Disability & Sensory Impairment

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.


CM22 6PU

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Action for Family Carers

Action for Family Carers
Support for Unpaid Carers

Action for Family Carers provide support for carers in their caring role of any age. They provide practical and emotional support and advice, information on financial and legal matters, training for carers, how to access respite services.


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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 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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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.


CB11 3HY

CM6 2QN

CM24 8AG

CM24 8AG

CB10 1NN

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Age UK Essex (Smart Life)

Age UK Essex (Smart Life)
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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Alzheimers Society

Alzheimers Society
Alzheimers 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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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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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
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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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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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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Essex Restorative Justice Hub

Essex Restorative Justice Hub

The Essex Restorative Justice (RJ) Hub offers RJ and mediation to residents in Essex who are, or have been, involved in crime or conflict. We arrange safe communication between parties (those who have been harmed, and those who have caused the harm, or others in dispute such as neighbours).


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Essex Safeguarding Adults Board

Essex Safeguarding Adults Board
AskSAL Helpline

'SAL' stands for Safeguarding Adults Line. You can call us for anything from straightforward information and advice about the abuse and the safety of the more vulnerable adults in Essex; to the disclosure of a specific concern about your own safety of somebody that you know.


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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 Uttlesford. We provide helplines and advice to guide and support you as much as we can. Educational, DLA (Disability Living Allowance) Applications, Social/Respite opportunities are included.


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Family Mosaic

Family Mosaic
Essex Floating Support Service

Help people with sustaining their accommodation but helping them address: Rent/council tax arrears, Benefit claims, budgeting, priority/non-priority debts, evictions/re-possessions, health/wealth and well-being, sign posting service and assistance with tribunals and benefits.


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Family Solutions

Family Solutions
Family Operations Hub

Family Operations Hub provides information, advice and guidance for the public and professionals on services that are available to support families with additional or complex needs.  (children and families) 
This service is the referral pathway to request support from Family Solutions, a multi-agency team that works with families for up to a year to help them find solutions to their needs.  It is also  the referral pathway for any safeguarding concerns. 

 

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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/inclusion and give relief to families as carers.


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Frontline

Frontline
Advocacy Factsheet Uttlesford

This factsheet 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

This factsheet 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

Frontline
Support for the Housebound

This factsheet 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

Frontline
Travelling Options in Uttlesford

This factsheet gives information on transport options in Uttlesford, including nonemergency 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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Headway Essex

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

Able to give informed practical advice or facilitate more expert support as required. Support workers provide direct, emotional/practical support and informal counselling. Educating the person and the carer about brain injury. Identifying the individual and family needs and facilitating actions through Headway Essex resources or external agencies/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


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Healthy Minds (NHS Psychological Therapies)

Healthy Minds (NHS Psychological Therapies)

Healthy Minds (West Essex IAPT Service) provides evidence-based psychological therapies for mild to moderate common mental health difficulties, including: - Depression - Generalised anxiety - Panic disorder - Agoraphobia - Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) - Health anxiety - Social anxiety - Specific phobias


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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.


CB10 1XA

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Mind in West Essex

Mind in West Essex
Private 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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Papworth Trust Home Solutions

Papworth Trust Home Solutions
Decorating Service

Painting and decorating service.


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Papworth Trust Home Solutions

Papworth Trust Home Solutions
Handyperson Service

Minor repairs in your home including: Fitting key safes, grab and stair rails, putting up shelves, fixing dripping taps and other small plumbing jobs, putting up curtain rails, fitting locks/bolts, hanging pictures, fitting smoke alarms, mending fences and many more small jobs around the home.


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Papworth Trust Home Solutions

Papworth Trust Home Solutions
Home Solutions

Painting and decorating service.


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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/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.


CB11 1EH

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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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Saffron Walden Talking Newspaper

Saffron Walden Talking Newspaper
Talking Newspaper for the visually impaired

We provide a service to all visually impaired persons, who wish to be kept in touch with local news and views in Saffron Walden and the surrounding areas.


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Salvation Army

Salvation Army
Uttlesford Foodbank

The foodbank provides free emergency food. As well as receiving food for a minimum of 3 days, users may be directed to further help and support if required. This service can be used up to 3 times, with a break of a month before re-referral.


CB10 1AG

CM22 6QA

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Self Management UK

Self Management UK
Self-management Training for People with Long-term Conditions

Self Management UK provides a free self-management course for people with ANY long-term conditions, including diabetes, arthritis, heart problems, mental health issues, COPD, among others. The course helps people develop skills to cope with daily challenges; improve wellbeing and become more confident in managing their health.


