Elderly Care

Colne Stroke Group

The Colne Stroke Group is a friendly support group that welcomes stroke survivors living in and around the Colchester area.

The group provides communication support in one to one and small group settings, social support, a conversation group and gentle exercise for stroke survivors. A warm welcome awaits carers, family members and friends also. Location: Orchard Baptist Church, 23 Blackheath, Mersea Road, Colchester. The group meets weekly, every Monday 10:00-12:00

Telephone: (Contact Elaine Rogers or Lyn Holman) 01206 548551

Email: mail@colnestrokegroup.org.uk

Family Support Brightlingsea

Serves Brightlingsea, Alresford, Frating, Great Bentley and Thorrington providing information, lunch clubs and trips out.

Telephone: 01206 305552

Email: theautumncentre@hotmail.co.uk

Helpline Plus

Helpline Plus provide advice, reassurance and assistance to help customers maintain their independence.

Website:  www.helplineplus.co.uk

Age Concern

Age Concern are a local independent charitable company limited by guarantee providing services and support for older people.

Telephone: 01206 368420

Website: www.ageconcerncolchester.org.uk

Email: enquiries@ageconcerncolchester.org.uk

Royal Voluntary Service Essex

Royal Voluntary Service in Essex help older people maintain their independence and stay involved in the local community.

Telephone: 01708 854246

Website: www.royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk

Email: essexhub@royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk

Age UK Essex

Age UK is the country’s largest charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life. We believe in a world where everyone can love later life and we work every day to achieve this.

Telephone: 0800 169 2081

Website: www.ageuk.org.uk

Family Support Clacton

Family support offers a variety of services and activities to help older people and their families and carers live with independence, choice and control. The service includes support for dementia and short term memory loss, showering, gentle exercise programme, carers’ support and respite, leisure activities and transport.

Telephone: 01255 432132 or 01255 430960

Email: valerie@familysupport.f2s.com


Helping Hands

Helping Hands is a community transport project taking elderly and disabled people to medical appointments;

Website: www.volunteercentretendring.org.uk


Scrivens provides free hearing checks.

Website: www.scrivens.com

Tendring Community Transport (TCT)

TCT is a well established and accomplished Community Transport scheme, that provides wheelchair accessible, door-to-door transport, for people of all ages who find it difficult or impossible to access conventional public transport.

Telephone: 01255 436 962

Website: www.dial-a-ride.org

Silver Line

Free phone support for older people, 24 hours a day.

Telephone: 0800 4708 090

Website: www.thesilverline.org.uk