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SAVS Centre
29-31 Alexandra Street 

01702 393933
Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm
October 2019 
Welcome Southend Carers October e-Newsletter. 
We hope you enjoy reading it!
In this edition:
Southend Carers...
Southend Carers is delighted to announce that it has been awarded the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) Trusted Charity Mark – Level 1. 

Even though we are a small local charity in Southend, it is important to us that our services and support we offer are of the highest quality and that the work we do, our aims, ethos and objectives reflect these high standards. Our thanks to everyone who supported this wonderful achievement.
Out & About During September
Joan was in the memory clinic in the Hartland Centre, Balmoral Road, Westcliff.
Richard was at the Shoeburyness Hub - West Road, Shoebury.

Annual General Meeting 2019
Wednesday 13th November 2019 at 1.00pm

SAVS Centre, 29/31 Alexandra Street, SS1 1BW

Southend Carers invites you to attend our Annual General Meeting, an important event for the Charity as it allows us to inform you of the Charity’s activities over the previous year and to share our future aims and objectives. It is also an opportunity for you to hear more about carers’ experiences and voices.

We are delighted to announce our special guest speaker Ms. Kristina Jackson, Chief Executive Officer of Southend Association of Voluntary Services. Also in attendance will be special guests, the Mayor of Southend on Sea Borough Council, Councillor John Lamb and the Mayoress, Mrs. Pat Lamb.

Our Annual Report will be available for download from our website and the Agenda for the meeting will be available on 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
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'

The 10 year anniversary of our Counselling Service
Read our story...
More quotes from carers:- 
  • “Therapy has helped me get a lot off my chest, otherwise I would have bottled it up”
  • “I feel somebody is actually listening to me”
  • “I feel that somebody cares about me” 
Health & Wellbing Group...
Massage for Carers - Thursday 31st Oct 2019 
  • 12:00 - 2:00pm
SAVS Centre, Southend Carers, 29-31 Alexandra St, SS1 1BW 

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

When the kids went bug hunting...
“Our first hour bug hunting - the kids had nets and magnifying glasses – we found grasshoppers, crickets and spiders… into the woods and we saw loads of bats - the kids were given a radio to listen to the sounds of the bats, which all of them including me found absolutely amazing.  I didn't know they made sounds like that, then a walk back through the woods in the dark with our torches which was quite exciting but also a bit spooky” - thanks to Kate - our intrepid reporter!!
Useful Information... 
The New NHS App
The new, simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.
What the NHS App does...
  • check your symptoms
  • find out what to do when you need help urgently
  • book and manage appointments at your GP surgery
  • order repeat prescriptions
  • view your GP medical record securely
  • register to be an organ donor
  • choose how the NHS uses your data

Living better with Dementia
Essex County Council has commissioned Dementia Adventure to produce four short films for family carers living in the county and supporting people living with dementia.

These positive, practical films are designed to give much needed support—to help understand the condition, improve communication with loved ones, to understand the benefits of positive risk taking, see the importance of getting outdoors and to ultimately live better with dementia.
Local Energy Advice Partnership (LEAP)
Anyone who lives with somebody with a disability is welcome to have a free visit from a Home Energy Advisor, who can advise on saving energy and money.

What's coming up in October...
Trust Links Apple Day ~ Saturday 5th October from 11am - 2pm
Local mental health and wellbeing charity, Trust Links, invite you to join their ninth annual ‘Apple Day’ at St Laurence Orchard in Southend.

REMPOD Dementia Awareness Tuesday 8th October

1950’S & 60’S LIVING ROOM

St Johns The Baptist Church, Church Rd, SOS, SS1 2AL
  • 12:00pm — 4:00pm
The Sound of Music - Dementia-Friendly Cinema ~ Sunday 20th  October
Presented by The Whitebus at Palace Theatre
This film screening is a dementia-friendly event and although is not exclusively for people with dementia, it is particularly suitable for people affected by dementia, their partners, family members and people who care for them professionally. Everyone is welcome but please be aware that there may be people talking during the film, moving around and leaving the cinema.

Fancy Trying Taoist Tai Chi???
Wear comfortable clothing and soft shoes.
Shoeburyness High School, Caulfield Road SS3 9LL
Wednesday 30th October - 7:30 pm onwards

St Margaret’s Church Hall, Leigh-on-Sea, Lime Avenue SS9 3PA
Thursday 31st October - 7:30 pm onwards

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
While breast cancer is largely a female disease, breast cancer does affect men. Around 350 men are diagnosed with the disease each year.
October is National Cholesterol Month
Some foods punch well above their weight in helping to lower cholesterol levels – we call them the “Cholesterol busters”. Choosing a healthy diet which is low in saturated fat will help keep your cholesterol levels low, and these cholesterol-busters can lower them even further. There are six types of food that lower cholesterol.

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 October...

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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