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  • Support for people affected by hate crime

    Crimes committed against someone because of their disability, gender-identity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation are hate crimes and should be reported to the police. The most important message however is that this sort of crime is a manifestation of other people's prejudices and…

  • Chemists/Pharmacies

    This page enables you to find a chemist or pharmacy in your local area. If you notice that any information on this page is out of date, please let us know by using the feedback link on this page.  For a complete list of appropriate…

  • Dentists

    This page enables you to find a dentist in your local area.   If you notice that any information on this page is out of date, please let us know by using the feedback link on this page.   For a complete list of appropriate…

  • GPs

    This page enables you to find a GP in your local area.   If you notice that any information on this page is out of date, please let us know by using the feedback link on this page.  For a complete list of appropriate services…

  • Pets

    If you have pets and are finding it more difficult to feed, walk or take care of them you may want to look at the support options available to help both you and your pets feel safer at home. A Personal Assistant or a dog…

  • Healthy eating

    Healthy eating contributes to overall health.  If you are overweight, whether or not you are classed as clinically obese, you are at much greater risk of developing heart disease, hypertension, diabetes  and many other conditions.  If you have an unhealthy diet, there is also a…

  • Health & social care advice

    For health and social care advice please click on a beach hut on the homepage of SHIP or the links on the right. SHIP has lots of information about local health and social care services inlcluding charities, support groups and national organisations. For a social care…

  • Groceries & shopping

    For many people, shopping for groceries is difficult: a busy life, caring responsibilities or a disability can all contribute to making a visit to the supermarket difficult. If however you have a disability, all stores have a legal responsibility to make provision to enable you to…

  • Private ambulances

    In an emergency In a medical emergency, call 999 and ask for an ambulance. A medical emergency is when someone is in a critical or life-threatening situation. You will not have to pay to be taken to hospital in an emergency. Non-emergency hospital visits If…

  • Women's Social Groups

    Women of Southend are well-represented by an array of women-only groups within the borough, and here we hope to provide details of some of them. The groups featured here offer support, social activities, and opportunities for women to connect. If you require links to help…