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SAVS Centre
29-31 Alexandra Street 

01702 393933
Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm
March 2019 
Welcome Southend Carers March e-Newsletter. 
We hope you enjoy reading it!

The clocks spring forward on 31st March - did you know that British Summer Time was first brought into fruition in the Summer Time Act 1916...

In this edition:
Southend Carers...
A BIG thank to London Southend Airport, Easyjet and to everyone involved, for their kind donation of £1000 towards Carers Emotional Wellbeing 

Southend Airport ..."We're celebrating the success of the Santa Flights with a gifting ceremony at the airport for the charities we will be supporting in the coming months! Thank you again to everyone for helping us raise a whopping £14000+, your money is going towards some fantastic causes! #charity".
Didn't we do well!!!!
We all keep looking at the piles of tokens at different Tesco branches and will let you know next month how we did!!!!
For the Over 60's - Fancy a bowl of soup
Monday 18th March 2019

Southend Carers are serving 2 soups with a smile and a warm bead roll for just £1 – available from 12noon – 1:30pm.

The Hub, SAVS Centre
29-31 Alexandra Street 
SS1 1BW 

Southend Carers will have a stand at the Health Fair - Saturday 23rd March ~ Come and say hello! 

Saturday March 23rd for what sounds like a very interesting and useful afternoon.
  • Cost £5 per person. 
  • Booking is necessary (for catering) by Friday 15th March.
Please contact Chand on tel. 01702 331448 or email

Don't forget you can find Southend Carers on....
Counselling Service...
If you would like to access any of our Counselling & Wellbeing Support Services please contact our Counselling Coordinator on 01702 393933 or email
Health & Wellbing Group...
Thank You
Thanks to all the carers who have brought along items for the Health & Wellbeing Group's raffles - we couldn't do it without your donations.

Keep them coming!!!!
Young Carers...

  • After school club
  • Monthly fun events
  • Holiday club
If you know of a Young Carer who would love to mix with other Young Carers in a fun environment, contact
Samantha Lee - Young Carers Support Co-ordinator
01702 393933 or

Young Carers Fantastically Fun Comic Book Workshop - Saturday 30th March 2019
MAKING COMICS with Richy K. Chandler
Join Writer, Illustrator and Comic Creator, Richy K. Chandler (Lucy the Octopus, Wallace & Gromit, Amelia the Fox) in a fun interactive workshop, as he shares secrets of character creation and story telling, building up to you creating your very own comic strip!

Young Carers Forum - How our young carers see themselves
Southend young carers have their own forum and talked this through and had pizza as well!

Our young carers forum is for young carers aged 13-18 years only.

- This is a MONTHLY club on the last Tuesday of each month.

Online Counselling and Wellbeing Support is a website that young people (11-18 years old) can use to get advice, support and guidance from qualified counsellors (UKCP and BACP accredited) via a live chat service or from young people of their own age via moderated forums for any problem, no matter how big or small, it is available on any internet enabled device.

To book any of the events - please contact us
01702 393933
or email us at
We have various groups running throughout the year for our registered carers.  To view all the dates/times etc please click on the calendar below.

  • OCD Group Suitable for people with OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) or those caring for someone with OCD
  • Carers Anxiety Management Group Suitable for carers with anxiety or those caring for someone with anxiety
  • Eating Disorder Group Support and advice for those caring for someone with an eating disorder
  • Monthly Carers Group for carers of those with mental health conditions
    Active Carers Exercise Group Enjoy a fun chair based exercise group and friendly cuppa
  • Yoga Group Relaxation and gentle stretching.  No prior experience necessary
  • Meditation Group Learn how to relax and take time for you
  • Walk and Talk A gentle stroll with refreshment stops
  • Care to Read Book club
  • Craft and Chat Take part in a wide range of crafting activities. Share your knowledge or learn new skills
  • Drop In Café
  • Knit and Natter Learn to knit, or share knitting skills with others
  • Cooking for Carers Workshop 
  • Waves Group, A small intimate group setting to find out ways to manage the emotional ups and downs of being a carer
  • Health & Wellbeing Group
Dates for your Diary...

Scope’s Local People Programme Get Together Meeting - Friday 8th March
Scope’s Local People Programme - For disabled people aged 12-65 in Southend (with any physical or mental illness, impairment or additional needs) - And unpaid carers of those people. (Including parent-carers of children aged 0-11) - And or close family members.

Peer Support Group - Time to Talk ~ Next Date is Wednesday 13 March
Too often, people who experience a mental health problem are also expected to take the lead on talking about mental health in the wider sense. Time To Talk Day encourages everyone to talk about mental health.
Taoist Tai Chi - Free open house, come and try sessions......
Moving meditation for body, mind and spirit. Taoist Tai Chi arts are specifically designed to improve health.
Wednesday 27th March 10am onwards
The Free Church
47 Lower Road
Hullbridge SS5 6DE 

Call 07808 919 954 to book a place
Thursday 28th March  7:30pm onwards
St Margaret’s Church Hall
Lime Avenue
Leigh-on-Sea SS9 3PA

Call 07950 380 817 to book a place
What's coming up in March...
Free Wills Month at Essex & Herts Air Ambulance
March is Free Wills Month at Essex & Herts Air Ambulance. We are offering people aged 55 or over the opportunity to have a will professionally drawn up for free by a participating solicitor. There is a suggested donation of £100 for a simple will and £150 for a mirror will which will be collected by the solicitor on the day.

Walk 10,000 steps every day in March - Walk All Over Cancer
Get fit and feel amazing as you step up to raise money for life-saving cancer research. Whether you walk to work, take up jogging, or give the lift a miss, the money you raise will help bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.
Marie Curie
Grab a friend and join a Great Daffodil Appeal collection near you this March.

Everyone loves the opportunity to catch up, reminisce and indulge.
So why not pop the kettle on and share your favourite bakes with family, friends and colleagues, while helping our specialist dementia nurses support more families facing dementia?
Comic Relief - Red Nose  Day
On Friday 15 March, people across the UK will be coming together to do things big and small, that will add up to something massive. And we’d like you to join in.
What's on in Southend this March...

The Southend Carers Hub is a partnership of specialist local charities who have joined together to create a one-stop-shop for carers.

Commissioned by Adult Social Care (Southend Borough Council), we believe that by working together, we can make it much easier for Carers in Southend-on-Sea to access the right practical, financial and emotional support.

Registered charity number 1093240

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