Library of Services

4SX Essex Carers - The Way to Work

4SX Essex Carers - The Way to Work

The 4SX “Essex Carers – The Way to Work” project is funded by the European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund and is designed to fit with the complex needs of unpaid carers and help support both registered and unregistered Carers across Essex to tackle immediate problems, build confidence and resilience,
improve health and wellbeing.

 


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Accuro

Accuro
Parenting Support Project

The Parenting Project supports parents/carers of children with a disability, providing home visits, specifically designed parenting workshops including emotional, sensory and behavioural issues, a nationally recognised parenting programme, and a support group. We also have a wealth of knowledge on other agencies and resources.


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ACL Essex

ACL Essex
Adult Learning

ACL (part of Essex County Council) offers a wide range of daytime and evening adult learning courses to help you with your health and wellbeing, improve your job prospects, learn a new skill, or simply inspire you. Our ACL Harlow Centre also offers FREE Mental Health Wellbeing and Recovery courses.


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Action for Family Carers

Action for Family Carers
Feeling Good, Caring Well

Our new initiative to help support Carers with their Physical, Emotional and Mental Wellbeing

Coming to an area in Essex near you!

Activities include

  • Stress Reduction techniques
  • Head/Neck Massage
  • Light Physical fitness
  • Reflexology
  • Outdoor Activities


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Action for Family Carers

Action for Family Carers
Young Adult Carers (ages 16 - 24)

If you're aged 16 - 24 and are feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, tired, or just missing out on opportunities your friends take for granted, we can help. We provide Young Adult Carers support and information when it is needed through social opportunities, while providing support for your family.


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Action for Family Carers

Action for Family Carers
Young Carers (ages 8 to 18)

Support for young people aged 8 to 18 who help to care for a family member. This person may have a long term illness, a physical or sensory impairment, mental health problems or a drug or alcohol addiction


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Adult Mental Health Wellbeing Team

Adult Mental Health Wellbeing Team

The Adult Mental Health and Wellbeing Team provide short term support for people with mental health and emotional issues such as • Anxiety • Low mood • Stress • Depression

We can work with you to help you improve your wellbeing and quality of life.

Our aim to help you regain control and to move forward.


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Affinity Water

Affinity Water
Free Home Water Efficiency Check

Great news!  We offer Home Water Efficiency Checks to help you save water, save energy and save money.  Each visit takes between 30-45 minutes and is worth around £80 but is absolutley FREE to our customers!

A trained technician will:

  • Check for leaks
  • Fit efective water saving devices where possible
  • Identify ways you can save water and energy to reduce your bills
  • Provide water saving advice to fit into your lifestyle


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Age UK Essex

Age UK Essex
Home Help Service

The Home Help Service provides help with vacuuming, dusting, cleaning bathrooms, washing floors, laundry, changing beds and emptying rubbish bins. We can also buy your shopping and collect prescriptions. The sitting/companionship service enables you to have respite time to yourself, knowing your loved one is safe. Our reliable sitters offer good companionship.


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Age UK Essex

Age UK Essex
Toenail Cutting Service - Uttlesford

We offer a toenail cutting service to anyone who is unable to cut their own toenails. Our team of trimmers will help you remain mobile, avoid becoming isolated and housebound, reduce the likelihood of falls and avoid the discomfort of long toenails.


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Alzheimer's Society

Alzheimer's Society
Alzheimer's Society, Uttlesford Office

The Dementia Support Service provides support, advice and guidance to people with dementia and their carers.It assists people with dementia and their carers to identify their needs and access appropriate services.


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Anglian Community Enterprise

Anglian Community Enterprise
My Weight Matters

A range of free weight management services for adults registered with a GP surgery in Essex.

Our programmes are designed to promote safe weight loss of between 0.5-1 kg (1-2lb) a week.

Introducing steps one week at a time to help build the tools that will enable confident use for continued weight loss.

Venues in Loughton, Harlow, Epping, Stansted Mountfitchet, Saffron Walden, Great Dunmow. 


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Anglian Community Enterprise

Anglian Community Enterprise
NHS Health Checks

The NHS Health Check is a sophisticated check of your heart health. Aimed at adults 40 to 74, it checks your vascular or circulatory health and works out your risk of developing some of the most disabling but preventable illnesses. There will be time to discuss the results with the health professional afterwards.

For details of next screening date in your area please telephone 0800 0224524 (Option 1) or email healthchecks@nhs.net to see if you are suitable for the programme.


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Baby Stuff

Baby Stuff
Baby Stuff Braintree

Baby Stuff Braintree is a new charity whose purpose is to provide not only free clothing for 0-5 year olds but also baby and child equipment to those who are in need of this service in Essex.

Baby Stuff Braintree is a "Baby Bank". We provide clothes, pushchairs and other baby stuff  to parents in need.  

All our stock is donated and the service is run by volunteers.

Families are welcome to come along to a session and select the items they need.


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Barnardo's

Barnardo's
Invisible Lives Child and Family Support

(Formely Essex Children Affected by Parental Imprisonment (CAPI) Service)

Invisible Lives provides specialist support to the most vulnerable groups of children, young people and their families when affected by; the criminal justice system, risk taking behaviours and hidden harms.

We work closely with schools and other agencies to support young people at risk of hidden harms and other vulnerabilities including CSE, CE, drugs, gangs, knife crimes and youth offending. We aim to educate, support and increase confidence and self-esteem for children and young people experiencing trauma and poor mental health and well-being as a result of their situation.

 


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Barnardo's

Barnardo's
Little Goslings Children's Centre

Children’s Centre providing family support and learning through play opportunities for all families with children under 5 years old.

