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  • Southend Carers Forum

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    Offers a range of services to support Carers looking after friends, family, children or neighbours. Southend Carers Forum exists to help carers, by providing services on the issues that concern them most, irrespective of age, group, social, ethnic, cultural and religious background. Services such as: …

  • Eastern Region Peer Review

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    An Eastern Region Peer Review took place on the 5th December 2016.  Staff from the Local Authority and Southend Family Voice took part in this process the outcome was positive any gaps identified are now being addressed.  

  • Autism Assessment Centres

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    Southend Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) contract with a number of assessment centres in order to provide a multi-disciplinary diagnostic and assessment service: The Lighthouse Child Development Centre Southend University Hospital Foundation Trust, Snakes Lane, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS2 6XT T: 01702 508180 The Lorna Wing Centre…

  • Personal Health Budget

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    Children who are in receipt of NHS Continuing Care funding and adults who are in receipt of NHS Continuing Healthcare funding are able to be considered for a PHB.  The right to a personal health budget is currently available to those children who are eligible…

  • NHS Continuing Health Care

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    NHS continuing Healthcare is free care outside of hospital that is arranged and funded by the NHS.  It is only available for people (over 18 years old, for those under 18 years please see NHS continuing care for Children) who need on-going healthcare and meet…

  • NHS Complaints

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    For details and information about NHS Complaints please look here:  http://www.nhs.uk/choiceintheNHS/Rightsandpledges/complaints/Pages/NHScomplaints.aspx Alternatively you can contact your local Clinical Commissioning Group: http://southendccg.nhs.uk/ You can also share your experiences of local health services via Healthwatch Southend 

  • Information, Advice and Support

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    The Expert Parent Programme is a training programme for Parents of disabled children It has been developed to help you navigate the health system, understand your rights as a parent, and to provide useful guidance and advice on how to get the best for your…

  • Sexual Health

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    Sexual health services provide free and confidential advice and support for both women and men on a wide range of sexual health issues Traffic Light Tool: A Guide to Identifying Sexual Behaviours in Children and young People Contraceptive and Sexual Health - Our sexual health services…

  • Hearing Impairment (HI) Outreach Service based at Kingsdown Special School - Service Commissioned by Southend LA

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      Hearing Impairment (HI) Outreach Service based at Kingsdown Special School - Service Commissioned by Southend LA What do we do?: support children from birth and in schools who are deaf or have a hearing impairment as identified through audiological testing. The majority of children…

  • Visual Impairment (VI) Outreach Service based at Kingsdown Special School - service commissioned by Southend LA

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    Visual Impairment (VI) Outreach Service based at Kingsdown Special School - service commissioned by Southend LA What do we do?: work directly with children who have a Visual Impairment (VI) or Difficulty and to support their inclusion within mainstream schools Provide strategies and advice to…