Directory Category: Advocacy Services
Welcome to Southend Mencap supporting people with a learning disability in Southend, Castle Point, Rayleigh and Rochford. To find out all about everything the society does from their large projects such as Advocacy and The Music Man project, to the weekly clubs and groups like SMASH and Family Play & Respite. To view all the current information flyers for each project simply go to the Flyers page and download the flyer of your interest.
Provide one-to-one advocacy support and citizen advocacy on behalf of adults who experience financial and social difficulties in their lives and need someone to work on their behalf. This enables them to access services and benefits that they are entitled to. We also safeguard their rights, empowering them to make informed choices to improve their quality of life.
We provide advocacy for adults who have issues relating to the following
Financial – including financial abuse
Services we provide
Help obtaining benefits and entitlements
Help with completing forms for benefits
Help people with their housing choices
Assist those with debts
Parents Aid Southern Essex is a charity that works locally, for and with parents and families at risk of social exclusion, to improve the quality of their lives. We achieve change by championing their voices and providing support services to meet their needs.
Helping people to live well in later life. Services include: information and advice home support/home help counselling advocacy and befriending. Holidays and insurance service 01245 264499. Toe nail cutting service: 01245 423333. Services and support for people over 50.
We are a charity that provides information, advocacy and advice services across England, offering direct and local support via Professionals and Volunteers. Our independent, free services reach individuals struggling with particular challenges in their lives.
Advocacy means enabling your voice to be heard, speaking for you when you can’t and supporting you when you can. Advocacy is about supporting, enabling, and empowering you to express your views and concerns and access information and services where needed.
You can contact us via one of the methods below. Our support centre is open from Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm (excluding bank holidays).
PO Box 14043, Birmingham, B6 9BL
If you’ve been affected by crime, call your local victim care team in Essex on 0808 17 81 694. Lines are open 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday.
If you need support outside of our open hours, call our Supportline for free on 0808 16 89 111 or request support via our website.
Alternatively, you can contact us via live chat – open 24/7.
We give emotional and practical help to people who have been affected by crime in Essex.
We’re an independent charity and you can contact us for support regardless of whether you’ve contacted the police, and no matter how long ago the crime took place. We’ll help you for as long as it takes to overcome the impact of crime.
Last year we offered immediate support to nearly 25,000 people affected by crime in Essex, and gave in-depth support to over 3,000 people.
If you call your local Victim Support team, we’ll make sure you get the information and support you need. This might be arranging a meeting for you to talk to us and receive emotional support in confidence, helping you to fill out a compensation form or get advice on how to make your home more secure, or referring you to other specialist organisations that can also help.
An independent advocacy service providing support to adults with learning disabilities. We provide this support through a number of advocacy projects including Formal advocacy, Citizen advocacy and Self advocacy groups across Essex, Southend and Thurrock.
CHARMS is therapy centre offering hyperbaric oxygen therapy to people with range of conditions. We also offer advice (benefits, diet); advocacy; counselling (people with disorders and their carers + bereavement counselling); exercise equipment; massage an