Directory Category: Carer Support

Carer Support

4SX is a membership organisation bringing together voluntary sector partners in Essex to bid and deliver contracts. The first of these is the BBO project ‘Essex Carers – The Way to Work’ – an innovative project to support unpaid carers by removing barriers to access education; training; employment; build confidence and resilience & improve health and wellbeing.
01268 923912

Promoting activity, health and wellbeing for the person with dementia. We believe that life doesn’t stop with dementia.

01245 363789

We are a branch of a national charity. We cover most of South Essex and provide support, advice and help to anyone affected by Huntingdon’s disease. We meet once a week, every Thursday,10.30am – 1pm at the Ecko Club, Thornford Gardens, Southend, Essex SS2 6PU.
You’ll receive a warm and friendly welcome and benefit from a loving, supportive environment. The meetings include:
• Tea and cake • Friendly chat with like-minded people •
• Exercise and relaxation sessions (only if you want to take part!) •
• Regular visits from Alison Heavey our Specialist Huntington’s Disease Adviser (SHDA) •
• Updates on the very latest research •
If you’re unsure, please feel free to get in touch with David or Alison, who will be able let you know a little more.

Our organisation helps/supports elderly people in their own homes for longer by providing companionship based care; we run monthly Alzheimer’s and Dementias workshops bi monthly to promote better understanding and to provide some tools to help carers who

01702 382348

Ashley Community Care Service Ltd is an approved provider of care services in Southend on Sea, including specialist provision of Reablement Services and Carers Emergency Respite Services both free to clients/carers. Ashley Care are contracted providers of care to the local authority.

01702 343789
01702 390434

Connect friendships outside of school and college for disabled young people from 13 to 25 years old. Support families and support individuals to develop friendships and to engage in community activities with friends.


Active life seeks to improve the health and emotional well being of children, young people and adults. We are a collective of professional health and fitness tutors. ‘Active life for a healthier you’ provide health sessions at non-traditional venues. For

01702 567327

Welcome to Carers Choices, your local independent registered Charity and Carers Organisation in Essex.

If you are caring for a partner, family member or friend, supporting them in some way we can offer a range of respite opportunities whatever your age. We pride ourselves in having highly trained and experienced staff that can provide excellent care for your loved ones and respite services giving you a break from your caring responsibilities. Our services include:

Respite in the Home
Dementia Day Centres
Day Centre of Adults with Disabilities
Young Carers Services
Essex Carers – The Way To Work
Carer Support Groups 

Paying for Care

We can help you get an assessment and access to Carers Payments that will help you purchase some of the Respite Services we offer. With over 35 years experience supporting Carers and the people they care for in Essex we can ensure that you get the individual support and advice you need.

01268 881130
01268 511142

A comprehensive guide to choosing and paying for care. Full Care Services Directory available at

We are the reliable place to find the care home or solution that’s best for you, and the information you need.
Whether you’re looking for a care home or ideas on staying independent at home, our Care Choices website has been designed to make it easy for you.

Expert information on care
If you are looking for guidance on a specific social care question, our information pages cover everything from social care assessments and financial support to pay for care, to what types of care are available. We’ve taken out the jargon and made it easy to read, so you can get to the bottom of the most complex issues.

Finding the right support
With hundreds of providers to choose from you might not know where to start. It’s a complicated area so we’ve made our search for care tool as easy as possible to use. Find the best care homes, nursing homes, homecare, day services and more in your chosen location, fast.

The care services’ details on our site come straight from the sector’s regulator, the Care Quality Commission. We include their quality ratings on our website so that you can make the best choice for you, based on objective reviews.

01223 207770

Trust Links Carers offers support to all carers in Southend. We offer listening support, including advice and information. A counselling service, .  evenings and weekends, as well as various peer support and activity groups. All of the services are free to use.

01702 213134