Community Support

Community Support

Connect-WellConnect Well
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:

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
In the West of Essex, ‘Frontline’ is a website and app which lets you find and link to over 100 local support services – all in one place.  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

Please see the following websites for each area:
Epping Forest:
Uttlesford: (Read the Uttlesford Frontline Factsheet here.)






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