Help to find the right services and support for you
Our Live Well Link Well services are provided in partnership with many well-known organisations in Essex, each bringing a wealth of expertise in their specialist areas to adults needing their care and support. If you feel you would benefit from some extra support from some of the specialist teams in Essex listed below get in touch with us and with your consent you will be either quickly connected with the right team or contacted by one of the Essex Wellbeing Service Care Navigators.
ACL offers a wide range of daytime and evening adult learning courses to help improve job prospects, learn a new skill or simply provide inspiration. ACL support Essex residents and businesses by providing apprenticeships, courses for people with learning disabilities, family learning programmes, free English and maths, GCSEs, and professional qualifications.
Action for Family Carers
Action for Family Carers provides the Essex Befriends service which consists of regular contact (currently telephone only) from a trained volunteer befriender for people at increased risk of loneliness or social isolation: informal carers, older people, people with a learning disability, people with a mental health condition.
Alzheimer’s Society provides dementia support including advice and information, peer support and virtual Singing for the Brain sessions.
Carers First delivers support to unpaid carers including emotional and practical support, advice, information and guidance, and opportunities for carers to access training, social groups and activities.
Children and Families Advisors
Children and Families Advisors provide information, advice and guidance for parents with a child/ children under 18 years old living in their home and in need of additional support.
The local Citizens Advice network across Essex provides free, independent, and confidential advice and support to people with problems around benefits, debt, housing, relationships and much more.
Community Agents provide support for vulnerable adults, and their informal carers, to gain and regain independent living skills including those with a learning disability and / or autism.
ECL sensory is a one stop route to the sensory support pathway, providing support, provision of information, advice and guidance regarding support for people who are sight impaired, hard of hearing, deaf or deafblind.
Frontline supports adults with a learning disability and/or autism, providing social isolation support (befriending) and supported employment, queries, advice and support.
HeadsUp is a Peer Support programme which helps people in Essex, who have a common mental health problem, such as anxiety or depression, to develop employability skills which will help them move into work, education or training with the support of someone who has been in their shoes.
Healthwatch Essex is an independent voice for the people of Essex. We gather and represent views about all aspects of health and care in the county to help shape services. As well as gathering views, we can help you find out about and access health, social care and wellbeing services through our Information Service.
Peabody’s Essex Outreach Service offers free, short term support to people over 16 years old who need to develop their skills to live independently. This covers a range of areas including housing issues, benefits advice, employment, drug and alcohol support, mental health support, and money and budgeting management.
Realise Futures provides employment support and advice to people with a disability. Staff will be available to listen to any difficulties people are facing with employment, offer support and signposting where needed.
Royal Mencap provides information, advice and guidance to adults with a learning disability. Topics include employment, benefits, referral for mental health support and community activities. Royal Mencap also provides a befriending service.
Sport for Confidence
Sport for Confidence is a team of occupational therapists and sports coaches currently delivering an ‘at home’ service to support vulnerable people who are isolating to remain healthy. Typically, participants include people with a disability, dementia, poor mental health, or a long term-condition.
Summit Services offer a range of bespoke services for adults with a learning disability, autism or poor mental health. Includes advocacy, outreach work, support through medical assessments and correspondence support.
Virtual health and care support available for residents
Virtual health and care support is available to vulnerable residents using Video Carephones. The devices provide two-way video communications between people and approved services in a simple and easy-to-use way.
The Essex Wellbeing Service (in partnership with Alcove and RETHINK Partners) is providing 2,000 devices to help people stay connected with their friends, family and services during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
The devices are designed to be set-up with little or no intervention and could be used to be access services from NHS, social care and voluntary sector providers.
Do you know anyone who would benefit from having a device over the coming months?
We are especially focused on people who are are isolated or impacted by shielding, have reduced access to health, care and community services and who could be supported after leaving hospital.
The Video Carephones should also be prioritised for people who do not have access to mainstream, consumer technology and with little or no tech skills and experience, or with minimal technology capability.