Carers Support for Specific Condition

There are a large number of local support organisations for people living with specific conditions, illnesses or disability.  Please let us know about any group not listed and we will add it.  Send details to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

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AIDS/HIV

Terence Higgins Trust - for Essex carers project contact Jo Seakins 01245 356863, mobile 07919 055294 email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Alcohol

Al-Anon

Open Road

 

Alzheimer’s and other Dementia

Local groups:

Alzheimer’s Society Colchester

Alzheimer’s Society Tendring

Essex Dementia Care

A local carers story about caring for his wife

National sites and services:

Dementia Adventure

Admiral Nursing DIRECT - North Essex Admiral service Tel: 01376 302714. Address: Old Ivy Chimneys, Hatfield Road, Witham , Essex CM8 1EN

Horsesmouth - living well with dementia

Mental Health Foundation

 

Amputees

Leonard Cheshire Disability

 

Autism

Autism Anglia

SAFE (Supporting Asperger’s Families in Essex)

 

Blindness and Visual Impairement

Essex Blind Charity

Essex Deaf/Blind UK

Clacton Deaf/blind club email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Clacton Social Club for Blind and Partially Sighted.  Tel: 01255 435103

Look - Services for visually impaired children and their families and carers.

Tendring and District Talking Newspaper Association

RNIB

Rotary Blind Club (Dovercourt) Tel: 01255 502804

 

Brain Injury

Headway Essex

 

Cancer

Macmillan Cancer Support at Essex County Hospital Tel: 01206 744401

Macmillan Welfare Benefits Service: This is a specialist advice service for cancer patients, their families & carers which offers support with claiming benefits, maximising income and other related issues. Advice can be given by phone or by face-to-face appointment at a Macmillan outreach clinic or at the patient’s/carer’s home . Email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or telephone 0800 019 6065

NEE Cancer Services User Group – part of Cancer Network Essex

Clacton Bosom Pals

Colchester COPES - Gynae Cancer Support

Colchester Lymphoma Support Group

Colchester Head and Neck Support Group

Essex Urology Cancer Support Group

Gastro-Intestinal Cancer Support Group based in Colchester

NE Essex Laryngectomy group

Wivenhoe Bosom Pals

Search ALL Essex Cancer support groups

 

Continence

NHS continence service

 

COPD

COPD Team at Colchester General Hospital

 

Deafness

Essex Deaf/Blind UK

Royal Association for Deaf people (RAD)'s Toolkit for carers who are deaf.

 

Dementia

See under Alzheimer's and other dementia

 

Diabetes

Diabetes UK, Colchester and East Essex

Tendring Diabetes Forum 01206 286911 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Disability

Ask Vera – providing information for disabled people

Disability Essex

Disabled Living Foundation

ECDP Connects Service - A service run by and for disabled people in Essex

Essex Coalition of Disabled People

Families in Focus - supporting families of children with disabilities and special needs

Lynch Mob - Social Club for people with and without disabilities in Clacton 

Tendring Trust for the Disabled tel: 01206 230440

SCOPE in Colchester and Tendring

 

Drug Misuse

Open Road – Colchester

Families Anonymous

Adfam

NEEDAS - drug counselling Tel:  01206 287 251

 

Eating Disorders

COPE (Community Organisation for Problem Eating) Tel 01206 814812

 

Epilepsy

Epilepsy Action, Colchester

Epilepsy Tendring - Call 07733 147257

National Epilepsy Society

 

Head Injuries

Headway

 

Heart Disease

Take Heart Cardiac Support Group based in Colchester

NICE Guidance

 

Hepatitis

Essex Hepatitis C Support Group

 

Huntington’s Disease

Huntington’s Disease Association

 

Learning Disability

Essex Carers Network

Family Carers Network

Mencap Older Carers Project

Mencap Shared Care - a respite scheme that uses volunteers.  Tel: 01376 519450

Acorn Village Tel: 01206 394124

 

Liver Disease

Essex Liver Support Group

 

ME

Colchester MESH (Colchester and Tendring)

Action for ME - Guidance for Carers

NICE Guidance

 

Mental Health

MIND (Colchester and Tendring)

Rethink (Colchester and Tendring)

Tendring Mental Health Support

Counselling Directory

 

Motor Neurone Disease

Motor Neurone Disease Association

 

MS

Colchester and District MS Society - Telephone: 01206 382 563

MS Clacton - Telephone: 01255 815730

 

Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson’s Disease Society Colchester

Parkinson’s Disease Society Tendring

 

Stroke

Tendring Specialist Stroke Service

Colchester Communication Support Service

Colchester Headway (Colchester and Tendring) includes support for carers of people who have suffered a stroke

NICE Quality Standard for Stroke

National Stroke Strategy. This national strategy is intended to provide a quality framework to secure improvements to stroke services, to provide guidance and support to commissioners and strategic health authorities and social care, and inform the expectations of patients and their families by providing a guide  to high quality health/social care services.

 

Stoma

North Essex Stoma Support Tel:(01206) 540449

 
 

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