 

 

 

 


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Barnardo's

Barnardo's
Spangles Children's Centre

Family support and learning through play opportunities for Families in the Stansted area with children under 5 years old. We provide services and activities to support parents in th everyday challenges that they face in bringing up young children.


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Braintree Jobcentre Plus

Braintree Jobcentre Plus
Braintree Jobcentre - Employment Prospects

Advice and guidance regarding benefits provided by Department of Work and Pensions

We can arrange home visits for people with medical conditions that are prevented from leaving their home, once they have made a claim.

 


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British Lung Foundation

British Lung Foundation
Breathe Easy

Breathe Easy Saffron Walden is a support group for people with breathing problems including Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Emphysema, Asthma, Lung Cancer, Bronchiectasis, etc., and their carers. We arrange for speakers to attend some of our meetings, both medical and nonmedical, quiz afternoons and occasionally entertainment. There is always a raffle followed by tea and biscuits or cake. We organise midday lunches and an annual outing and Christmas lunch.


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British Red Cross

British Red Cross
Mobility Aids

We provide a range of mobility aid equipment for loan and sale. Equipment includes wheelchairs, commodes, highback chairs, raised toilet seats and walking aids.


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CanalAbility

CanalAbility

Provides fully adapted and accessible canal boats to enable people with disabilities to enjoy relaxing and uplifting holidays and day trips on the river. Our boats are adapted not only so that people with mobility difficulties can get on to and around the boats, but also offer facilities such as hoists and remote steering.


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CARA

CARA
Centre for Action on Rape and Abuse

We offer a confidential and non judgemental support service for survivors of sexual abuse and violence. This could have occurred recently or in the past and could involve a stranger, a relative or someone you know.


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Carers First - Adult Carers

Carers First - Adult Carers
Adult Carers

A community-based service which supports carers to sustain their caring role whilst maintaining their own health and well being. If you look after someone......who looks after you? You can contact us to talk about your caring role and discuss any support you may need.


This service offers home visit services

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Choices - Open Road

Choices - Open Road
Open Road

Open Road is a charity that provides support for individuals affected by drugs and alcohol. Offering client based recovery with options of one-to-one sessions, structured recovery programmes, family support, M-PACT (Moving parents & children together) and needle/syringe programmes.


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Citizens Advice Uttlesford

Citizens Advice Uttlesford
Citizens Advice Money Doctor

We help you to understand your income and expenses. We can help you save money on bills or budget for something nice. We can help if you have no money or need extra money in an emergency. We can help you set up a bank account, comparing credit card/loan deals and debt.

 


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Citizens Advice Uttlesford

Citizens Advice Uttlesford
Citizens Advice Service

We help to resolve your problems related to benefits, money, debt, relationships, housing, employment, legal, consumer and discrimination. We help by listening, explaining your options, making phone calls, writing letters, completing forms, negotiating on your behalf, directing you to other useful organisations, campaigning about unfairness. Advice Quality Standard registered.

 

 

 


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Citizens Advice Uttlesford

Citizens Advice Uttlesford
Help to Claim Universal Credit

Uttlesford Citizens Advice run a service called “Help to Claim” for those who need help to apply for Universal Credit, the new benefit that combines six benefits, including Jobseekers Allowance and Working Tax Credits, into one. People will be able to get support from the charity as they submit their Universal Credit application until they get their first full payment. Help will be tailored to individuals and is available face-to-face at our offices in Saffron Walden and Great Dunmow (call 01799 618840 for an appointment), by calling a national helpline number, 0800 144 8 444, and online, through webchat and advice content at citizensadvice.org.uk


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Citizens Advice Uttlesford

Citizens Advice Uttlesford
Keeping Warm in Uttlesford

A cold home is bad for everyone's health. If you are in need of help with high fuel bills, low income, switching, draughts, mould, damp, broken boilers or heating - please get in touch.

 


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Community Agents Essex

Community Agents Essex

Supporting independent living through social inclusion: getting out and about; increase confidence to go shopping, visit neighbours or other places; mobility in the home; adaptations for ease/safety; meeting people; local groups/activities to make new friends; healthy eating/living; practical support/information.


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Credit Union

Credit Union
Uttlesfordsave Credit Union

Accessible savings and affordable loans. Budgeting and money management.


This service offers telephone advice services

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Cruse Bereavement Care Cambridge (Fenland/ Uttlesford)

Cruse Bereavement Care Cambridge (Fenland/ Uttlesford)

Cruse Bereavement is a national charity which is dedicated to supporting and talking to those who have lost a loved one. Our volunteers are specifically trained to help adults and children through incredibly difficult time.

Signpost only.


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cst.today

cst.today
CST.Today

A social and activity group for people living with mild to moderate dementia, using the principles of Cognitive Stimulation therapy to deliver a fun, stimulating session which runs all day with a hot meal at lunch time. Half day sessions are also available.


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CVS Uttlesford

CVS Uttlesford
Acehounds Friendship Dogs Scheme

The Friendship Dogs Scheme is a one year pilot being delivered by CVS Uttlesford in partnership with Ace Hounds.  The scheme is being funded by Essex County Council.

We can provide funded 1.5 hours sessions for either groups or individuals in either an indoor or outdoor setting.  Our greyhounds will be brought to your location by our experienced handlers where participants will have the opportunity to spend time with the dogs.   Experience has shown that working with friendship dogs can help both the physical and mental wellbeing of people affected by loneliness, anxiety, depression, the recently bereaved, housebound, as well as those people living with dementia.


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CVS Uttlesford

CVS Uttlesford
Community Builder South Uttlesford

Our Community Builder for South Uttlesford is available to help older residents increase their social connections and reduce social isolation.   

We are working to help residents be better informed about their health and wellbeing, so they are better able to keep safe and well.

