Community Directory

A single point of access for residents of Southend to quickly and easily find the support they need to make positive changes to lifestyles such as increase physical activity, weight management, eat more healthily, stop smoking and alcohol consumption.

0800 022 4524

ACE Lifestyle Southend is a service for residents of Southend who wish to make positive changes to their lifestyle to improve their health and wellbeing. There are a range of programmes, groups and one to ones available with the majority being free of charge.  They are available across the Southend borough all at different locations, days and times including evenings and weekends.  When we discuss the options available with each individual, we take into account when activities are held and if it is a suitable location for them.

The service includes a personalised programme to help people reach their health goals.  This could include 1-to-1 support or referral to other programmes such as  weight management, physical activity or stopping smoking.

Individuals can refer themselves or healthcare professionals such GPs and pharmacists can refer patients.

Additional contact - Helen Dickens -

ACE Lifestyle Southend just covers Southend however ACE has other services commissioned across Essex

0800 022 4524 (option 2)

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

01702 619089

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

Information and advice on abuse of older people. Offers membership services publications and confidential helpline giving information for anyone and emotional support for those involved when an older person is abused

0208 835 9280

Works with the community to create opportunities for young people to develop trusting relationship through the provision of quality leisure sport and cultural facilities in a safe non-judgemental and caring environment.

01268 779100

Ensuring that everyone in Essex has the opportunity to take part in sport at the level that they want to encouraging people to volunteer in sport.

01245 438614

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

ActiveSouthend is the organisation responsible for the development of community sport and physical activity within Southend-on-Sea.

01702 215612

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