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 helping someone through cancer . The team provides someone to talk to about support and information

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


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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 - Epping Forest

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.


CM16 6TN

CM5 9BL

CM16 6TL

IG10 3RU

EN9 1NP

IG9 6HP

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Age UK Essex - Befriending

Age UK Essex - Befriending
Befriending Service

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


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Alzheimer's Society

Alzheimer's Society
Alzheimer's Society Epping Forest 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 Uttlesford

Citizens Advice Uttlesford
Citizens Advice Warm Homes Service

This service is designed to support people in Harlow and Epping Forest with health conditions that may make them more vulnerable to living in a cold or poorly maintained house. You may need help with high fuel bills, low income, poor insulation, damp and mould or broken heating systems.


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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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Cruse Bereavement Care Epping Forest

Cruse Bereavement Care Epping Forest

Bereavement Care suitable for children, young people and adults throughout Epping Forest.

Cruse Bereavement is a national charity which is dedicated to supporting and talking to those who have lost a loved one. Our volunteers are specifically trained to help adults and children through incredibly difficult time.


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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 are also available.


CM23 5QJ

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CVS Uttlesford

CVS Uttlesford
West Essex Community Sheds

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.


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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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EFDC

EFDC
Forever Active

New Horizons Day Trips are delivered by Epping Forest District Council Community Services. The day trips are a great way to socialise with likeminded people, explore new places and offer great value for money with local pick up points.  Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.                                                                                                               

 


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Epping Forest Careline

Epping Forest Careline

Careline install telecare equipment and provide a monitoring service for clients in Epping Forest. Careline alarms help these groups of people live worry-free in their own homes whilst providing comfort and peace of mind for friends and loved ones.

A Careline alarm is perfect for anyone who could be vulnerable at home, including older people, disabled people, people with health problems and people at risk of violence or theft. Careline alarms are especially useful for people at risk of falling.   £112 Annual Charge

Only residents that live within our Sheltered Schemes have Council key-safes, everyone else will have to purchase their own.  VAEF on 01992 564178 supply and fit police approved ones at a cost of about £60.00.

 

 


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Epping Forest District Council

Epping Forest District Council
Get Active Circuits

 A full body workout, improving cardiovascular fitness and muscular endurance for all ages and abilities. An engergising workout good for all fitness levels.  It will combine high intensity moves with body weight and resistance training.

Our qualified instructor will be able to tailor the session to meet your needs and ensure you enjoyment.

£3 per session and your fiirst session is free!

 

 

 


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Epping Forest District Council

Epping Forest District Council
Get Active Classes

Get Active: A fun low impact fitness session perfect for people who want a fun, friendly and social class to help them improve their wellbeing. These sessions are great whatever your age, ability and whether you have not exercised for a while or exercise regularly. Our qualified instructors will be able to tailor the session to meet your needs and ensure your enjoyment.

£3.00 per session and first session is free!

 


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Epping Forest District Council - C.A.R.E. Home Improvement Agency

Epping Forest District Council - C.A.R.E. Home Improvement Agency
C.A.R.E. Handyperson Service

Handyperson service - minor repairs to private property.

Reputable contractors carry out small low cost repairs, home security and falls prevention work. This does not cover work to gas or electric appliances, decorating or fences.


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Epping Forest Foodbank

Epping Forest Foodbank

Epping Forest Foodbank (formerly Loughton Foodbank) is part of the Trussell Trust network of Foodbanks across the UK. The Foodbank provides a minimum of 3 days emergency food to local people in crisis who have been referred by a frontline care professional. Volunteers greet and help signpost to further organisations to help resolve their underlying crisis.


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Epping Forest Neighbourhood Watch

Epping Forest Neighbourhood Watch
Neighbourhood Watch

To provide advice and support relating to crime prevention, reducing the fear of crime, and assisting in the detection of crime by providing timely information to the police.

Fighting crime in Epping Forest,  by helping neighbours to help themselves. The main aim of Neighbourhood Watch is to reduce the level of crime and encourage a ‘neighbourly’ spirit.

Help everyone feel a little bit safer, knowing there are neighbours out there who care enough to dial 999 or 101, when something is going on!


