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Southend-on-Sea City Council has a wealth of information for those struggling with the cost of living crisis and you may be eligible for financial support from them. Please click on the link to be directed to their Cost of Living Support web page.
You can also look to see if you can get help from your energy supplier by following the link to the Ofgem website - Priority Services Register
Warm Hubs or Warm Spaces are places within the local community where people can be assured of finding a safe, warm and friendly environment in which to enjoy refreshments, social activity, information and advice and the company of other people.
Tuesday and Thursday 10 am to 4 pm. Newspapers and books will be provided as well as free tea and coffee for guests and they hope to have advice leaflets available.
Friday 9.30 am to 11.45 am in the Lady Chapel. Hot drinks and biscuits provided.
If you are having financial difficulties then Southend-on-Sea City Council website offers information on discounts, exemptions and reliefs. Click on the links here to find out more
If you're worried about your mental health or are concerned for someone you know, help is available.
If you're a child or young person and you're worried about how you feel or about someone you know, help is available for you too, tailored to you.
Here are a number of organisations that are used to speaking to people with similar concerns. It's always good to talk, so if you think you might benefit from some friendly advice, then do have a look at their websites by clicking on the links below:
We do not usually inform your parents, teachers, or anyone else if you contact the school nurse. We might inform someone if we were concerned about your safety, but we would normally speak to you first.
Messages are charged at your normal rate.
We are here to help children, young people and families affected by Covid-19 from Black and Asian communities
If you have been affected by the pandemic, worried about covid, concerned about school, lost a loved one and need someone to talk to, you can contact one of our specialist support advisors to talk about it.
If you’re not sure if we can help, it’s okay to give us a call for free on 0800 1512 605 or talk to us on our webchat. You can tell us about yourself and, if we can’t help you, we’ll find someone who can. Our staff can talk to you in English, Urdu or Hindi.
You can call us or use our Helpline between Monday and Friday 1pm – 8pm.
We can usually help if:
We won’t judge you or blame you, whatever you are going through.
You are not alone. Talk to someone you trust. Sharing a problem is often a good first step to feeling better.
This is a free website provided by the Department for Work and Pensions. The aim is to help older workers with financial planning, health guidance and to assess what their skills mean for their careers and futures. The support is aimed at those between 45 and 65 but you can use it at any age.