Community Support

Community Support

Live Well Link Well

Are you looking to make changed to improve your social, physical and mental wellbeing?

Live Well Link Well is a free and confidential social prescribing service in Essex that provides practical or emotional support of a non-medical nature such as:

  • Healthy living
  • Weight management
  • Lifestyle advice
  • Maintaining physical and mental wellbeing
  • Supporting independence] mobility and equipment
  • Looking after someone
  • Getting out and about
  • Home adaptations
  • Money worries
  • Social inclusion

If you are living in Essex and aged over 18, you can contact the service directly without having to go through your GP.

Call 0300 303 9988 (Monday to Friday from 8am to 7pm) or email
If you are a health and social care professional who wants to refer someone, please use the contact details above.

Connect Well in Mid Essex

Do you want to feel more involved in your community, meet new people or make some changes to improve your health and wellbeing?

Connect Well is an easy way to access a wide variety of support and services in the districts of Braintree, Maldon and Chelmsford including:

  • Volunteering
  • Befriending and social activities
  • Support and self-help groups
  • Physical activities
  • Managing your money
  • Community transport

Find out more information about how Connect Well can help and support you, your family and friends.
You can also contact someone either by phone or email:

Volunteering matters

Find out more about volunteering in your area, discover the benefits of it and hear about people’s stories.
Visit the Volunteering Matters website for more information.
For volunteering opportunities in the:


Castle Point Association of Voluntary Services (CAVS) is a not for profit charity and Council for Voluntary Service (CVS) with a strong community presence in Essex.
CAVS provides information, advice and guidance to voluntary and community organisations, to develop solutions for local issues.
For volunteering opportunities  in the Castle Point area:

Essex Connects

Home of social prescribing in Essex. If you are looking to connect with others for social reasons, advice, support, or to volunteer then Essex connects into the heart of local communities.
Visit their website for more information.


A service to those who want to maintain their independence. Providing both a Monitoring and Response service enabling residents to live independently in their own home safe in the knowledge that someone will be onsite quickly to help. Customers of all ages can benefit from the service for short term needs or ongoing care, giving them and their loved ones a service they can rely on and peace of mind. Visit their website for more information.

Beacon House

Beacon House Ministries is a Christian charity that was established to help homeless people, those in insecure accommodation and those at high risk of homelessness. Beacon House offers a wide range of support services, providing a necessary and vital lifeline to these vulnerable individuals. Visit their website for more information.

Community travel

Community Travel is here to help you and members of your family get out and about and make the most of this lovely part of Essex. You will need to become a member to use the service and there is a charge. For more information call: 01371 875787 or 01799 519008 or 01245 279052 or visit their website.

Community Safety Partnership

Essex has 12 Community Safety Partnerships that work closely together to reduce antisocial behaviour, crime and the fear of crime. The county-wide Safer Essex Partnership tackles the issues of crime, disorder, drugs and alcohol in Essex. Keeping Essex Safe also provides information about what is being done to keep your community a safe place to live.

Frontline website and app 

‘Frontline’ is a website and app where you can search and identify local health and wellbeing support services – all in one place.  You can also make a self-referral, meaning you get the support you need more quickly, without waiting to see your doctor.  Over 140 services are listed and these include:

  • Foodbanks
  • Benefit and housing advice services
  • Drug and alcohol services
  • Befriending
  • Carer support
  • Family support
  • Local transport help
  • Patient support groups
  • Independent living services.

Currently, Frontline covers Harlow, Epping Forest and Uttlesford districts. Visit the following for your area:
Epping Forest:

Livewell Partners