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SAVS Centre
29-31 Alexandra Street 

01702 393933
Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm
January 2019 
Southend Carers...
New Year Closure  
- We reopen on Wednesday 2nd January 2019 -
In the event of an emergency contact

Southend Social Services 
Mon to Thurs 9am - 5:30pm and Fri 9am - 4:30pm
Adult Services 01702 215008 - Children’s Services 01702 215007

Emergency Duty Team (out of hours) 0345 606 1212 
(The out of hours service is provided by Essex County Council)

Samaritans - Out of Hours Listening Service

We realise this time of the year may be a very difficult time for a lot of carers -

If you feel you need to talk to someone during the period we are closed – contact the 
‘Out of Hours Listening Service’ in confidence, supported by the Samaritans who work closely with us, on Freephone number116 123 – it is open 24 hours a day all year round

You can also access support by email

  and the winner is...
Emilia here with Sally

Christmas Hamper Winner
Congratulations to Emilia Fleming for winning our Christmas Hamper.

Southend Carers are a referral partner for Carefree - helping carers to get a break
The idea of going away for a few days may seem like an impossibility but with a bit of planning it may not be quite as difficult as you imagine...

Visit their website 

Did you see our campaign at the Forum in Southend??
Let us know!!

Do you shop at TESCO??

Fantastic News!!!
 Southend Carers have been successfully selected for Tesco Bags of Help Grant Scheme.  It is a great opportunity for us to raise funds to support our
Young Carers activities.

So, if you’re shopping in Tesco in the New Year during January and February, please pop your blue token our box.

Thank you for your support.

Tesco Esso Express, Rayleigh Road, SS9 5PS
Tesco Esso Express, 1781-1799 London Road, SS9 2ST
Tesco Express, 1017 London Road, SS9 3JY

Tesco Express, 21-23 Broadway, SS9 1PA

Tesco Esso Express, 500 Southchurch Road, SS1 2QA
Tesco Express, The Kursaal, Southchurch Ave, SS1 2ZG
Tesco Express, The Royals, Heygate Avenue, SS1 1DX

Thorpe Bay:
Tesco Express, 162-164 The Broadway, SS1 3ES
Tesco Express, 156-158 Hamlet Court Road, SS0 7LJ
Tesco Express, 667-673 London Road, SS0 9PD
Tesco Extra, Prince Avenue, SS0 0JP

Counselling Service...
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.
Health & Wellbeing Group...

Active Caring ~ Thursday 31st January 12:00 - 2:00pm
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 speaker talking about "looking after yourself", as a carer. 

To book your free place or for more information, please telephone Southend Carers on 01702 393933 or email

Did you receive any Unwanted Gifts this Christmas???
Forget eBay because 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 - PLUS do you have any spare carrier bags - 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
Young Carers - Age 5-11 years - Every Monday from 14th January – 18th February

Announcing our first Young Carers Club of 2019
Tai Chi Fun 

A lovely little six week workshop specially designed for children to bring calm to their mind, strengthen their body, improve concentration and capture their imagination – all delivered in a way that’s appealing to kids. Spaces are limited so book now to confirm your place.
Joshua has loved coming to art club each week, they have been so creative using different things.
Young Carers Forum - Starts Tuesday 29th January 2019
Are you an enthusiastic and ambitious Young Carer aged 13-18 years who would like to take part in a brand new project...
What's coming up in January...

Dry January
Dry January is the perfect way to reset your relationship with alcohol. It only takes three weeks to break a habit, so this could be your route to happier, healthier drinking long-term.
Carer’s Workshop in The Southend Borough - Tuesday 29th January 2019
  • Are you a carer who lives in the Southend Borough?
Would you like to maintain a balance between your caring responsibilities and a life outside caring, by trying sport and physical activity? 

Young Carers Awareness Day - Thursday 31 January 2019 ~ 9.30am – 3.30pm

“Supporting Young Carers in Essex”
  • Conference Location: Chelmsford City Race Course, Chelmsford CM3 1QP
  • Key Speakers: Minister of State for Care, Caroline Dinenage MP ECC Cabinet Member for Education & Skills, Councillor Ray Gooding Service Manager for SCAFT, Andrew Trewern With presentations from young carers, schools and organisations
Dates for your Diary...
Not starting until February but...
Summercare are pleased to announce the launch of the summernights social club!  SummerCare makes a positive difference to the quality of life of people with learning disabilities.
Every Wednesday you are invited to choose from a host of exciting and fun activities or just drop in for a chat with friends or make new friends. You can even buy hot and cold refreshments as well as crisps, chocolates and biscuits from our small café downstairs.


