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SAVS Centre
29-31 Alexandra Street 

01702 393933
Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm
October 2018
Welcome Southend Carers October e-Newsletter. 
We hope you enjoy reading it!
Southend Carers...
Look out for our NEW digital Bus Stop campaign #iamacarer
Have you used any of our services?
Southend Carers is always looking for ways to improve our service with the help of carer input, so we are conducting a very short survey and would love it if you could spare a few precious minutes to complete.

It only consists of a few questions so please click on 'Complete the Survey' button below. 

Thank you for you time.


The next Carers Thematic Meeting is on Thursday 18th October ~ 10:00 - 14:00
A great event to update professionals on the support available to carers and to the meet providers. 

Southend Carers are also joining forces with this event to celebrate 2 years leading the Southend Carers Hub with their partners and looking forward to the 3rd year of supporting carers in Southend. 
Visit the Southend Carers stand at the Southend Essex Collage
Freshers Fair Thursday 4th October 11:30am – 1:30pm
Young adult carers are young people aged 16–25 who care, unpaid, for a family member or friend with an illness or disability, mental health condition or an addiction.

There are at least 376,000 young adult carers in the UK.
They are likely to be in every school, college, university and workplace.
This year Carers Rights Day is on Friday 30 November
Counselling Service...
Southend Carers are proud to be a local college placement provider.
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.
One to One counselling plus If you would like more information on any of these services call Sally our Counselling Co-ordinator on 01702-393933  
How you can help...
Do You Have Any Unwanted Gifts -
We would Love to Have Them!

We are looking for donations of unwanted gifts from carers to assist towards our fundraising for our Health and Wellbeing service.  Please bring them with you if you are coming to one of our events or pop them in when you are passing the SAVS building - A Big Thank You
Young Carers News...
  • 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

After a great summer attending our Wild Beach Holiday Club, it’s back to school for our Young Carers.
On the plus side, our new Autumn Support Programme begins! 
  • Our Weekly After School Clubs for YC’s aged 11-16 years include cookery and art
  • Our Monthly Fun Event we’re off to Roller City and Pizza Express
For full details of support for Young Carers, click here

Watch this space for our exciting Christmas Young Carer Programme coming soon!
Did you know...
Eating Disorders
Did you know there is an Eating Disorders Service in Essex available to help
  • Have a chat with your GP or Healthcare professional who can refer you
What's coming up in October...
Meet Me in St. Louis - Dementia-Friendly Cinema ~ Sunday 7th October
A classic MGM romantic musical comedy that focuses on four sisters (one of whom is the nonpareil Judy Garland) on the cusp of the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair. 

Dates for your Diary...
To book any of the events below - please contact us
01702 393933
or email us at
Carers Drop in Café
Tuesday October 2nd, 16th & 30th 10:00-12:00pm
Turning Point Cafe - 67 Hamlet Court Road, Westcliff SS0 7E
Carers Drop in Café
Thursday October 4th & 18th 1:30-3:30pm
Garon Park - Southend Leisure & Tennis Centre SS2 4FA
Care to Read - Book Club
Monday October 1st 1:30-3:00pm
(1st Monday every month)
The Forum Library, Southend, SS1 1NS
Crafty Carers - Craft Group
Wednesday October 10th - 2:00-4:00pm
Turning Point Cafe - 67 Hamlet Court Road, Westcliff SS0 7EU
Active Carers Exercise Group
Thursday October 11th & 25th 1:00-3:00pm (every other Thursday)
Clarence Road Baptist Church, Southend, SS1 1AN 
Fun chair based exercise group and a friendly cuppa
Carers Meditation Group
Thursday October 11th & 25th 3:15-4:45pm (every other Thursday)
Clarence Road Baptist Church, Southend, SS1 1AN 
Care to Write
Tuesday October 2nd,16th & 30th 10:00-12:00pm (every other Tuesday)
The Forum Library Southend, Elmer Square, Southend, SS1 1NS
Carers Walk & Talk
Wednesday October 17th 10:00am
(Walks usually include a stop for coffee and finishes around midday)

Carers “Waves” Group
Wednesday October 31st 
NEW GROUP -11:00-12:30pm
Southend Carers,  SAVS Centre, 
29-31 Alexandra Street, Southend, SS1 1BW
Health & Wellbeing Group
Art Therapy  Friday October 17th  1:00 - 3:00pm
Metal, Chalkwell Hall, Chalkwell Park, Chalkwell Avenue,
Visit our Website
Want to Stop Smoking this October?
  • Pop in to your local pharmacy to ask for advice
  • Make an appointment to see the practice nurse at your GP's surgery
Or call for advice on 01702 212000 or email

Walking is a great way to get fit
Join one of the free friendly walks that takes place locally.

Essex Sepsis Support Group
Our Sepsis Support Groups are for anybody who has been affected by sepsis in any way. There's no need to book your place, just pop along for a chat, don't worry, we'll provide the biscuits!

National Cholesterol Month - October 2018
Help them raise £50,000 this October by going that extra mile for HEART UK!    Enter their 100 mile Great Cholesterol Challenge;  walk, run, cycle, row or even swim 100 miles in October, get fit, get sponsored and raise funds for HEART UK. 

Get together this October ~ Epilepsy Action

Tea Break takes place on Friday 19 October. Sign up today and you’ll get everything you need to host your own life-changing Tea Break.

Change lives on your Tea Break. Get together with your friends, family or colleagues to support people with epilepsy.

Al-Anon Family Groups
Al-Anon Family Groups provide support to anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else’s drinking, regardless of whether that person is still drinking or not. For some of our members, the wounds still run deep, even if their loved one may no longer be a part of their lives or have died.
What's on in Southend this October...

Southend Carers Hub is a new partnership of six 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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