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Sept - Occupational Therapy

Sept - Occupational Therapy
Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapists (OTs) work on the ward and visit patients in their own home. The aim of occupational therapy (OT) is to assist the individual in maximising their independence and safety in preparation for their discharge if in hospital or at home. If at home the OT will visit and discuss any physical or cognitive limitations one may have as a result of a medical condition, new diagnosis, trauma or surgical procedure. The OT will discuss a possible treatment plan or further assessment. This may include some of the following: Personal care: Daily living activities, safety at home, home assessment.


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SEPT West Essex Macmillan

SEPT West Essex Macmillan
Cancer Information and Support Service

Support and information to anyone who has concerns about cancer, their relatives, friends and carers. Befriending and respite support in your own home. 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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SSAFA The Armed Forces Charity

SSAFA The Armed Forces Charity
SSAFA Uttlesford

SSAFA have been serving the Armed Forces community for over 130 years. We aim to meet the needs of servicemen and women, veterans and their families. SSAFA works in partnership with other military charities and organisations to ensure that those who turn to us for help get the support they need.


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St Mary's Church, Wendens Ambo

St Mary's Church, Wendens Ambo
Wenden Neighbours

Assistance with transport, visiting, hospital visits, shopping, laundry


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Stroke Association

Stroke Association
Information Advice & Support Service

Our service can provide practical assistance, essential information and emotional support. It might be that you just need someone to talk to who will understand your situation, or help with form filling/signposting. We can work with you to look at secondary prevention or set your own goals and help achieve them.


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Support 4 Sight

Support 4 Sight
Befriending Service

An Essex-wide Befriending service for people with a sensory loss. Each person will be matched to a dedicated Befriender who will be in regular contact.


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Support 4 Sight

Support 4 Sight
Support 4 Carers

Support 4 Sight is a registered charity with a service for the Carers of partially sighted and blind people in Essex. The service provides emotional support and advice to anyone who cares for a loved one with visual impairment, at no matter what stage of their journey. We encourage all members to talk and share information with each other to better their and their loves one's day to day living.


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Support 4 Sight

Support 4 Sight
Support 4 Visually Impaired People and their families

A registered charity that helps local partially sighted and blind people. Providing emotional support, advice and equipment to visually impaired people. Current services include: information and assistance with visual aids/equipment, social drop-in session, coffee mornings and social trips, a Carers service for anyone caring for someone with a visual impairment.


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Thaxted Centre for the Disabled

Thaxted Centre for the Disabled

The Centre for the Disabled in Thaxted provides free creative activities in a pleasant and caring environment for the benefit and enjoyment of physically disabled people in and around Uttlesford


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The CompanyCompany Limited

The CompanyCompany Limited
The CompanyCompany Ltd

To provide companionship, assistance and other services to the older person.


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The Fragile X Society

The Fragile X Society
Fragile X Information and Support

Fragile X Syndrome is the most common known cause of inherited hearning disabilities. It can cause a wide range of difficulties with learning, as well as social, language, attentional, emotional and behavioural problems. It is a complex condition and can be very wide-ranging in its effects. Our Family Support Workers will be very pleased to give individual, tailored support, advice and information that is specific to particular requirements of both families and professionals.


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Uttlesford CAB

Uttlesford CAB
Citizens Advice Disability Home Visit Service

We check eligibility for disability benefits like, Attendance Allowance (AA), Personal Independent Payments (PIPs), Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and Carers Allowance. If we believe that you are eligible, a trained volunteer will help you complete forms. We can also help with appeals if we feel that an error has been made in a decision. We also offer winter planning advice.

 


CB11 4EB

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Uttlesford District Council

Uttlesford District Council
Housing Options

Housing advice for people in all tenures of accommodation. Advice on affordability or suitability of current housing and help with finding somewhere suitable to live. Advice if you are at risk of becoming homeless, or you are at risk of domestic violence.


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Uttlesford District Council

Uttlesford District Council
Lifeline Service - Community Alarms

Lifeline is an emergency telecare service which provides clients with the ability to call for assistance in an emergency 24 hours a day. Users can be connected to a call center that will contact a relative/friend for them. It allows clients to remain safe and independent in their own home for longer.


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Uttlesford Nordic Walking

Uttlesford Nordic Walking
Nordic Walks

Nordic Walking is an enhancement of ordinary walking. It is a specific fitness technique and is not to be confused with trekking, hill walking or rambling. In order to gain maximum benefit it is essential to learn the correct technique from a qualified instructor. These regular Nordic Walks are for adults who have completed basic training with the Uttlesford District Council Nordic Walking Instructor. 

 


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