 


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CVS Uttlesford

CVS Uttlesford
CVSU Signposting Service

CVS Uttlesford offers a signposting service for local people to voluntary organisations, community groups and charities. From small parish friendship groups and social care schemes, to larger charities working in their local community.


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CVS Uttlesford

CVS Uttlesford
Dementia Cafe - Great Dunmow

An opportunity for people with dementia and their carers, to meet up for peer support and social interaction.

This is an intiative created by the Dementia Action Alliance

Please note:  The group will not be meeting on Monday 22nd July 2019.  Sessions resume the following week.


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CVS Uttlesford

CVS Uttlesford
Digital Learners - Uttlesford

From sending emails and online banking, to carrying out tasks around your home or playing Scrabble online, you can choose what skills you would like to learn to help make your everyday life simpler, easier and more fun. Learning new digital skills can also have a positive effect on your mental and physical health and general wellbeing and enable you to live independently for longer.

You will be helped by our Digital Buddies - Essex residents who are happy to share their own digital skills with others. As a learner, you will be paired with a buddy who can help you gain new digital skills at one of our regular events.

 


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CVS Uttlesford

CVS Uttlesford
Essex Shed Network

A community shed offers a safe space where men share the tools, skills, experience and resources they need to work on projects of their own choosing at their own pace. They are places of skill-sharing and informal learning, of individual pursuits and community projects, of purpose, achievement and social interaction.


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CVS Uttlesford

CVS Uttlesford
Farmer's Cafe

A weekly get together for farmers and retired farm workers. This is a farming social group for those who have worked in agriculture. We meet in a working farm cafe for tea and cake and a chat.


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CVS Uttlesford

CVS Uttlesford
My Weight Matters Uttlesford

The award-winning My Weight Matters programme is for adults who want to lose weight and be more active.

A range of organisations are working with Anglian Community Enterprise (ACE) to offer the popular 12-week programme, which delivers a common sense approach to losing weight.  CVS Uttlesford run weekly sessions in Dunmow, while UDC are providing the service in Saffron Walden.

Since 2007 the programme has helped thousands of adults to lose weight, get fitter and enjoy a healthier relationship with food, by empowering them to take control and achieve their goals.


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CVS Uttlesford

CVS Uttlesford
Winter Warmth Handy Man Service

As part of our contribution to UDC Winter Warmth Initiative, CVS Uttlesford are piloting a Handy Person service that will support Uttlesford residents who are struggling to keep their homes warm, or need additional equipment installed to reduce the risks of trips or falls.

Through a series of quick fix measures, we will improve our elderly, vulnerable, ill or disabled residents situation during this time, to feel warmer, safer and secure in their homes during the winter period.

We can supply and fit a range of items such as draught excluders, key safes and conduct other work that will improve the home environment.


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Deafblind Organisation

Deafblind Organisation

The Deaf Blind Organisation offers support and guidance to deafblind people, their carers, family and friends, as well as professionals working with people who have a loss of both hearing and sight.  We also offer The Befriender service for those who are feeling lonely. We’re also keen to help those recently diagnosed, using the befriending process as a means to prevent social isolation.  Our popular Peer Support & Social Groups provide those with both sight and hearing impairments plus their carers an opportunity to meet people and make friends.


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Dementia Adventure

Dementia Adventure
Holidays and Short Breaks

If you or someone you love is living with dementia you may feel that holidays are no longer an option. Perhaps, traditional models of respite that separate families don’t appeal to you. We may have the answer. We offer small group, supported holidays for people with dementia and their partners, family, friends or carers to enjoy together.

Our holidays are subsidised through fundraising to enable as many people living with dementia to benefit as possible. Our trained team and expertly planned itineraries mean you can have the holiday you have been hoping for. Whether you want to relax by the coast or walk up mountains, we have something for everyone


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Dig It

Dig It
Dig It Community Allotment

A meeting place for community food growing, social inclusion, sustainable horticulture and health education. We run regular programmes for volunteer skill development and local work experience. Professional wellbeing support is available and those needing additional help to volunteer are always welcomed.


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Dogs Trust Freedom Project

Dogs Trust Freedom Project
Dogs Trust

The Dogs Trust Freedom Project is a free dog fostering service for people that are fleeing domestic abuse and going into refuge or emergency accommodation. This service is available across the whole of West Essex. This is a free service and all the dog's expenses are covered by Dogs Trust.


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Dunmow Flitch Friendship Club

Dunmow Flitch Friendship Club

Dunmow Flitch Friendship Club (DFFC) is a registered charity serving the Great Dunmow community and surrounding villages.   We are a friendship group for residents aged 50 plus who would like to spend time in the company of others like them.    We meet on the first Thursday of the month for a social evening with games and live entertainment and occasionally offer coach trips, parties and celebration events.  

Annual membership of the club costs £16.00


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ECL Saffron Walden

ECL Saffron Walden
Copy Cats Print and Design

Copy Cats is a social enterprise located within the Saffron Hub. It is a print and design service that adults with a learning disability attend to gain skills for employment and develop their IT and printing skills, including binding books and ensuring that products have been made to a good quality. Once a product has passed all quality checks the next task is to distribute either via a courier or post, again this is another part of the training.

Copy Cats provides print and design for ECL but also works with external companies.


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ECL Saffron Walden

ECL Saffron Walden
ECL Saffron Walden Hub

Our service provides support for adults with a learning disability and/or physical disability aged 18 plus. We aim to empower and encourage people to be independent in making choices of activities within the service and attend groups in the local community. We work in a person-centred way and tailor our support to benefit individuals.


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ECL Saffron Walden

ECL Saffron Walden
Noah's Cafe

Noah’s café  is located within the Saffron Hub and is a social enterprise. Noah’s provides work based training for adults with a learning disability with first steps to gain employment or voluntary work. Our café provides an opportunity for people to develop skills in catering, waitressing, stock rotation, ordering stock, till operation and people skills.


