Older People

Action for Family Carers

Action for Family Carers
Macmillan Carers Service

Action for Family Carers

Macmillan Carers Service – Support for Carers

The Macmillan Carers Service provides emotional and practical support to people caring for someone with any terminal illness or life limiting condition approaching the last year of life and ongoing support through the first year of bereavement.

This carers service is provided across the whole of Essex including Southend and Thurrock.

 


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Action for Family Carers

Action for Family Carers
Support for Unpaid Carers

Action for Family Carers provide support for carers in their caring role of any age. They provide practical and emotional support and advice, information on financial and legal matters, training for carers, how to access respite services.


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Age UK Essex

Age UK Essex
Befriending Service

Telephone Befriending - we provide a weekly telephone call for a friendly chat.


CM2 6LF

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Age UK Essex

Age UK Essex
Dementia Connections

If you are living with Dementia we can work with you to help you discover your confidence and try new hobbies and activities. We can offer 12 hours of free support. We can help you take part in activities of you choice, either one to one or in groups.


CM9 4GD

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Age UK Essex

Age UK Essex
Home Help Service

The Home Help Service provides help with vacuuming, dusting, cleaning bathrooms, washing floors, laundry, changing beds and emptying rubbish bins. We can also buy your shopping and collect prescriptions. The sitting/companionship service enables you to have respite time to yourself knowing your loved one is safe. Our reliable sitters offer good companionship.


CM2 8TD

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Age UK Essex

Age UK Essex
Toenail Cutting Service - Harlow

We offer a toenail cutting service to anyone who is unable to cut their own toenails. Our team of trimmers will help you remain mobile, avoid becoming isolated and housebound, reduce the likelihood of falls and avoid the discomfort of long toenails.


CM17 9BG

CM18 6LY

CM20 1DS

CM20 1DS

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Age UK Essex (Smart Life)

Age UK Essex (Smart Life)
Smart Life

Smart Life aims to improve health and wellbeing and keep people independent in their homes. If you are struggling with any aspect of daily living and need support - we will make referrals to other services.


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Alzheimer's Society

Alzheimer's Society
Alzheimer's Society, Harlow Office

The Dementia Support Service provides support, advice and guidance to people with dementia and their carers. It assists people with dementia and their carers to identify their needs and access appropriate services. We can provide home visits and information about our local services.


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British Red Cross

British Red Cross
Mobility Aids

We provide a range of mobility aid equipment for loan and sale. Equipment includes wheelchairs, commodes, highback chairs, raised toilet seats and walking aids.


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Citizens Advice Harlow

Citizens Advice Harlow

'We help to resolve clients’ problems related to benefits, money, debt, relationships, housing, employment, legal, consumer and discrimination. We help by listening and explaining options, empowering people to build on their own strengths and resolve problems themselves wherever possible. However, we can also assist with making phone calls, writing letters, completing forms, negotiating on your behalf, directing you to other useful organisations, campaigning about unfairness. We monitor impacts and inform government about unintended consequences of policy changes on individuals. Advice Quality Standard registered.'


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Community Agents Essex

Community Agents Essex

Supporting independent living through social inclusion: - Getting out and about - increase confidence to go shopping, visit neighbours or other places - Mobility in the home - adaptations for ease/safety - Meeting people - local groups/activities to make new friends - Healthy eating/living - Practical support/information.


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cst.today

cst.today
CST.Today

A social and activity group for people living with mild to moderate dementia, using the principles of Cognitive Stimulation therapy to deliver a fun, stimulating session which runs all day with a hot meal at lunch time. Half day sessions also available.


CM23 5QJ

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CVSU

CVSU
CVSU Community Shed

A community shed offers a safe space where men share the tools, skills, experience and resources they need to work on projects of their own choosing at their own pace. They are places of skill-sharing and informal learning, of individual pursuits and community projects, of purpose, achievement and social interaction.


CM6 1DQ

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Deafblind Organisation

Deafblind Organisation

The Deaf Blind Organisation offers support and guidance to deafblind people, their carers, family and friends, as well as professionals working with people who have a loss of both hearing and sight.  We also offer The Befriender service for those who are feeling lonely. We’re also keen to help those recently diagnosed, using the befriending process as a means to prevent social isolation.  Our popular Peer Support & Social Groups provide those with both sight and hearing impairments plus their carers an opportunity to meet people and make friends.


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ECL Sensory Service

ECL Sensory Service

We are a team of sensory specialists delivering needs led and person-centred services to people with sight, hearing and dual sensory impairments, their families, carers and the wider community. Our high quality services are focused on early intervention, improved wellbeing and maximising independence.


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Essex County Fire & Rescue Service

Essex County Fire & Rescue Service
Home Safety Visits

We provide the occupier with general fire safety advice such as electrical and kitchen safety, as well as offering guidance on night time routines and a fire action plan. This will include how to summon the Fire Service and how to escape the property should a fire occur. Smoke alarms are also provided and fitted, at no cost to the occupier, if it is deemed necessary.


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Essex Restorative Justice Hub

Essex Restorative Justice Hub

The Essex Restorative Justice (RJ) Hub offers RJ and mediation to residents in Essex who are, or have been, involved in crime or conflict. We arrange safe communication between parties (those who have been harmed, and those who have caused the harm, or others in dispute such as neighbours).


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Essex Safeguarding Adults Board

Essex Safeguarding Adults Board
AskSAL Helpline

'SAL' stands for Safeguarding Adults Line. You can call us for anything from straightforward information and advice about the abuse and the safety of the more vulnerable adults in Essex; to the disclosure of a specific concern about your own safety of somebody that you know.


