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  • Mobility aids & equipment hire

    There are lots of ways that your daily tasks can be made easier to carry out and reduce the risks, allowing you to feel more independent. Whether this is with equipment and gadgets that can help you with tasks in the kitchen or larger equipment…

  • Accessibility Information

    For information on public transport, accessible roads and routes around Southend and to find out how you could be supported to access your local community, please use the links on the right-hand side of this page. Help could include contact information for Cycle Southend, information…

  • Keeping warm in winter

    Cold homes have a significant impact on people's health. One of the best ways of keeping yourself well during winter is to stay warm. Keeping warm over the winter months can help prevent colds, flu or more serious health conditions such as heart attacks, strokes, pneumonia and…

  • Telecare & alarms

    We all care about our personal safety and want to stay independent and be secure in our own homes.  We can feel vulnerable or at risk whatever our age or personal circumstances.  Unfortunately, any one of us may have an accident, a sudden illness, be…

  • Home care & nursing care

    You may find that you are struggling with daily tasks at home or you're becoming concerned about falling or worried about accessing help if something should happen at home. There are many options available to support you at home as well as a range of…

  • Complaints advice

    If you arrange and pay for your own social care or use direct payments to do this and have problems with the care you receive, you should contact your care provider. If you are not satisfied with their response and they are registered with the…

  • Protecting adults at risk

    Whether you live independently or receive support, it’s important to feel safe and happy in your home, and in your relationships.   Here you will find organisations that can give you practical help, such as Careline – who provide alarm pendants, and Handyvan – who can…

  • Men's social groups

    There are a number of groups in the Southend area specifically for men.  These include faith groups, based at local churches.  Some are linked to different religions or denominations, others are open to all.    There are groups for gay and bi-sexual men, and men…

  • Fitness & sport

    There are a huge range of fitness groups and sports clubs in the area.  Some are open to everyone, some to people with disabilities, different genders or from particular age groups.  We have included details of some of them below, however in order to find…

  • Counselling, meditation & therapies

    Many people find that their mental well-being is improved by using the services of counsellors.  Various different types of counselling is available, and it can be used to help people through difficult transitory situations, or to come to terms with previous life events, whether bereavement…