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Southend Carers is Virtually Open during the Cornavirus pandemic

Southend Carers is not open for visiting at the moment as the SAVS building is closed due to Coronavirus health and safety measures. However, we are still working and look forward to hearing from you!

We encourage you to email us at at this present time. You can also call us on 01702 393933 and leave a message on our answerphone, including your name and telephone number, and we will call you back. 

There is lots of information for unpaid carers and professionals on our website, including our Carers e-handbook, Carers worried about the impact of Coronavirus page plus we also post updates on ourFacebook page and Twitter page. 


Southend Carers is part of the Southend Carers Hub and has provided a range of support services for Carers in Southend-on-Sea since it was established in 2000.  We are now Lead Partner for the Southend Carers Consortium – a new partnership of several local charities, who have joined together to support the Southend Borough Council strategy plan in creating a one-stop-shop support service.

Our main aims are to ensure that Carers of all ages in Southend on Sea are:

  • able to live healthy lives as regards their emotional and physical well-being
  • able to alleviate the social isolation that many feel due to their caring role and responsibilities
  • provided with the latest accurate advice, support & information relating to their needs and the lives of their dependents

Being a family carer can often be very challenging - they are the invisible support army.  With so many possible demands being made on them - any time of day and through the night, it can be difficult to find a spare moment for them to think about or focus on their own emotional & physical needs; take a break or access respite from the demands of their caring role or just have in their lives someone they can to talk. 

Southend Carers Hub is a local one-stop-shop offering a range of practical and emotional support services to help carers living in Southend. 

Who to contact

Southend Carers
SAVS Centre, 29 - 31
Alexandra Street
Southend on Sea
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Contact Name
Richard Pettitt
Contact Position
Carers Support Coordinator

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When is it on

We are open:

Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm

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A carer is someone who provides unpaid care and support to a friend, relative or neighbour who is elderly or has a condition such as a disability, illness, mental health condition or a drug or alcohol problem.

Being a carer is not easy – but you are not alone and we are here to support you, if you would like to Register with us please use the link below.


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  •  Last user update: 22 Apr 2020
  •  Last admin update: 22 Jul 2020

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