There are other services available for people in the Braintree district to give you a little help and support in different areas.
There is help available in the following areas:
- Open Bereavement Support Groups – mutual support for all adults over 18-years-old. Click the following link for more information: Farleigh Hospice bereavement support
Impartial advice services
- Connect Well – online directory of a wide range of services in Essex. Click the following link for more information: Essex Connects website
Older people and carers
- Community Agents Essex – supporting older people and informal carers. Click the following link for more information: Community Agent Essex website
- Talk, Listen, Care – a charity which provides quality counselling and wellbeing services for Braintree residents people who require support for their mental health. Click the following link for more information: Talk, Listen, Care website
- Counselling Directory – a confidential service that encourages those in need to seek help. Click the following link for more information: Counselling Directory website
Drink and alcohol
- Drugfam – helps to ensure that families affected by a loved one’s use of drugs or alcohol are understood, educated and supported. Click the following link for more information: Drugfam website
Blind and partially-sighted support
- Talking News – a free weekly service providing local news for the blind and partially-sighted. Click the following link for more information: Mid Essex Talking News website
- Dyslexia Action. Visit the website here: Dyselxia Action website
- Thorpe Dyslexia Centre. Visit the website here: Thorpe Dyslexia Centre website
- British Dyslexia Association. Visit the website here: British Dyslexia Association website
The Dementia Action Alliance (DAA) aims to improve the lives of people living with dementia and their carers.
The Dementia Friends (DF) Programme is the biggest ever initiative to change people’s perception of dementia.
If you would like to take part in a free one-hour information session and become a DF, get in touch:
Call: 0800 888 6678
If you’re concerned about dementia, please call the National Dementia helpline:
The Herbert Protocol is a national scheme adopted by Essex Police and other police services across the county, to help locate people with dementia as quickly as possible when they go missing. To find out more about this scheme please go to the supporting documents section.
The Silver Line is the UK’s only free confidential helpline that provides information, friendship and advice to older people. It’s open 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
There are no strict age limits but most people they speak to are over 55. The Silver Line also offers telephone and letter friendship schemes where they match volunteers with older people, facilitate group calls and help connect people with local services. So, if you think it’s for you please call on 0800 470 8090 or click the following link for more information: Silver Line.
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What is a Community Gateway Association?
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