Tendring Space to Gather-CANCELLED

Unfortunately our Space to Gather in Tendring is cancelled this month (14/09/23). Our next date is the 9th of November. Please join us from the comfort of your home instead on Monday 4th of September. (full details below)

Alternatively if you would like a chat with us or are seeking support about a specific area, do give us a call on 01255 554 029 or you can email info@essexcarersnetwork.co.uk.

Join us on Monday 4th of September in the comfort of your home for our virtual ‘Space to Gather’.
Grab a cuppa or your favorite tipple and join us for a chat, information sharing, or share your lived experience (if you wish) with other family carers who care for someone with a learning disability which may include autism.

Monday 4th of September at 6.30 pm to 8 pm.

Use the link below to join the zoom meeting, no booking is required.

Meeting ID: 694 448 8207
Passcode: ECN1

Future dates:

West Essex Space to Gather

Join us on Wednesday 13th September 10.30am-12noon – at ECL Harlow Day Centre, Pyenest Road, Harlow, Essex, CM19 4LU.

We will have the Carers Lead from Princess Alexandra Hospital talking about the brand new pilot scheme ‘Carers Passport’.
They have developed a family carers passport to ensure that family carers are recognised for the contribution they make to help support their loved ones whilst staying in hospital.

They recognise that when a friend or loved one is dependent on the care provided to them at home, on admission to hospital, they understand that there maybe concerns.

The new scheme will support carers by:

✅ Enabling staff to share details of care plans

✅Concessions such as discounted parking and refreshments in the Alexandra Restaurant

✅Unrestricted visiting times when appropriate

and lots more.

The Carers Lead will talk about this new service, how it works and how to access it.

We will also have a member of the Learning Disability Specialist Health Services who will be talking about the West Essex team, what their role is and how you can access the service.

Future dates for the West are:

Wednesday 15th November at ECL Harlow Day Centre, Pyenest Road,Harlow,Essex. CM19 4LU. Time: 10.30am to 12 noon.

Craft & Natter Group

Our next Craft & Natter Group is on Tuesday 19th of September 2023 from 6.30 pm – 9 pm.
Our craft group is currently full, however if you would like to join us, we can add you to the waiting list. Email us your contact details. (Booking is essential)

We are really keen to host meetings in other areas in Essex too, if you would like us to do something in your town or village please get in touch, if you know of any suitable venues that would be really helpful too. Email: info@essexcarersnetwork.co.uk or call: 01255 554029 or text: 07360690839

Space to Gather-Chelmsford

We looking forward to seeing you at our next meeting in Chelmsford on Tuesday 26th of September at 10 am to 12 pm at Coffee Central, Central Baptist Church, Victoria Road South, Chelmsford, Essex. CM1 1LN.

Future dates:

Come and say 'Hello'

On Wednesday 27th of September Essex Carers Network will have a stand at the Aspiration Pneumonia Prevention Event at the Jobserve Community Stadium, United Way,Colchester.CO4 5UP.

This fully funded event aims to look at how we can identify those at risk of
Aspiration Pneumonia and put prevention measures in place. Event includes:
• speakers from various health disciplines with both clinical and practical advice
• opportunity to gain some certified training
• all attendees will receive a certificate of attendance
• Marketplace with professionals and company reps during breaks
• a choice of workshops to attend on specific issues linked with Aspiration
Pneumonia, please book on form overleaf
This is essentially an event for adult social care providers, but we do have several
places for other professionals and for family/informal carers

If you are attending, do come and say hello at our stand.

To find out more and book your place, use the link below.

If you have any further questions, or you are unable to complete the PDF form, email Jenny Peckham Jenny.peckham@essex.gov.uk to reserve a place.

Deadline is the 7th September.


On the 9th of October we will be launching our Space to Gather in the South of Essex in Billericay. Join us for a cuppa, and a chance to meet other family carers at Hamelin Trust, 19 Radford Crescent, Billericay. CM12 0DU.
Time 10.30am to 12pm.

On the 31st of October we will be in Colchester in the Esther Room, at Kingsland Church, 86 London Road, Colchester. C03 9DW. Time 6.45pm to 9pm

We look forward to seeing you at one of our Space to Gathers.