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EPUT -  West Essex Macmillan

EPUT - West Essex Macmillan
Cancer Information and Support Service

Support and information to anyone who has concerns about cancer, their relatives, friends and carers. We offer befriending and respite support in your own home. We can provide 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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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 and Mediation Service offers Restorative Justice 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
Social Care Direct Helpline

You can call us for anything from straightforward information and advice about the abuse and the safety of adults in Essex; to the disclosure of a specific concern about your own safety of somebody that you know. Should you wish to report maltreatment of an adult in Essex we will take your concern seriously and ensure that it is investigated appropriately.

Help us to keep adults safe across Essex. Remember, ignoring abuse is not an option - Any person with knowledge of, or suspicion that a vulnerable adult may be at risk of abuse or is being abused must report their concerns.

Call the Social Care Direct line on 0345 6037630

 


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Frontline

Frontline
Befriending Factsheet Epping

This fact sheet 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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Frontline

Frontline
Complaints Factsheet Epping Forest

This fact sheet gives details of how to make a complaint about a health or social care provider; for example if you are unhappy about the care you have received from a doctor, dentist, optician, pharmacy, social care service, hospital or care home.


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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 the 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 and concerns about the future.


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Healthwatch Essex

Healthwatch Essex
Healthwatch Essex Information Service

We provide information about health and care services in Essex. We also help people to find out about, access and navigate health and social care services.


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Healthy Minds (NHS Psychological Therapies)

Healthy Minds (NHS Psychological Therapies)

Healthy Minds provides access to a wide range of talking therapy treatments for adults with common mental health problems, including: depression, anxiety and long term conditions. Healthy Minds help clients to better understand their emotional difficulties and develop new ways of thinking and coping based on agreed individual goals and needs.


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Hearing Help Essex

Hearing Help Essex

A quarter of a million people in Essex have some degree of hearing loss, nationally that amounts to one in six of the population. Hearing Help Essex exists to alleviate the isolation and loneliness that hearing loss can bring. Our services include: 

  • Practical help with NHS hearing aids
  • Information, advice & guidance
  • Assistive equipment demo & loan
  • Hearing loss seminars & training
  • Drop in sessions and events
  • Signposting to other organisations


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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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Loughton Voluntary Care Association

Loughton Voluntary Care Association
Games Group

Drop in games group held at Loughton Library Wednesdays 10am - 12pm. Includes scrabble, Rummikub, board and card games, and refreshments.

Please note this is for IG10 residents only.


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Loughton Voluntary Care Association

Loughton Voluntary Care Association
Good Neighbour

Regular home visiting service for housebound clients, perhaps giving carers a break. There is also a "Buddy" system - enabling users to get out of the house by public transport or local taxi.

Please note this is for IG10 residents only.


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Loughton Voluntary Care Association

Loughton Voluntary Care Association
Silver Surfer Club

We offer an initial 2 hour iPad familiarisation session, followed by a 6 week course (1 day per week) for those interested in continuing to learn.

Please note this is mainly available for IG10 residents  (but we will consider from neighbouring boroughs).


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Loughton Voluntary Care Association

Loughton Voluntary Care Association
Transport to medical appointments

Volunteers will drive our usually older, frail clients to medical appointments, give an arm if needed, wait and bring them back home.

LVC is not a taxi service; no charge is made for the service and drivers’ costs are met by LVC. We are very happy to receive donations and if you want to find out what size of donation would cover the cost, please ask the driver or phone the office to enquire.

Please note this service is for IG10 residents only.


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Mind in West Essex - Adult Mental Health Clinical Triage

Mind in West Essex - Adult Mental Health Clinical Triage
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 - Befriending

Mind in West Essex - Befriending
Befriending - Reducing Loneliness

The Reducing Loneliness Project aims to find innovative ways to reduce loneliness in our community and improve health and wellbeing in isolated people across the county.

If you've stopped doing things you used to enjoy or would like some companionship while you try something new then we can match a befriender to you and get things going.

If needed befrienders will visit people at home or call for a chat.


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Mind in West Essex - Private Counselling

Mind in West Essex - Private Counselling
Fee Paying 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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Mind in West Essex- Wellbeing Assistant

Mind in West Essex- Wellbeing Assistant
Wellbeing Assistant

A Wellbeing Assistant can provide you with practical and emotional support to improve your wellbeing. The support costs £15 per hour. You could have help with a particular task that causes you anxiety  such as preparing to move, filling in forms, or writing letters, or more regular weekly help such as managing your shopping or going to social events. 


