We provide care and respite for people with a mental health diagnosis and their carers?





Established since 1994 Essex Respite and Care Association (ERCA) provides a person centred service of support to adults diagnosed with a mental health condition and their carers living in Essex.

ERCA provides support to promote social engagement in the community and assistance with life skills. Our clients are encouraged to work towards achieving their personal goals and they are supported to live healthier, more organised and happier lives. We often work alongside and in partnership with third party agencies such as the NHS and the Local Authority, agreeing and implementing care plans. Our support visits take place Monday-Friday from 8:30am-6pm and visits are normally between 1.5 hours – 6 hours long.


How we help

Our clients enjoy target focused, leisurely or therapeutic visits with support workers. These activities can include sorting paperwork, organising and cleaning their home, shopping and engaging in exercise such as walks, swimming or cycling to name a few. We also support with attending health appointments such as doctors, dentist, opticians appointments etc. Our support helps to build self-esteem and confidence in our clients and they are less isolated within their community.

We also provide carers caring for those with a mental health diagnosis much needed respite and the opportunity to talk to someone who understands their situation.

Location & Contact Details


Suite One

Well lane




Opening Times

9am - 2pm


01245 353855