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Do you look after a family member, neighbour or friend who is disabled, physically or mentally ill or has substance misuse problem?

Please click the links below for Help and Advice for carers and young carers.

Carers Emotional Support leaflet 2016

How can your Doctor help you Leaflet 2016

Carers and Employment

Carers Budgets

What about Finances?

Carers Assessment

Southend Carers

Are you a Carer in need of support?

Do you need urgent help to look after your loved one?

Contact Southend Carers on 01702 393933 or visit

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Carers Newsletters

Southend Carers produce a regular newsletter, click here to view their newsletters.

May 2018 Newsletter

March 2018 Newsletter

Sport for Confidence

Sport for Confidence have been commissioned by Southend Borough Council to provide sport sessions for carers. You don't need to live in Southend-on-Sea to take part.

They have their first session starting on the Thursday 30 May from 11am to 1pm at Southend Leisure and Tennis Centre, Garon Park Cricket Ground, Eastern Avenue, Southend-on-Sea SS2 4FA.

For more information please click here for a flyer.

This session is a drop-in session and carers can come along and leave anytime between 11am and 1pm. Carers are more than welcome to just come and watch. All sports will be tailored to the needs of the carers and the emphasis is on fun and participation.

Carers can bring the person they care for along to the session, and a session will be provided for them as well, for free.

Carers can be any age; have disabilities themselves; be paid carers; care for family members; or have cared for someone who has now passed. Everyone is welcome.

If you are anxious about attending, please feel free to contact Megan Potts, Occupational Therapist on Mobile: 07394 564 942 or Email:

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