To book any of the events below - please contact us
01702 393933
or email us at
We have a number of NEW groups starting for our registered carers.
Please contact us to find out more...
Waves Group
Venue:           Southend Carers, SAVS Centre, 29-31 Alexandra Street, Southend-on-Sea 
Time:             11:00am -12:30pm
Dates:            Starting on Wednesday 9th January for 10 weeks
A small intimate group setting to find out ways to manage the emotional ups and downs of being a carer.

Venue:           Westcliff Wools, 197 Hamlet Court Road
Time:             Alternate Fridays 10:00am -12:00pm
Dates:            Starting on Friday 11th January
Venue:           Growing Together Westcliff, 47 Fairfax Drive
Time:             10:00am -11.30am
Dates:             Alternate Saturdays starting on 19th January
COOKING WORKSHOPS - Healthy Breakfasts and Healthy Lunches
Venue:           Growing Together Westcliff
Dates:            Once a month on Saturday mornings (dates to be confirmed)
Times:            9.30am - 12.00pm
Venue:           Growing Together Westcliff
Dates:            Starting on 16th January (Once a month Wednesdays)
Times:            1.00pm - 3.00 pm
CARERS ANXIETY MANAGEMENT GROUP - Suitable for carers with anxiety or those caring for someone with anxiety
Venue:           Growing Together Westcliff
Dates:            Wednesday 16th January (Monthly)
Times:            10.00am – 12.00pm
CARE TO READ - Book Club
Venue:           The Forum Library, Southend
Dates:            1st Monday of every month Starting Monday 7th Jan
Times:            1.30pm - 3.00pm 

WALK & TALK - Walking Group
Time:             10.00am - 12.00pm
Dates:            3rd Wednesday of every month from 16th January  
Point:             Shoebury east Beach to Shoebury Common Meet at Junction of Rampart Terrace and George Street.
ACTIVE CARERS EXERCISE GROUP - Enjoy a fun chair based exercise group & friendly cuppa.
Venue:          Clarence Road Baptist Church, Southend
Dates:            Every other Thursday from 3rd January
Time:             1.00pm to 3.00pm
YOGA GROUP- Relaxation and gentle stretching - no prior experience necessary
Venue:           Growing Together Westcliff
Dates:            Every Tuesday from Tuesday 8th January
Time:              10.30am – 11.45am
OCD GROUP - Suitable for people with OCD (obsessive- compulsive disorder) or those caring for someone with OCD
Venue:           Growing Together Westcliff
Dates:            Wednesday 9th January (Monthly)
Time:              10.00am – 12.00pm
Venue:           Garon Cricket Pavilion, Garon Park, Southend
Dates:            Every other Thursday from Thursday 10th January
Time:              1.30pm to 3.30pm
MONTHLY CARERS GROUP - For carers of those with mental health conditions
Venue:           Growing Together Westcliff
Dates:            1st Wednesday of every month from Wednesday 2nd January
Time:              1.30pm – 3.00pm

Venue:           SAVS Centre, 29-31 Alexandra Street, Southend-on-Sea 
Dates:            Thursday 31st January
Time:             12:00pm – 2:00pm
This months topic "Active Caring" all about looking after yourself as a carer.

Visit our Website
Our Website is currently being updated as it was in need of some TLC...
If the information you need isn't available yet, please give us a call on 01702 39393.

Big Energy Saving Week (BESW) campaign starts on Monday 21 January 2019
In its eighth year, and the Citizens Advice national campaign helps people reduce their energy bills and and get all the financial support they are entitled to.

Campaigners across the country will be holding events with the public and frontline workers encouraging people to ‘Check, Switch, Save’.

Big Energy Saving Week 2018 was a partnership between Citizens Advice, the Energy Saving Trust and the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy with the support of numerous organisations, charities and companies.
What's on in Southend this January...

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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