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ECL Saffron Walden

ECL Saffron Walden
Saffron Carpentry

Located within the Saffron Walden Hub, the service is a social enterprise that offers work based training for adults with a learning disability.  Saffron Carpentry design and make products to sell ranging from bird boxes and chopping boards to children’s toys.


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ECL Sensory Service

ECL Sensory Service

We are a team of sensory specialists delivering needs-led and person-centred services to people with sight, hearing and dual sensory impairments, their families, carers and the wider community. Our high quality services are focused on early intervention, improved wellbeing and maximising independence.


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Employ-Ability

Employ-Ability
HeadsUp

HeadsUp provides support, advice and mentoring to people with common mental health problems to help them get back into the workplace. HeadsUp is funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund.


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Epping Forest District Council

Epping Forest District Council
Community Champions

EFDC runs and supports health, wellbeing, community and culture throughout the district. This is done through events, projects, training, workshops and more.


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Epping Forest District Council - Private Residential

Epping Forest District Council - Private Residential
Private Sector Housing

We help people who have concerns about the condition of their home, which is affecting their health and safety (e.g. poor heating, damp and mould, disrepair, overcrowding). We can also help tenants who rent their homes and are experiencing harassment or illegal eviction by their landlords.


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EPUT -  West Essex Macmillan

EPUT - West Essex Macmillan
Cancer Information and Support Service

Support and information to anyone who has concerns about cancer, their relatives, friends and carers. We offer befriending and respite support in your own home. We can provide details of other local and national cancer support agencies and services and benefits advice. We provide a supporting service to allow patients, relatives and carers to access suitable national and local information about cancer, cancer prevention and local services.


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EPUT - MS Nurse Specialist

EPUT - MS Nurse Specialist
MS Nurse Specialist

The MS Nursing Service offers support and guidance for people with MS from diagnosis onwards. I offer advice regarding treatment options, symptom management, general support for the patient and their family, onward referral to appropriate services and liaison between the community team and acute services.


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Essential Living Fund

Essential Living Fund

Emergency assistance will be provided for a short term period to help with the purchase of food, toiletries and fuel.

Eligibility will be assessed over the telephone 0300 7900124 (calls charged at standard rate), and it is free to telephone from local council offices.


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Essex Befriends

Essex Befriends
Befriending

Whether you are feeling lonely, isolated, have stopped doing things you once loved, or generally lack confidence; we are here to help.

We offer a range of support including telephone, face to face and email befriending. You can start to build confidence, develop new connections and get back to doing something you love or find new interests.


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Essex County Council

Essex County Council
Family Innovation Fund Early Help Services

 

These Early Help Services have been commissioned by Essex County Council and are for children, young people and parents/carers with low level needs, as detailed in the Essex Effective Support for Children and Families.

Parents and young people (over 13) may self-refer.

http://www.escb.co.uk/


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Essex County Council

Essex County Council
Physical and Sensory Impairment

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Essex County Council

Essex County Council
The Missing Education and Child Employment Service (MECE)

The Missing Education and Child Employment Service (MECE) encourages members of the public to contact us where it appears that a child or young person may not be receiving a suitable education at school or otherwise. MECE will investigate the circumstances and seek to remove any barriers which are preventing the child or young person from accessing a suitable education. Where schools are concerned about absence levels, they will seek to work with parents/carers to address these concerns and where attendance does not improve, may consider referring the matter to the MECE. 


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Essex County Council - Library Services

Essex County Council - Library Services
Mobile Library - Uttlesford

The Mobile Library service visits many places around Uttlesford fortnightly. It carries a range of popular stock, including fiction, non-fiction and audio books, for adults and children. There is a selection of title in large print. The vehicle is wheelchair accessible. Items can be requested and will be brought out on the vehicle when available for collections.


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Essex County Fire & Rescue Service

Essex County Fire & Rescue Service
Home Safety Visits

We provide the occupier with general fire safety advice such as electrical and kitchen safety, as well as offering guidance on night time routines and a fire action plan. This will include how to summon the Fire Service and how to escape the property should a fire occur. Smoke alarms are also provided and fitted, at no cost to the occupier, if it is deemed necessary.  


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Essex County Fire & Rescue Service

Essex County Fire & Rescue Service
Safe and Well Visits

Our trained Safe and Well Officers can provide advice and guidance in relation to fire prevention and home security, as well as signpost you to additional advice and support if you need it.  To keep yourself and your family safe at home, we recommend booking one of our free, personalised Safe and Well Visits. 


This service offers home visit services

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Essex FCN - The Farming Community Network

Essex FCN - The Farming Community Network
FCN Essex

The Farming Community Network (FCN) is a voluntary organisation and charity that supports farmers and families within the farming community through difficult times.

Since 1995, we have helped thousands of people deal with a variety of issues, including financial difficulties, animal disease, mental health and family disputes. Our volunteers will "walk with" you and help you find a positive way through your problems - for as long as it is needed.


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Essex Restorative Justice Hub

Essex Restorative Justice Hub
Essex Restorative and Mediation Service

The Essex Restorative and Mediation Service works with people who have been involved in conflict, including criminal offences and anti-social behaviour. Restorative processes use communication between people who have been harmed, and have caused harm, to allow them to work towards positive outcomes in a safe environment.


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Essex Safeguarding Adults Board

Essex Safeguarding Adults Board
Social Care Direct Helpline

You can call us for anything from straightforward information and advice about the abuse and the safety of adults in Essex; to the disclosure of a specific concern about your own safety of somebody that you know. Should you wish to report maltreatment of an adult in Essex we will take your concern seriously and ensure that it is investigated appropriately.

