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SAVS Centre
29-31 Alexandra Street 

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

*** Happy Christmas ***
Southend Carers...
Have you seen our NEW carers e-handbook yet???
Carers Roving Reference Group (CRRG) - Monday 16th December
This group is open to carers who are registered with Southend Carers Hub.

if you are interested in joining this group the registration form can be found by clicking the button below.

This was Southend Carers AGM - 13 November 2019
Thanks so much to all the carers and professionals who made our AGM in November such a great day. Here are some ‘happy snaps’ of the day.
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
At Southend Carers we recognise that this time of year can often be very challenging for people, especially carers.
We are able to offer a free confidential supportive environment for carers to come in and chat to a trained professional about the emotional impact of being a carer within our Carers Counselling Service.  

Contact us 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'

Health & Wellbing Group...
It's a Quiz - It must be Christmas!!!
Thursday 12th December 2019 
  • 12:00 - 2:00pm
SAVS Centre, Southend Carers, 29-31 Alexandra St, SS1 1BW 
  • With this month’s host extraordinaire is Sally Willsher 
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 our
Young Carers Support Co-ordinator
01702 393933 or

A big thank you to Sam Lee for all her hard work running the Young Carers project over the last 2 years.
Useful Information... 
Southend Ethnic Minorities Forum
Read their latest Newsletter here - just hit the button below.

Christmas on Sea - Southend Council Christmas Info
  • staying well
  • emergency numbers
  • bin collections
    • plus loads loads more info...
All you need to know from the Southend Council website.
Stay Well This Winter - NHS
Cold weather can be seriously bad for your health. That's why it's important to look after yourself, especially during the winter. If you start to feel unwell, even if it's a cough or a cold, don't wait until it gets more serious. Seek advice from your pharmacist.
What's coming up in December...
Free Parking is Back for Christmas
From Sunday 1 December, 9 Southend town centre car parks will be free to use for residents and visitors every Sunday throughout December, as well as free parking on Thursdays after 4pm.

Boxing Day Dip - if you are brave enough!!!
Back by popular demand . . . the Southend RNLI Boxing Day Dip makes a return for the 5th year running! Yes that’s right – this will be our 5th Southend RNLI Boxing Day Dip!

So why not brave the cold and take a dip on Boxing Day for an incredible charity. Simply pluck up the courage to take the dip in the 5-6C waters of Southend, whilst raising money for the RNLI! All money raised will be utilised specifically at Southend RNLI.

New handy printable list of events 

Other events taking place are:
  • 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 December...

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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