Directory Category: Information


The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service is a Crown non-departmental public body of the Government of the United Kingdom. Its purpose is to improve organisations and working life through the promotion and facilitation of strong industrial relations practice.

0300 123 1100

BSTLC CIC is a Community Interest Company, a social enterprise limited by guarantee.

BSTLC focuses on encouraging businesses of all sizes, from a sole proprietor to large PLCs, to support their local community.

We use the Power of Leverage to improve our local community.

The company is based in Southend but is looking to develop a model that could be replicated in local areas across the country. There are three main aspects to our operations:

1. Double Whammy Networking events (DW)

Ad hoc DW events in the Southend area provide excellent business networking opportunities that also support the local community. Events are always sponsored; delegates are charged the normal rate for the type of event, typically £10; at least 75% of the ticket price goes to our charity pot. We don’t hold any raffles or auctions at the events apart from an optional card draw.

2. Southend Business and Community Charter Awards

An award, via a robust application process, (it isn’t a competition) to acknowledge and celebrate businesses that are supporting the Southend community. A Charter Committee with members from local business and community organisation, including Southend-on-Sea Borough Council, makes the final award decision.

3. Keeping our Southend Business database informed of ways in which they could support the local community.

01702 468387

Citizens Advice Witness Service is a national organisation that provides emotional support and practical help to witnesses before and on the day of the trial. We arrange for witnesses (including victims) to visit the court before the trial so they know what to expect.

This group supports the Southend area only.

0300 332 1338

Our free information and advice line 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.

01733 358100

Epilepsy Action is a UK charity providing information, advice and support for people with epilepsy. It provides freephone and email helplines and a wide range of information booklets. It has around 100 local support groups across England, Wales and Northern Ireland and a network of volunteers working in the community.

0113 210 8800

We provide hot meals, give sleeping bags, night packs and if needed direct to services that are available to offer advice to the homeless.

07903 516601

We aim to improve the quality of life for all blind, partially sighted and deaf blind people. We all work in a voluntary capacity and have no paid staff in Essex. We welcome any publicity you can give our branch and volunteers are always welcome. We produ
01702 477899

Show Racism the Red Card is an anti-racism educational charity established in 1996. The campaign uses the profile of current and ex-professional footballers to educate against the dangers of racism. The campaign works with in excess of 50,000 young peopl

01912 578520

Southend CAP debt advice centre offer help and advice to people in debt. We will work in association with Christians Against Poverty – an organisation based in Bradford. They have many years experience in providing budgeting, negotiation with creditors an

01702 345064

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.

01702 341250