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SAVS Centre
29-31 Alexandra Street 

01702 393933
Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm
June 2019 
Welcome Southend Carers June e-Newsletter. 
We hope you enjoy reading it!
In this edition:
Southend Carers...
10 - 16 June 2019

Volunteer with Southend Carers
We are currently looking for:
  • Volunteer Counselling Admin Assistant
  • Volunteer Young Carers Activities Support 
  • Volunteer Trustee
Why not take a look...

Summer is nearly here - we hope!!
Here are a few ideas...
  • Southend Carers are a referral partner for Carefree - helping carers to get a break
The idea of going away for a few days may seem like an impossibility but with a bit of planning it may not be quite as difficult as you imagine...
The Southend Advantage Card offers reduced rates for a range of venues across Southend and is free for local carers in receipt of a Carers Allowance. To find out more click on the link or call us on 01702 215 011.
Enjoy the great outdoors - tips for summer
  1. Remember the sunscreen, fun in the sun is great…until it isn’t. Listen to your body and look out for signs of overheating or too much sun exposure.  Headaches, muscle aches, and fatigue are all signs that it’s time to take a break, drink some water, and rest in the cool shade
  2. Drink plenty of water 
  3. Choose your timing - when the sun is at its peak, and avoid direct sun exposure when possible and know your limit – enough is enough!!!  You don’t want to turn into a lobster!!!
  4. Look out for those at risk – The elderly, children and infants are more susceptible to heat-related illnesses 
  5. Southend sea front has sun shelters to get in the shade

Samaritans - Out of Hours Listening Service
If you feel you need to talk to someone during the period we are closed – contact the 
‘Out of Hours Listening Service’ in confidence, supported by the Samaritans who work closely with us, on Freephone number: 116 123 – it is open 24 hours a day all year round.  

You can also access support by email
Counselling Service...
If you would like to access any of our Counselling & Wellbeing Support Services please contact Sally our Counselling Service Manager on 01702 393933 or email

One to One counselling plus If you would like more information on any of these services call Sally on  01702 393933 
Health & Wellbing Group...
Carers Week Bingo

Monday 10th June 2019
10:00 - 12:00pm at SAVS Centre

Carers are invited to come along and have a cup of tea and a bite to eat with other carers and play Bingo - Alan is in the chair again!!

To book your free place or for more information, please telephone Southend Carers on 01702 393933 or email
(In order to attend these events you need to a carer within the Southend Area or your Cared For must reside in the Borough of Southend).
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 Monthly Fun Event
Save the Date - Saturday 29th June
  • Monthly Fun Event - The clue is in the picture
  • Details to follow on Facebook ..........😉😄

New - Young Carers Arts & Crafts Club 
Is for kids aged 5-11 years and it will run every Tuesday until  23rd July 2019

What's coming up in June...
10 - 16 June 2019
are a group for family, friends and carers who are supporting loved ones affected by mental illness.

Their members are all non-professionals, but have access to professional help if needed. We share our coping skills, ideas, experiences and support each other.
  • DATES – Tuesday 11 June, Wednesday 10 July, Tuesday 13 August and Wednesday 11 September 
  • TIME – Drop in any time between 7pm and 9pm
  • PLACE – Utopia Coffee Lounge, Unit 2 The Royals, Heygate Avenue, Southend–on-Sea SS1 1DQ
Step up For 30 - for Bowel Cancer ~ June 2019

During June they are asking you to Step up for 30.

Child Safety Week ~ 3rd - 9th June 2019
Child Safety Week is run by Child Accident Prevention Trust to raise awareness of the risks of child accidents and how they can be prevented. They provide a range of resources to help practitioners run local activities and events and promote safety messages in a fun and engaging way.
Diabetes U.K. organises Diabetes Week ~ 11-17 June 2019
The charity has a long history of campaigning; it was founded in 1934 by the writer H.G.Wells and Dr. R.D. Lawrence, who were themselves diabetics. 

Raising awareness of diabetes and what changes people can make in order to reduce their risk is the main aim of the charity,
Golden-Oldies singalong with Rob Cadman
This friendly session is specifically for people living with dementia and their carers.

Join Rob Cadman for an hour of fun and laughter on the FOURTH WEDNESDAY of the month.  Golden-Oldies singalong session funded by Southend BC.

Next Date is: 26th June


Thinking Ahead to Summer...

Free mid-summer sports day and fun festival for disabled people - Saturday 27th July

The day is being hosted by Lions of South East Essex and will take place on Saturday 27th July 2019 at The King John School, Benfleet Road, Benfleet, Essex SS7 1RG.  

Please read the flyer by pressing the Find out more button.

If you have any further questions please contact Ann Poole


To book any of the events below - 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.

The types of events are:
  • Care to Read Book club
  • Carers Anxiety Management Group Suitable for carers with anxiety or those caring for someone with anxiety
  • Cooking for Carers Workshop 
  • Craft and Chat Take part in a wide range of crafting activities. Share your knowledge or learn new skills
  • Drop In Café
  • Eating Disorder Group Support and advice for those caring for someone with an eating disorder
  • Health & Wellbeing Group
  • Knit and Natter Learn to knit, or share knitting skills with others
  • Meditation Group Learn how to relax and take time for you
  • 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
  • OCD Group Suitable for people with OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) or those caring for someone with OCD
  • Walk and Talk A gentle stroll with refreshment stops
  • Waves Group, A small intimate group setting to find out ways to manage the emotional ups and downs of being a carer
  • Yoga Group Relaxation and gentle stretching.  No prior experience necessary
  • Young Carers 
What's on in Southend this June...

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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