has been branded

Woman receives compensation for sexual assault at mental health unit

A female mental health patient has secured more than £30,000 in compensation following a sexual assault at a mental health

Fall in resident numbers puts care homes at risk

Around £7.6 million of public funds alone have been stripped out of care homes in Essex over the past year

Council bids to reverse decline in bus usage

Essex County Council has said its plans to boost bus usage will help the county “bus back better” and help

Brentwood Centre facing £500,000 losses over next year

Losses accrued by The Brentwood Centre are expected to leave taxpayers as much as £500,000 out of pocket. The centre,

Poor social housing security causes concern at Brentwood block

A resident of one of the newest housing developments in Brentwood has accused its social landlord of failing to provide

Mental health trust fine fails to bring justice to families

A mental health trust in Essex has been fined £1.5 million following the deaths of 11 patients between 2004 and 2015. An investigation

School sex abuse cases drop only slightly despite lengthy lockdown

The number of sexual offences committed in schools was only just short of the previous years figures, according to recent

Ombudsman says county council at fault in disability related expenses case

Essex County Council has been found at fault in how it considered disability related expenses, according to an Ombudsman investigation.