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families4recovery

families4recovery

Families4recovery is a friendly, local self-help support group for anyone who is affected by someone else’s alcohol or drug use. Respect for confidentiality is a priority. We try to remain positive, listening, empathising and looking at what we can do to support change and take care of ourselves. There is no charge.


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Family Mosaic

Family Mosaic
Essex Floating Support Service - Harlow

Help people with sustaining their accommodation but helping them address: Rent/council tax arrears, benefit claims, budgeting, priority/non-priority debts, evictions/re-possessions, health/wealth and well-being, sign posting service and assistance with tribunals and benefits.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Frontline

Frontline
Befriending Factsheet Harlow

This factsheet gives details of local and national befriending services.  These services provide conversation and companionship in order to reduce isolation and loneliness.  Some services may also offer specific support to people managing long term illness or disability.


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Harlow Advice Centre

Harlow Advice Centre

Harlow Advice Centre provides specialist benefits, debt and housing advice plus assisted information on a wide range of related subjects.


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Harlow Stroke Support Group

Harlow Stroke Support Group

We provide information, advice and support for stroke survivors and their family and carers. The charity has been operating in Harlow and surrounding areas for the past 20 years to support people to overcome the barriers faced following a stroke, such as feelings of isolation, loss of confidence, concern about the future.


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Harlowsave Credit Union

Harlowsave Credit Union

Accessible savings and affordable loans. Money management and budgeting


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Healthwatch Essex

Healthwatch Essex
Healthwatch Essex Information Service

We provide information about health and care services in Essex


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Healthy Minds (NHS Psychological Therapies)

Healthy Minds (NHS Psychological Therapies)

Healthy Minds (West Essex IAPT Service) provides evidence-based psychological therapies for mild to moderate common mental health difficulties, including: - Depression - Generalised anxiety - Panic disorder - Agoraphobia - Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) - Health anxiety - Social anxiety - Specific phobias


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Lambourne End Centre for Outdoor Learning

Lambourne End Centre for Outdoor Learning
Food for Thought

A health and wellbeing project, engaging people in meaningful activities, learning new skills, keeping fit and developing confidence in calming surroundings. Individuals work on the land planting, nurturing and harvesting fruit & veg. This improves their self-esteem, mental and physical well-being and self-worth, ultimately assisting with their integration into society.


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Mind in West Essex

Mind in West Essex
Adult Mental Health Clinical Triage Service

Mind in West Essex provide the Clinical Triage Service for Adult Mental Health services in the West Essex area. Referrals from GP surgeries and other health professionals should be directed through this service to access the correct support for thier patient.


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Mind in West Essex

Mind in West Essex
Private Counselling

Our counselling service provides you with the opportunity to explore worries, concerns or mental health difficulties that you may be experiencing. It can enable you to use your own insights and resources to work towards resolving the issues you face. The Mind in West Essex counselling service compliments services provided by NHS.


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Rainbow Services

Rainbow Services
Senior Safe & Social

Reducing loneliness and social isolation by providing social activities for older people in Harlow.


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Safer Places

Safer Places
Accomodation and Outreach support to victims of domestic abuse

We provide outreach support to victims of domestic abuse across Essex.


CM18 6NS

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Saffron Hall

Saffron Hall
Music for Thought

Music & Dementia courses run by Saffron Hall
A fun, interactive music course for those living with dementia and their carers. Friendly weekly sessions are guided by professional musicians from Saffron Hall and Anglia Ruskin University.
Following on from the pilot in January 17 plans are being made for a launch in Autumn 17. There will be a Taster Day followed by a series of Weekly Sessions – dates to be confirmed. Please register your interest and we will make contact as soon as arrangements are in place.


CB11 3HD

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Self Management UK

Self Management UK
Self-management Training for People with Long-term Conditions

Self Management UK provides a free self-management course for people with ANY long-term conditions, including diabetes, arthritis, heart problems, mental health issues, COPD, among others. The course helps people develop skills to cope with daily challenges; improve wellbeing and become more confident in managing their health.


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SEPT West Essex Macmillan

SEPT West Essex Macmillan
Cancer Information and Support Service

Support and information to anyone who has concerns about cancer, their relatives, friends and carers. Befriending and respite support in your own home. Details of other local and national cancer support agencies and services and benefits advice. We provide a supporting service to allow patients, relatives and carers to access suitable national and local information about cancer, cancer prevention and local services.


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St Clare Hospice

St Clare Hospice
Clinical Services

Our Hospice team provide specialist palliative care across West Essex and the East Herts border, working to deliver excellent care for patients and families. Our specialist clinical team consists of Doctors, Specialist Nurses, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Psychological Therapists, Complementary Therapists, Counsellors, Social Workers and Chaplains.


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Streets2Homes

Streets2Homes

Streets2Homes work with those who are homeless or are at risk of homelessness through taking an holistic approach that is tailored to individual needs.


CM20 1QP

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Stroke Association

Stroke Association
Information Advice & Support Service

Our service can provide practical assistance, essential information and emotional support. It might be that you just need someone to talk to who will understand your situation, or help with form filling/signposting. We can work with you to look at secondary prevention or set your own goals and help achieve them.


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Support 4 Sight

Support 4 Sight
Befriending Service

An Essex-wide Befriending service for people with a sensory loss. Each person will be matched to a dedicated Befriender who will be in regular contact.


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Support 4 Sight

Support 4 Sight
Support 4 Visually Impaired People and their families

A registered charity that helps local partially sighted and blind people. Providing emotional support, advice and equipment to visually impaired people. Current services include: information and assistance with visual aids/equipment, social drop-in session, coffee mornings and social trips, a Carers service for anyone caring for someone with a visual impairment.


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