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This year many organisations are working together to help protect you and those you care for. If you or someone you know would like to find out what help is available in your area this winter, please see the contact details below for the best people to help.
All of these organisations and services can help you with support, information, and some crisis interventions. They are all working together to keep you warm and safe this winter. Your local council can also help point you in the right direction to help with housing faults and repairs.
If you need help or advice with any winter related health issue it's best to contact your local pharmacy or GP surgery. If you urgently need medical help or advice but it's not a life-threatening situation call NHS Direct on 111. For immediate life-threatening emergencies always call 999.
ACE provide a wide range of high quality health services to the people of Essex, including health checks. For more information about these services, call 0800 022 4524 or visit the ACE website.
If you've never switched energy supplier before, or haven't done so for a number of years, the chances are that you are paying a higher tariff. One way to get a competitive quote is through this winter's Essex Energy Switch. Tel: 0800 048 8285.
Provide run an Essex Lifestyle Service on behalf of Essex County Council. Provide aim to empower the people of Essex to make healthy lifestyle choices, and live healthier happier lives. This is done by listening to you, discussing your needs and providing up to date support to help you make changes to your current lifestyle.
They offer stop smoking support, guidance on diet and exercise and help with developing increased self-esteem and self-management. They also offer classes to support people suffering from long term conditions, and are also able to sign post people to appropriate support provided in their community. You can refer yourself to this free service by visiting their website. Tel: 0300 303 9988, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The local council are there for information, local support and services. They can also help with some crisis interventions, and will signpost you to organisations in your local area who can help you stay well this winter. You can also ask them about services which can help you be more involved in the community, meet new people, and make changes to improve your health and well-being.
Please see links to your local council below.
Council of Voluntary Services (CVS)
Your local CVS can help with information and support, some crisis interventions, and will signpost you to organisations in your local area that can help you stay well this winter. They can also connect you to services that can help you be more involved in the community, meet new people and make changes to improve your health and well-being.
Below are the details for your local CVS.
Citizens Advice provide free, confidential and impartial advice. Their goal is to help everyone find a way forward, whatever problem they face. People can visit them for all sorts of issues. You may have money, benefit, housing or employment problems. You may be facing a crisis, or just considering your options. Tel: 03444 770808.
Carers can gain information and support from Supporting Carers, a group of charities working together to support unpaid carers of all ages across Essex. They provide carer support services for professionals and residents. Carers, or those calling on behalf of the carer, can call 0300 770 8090 (Monday to Friday, 9am - 4.30pm) or email email@example.com for information and support. The rapid response service is contactable from 7am to 10pm, 7 days a week on the same number.
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