Help us to keep adults safe across Essex. Remember, ignoring abuse is not an option - Any person with knowledge of, or suspicion that a vulnerable adult may be at risk of abuse or is being abused must report their concerns.

Call the Social Care Direct line on 0345 6037630

 


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Essex Youth Service Young Carers Team

Essex Youth Service Young Carers Team
Essex Young Carers Service

Young carers are children and young people under 18 years old who provide regular and on-going care to another person who is physically or mentally ill, disabled or misuses substances. Young adult carers are aged between 16 and 24, and can also access support from this service. We offer free personalised support to young carers and their families that will be developed with you around your need for help and the caring you do. Referrals into the service can be made via the website detailed below.


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Families in Focus

Families in Focus

Families in Focus aim to support children and young people with disabilities (aged 0-19) and their families by providing them with a range of services in West Essex. We provide helplines and advice to guide and support you as much as we can. Educational, DLA (Disability Living Allowance) Applications, and Social/Respite opportunities are included.


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Family Solutions

Family Solutions
Children and Families Hub

Family Solutions is a team within Essex County Council that provides a variety of support for families who are experiencing difficulties.  Family Solutions approach is to work alongside families on issues that they want to change, so the work undertaken varies from family to family.  We often support with issues such as family dynamics, parenting and the impact on families of things such as domestic abuse, mental health difficulties and substance misuse.  Most work is carried out in the community, often in family homes.  Family Solutions also runs several group work programmes.

The duration of the work undertaken varies according to need.  The average current length of work is 5 months.  Family Solutions’ work with a family never exceeds a year.

 


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Fledglings Family Services

Fledglings Family Services
Product Solutions for children with additional needs

Fledglings specialises in finding product solutions for children with additional needs. In some cases, we refer clients to appropriate organisation. If a need is so unique that a product is not easily identified, we search for a solution. We hope to support your child's development and inclusion and give relief to families as carers.


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Forever Ahead Community

Forever Ahead Community

We provide counselling and recovery support services, available to all within West Essex & East Herts. We ask for a minimum donation of £10 for counselling, with sessions fully funded if you are receiving benefits. We work with other agencies and charities within the community to deliver the support our clients.


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Freshwaters Christian Fellowship

Freshwaters Christian Fellowship

We are a Christian church that seeks to encourage Health and Wellbeing through our meetings, events and activities. This includes meetings for those wanting to explore the Christian faith; a group we run for senior's in partnership with Rainbow Services; group walks; & general support and encouragement


This service offers home visit services

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Freshwaters Contact Centre

Freshwaters Contact Centre
Child Contact Centre

We provide a safe neutral meeting place where children can meet with parents, grandparents or siblings that they have been separated from because of family breakdown.


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Frontline

Frontline
Advocacy Factsheet Uttlesford

This fact sheet gives details of advocacy services. An advocate is someone who can speak on your behalf or who can support you to speak for yourself, especially in formal situations or when you don't feel very confident.

Advocacy doesn't always have to be provided by paid professionals. Often people take a friend or family member with them to important meetings to give moral support, and to speak for them if required.

Advocacy services give priority to the most vulnerable people, or those with the most complex issues who have no other appropriate form of support. If an advocacy service is unable to help, they may suggest other local organisations who can provide assistance.


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Frontline

Frontline
Befriending Factsheet Uttlesford

This fact sheet gives details of local and national befriending services.  These services provide conversation and companionship in order to reduce isolation and loneliness.  Some services may also offer specific support to people managing long term illness or disability.


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Frontline
Complaints Factsheet Uttlesford

This fact sheet gives details of how to make a complaint about a health or social care provider; for example if you are unhappy about the care you have received from a doctor, dentist, optician, pharmacy, social care service, hospital or care home.


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Frontline
Dementia Support Factsheet Uttlesford

This factsheet provides information on a wide range of dementia services. 

Contact details are given for organisations that provide emotional and practical support and resources for people with dementia and their carers. 

Information ranges from carer support, independent living and keeping safe, to befriending and social activities.


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Frontline

Frontline
Going Home from Hospital Factsheet Uttlesford

This factsheet gives information about the discharge process from Princess Alexandra Hospital as well as information on organisations and services available locally that can help you once you return home.


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Health Walks Factsheet Uttlesford

Our guide aims to give you some information on the local walks which take place in the Uttlesford District.


These range from weekly guided walks, to mapped walking routes throughout the area.


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Keeping Warm Factsheet Uttlesford

This factsheet gives information on local services and national schemes which can help you stay warm and well in winter, together with ways to be more energy efficient and save money on your bills.

The information includes obtaining fuel benefits, keeping well and avoiding falls, reducing bills and improving energy efficiency, home improvements for a warmer home, accessing the Lifeline community alarm and what to do in an emergency.


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Frontline
Planning Ahead Factsheet Uttlesford

This factsheet gives you information to help you plan ahead for the end of your life.  This can be difficult but can help you stay in control of the way you are cared for and ensure that your dependents are provided for after your death. 


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Frontline
Support for the Housebound

This fact sheet gives details of services in Uttlesford that support people who are housebound as a result of illness, disability or age.


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Frontline
Travelling Options in Uttlesford

This fact sheet gives information on transport options in Uttlesford, including non emergency transport to hospital and medical appointments. It also provides information on the help available to pay for travel to medical appointments. 


