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SAVS Centre
29-31 Alexandra Street 

01702 393933
Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm
July 2019 
Welcome Southend Carers July e-Newsletter. 
We hope you enjoy reading it!
In this edition:
Southend Carers...
Hello from the team at Southend Carers
A BIG thank you to the Rosca Trust 
The Rosco Trust have funded our new computers and printer which has enabled us to support our careers in the Southend are more effectively.
What a difference a day makes!!!!
- Sally our Counselling Manager and her old computer which ran on steam, it was so so slow and so so old -
  now she has one that is so so new and wonderful!!!!

Carers Week flora and fauna guided walk
This was the Carers Week flora and fauna guided walk in Southchurch Hall Park.

Thanks to Patricia Sampson from Southchurch Hall Inspirational Parkers S.H.I.P for a great Carers Week event.

A Carer's Story
Thanks to one of the carers for sharing her story with us.
Welcome to Richard Pettitt 
Richard starts with us on July 1st and is our new Carers Support Coordinator.
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

' 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'

At Southend Carers we offer FREE Counselling services on a 121 basis and groups to enable carers to be able to speak to a trained counsellor, in confidence, in a comfortable setting.

Carers are a unique group of people who provide free care for their loved ones, friends or neighbours often resulting in the carer themselves becoming unwell due to the heavy demands of their caring role. 

If you would like to access this service call
01702 393933 to book a place or email if you wish to contact our Carer Counselling Service.
Volunteer Counsellor
A HUGE thank you to Vicki Worton for her 2 years of volunteering with us at Southend Carers.
The winner of our Carers Mental Health competition was....
Lisa Bulloch who said  “It’s nice to know you are all here as a safety net”
Health & Wellbing Group...
Alzheimer’s / Dementia

Thursday 25th July 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 listen to this Month’s guest speakers from the Dementia Team.

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

Free July fun for young carers!
A fun indoor AND outdoor event for Young Carers aged 5-15 years where, depending on your age, activities could include anything from Team Races, Musical Warm-ups, Traditional Party Games, Parachute Games plus Football, Uni-hoc, Battleball, football and much more besides.  Party cake and refreshments also included. 

Summer holidays will soon be here!!!
Wondering what to do with the kids during the Summer Holidays?  Well we’re here to help with our Forest School Summer Club for Young Carers!

For kids who love playing outdoors, they’ll get the chance each week to try all sorts of fun stuff including bug hunts, den building, making woodland crafts, playing woodland games and much more – the only limit is their imagination!  Places are limited each week, so don’t delay –  Click here to book
Young Carers Survey for 11+ years - Prize goes to Eve
Here’s a lovely photo of Eve – she won our £30 Gift Voucher for completing our Young Carers Survey and chose an Amazon Gift Card (now busy spending on all sorts of lovely things)!!!.  

The survey was to find out what kind of activities our Young Carers aged 11+ would like to see as part of the Better Lives Programme for the future.  
We’ll now be busy collating everyone’s responses so watch this space for news of new events coming up.  In the meantime, Eve is looking forward to meeting new friends through our Better Lives Project for Young Carers, funded by People’s Trust.  
Useful Information... 
Check if something might be a scam
Citizens Advice posted this last week on Facebook and we wanted to share it with you.

Denture adhesives guidelines
The older you are, the more likely you are to have lost all, or nearly all, your natural teeth.

Research shows that around the world there are almost no guidelines on the proper use of denture adhesives by people who wear full dentures.

What's coming up in July...
Knit & Natter
Fancy giving it a try, it would be great to see you.  Knit & Natter is on Fridays in Hamlet Court Road.
Picnic in the park – Thursday 11ty July
Wellbeing @ Garons Park, Easter Avenue, Southend, SS2 4FA


Paediatric Sepsis Event - 17 July 2019
What every parent / carer needs to know about sepsis.
You know when your child is poorly, but would you like to learn about spotting the signs of Sepsis/further deterioration?
  • How to identify Sepsis
  • What to do
  • How to / when to get help 


Talk To Us is our annual awareness-raising campaign.
Samaritans are challenging the UK to become better listeners by sharing expert tips on how to be a better listener. Throughout July, Samaritans branches are also holding events throughout the UK and Ireland to raise awareness of the services they offer in their local communities. 

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 July...

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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