What do we do…..

Southend Carers supports All Carers & works with its partners to encourage wider recognition of their invaluable contribution to society.

Our one-stop-shop hub offers a range of services including:-

  1. Expert advice, information and guidance provision – face to face, drop-in, online/digital platforms
  2. Young Carers (5 -17 y/o) – Weekly & Monthly social meet ups, trips & outings
  3. Young Adult Carers (14-25 y/o) – supporting the transition of through to adulthood and adult services through peer support & social activities, mentoring, training, guidance and support.
  4. Adult & Senior Adult Carers – Social & practical activities and events, bringing carers together with their peers to socialise, pick up new skills and share experiences.
  5. Respite support for parents of children with additional needs and their siblings, including family holidays, short breaks and social events.
  6. Emotional support and counselling, offering a safe, confidential and comfortable setting for carers who may feel overwhelmed by their caring role.
  7. Future planning to help carers plan for the unexpected so their loved-one is cared for in the event of crisis.
  8. End-of-Life emotional support and practical planning.
  9. Community outreach and engagement to identify and support marginalised and underrepresented carer groups
  10. Food & Energy Support distributing food vouchers, food parcels, small grants, and essential living items to carers & families in crisis.
  11. Carer Development, Training & Learning Programmes to support health, wellbeing & caring role.