A number of local volunteer organisations could really use help. Here are some examples of organisations that I know something about; you may think of others. Fresh Beginnings Migrant and Relief Centre – www.freshbeginnings.org. Among other things it offers advice and support on living in a new country, runs English classes, IT classes and maths classes for children. Citizens Colchester (part of Citizens UK) – citizensuk.org is a broad-based alliance of local organisations fighting together for social justice and the
Please allow me to introduce the Local Community Action Panel (LCAPs) meetings to you. These meetings take place in each zone in Colchester at least three times each year. It is a panel to which residents as well as the Police, Safer Colchester officers and Councillors are invited to; so that the community get together face to face to discuss issues which affect the community. Local Community Action Panels work with the Community to address crime, anti-social
PROGRESS REPORT The aim of our research is to find genes that predispose to Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis (collectively, inflammatory bowel disease or IBD) in the Ashkenazi Jewish population, in whom these diseases are four-fold more common. We hope that by identifying such genes we will better understand the underlying cause of IBD, an important step towards improved diagnosis and treatment. Research to date has found over 200 genetic variants associated with IBD. However,