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Frontline
Victims of Crime Factsheet Uttlesford

This fact sheet gives the details of national services that offer support for victims of different types of crimes. This may be one-to-one support with drop-in sessions, counselling, therapy, or community orientated organisations that provide practical help.Anti-Social Behaviour and Hate Crime, Anti-Slavery and Trafficking, Child Services, Victims of Stalking, Sexual and Domestic Abuse Advice and Support, Traffic Victim Support, Support for Victims of Murder and Manslaughter, Forced Marriage Victim Support, General Victim Support


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Grant A Smile CIC

Grant A Smile CIC
Grant A Smile

We help to improve the quality of life of parents and families battling chronic illness, by offering a CLEAN and healthy home for FREE! We iron, declutter, do gardening, vacuum etc. We don’t stop there! We do all we can to grant very special wishes to the unsung heroes - their children.


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Harlowsave Credit Union

Harlowsave Credit Union

We are a not for profit community bank offering accessible banking services, savings accounts and affordable loans. We specialise in helping people in financial difficulty by offering money management advice and affordable loans. We also offer budgeting advice via our SMARTAdvice project and a debt referral system.


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Headway Essex

Headway Essex
Community Support for Adults with Traumatic and Acquired Brain Injury

We are able to give informed practical advice or facilitate more expert support as required. Support workers provide direct, emotional or practical support and informal counselling. We aim to educate the person and the carer about brain injury. We identify the individual and family needs and facilitating actions through Headway Essex resources or external agencies or professionals to ensure equipped support.


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Healthwatch Essex

Healthwatch Essex
Healthwatch Essex Information Service

We provide information about health and care services in Essex. We also help people to find out about, access and navigate health and social care services.


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Healthy Living Healthy Lives CIC

Healthy Living Healthy Lives CIC
Chat, Connect, Create

Social get together for anyone in the community. At time to chat, craft, play board games - make new friends and acquaintances


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Healthy Minds (NHS Psychological Therapies)

Healthy Minds (NHS Psychological Therapies)

Healthy Minds provides access to a wide range of talking therapy treatments for adults with common mental health problems, including: depression, anxiety and long term conditions. Healthy Minds help clients to better understand their emotional difficulties and develop new ways of thinking and coping based on agreed individual goals and needs.


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Hearing Help Essex

Hearing Help Essex

A quarter of a million people in Essex have some degree of hearing loss, nationally that amounts to one in six of the population. Hearing Help Essex exists to alleviate the isolation and loneliness that hearing loss can bring. Our services include: 

  • Practical help with NHS hearing aids
  • Information, advice & guidance
  • Assistive equipment demo & loan
  • Hearing loss seminars & training
  • Drop in sessions and events
  • Signposting to other organisations


This service offers home visit services

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Herts and Essex Yoga

Herts and Essex Yoga
Yoga4Health

The yoga4health programme is to improve health and wellbeing for those who:

  • Want to gain confidence in an exercise environment
  • Need to improve heart health
  • Need to lower risk of type 2 disabetes
  • Suffer from stress, anxiety or mild depression


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Home-start Essex in Uttlesford

Home-start Essex in Uttlesford
Home-visiting service for families

Free, confidential family support service offering home-visiting support to families with a range of issues such as Lonely/isolated parents; Mothers with postnatal depression; Lone parents or parents experiencing relationship problems; Families struggling with the emotional and physical demands of having twins; multiple births or several pre-school children; A family overwhelmed by the death of a loved one; Families where there are special needs, disabilities or an ill child.


This service offers home visit services

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Home-start Essex in Uttlesford

Home-start Essex in Uttlesford
Well-being Group

Our Wellbeing Group is a therapeutic led programme for parents affected by/or at risk of developing mental health difficulties. Each week, be introduced to new self-care activities including mindfulness, arts and self-esteem building. A safe space to meet, share and support each other.


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Integration Support Services

Integration Support Services
Immigration Services

Our mission is to support the successful integration of migrants, refugees, asylum seekers and BME community members.

We are registered with the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC). We are authorised to provide immigration advice and services at Level 1 in the categories of Entry Clearance (leave to enter, leave to remain), Nationality and Citizenship, EU and EEA immigration law, managed migration and asylum. 

 


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Integration Support Services

Integration Support Services

We provide one-to-one support advice and guidance to migrant families in the Uttlesford area. The aim of our work is to help families to integrate successfully in the local community, reduce isolation and improve opportunities for better employment/education. We can provide immigration advice at OISC level 1, interpreting and translation.


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Jessability Dance

Jessability Dance

'Jessability Dance' classes will provide participants with excellent opportunities to increase important aspects of their health, self-esteem and overall wellbeing, and to gain valuable life, social and communication skills through a range of individual and group dance experiences.

The exciting exercises and musically-based routines include interactions with a range of colourful and motivating resources to promote expression through dance.

If this sounds like something that you would like to get involved in or you know someone who would enjoy the sessions, please get in touch with us. 


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Jobcentre Plus

Jobcentre Plus
Social Justice Team

For customers in receipt of Working Age benefits (Jobseekers Allowance, Employment and Support Allowance and Income Support) who face barriers preventing them from engaging with the labour market. The Social Justice Coach will work intensively with the customer to help them move forwards towards their goal.


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Kids Inspire

Kids Inspire
Family Innovation Fund Early Help Coaching and Mentoring

The Family Innovation Fund Early Help Services are for Children, Young People and Parents/Carers with low level needs that cannot be supported by services such as Schools, and GPs alone.  FIF provides that little bit of early help to support children, young people and parents/carers to;

  • have healthy inter-parental & family relationships
  • be emotionally healthy, happy and resilient
  • make behaviour choices that promote safety and wellbeing
  • be socially connected and resourceful


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Lambourne End Centre for Outdoor Learning

Lambourne End Centre for Outdoor Learning
Food for Thought

A health and wellbeing project, engaging people in meaningful activities, learning new skills, keeping fit and developing confidence in calming surroundings. Individuals work on the land planting, nurturing and harvesting fruit & veg. This improves their self-esteem, mental and physical well-being and self-worth, ultimately assisting with their integration into society.


