Other Services

Community Agents

Community Agents Essex is a countywide network of agents and volunteers who support older people and informal carers to find and develop independent living solutions from within their local community.

It is an innovative new partnership:

  • Promoting health and independence
  • Reducing social isolation
  • Finding practical solutions to daily living
  • Providing confidential trusted Information
  • Informing choice and reducing confusion
  • Increasing individual and community resilience

The service is delivered through a community and voluntary sector partnership consisting of Rural Community Council of Essex, British Red Cross, Age UK Essex and Essex Neighbourhood Watch.

If you know of anyone who is struggling to remain living in their own home, a community agent will do home visits to discuss and help with:

·         Mobility issues             

·         Healthy living

·         Practical living skills            

·         Caring for someone

·         Social inclusion            

·         Individual resilience

 To arrange a free visit call FREE on 0800 9775858 or email enquiries@caessex.org.uk

Mid Essex IAPT Service (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies)

Every year, four out of 10 people in the UK experience common psychological problems, such as depression, stress, anxiety, panic and obsessive compulsive disorders.

The Mid Essex Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme offers a new approach to help adults suffering from common psychological problems.

For further information click on the link below:

http://www.hpft.nhs.uk/our-services/community-services/mid-essex-iapt-service-improving-access-to-psychological-therapies/?onOff=OFF

Brain Tumours in Children and Young People

10 children and teenagers are diagnosed with a brain tumour in the UK each week.  Early diagnosis is critical to ensure our young people get the right support in order to go on and live happy, healthy lives. 

HeadSmart wants to see diagnosis times reduced through campaigning to raise awareness of symptoms.  Please click on the link to find out more about the campaign and symptoms to look out for.

https://www.headsmart.org.uk/advocate/download-materials/

Marie Stopes UK - Termination of Pregnancy Self-referral

In many areas of the country we are able to see women under the NHS (free of charge). We do not require a letter from your doctor or clinic.

Call direct on: 0345 300 8090 - open 24 hrs / 7 days

Calls from mobiles are free as part of your inclusive minutes. From landlines they’re charged at a local rate.

Our services include:

  • Pregnancy testing
  • Choice of counselling
  • Supportive consultation
  • Medical or surgical abortion
  • Contraception
  • Aftercare advice (24hrs / 7 days)