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SAVS Centre
29-31 Alexandra Street 

01702 393933
Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm
September 2018
Welcome Southend Carers September e-Newsletter. 
We hope you enjoy reading it!
Counselling Service...
Southend Carers Groups for Carers 
At Southend Carers we have regular groups where carers can socialise and meet other carers who may be in a similar situation to themselves.
Our weekly ‘CARERS WAVES’ group
A small intimate group exploring ways to manage the emotional ups and downs of the caring role and how it affects you on a day to day basis.
Our monthly HEALTH and WELLBEING group
We have speakers on various subjects relevant to caring such as Dementia, Cancer plus more light-hearted sessions such as bingo and quizzes to enable carers to have fun and socialise – all with lunch thrown in!

Want to find out more - call us now on 01702 393933 or email
Southend Careers offers Counselling Placements
“It’s that time of year again, starting out, or back at college – are you looking for a counselling placement – if so, why not try Southend Carers?” 

Quotes of the month

From a carer
  • "Southend Carers has been an absolute lifeline to me" - July 2018
  • “The counsellor was very patient with me, and understood everything I was saying” - August 2018
From a student
  • "My counselling experience at Southend Carers has been a positive experience, I have had excellent support and mentoring" - July 2018
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
Holiday Club - Fabulous Summer on the Beach
Your Southend...
Recovery College Consultation – Mental Health
Castle Point and Rochford CCG, Southend CCG and Southend Borough Council have launched these surveys to find out what people using REACH (Recovery College) and those that do not currently access the Recovery College think about what’s on offer. 

Dementia Care
Silver Birch Centres are specialist dementia day care centres located in Benfleet, Southend-on-Sea and Vange. We provide excellent facilities at all our sites ensuring that your loved ones are looked after in a stimulating and caring environment.
Advocacy Services
Have you ever wished you had someone with you at a meeting discussing the care of your loved one? Carers can ask for support to help you express your views and wishes, and to help you stand up for your rights. This is called carers advocacy.

Southend on Sea Borough Council wishes to consult with the public, and in particular those who have used or might wish to use adult advocacy services...
...anyone who has an opinion on how the services have worked or could be changed or improved ...

Whats coming up in September...
Avenue Road
Baptist Church
Milton Road

Health Fair ~ Sat 29th Sept ~ 1:00 - 4:00pm
Meet those in the community who aim to help with a variety of health & social needs in our local area.
These include;
  • Peaceful Place
  • Southend Dementia Action Alliance
  • Carers Choices
  • TurningTides
  • Southend Carers 
The Haven - Age Concern, Southend on Sea
Sat 15th Sept ~ 11:00 - 15:00pm

Your chance to have a look around the beautiful, grade II listed department store building and find out about their plans for its future!

Enjoy stalls from local charities, community groups and crafters as well as workshops and taster sessions of some of the activities that will be available once The Haven is open in early 2019. 

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 September 4th & 18th 10:00-12:00pm
Turning Point Cafe - 67 Hamlet Court Road, Westcliff SS0 7E
Carers Drop in Café
Thursday September 6th & 20th 1:30-3:30pm
Garon Park - Southend Leisure & Tennis Centre SS2 4FA
Care to Read - Book Club
September 3rd 1:30-3:00pm
(1st Monday every month)
The Forum Library, Southend, SS1 1NS
Crafty Carers - Craft Group
Wednesday September 12th - 2:00-4:00pm
Turning Point Cafe - 67 Hamlet Court Road, Westcliff SS0 7EU
Active Carers Exercise Group
Thursday September 13th & 27th 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 September 13th & 27th 3:15-4:45pm (every other Thursday)
Clarence Road Baptist Church, Southend, SS1 1AN 

Care to Write
Friday September 7th & 21st 10:00-12:00pm
Turning Point Cafe - 67 Hamlet Court Road, Westcliff SS0 7EU
Carers Walk & Talk
Wednesday September 19th 10:00am
(Walks usually include a stop for coffee and finishes around midday)

Carers “Waves” Group
Wednesday September 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th 11:00-12:30pm
Southend Carers,  SAVS Centre, 
29-31 Alexandra Street, Southend, SS1 1BW
Health & Wellbeing Group
Quiz Fun
Friday Sept 28th  1:00 - 3:00pm

Southend Carers,  SAVS Centre, 
29-31 Alexandra Street, Southend, SS1 1BW
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Make it Fairer for Carers
Carer's Allowance in Scotland is going up by £8.50 per week to the same level as Jobseeker's Allowance which Carers UK welcomed. In the short term,

Carers UK is campaigning for Carer's Allowance in England, Wales and Northern Ireland to be raised by at least £8.50 to match these changes.

It's not fair that carers in the UK will receive different rates of financial support depending on where they live.

National Cholesterol Month is coming up in October 
Enter our 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. 

Although the challenge does not start until October 1, you can get your teams together and register now!  

World Alzheimer's Month
World Alzheimer's Month is the international campaign by Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI) every September to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia. World Alzheimer's Month was launched in 2012. World Alzheimer's Day is on 21 September each year. 
National Dementia Carers Day
Many people living with dementia rely on the love, support and care of family members, friends and unpaid carers. National Dementia Carers’ Day, founded by the Alzheimer’s Society, Dementia UK and SweetTree Home Care Services was established to share, recognise, and support this crucial role.

Macmillan Cancer Support
The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 28th September is Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event for people facing cancer. They ask people all over the UK to host their own Coffee Mornings and donations on the day are made to Macmillan. Last year alone they raised over £27 million.

What's on in Southend this September...

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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