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Lions

Lions
Appliance Short Term Loan Scheme

We provide wheelchairs, commodes, walking frames plus various other mobility and home aids on a short term basis, usually two months. It is intended to help those people that suddenly find that they need help following an injury or medical treatment and are in need of a short term loan of a wheelchair etc. on a temporary basis while the long term solution is being arranged through the NHS or Social Services.


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Michael Roberts Charitable Trust

Michael Roberts Charitable Trust
Maybury Open Door

Maybury Open Door is based in Harlow and is managed by a team of MRCT Community Workers and volunteers.  It is a community drop-in resource which welcomes adults from 18+ years to promote community spirit and integration.

Maybury Open Door is open to all and supports a wide range of adults including elderly, people with a disability, homeless, isolated people and others who just need to venture out and meet new friends.  The centre seeks to promote the ability of people, and to encourage them to take an active role.

 


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Mind in West Essex - Adult Mental Health Clinical Triage

Mind in West Essex - Adult Mental Health Clinical Triage
Adult Mental Health Clinical Triage Service

Mind in West Essex provide the Clinical Triage Service for Adult Mental Health services in the West Essex area. Referrals from GP surgeries and other health professionals should be directed through this service to access the correct support for thier patient.


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Mind in West Essex - Befriending

Mind in West Essex - Befriending
Befriending - Reducing Loneliness

The Reducing Loneliness Project aims to find innovative ways to reduce loneliness in our community and improve health and wellbeing in isolated people across the county.

If you've stopped doing things you used to enjoy or would like some companionship while you try something new then we can match a befriender to you and get things going.

If needed befrienders will visit people at home or call for a chat.


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Mind in West Essex - Bereavement

Mind in West Essex - Bereavement

Leading up to and following the death of someone close to you, it is usual to struggle with a range of emotional and practical difficulties.

We understand that everyone’s experience of loss will be different and therefore we have a range of support opportunities available.

We aim to offer flexible, personalised and cost effective support for people experiencing these difficulties.

We offer: counselling, befriending, education about the physical and emotional effects of loss, coping with loss and change course, group work, practical support, reading materials.

 


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Mind in West Essex - Futures in Mind

Mind in West Essex - Futures in Mind
Futures in Mind

We run community groups and activities that allow adults 18+ who are recovering from Mental Health issues to meet others who are also recovering and feel included in friendly, sociable activities. The Peer Support Volunteers who run these groups are all people who have experienced mental ill health.


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Mind in West Essex - Keep Growing

Mind in West Essex - Keep Growing
Keep Growing

Keep Growing is a new volunteer project providing opportunities for gardening, and working on a vineyard in a beautiful, peaceful rural setting. This unique setting provides opportunities for taking part in relaxing outdoor activity all year round, with the aim of boosting physical and mental wellbeing. We'll be working in a small group and NO previous gardening experience required!


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Mind in West Essex - Life Management Skills

Mind in West Essex - Life Management Skills

Our Life Management Skills service is ideal for anyone experiencing anxiety or worry, stress, anger, depression and low self-esteem. You will get to understand how and why you think and behave and develop new skills to manage these problems more effectively.


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Mind in West Essex - Private Counselling

Mind in West Essex - Private Counselling
Fee Paying Counselling

Our counselling service provides you with the opportunity to explore worries, concerns or mental health difficulties that you may be experiencing. It can enable you to use your own insights and resources to work towards resolving the issues you face. The Mind in West Essex counselling service compliments services provided by NHS.

 


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Mind in West Essex- Wellbeing Assistant

Mind in West Essex- Wellbeing Assistant
Wellbeing Assistant

A Wellbeing Assistant can provide you with practical and emotional support to improve your wellbeing. The support costs £15 per hour. You could have help with a particular task that causes you anxiety  such as preparing to move, filling in forms, or writing letters, or more regular weekly help such as managing your shopping or going to social events.


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Miscarriage Association

Miscarriage Association
Miscarriage Association Advice Service

The Miscarriage Association offers support and information to anyone who is affected by the loss of a baby due to miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy or molar pregnancy.  We have a staffed helpline, a network of support volunteers, information leaflets, website, online support and placs for remembrance. 

Please note that this is a signpost only service and that the client must contact the service directly.


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Morelife Ltd

Morelife Ltd
Morelife

MoreLife is a Tier 3 service that delivers a 12-month FREE specialist group programme. There are 12 weekly group sessions, each lasting for an hour and a half, followed by maintenance sessions. The MoreLife programme provides: • Specialist nutritional assessment & support • Advice around physical activity • Psychological understanding of losing weight & support


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Next Chapter

Next Chapter
The Next Chapter

We support survivors of domestic abuse through outreach support and refuge accommodation. We can work with survivors to ensure effective safety planning has been put in place. We offer a person centered service and walk alongside to support, guide and empower to a life free from abuse.


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Open Door

Open Door

Open Door has been commissioned by Essex County Council Family Innovation Fund to provide: Coaching (14yrs+) and Mentoring (8yrs+) as an early intervention with the purpose of improving outcomes by reducing and/or preventing: • Negative behaviour • Risky behaviour • Aggressive behaviour • The breakdown of relationships • Social isolation


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Open Door Counselling Service

Open Door Counselling Service
Open Door Counselling

Open Door is a free and confidential service based in Saffron Walden for young people living in Uttlesford and the greater surrounding area aged 13 - 26. We are an independent charity, operating under British Association of Counselling guidelines. Our counsellors are volunteers and are either fully qualifiedor in the last stages of their Diploma training.


