Useful Links

The links below offer further information on care, associated subjects and business areas. If you're having trouble finding anything in particular, or you would like us to add a link to your website, please contact us and we'll do whatever we can to help.

Age UK
Advice and information for people in later life. Age UK combines what used to be Age Concern and Help the Aged.

Alzheimer's Society
Provides information about all types of dementia and supports people, their families and carers

Assist UK
The national voice for disabled/independent living centres with information about Disabled Living Centres throughout the UK

British Red Cross Society
A variety of support services provided by volunteers and available from local centres

Care England
The largest representative body for community care in England

Care Quality Commission (CQC)
CQC is responsible for registering and inspecting health and adult social care services in England

Carers UK
General help and advice for all carers

Disability Rights UK
Organisation run by and for disabled people, providing a wide range of publications relating to direct payments and personal assistance

Essex County Council
Essex County Counci

Find Me Good Care
Web-based search facility, provided by the Social Care Institute for Excellence, to assist in finding local, registered care and support services

Foundations
National body for Home Improvement Agencies (HIAs), offering advice and information on home adaptions and repairs

Havens Hospices
Hospices for adults and children in Essex

Homeshare
Homeshare is the exchange of housing for help. It recognises that two people have need and something to give

Independent Age
A charity that provides advice for older people, their families and professionals, on community care and other issues

Jefferies Solicitors
Legal services, including advice on Wills, Trust and Probate

Local Government Ombudsman
The Local Government Ombudsman investigates complaints of injustice arising from maladministration by local authorities

NHS Choices
A variety of information, including where local registered care and support services providers can be located

Parkinson's UK
Information and support for people with Parkinson's and their relatives

RVS (formerly WRVS)
Royal Voluntary Service is a volunteer organisation that enriches the lives of older people and their families across Britain

SeeJobGroup
Workshops and individual coaching for job-seekers

Seetec
Government funded employment and skills training programme

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council
Southend-on-Sea Borough Counci

Stroke Association
Information and support for those affected by strokes

The Harbour Club (Battlesbridge)
Specialist day care centre for older adults living with dementia

United Kingdom Home Care Association (UKHCA)
The professional association of home care providers from the independent, voluntary, not-for-profit and statutory sectors

Which? Elderly Care
Free, independent and practical advice about caring for older people across the UK