Job Vacancy – Office Administrator

We have an exciting job opportunity for an Office Administrator.

The post is part time, 9-1pm Monday – Friday.

This is an integral role to the smooth running of our services, providing vital administrative support to both our children and adult teams, as well as ensuring the effective administration for our base at Charles Leeks House.

Perfect if you would like to make a positive difference to the lives of people with a learning disability in the Braintree District. Do you have a great big smile and love meeting new people? Can you manage a large workload and prioritise effectively? Would you like to work as part of an amazing team of staff and volunteers?

For more information, please call Rachael on 01376 326302 or email


Job Vacancy – Deputy Bridge Club Leader

We have a vacancy at our amazing Bridge Club – a social group for young adults, which runs every Wednesday evening from 6.30-9.30pm. We are looking for someone who has a great big smile and specialises in having fun! Come and join a brilliant team who ensures that young adults with a learning disability really get to choose what activities they would like to do and work to make this a reality.


Application packs and further information available from our office, by calling 01376 326302.


Grease Sing-a-long on Saturday 16th September

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Bookings being taken for our fantastic Grease Sing-a-long, being held at the Halstead Empire Theatre on Saturday 16th September. Doors open at 7pm.


Tickets only cost £5 and included in the price you will receive an amazing goody bag filled with props to help bring the songs to life! Call the office on 01376 326302 for your ticket now.


No Transport? No problem! Coach transport available from Charles Leeks House at the nominal cost of just £2. Book your place on the coach with your ticket!


Cockney Night on Saturday 19th August

Come and enjoy a good old fashioned knees up on 19th August at Charles Leeks House.

Doors open at 7pm and we will be rolling out the barrel until 10pm.

Tickets cost £10 and include a supper of pie, mash and liquor.

We will be joined by The Strollers to entertain us with some Cockney tunes and skits!

Book your tickets now by calling 01376 326302.


Barn Dance

Everyone is welcome to join us for fun, frivolity, food and dancing at our Barn Dance on 29th July.

Ticket price of £10 includes a hot supper of a Jacket Potato with various fillings.

Music and dance instruction will be provided by Bob Hamilton.

Order tickets in advance for catering purposes by calling 01376 326302 or pop into the office and speak to Julia.


Auction of Promises at our Golf Day

On Friday July 7th we are holding our Annual Golf Day. It is not too late to book, for either the golf or the carvery meal in the evening at Gosfield Lakes Golf Course. Contact the office if you would like to join in the fun.


During the evening we are holding an Auction of Promises.


If you would like to bid in the auction but are unable to make the evening, please contact Rachael on 01376 326302 and she will bid on your behalf up to a maximum amount of your choosing.


Are you facing huge increases to your adult care service charges??

If so, you are not alone.

We are experiencing many people contacting us regarding huge increases to their bills from Essex County Council in respect to adult social care charges.

People are telling us that the feel isolated and do not know what to do.

There is an open meeting taking place at Braintree Town Hall on May 31st at 7.30pm.

Join us, to share your experiences with others and help to work out a way forward.

Contact our office on 01376 326302 to book a place, or email Peter Brown at

Please spread the word about this meeting and help us to help others to remember that they are not alone!