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PACT for Autism

PACT for Autism

We support families and individuals with Autism and similar needs

PACT for Autism is a charity providing support for the families of autistic children, autistic adults and people with similar conditions. Our key services include the Parent Support Line, monthly meetings for parent and carer support, and a vibrant activities and events calendar, including our popular autism talks and training series.

 


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Parkinson's UK

Parkinson's UK
Parkinson's Support Group Uttlesford

We meet in Saffron Walden and Dunmow. We offer people with Parkinson's (and their spouses or carers) the chance to meet and share their experiences at monthly meetings. Tea and coffee are provided. We have speakers, quizzes, craft sessions, a Christmas Lunch and Spring and Summer outings.


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parkrun UK

parkrun UK
Great Dunmow parkrun

parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world. They are open to everyone, free, and are safe and easy to take part in.

These events take place in pleasant parkland surroundings and we encourage people of every ability to take part; from those taking their first steps in running to Olympians; from juniors to those with more experience; we welcome you all.

We all run for our own enjoyment. Please come along and join in whatever your pace!

Participants must register with parkrun first but membership and participation are completely free! https://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/


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Peabody Trust

Peabody Trust
Essex Floating Support Service - Uttlesford

We help people with sustaining their accommodation but helping them address: rent or council tax arrears; benefit claims; budgeting; priority and non-priority debts; evictions and re-possessions; health, wealth and well-being; sign posting service; and assistance with tribunals and benefits.

As part of a recent merger - services delivered by Family Mosaic are now branded as Peabody.

 


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Phoenix Futures

Phoenix Futures
Essex Alcohol Recovery Community

We provide support, advice and information around alcohol use.

Whether you want to reduce the amount you drink, or how often you drink, or abstain completely, we provide a range of support that is designed around your personal needs and aspirations.

We know it’s not easy to address problems with alcohol but our experienced team will guide you through the support on offer. We use tried and tested methods to help you to work towards your personal goals.You can benefit from support on a one to one basis, including counselling or group support, where you can share experiences with other people with similar experiences.


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Provide

Provide
Care Navigation Service

The service helps people over 16 years of age who have social in addition to health needs, and would benefit from support with non-medical issues such as:

  • Help to access community activities
  • Lifestyle management
  • Identifying volunteering opportunities
  • Increasing personal resilience, boosting self confidence and decreasing any feelings of social isolation
  • Referring to appropriate other services


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Provide

Provide
Essex Lifestyle Service

Provide’s Essex Lifestyle Service aims to empower the people of Essex to make healthy lifestyle choices, and live healthier lives. We will listen to you, discuss your needs and then offer you up to date and evidence-based help and support, to enable you to make changes to your current lifestyle.  We offer Stop Smoking support, guidance on diet and exercise and help to improve your self-esteem. We also offer classes to support people suffering from Long Term Conditions. In addition to the services we provide, we are able to signpost people to appropriate support provided by partner organisations.

 


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Provide

Provide
Smart Life

Smart Life aims to improve health and wellbeing and keep people independent in their homes. If you are struggling with any aspect of daily living and need support, we will make referrals to other services.


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REAL part of the Ethan Rees Linwood Memorial Fund

REAL part of the Ethan Rees Linwood Memorial Fund
REALfriends

REAL friends provides a structured, long term, support program designed exclusively for young people currently enduring bullying. REALfriends will equip young people with a toolbox of practical skills which will empower and help them deal with the effects of being bullied.


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Royal Association for Deaf People

Royal Association for Deaf People
RAD Deaf Law Centre

RAD will offer free advice in the following areas: • Welfare Benefits • Debt • Housing.

If you need advice about applying for benefits, worried about PIP, issues relating to your housing situation, bedroom tax, rent arrears, or any other debt issue, we can help.


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Safer Places

Safer Places
Accommodation and Outreach support to victims of domestic abuse

We provide outreach support to victims of domestic abuse across Essex, through our community-based services. Safer Places is an independent charity which provides a comprehensive range of services to adults and children affected by abuse who live in West Essex.


CM18 6NS

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Saffron Hall

Saffron Hall
Music & Dementia groups run by Saffron Hall & Anglia Ruskin University

Music & Dementia groups run by Saffron Hall & Anglia Ruskin University
Our 'Together in Sound' free music therapy groups aim to bring the power of music to those living with dementia.  We'll focus on joint music-making and listening with a goal of supporting communication, relationships and increasing quality of life through a collaborative group process. There will be opportunities to sing, play and listen to live music together, with weekly sessions led by music therapists and visiting professional musicians from Saffron Hall.


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Saffron Walden Almshouses

Saffron Walden Almshouses

The Charity manages a total of 48 unfurnished dwellings in Abbey Lane, Prime’s Close and Freshwell Street, Saffron Walden. Applicants must be on a low income, with limited savings, and resident in the former borough of Saffron Walden or its immediately adjacent villages, or have clearly demonstrable very strong connections with Saffron Walden.


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Saffron Walden Community Shed (CVSU)

Saffron Walden Community Shed (CVSU)
Saffron Walden Community Shed

The purpose of the Saffron Walden Community Shed is to provide a non-profit workshop and social environment for the residents of Saffron Walden and the surrounding areas. To provide opportunities for friendship and socialising while at the same time providing space and facilities to pursue hobbies, crafts and other creative activities with the aim that this will have a positive impact on health and wellbeing. To undertake projects, acceptable to the group, which are of benefit to individuals, other groups and the broader community.


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Saffron Walden Dementia Action Alliance, SWDAA

Saffron Walden Dementia Action Alliance, SWDAA
Dementia Support

We aim to help individuals, local shops, businesses and service providers recognise the signs of dementia and how it can impact on those who live with it. We can advise on how making small changes can help people living with dementia continue to be included in and contribute to our community.                                         

Ultimately we would like as many organisations, shops and service providers t