Directory Category: Information


4Children (formerly Kids Clubs Network)

Supports and develops the growth of out of school child care. Saturday clubs. Able to provide advice on out of school provision for children aged 4-14 years.

01245 438572
01245 438 584

Provides information, advice, training, conciliation and other services for employers and employees to help prevent or resolve workplace problems. The ACAS Helpline provides clear, confidential, independent and impartial advice to both employers and emplo

0300 123 1100

Helpline and support for parents and families of homosexual people of whatever age. Founders and members are all parents of gay children and hope to bring understanding to a situation which is often feared and misunderstood. Confidential.

01795 661463
01795 661463
Acorn Housing Association Ltd

Supported accommodation for single homeless people aged between 16 and 60 without dependants.

01702 619089
01702 619171
Action for M.E.

Action for M.E. is the UKs leading charity dedicated to improve the lives of people with M.E. It provides information and support to people affected by M.E. and their carers and campaigns for more research, better treatments and better services for them. Incorporating Association of Young People with ME from April 2018.

0845 123 2380
Action on Elder Abuse

Action on Elder Abuse (AEA) works to protect and prevent the abuse of vulnerable older adults. Action on Elder Abuse operate the UK and Ireland only national freephone helpline for anyone concerned in any way about the abuse of older people. Although it c

0208 835 9280
Advantage Card Scheme

Offers discounts for families/children over 60s young people disadvantaged groups at Southend’s 5 leisure Centres and some private business in the town.

01702 215010
Age UK

Age UK works with 350 partners across the country to understand local needs and deliver the most appropriate services for older people. They can put you in touch with the one closest to you. Call the helpline for further information.

0800 169 8787
Amnesty International (Southend Branch)

Working against grave abuses worldwide of the rights to physical and mental integrity freedom of conscience and expression and freedom from discrimination.

01268 757043
Anxiety Society – Mental Health Support Group

Support group to those 18+ suffering with anxiety, low mood, depression or mental health needs.

We have a closed Facebook group offering a safe environment for people to gain and give support to each other.  Due to the success of the group and increasing demand, we are creating a programme of meets and workshops on a 2 weekly basis to be held at St Lukes Community Hub.

Additional contact Ms Andrea Davison Co-Chair,   22 Eastwood Road North,    Leigh on Sea,    SS9 4BY      07506 777008