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Morelife Ltd

Morelife Ltd
Morelife

A free 14 weeks weight management programme followed by 8 monthly maintenance sessions. MoreLife is based on a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy interventions combined with specialist dietetic input. Moderate and sustainable weight loss and long-term weight maintenance are the goals of the service.


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Peabody Trust

Peabody Trust
Essex Floating Support - Epping

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.

As part of a recent merger - services delivered by Family Mosaic are now branded as Peabody.


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Provide

Provide
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.


CM2 8TD

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Restore Community Centre

Restore Community Centre

Open access drop in 5 days a week, hosting other agencies such as Job Club and Family Mosaic. We also offer: internet and computer use; knitting and art group; socialising; board games; signposting for advice.


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Safer Places

Safer Places
Accommodation and Outreach support to victims of domestic abuse

We provide outreach support to victims of domestic abuse across Essex, through our community-based services. Safer Places is an independent charity which provides a comprehensive range of services to adults and children affected by abuse who live in West Essex.


CM18 6NS

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Saffron Hall

Saffron Hall
Music & Dementia groups run by Saffron Hall & Anglia Ruskin University

Music & Dementia groups run by Saffron Hall & Anglia Ruskin University
Our 'Together in Sound' free music therapy groups aim to bring the power of music to those living with dementia.  We'll focus on joint music-making and listening with a goal of supporting communication, relationships and increasing quality of life through a collaborative group process. There will be opportunities to sing, play and listen to live music together, with weekly sessions led by music therapists and visiting professional musicians from Saffron Hall.


CB11 4ER

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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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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 their 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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St Clare Hospice - CNP

St Clare Hospice - CNP
Compassionate Neighbours Project

Compassionate Neighbours will be matched with people in their community which is based on interests, lifestyle & things they have in common. We ask that the Compassionate Neighbour meets with their Community member for at least 1 hour a week to encourage a genuine relationship to develop in time.


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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 or 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 with them.


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Support 4 Sight

Support 4 Sight
Support 4 Carers

Support 4 Sight is a registered charity with a service for the Carers of partially sighted and blind people in Essex. The service provides emotional support and advice to anyone who cares for a loved one with visual impairment, at no matter what stage of their journey. We encourage all members to talk and share information with each other to better their and their loves one's day to day living.


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Support 4 Sight

Support 4 Sight
Support 4 Visually Impaired People and their families

A registered charity helping people with visual impairment. Providing emotional support; advice; equipment; information; assistance with visual aids/equipment; social drop-in sessions, coffee mornings (Saffron Walden, Dunmow, Braintree, Witham, Epping, Harlow, Chelmsford); social trips; Carers group; regular equipment supplier days and exhibitions.


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The Change Project

The Change Project
Relationship Counselling

We offer Relationship Counselling for Couples, Families, Teens and Children.

Whether you’re looking for help here and now or long term, we have a service to match.


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Voluntary Action Epping Forest

Voluntary Action Epping Forest
Befriending

The Befriending Service funded by The Big Lottery aims to provide support and friendship for those living on their own or in isolation in Epping Forest.


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Voluntary Action Epping Forest

Voluntary Action Epping Forest
Gardening

Providing gardeners and volunteers to maintain the gardens of people who cannot do so themselves in Epping Forest free of charge. Available to those aged 65+ or for those with mobility issues.


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Voluntary Action Epping Forest

Voluntary Action Epping Forest
Gardening for Homeowners

Chargeable Gardening service for home owners in Epping Forest

Homeowners must be over 65, disabled or in receipt of disability benefits. Charges are £25 for the first hour of work and then £12 per hour thereafter. Minimum of 2 hours work. Staff are all trained and DBS checked.


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Voluntary Action Epping Forest

Voluntary Action Epping Forest
Odd Jobs

Providing a Handy Person to complete Odd Jobs in the home at reasonable rates by trained DBS checked staff. Lightbulb changing, grab rails, key safes, minor repairs, and lots more


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This service offers home visit services

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Voluntary Action Epping Forest

Voluntary Action Epping Forest
Volunteer Centre - Epping Forest

Providing organisations with volunteers in Epping Forest and opportunities for residents to volunteer in the District.


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Waltham Abbey Lunch Club

Waltham Abbey Lunch Club

Lunch club in Waltham Abbey providing a 3 course homecooked meal - three times per week.

Additional activities include:
Bingo
Raffles
Entertainers
Outings
Transport available door to door which is all wheelchair accessible.

£10 per session including meal and transport.


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