RRAVS Community Directory

The links below give information about the services and support that RRAVS members provide. Please click on the topics to find out what services they can help you with.


Providing support for people who look after a relative or friend who could not manage without their support.

South Essex Advocacy Services is an independent charity that advocates on behalf of adults experiencing financial and/or, social difficulties. The advocates help such adults who may benefit from someone to support them and to ensure their voice is heard.

A not-for-profit organisation providing a door to door transport service to the residents of Rochford District and Castle Point Borough.  The service enables people to take part in activities that they would otherwise struggle to travel to, and therefore reduces exclusion and isolation of vulnerable...


Safe and friendly group for anyone suffering with worry, low mood or other mental health difficulties.


Futures in Mindservice for people who are looking for support with recovery from mental health problems and/or substance and alcohol misuse.


For those feeling low or anxious about finding a job Heads Up are supporting you back into work or training.  


For people working in health and social care affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.


Whatever you're going through, a Samaritans will face it with you, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.


Mental Health Support across the Rochford District.


A place for men from all walks of life to meet and socialise.

A local charity that operates a community facility providing lunch, teas, coffees and activities. It is staffed by volunteers and provides transport which can be arranged through the centre for Rayleigh, Hockley, Hawkwell and Rochford.  Opens 5 days a week Monday - Friday (excluding bank holidays). ...


Home style cooked meals consisting of a main meal & desert – cost £3.50 Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays – 10.30 am to 3.00 pm.  If you require transport and live in the Rayleigh area a pick-up and drop-off service is provided for a small charge of £2.50.  If you are interested in coming please ca...

National Charity for elderly and terminally ill people and their pets (inc dog walking).

The Harbour Club promotes social inclusion for older adults with dementia.  The service is person centred and user led, they provide a service from Mondays -Thursdays, 9.45am -3.45pm.

Advice and support for people living with Multiple Sclerosis.

Provides support for families living in Essex with children aged between 0-25 years with any special need or disability. No formal diagnosis or professional referral is necessary to access SNAP services.

SAFE is a support group for individuals and families affected by Asperger Syndrome (AS) and High Functioning Autism (HFA) in Essex, including the unitaries of Southend and Thurrock.

Enhanced support for people living with dementia and their carers in the Rochford district.

The group make audio recordings of local news items and other matters of interest for those who are blind or sight impaired and who live in our area.  They are provided on USB memory sticks and portable listeners and special players can also be provided.

BASIS Promoting independence and reducing isolation within the community for visually impaired adults and their families in South Essex.

For adults and children who have lost loved ones through coronavirus.    

Cruse Bereavement is the leading national charity for bereaved people in. They offer support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies, and campaign to enhance society’s care of bereaved people.    

Provide advice and information on a wide range of issues affecting disabled people of any age.    

Childline is a counselling service for children and young people up to their 19th birthday in the United Kingdom provided by the NSPCC.    

Confidential helpline provides information and support to anyone concerned about harm, abuse or exploitation of an older person. This might include physical, financial, psychological, sexual or neglect.    

Help for women fleeing domestic abuse - the helpline can help find a refuge vacancy for you and your children; call for more information.  

Domestic Abuse Support Services

Help for people who have been victims of crime.

Free and confidential support of a non-medical nature who can help with:- Healthy living, quitting smoking, physical and mental wellbeing, independent living, mobility and equipment, home adaptations, safety and security, looking after someone, social inclusion, getting out and about, money worries.

Provides furniture and white goods at reduced/affordable prices and work with agencies to help those who are struggling with day to day living.

Community based arts service managed by Essex Partnership University NHS Foiundation Trust (EPUT) for people aged 16+ who have either experienced mental health problems or are a carer. Open Arts is a charitable service working across Essex to help people improve and maintain their mental health and...

Dementia advisors provide information, practical guidance and support to help people living with dementia and their family and carers, understand dementia, cope with day to day challenges and prepare for the future by connecting you with the right support.

XL-Mentoring is a partnership between the Megacentre Rayleigh and Christ Church Rayleigh providing 1-2-1 mentoring for young people aged 10-18 to help them realise their potential.

Free, independent and confidential advice from Local Citizens Advice Teams. Their energy advisers can help you with whatever is making it hard to afford your energy bills - advice and support with benefits/help with access to grants to improve the energy efficiency of your home/help switching energy...

Free, independent and confidential advice from Local Citizens Advice Teams. Text phone 03444 111 445 Help with Universal Credit Claims 0800 144 8444 Textphone 18001 0800 144 8444

The Citizens Advice Bureau has produced a free guide about the help that is available to working parents with school costs, meals, uniforms, transport and much more.

Supporting people an their unpaid carers who need help with their mental health and wellbeing. Offering Therapeutic gardening, recovery classes, employment training and social activities.

Rayleigh Town Museum has exhibitions, photographs, book library, archives and provides talks on a variety of historical topics. Access is via a lift

Community Agents Essex support older people and their informal carers by promoting health and independence, reducing social isolation, finding practical solutions to mobility issues and daily living.


A heritage group providing a tour of and information about the historical sites in Rochford.

Bar'N'Bus Charity working with children and young people.

Hamelin Trust are a charity who provide support for adults and children living with disability and their carers.

Day Centre providing two-course lunches and social interaction in Rochford.  

Provides services to women and children who have been experiencing domestic abuse.

Information and support for people with mental health issues.

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