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29-31 Alexandra Street 

01702 393933
Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm
September 2019 
Welcome Southend Carers September e-Newsletter. 
We hope you enjoy reading it!
In this edition:
Southend Carers...
Out & About During August
Richard at the Wellbeing event on August 1st at Unit 21 on Southend sea front.
Thanks Kate, the young carers art and craft club display looked great on our Southend Carers stand at Havens on August 10th.
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

Counselling Sessions
We understand that caring is very demanding and at times extremely stressful. 

Southend Carers can offer up to 12 FREE counselling sessions where you can talk freely and in confidence about your situation.  Call us now on 01702 393933 or email

' Southend Carers Counselling Service are proud to provide a placement opportunity for the BA (Hons) Counselling Programme at South Essex College and have passed our audit for the 3rd year running'

Congratulations Zena
To our Thursday counsellor Zena Shardlow who after much hard work and dedication has passed her counselling course and is now a qualified counsellor.

We are very proud of her achievement.
This is from a carer with regard to Jack Jenkins, our Monday counsellor –

“He is the best counsellor I have ever had, he is well prepared and remembers everything that I have said”.   
Health & Wellbing Group...
Careline SOS - Thursday 5th September 2019 ~ 12:00 - 2:00pm
  • Alarms
  • Keysafe
  • Fall detectors etc.

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
“Our Young Carers have made the front page of the Echo!
As well as putting on our Forest School Summer Club during the holidays and our Bounce Village Party this weekend to give our Young Carers some much needed holiday respite, 3 of our YC's have also been attending the "We Love Southend" Spoken Word/Slam Poetry Workshop with rapper Sonny Green.
The workshops are building towards the kids doing a filmed final performance of their work. Here's a few rough pics but if you want to see the professional shots, click on the link

Young Carers After School Club - Starting in September
Following on from the popularity of our Forest School Summer Club, we’ve decided to make it our new Weekly After School Club for the first half of the Autumn Term.  

Summer holidays Forest School was a HUGE Success
Here are some of our Young Carers at Forest School, it's brilliant to see how popular it was, we had around 20 children booked to attend each week!
Useful Information... 

Fancy Learning Something New??
Southend Adult Community College (SACC) are Southend Borough Council’s provider of adult education and provides education and training to more than 5,000 learners.

They provide part-time leisure courses, English, maths, employability courses, vocational qualifications and industry specific training for adults and for young people (16+) apprenticeships and full-time vocational programmes.

For the attention of our carers – this is FREE...

Southend Adult College are offering :-  
PURSE POWER for CLEAR MIND – Thursdays from 26th September to 24th October -5 weeks

How to start taking charge of finances and feel empowered – managing your money and obtaining support 

01702 445 700 or 

South Essex College is a vibrant and thriving College meeting the needs of students throughout Essex and beyond.

They offer a wide range of courses for all ages - from school leavers to adult learners.


Active Life
Active life are working with Trustlinks to deliver a weekly yoga session for Carers.
  • The free session takes place every Tuesday morning at Trustlinks Westcliff. All abilities welcome at this friendly informal session.
Give Trust Links a call to find out more on 01702 213134.
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Spondoolies ££ for Families...

The Disabled Living Foundation do NOT sell any products but CAN help you find the people that do.

If you are a parent or carer of a disabled child, or a healthcare professional looking for ideas, advice and information about daily living equipment from a source you can trust, you've come to the right place.

Marvellous Family Grants are for families facing financial hardship while caring for a child with a serious illness.

They provide support to help families cope, from funding specialist equipment and creative therapies to hospital travel expenses.


At Children Today they are proud to help change the lives of children and young people with disabilities across the UK every day.

By providing grants for vital, specialised equipment to families in need, they aim to help give these children more independence and the best possible quality of life.


They help families across the UK who are raising a disabled or seriously ill child or young person aged 17 or under. 

What's coming up in September...
Take part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning
Gather your fellow tea and coffee drinkers and cake munchers and sign up today to host your Coffee Morning.

Every penny raised helps them be right there for people living with cancer.  So join them this year, on Friday 27th September 2019.
Jeans for Genes Day Monday 16 - Fri 20 September
Jeans for Genes Day is the annual fundraising campaign for Genetic Disorders UK, the national charity that supports individuals and families affected by a genetic disorder.

Monies raised on Jeans for Genes Day fund the work of the charity and provide grants to organisations for projects that aim to transform the lives of children with genetic disorders.

Walk Together is back this September, and it’s bigger and better than ever!  
  • The London event takes place on Saturday 14 September 2019
  • Virtual WalkNew for this year is their virtual Walk anytime, where you can complete five miles in your own time, anytime, during the month of September.

Monthly Saturday morning film club for folk with learning disabilities - Saturday 7th September

Art Doesn't Discriminate (ADD) Southend is working partnership with Project 49 to put on a monthly Saturday morning film club for folk with learning disabilities and their carers.

In addition to the film being shown in a 'relaxed' setting there is a separate coffee bar area where carers can sit and have a chat if they don't want to watch the film or if folk need to leave the showing for a few minutes.
Project 49 is fully accessible complete with changing facilities.

September's film will be the popular Mamma Mia squeal 'Here we go again', entrance is £5 with carers going free. 
New handy printable list of events 

Other events taking place are:
  • Waves Group, A small intimate group setting to find out ways to manage the emotional ups and downs of being a carer
  • Young Carers Events
  • Health & Wellbeing Group
To book any of the events - please contact Southend Carers on
01702 393933 or email us at

Or visit our website calendar 

What's on in Southend this September...

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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