Your Say: Adult Social Care Southend

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Southend Borough Council is working with residents to co-produce three 5 year Adult Social Care Strategies. There is a strategy for each of these groups:

1. All Age Carers - people who care for others in an unpaid role, often family members. We are also working with a group of young carers so their views are heard. You can download all the information about carers in Southend in the presentation here.

2. Working Age Adults - people who might have a disability, a learning disability or mental health needs. You can download all the information about working age adults in Southend in the presentation here.

3. Older Adults aged 65 years and over - people who might need help to live independently or be in supported housing. You can download all the information about older adults in Southend in the presentation here.

We'd love you to join the conversation with us. You can explore the different stories based on real experiences and share your thoughts in the 'Stories' tab below.

If you have your own ideas about how adult social care can support local people to live fulfilling lives, please share them with us on the 'Ideas' tab below.

We are also hoping to have ongoing conversations about social care in Southend-on-Sea. We will use the 'Forum' tab for this so drop by and join the conversation.




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If you have any questions, need any assistance taking part or would like to receive an alternative version of the content e.g. on paper, or to feedback another way please email:


To read about how the Council handles your data please visit our Privacy notice: Southend-on-Sea Borough Council Privacy Notice(External link)(External link).

Illustration of neighbours in a brick building waving and smiling to each other through their windows


Southend Borough Council is working with residents to co-produce three 5 year Adult Social Care Strategies. There is a strategy for each of these groups:

1. All Age Carers - people who care for others in an unpaid role, often family members. We are also working with a group of young carers so their views are heard. You can download all the information about carers in Southend in the presentation here.

2. Working Age Adults - people who might have a disability, a learning disability or mental health needs. You can download all the information about working age adults in Southend in the presentation here.

3. Older Adults aged 65 years and over - people who might need help to live independently or be in supported housing. You can download all the information about older adults in Southend in the presentation here.

We'd love you to join the conversation with us. You can explore the different stories based on real experiences and share your thoughts in the 'Stories' tab below.

If you have your own ideas about how adult social care can support local people to live fulfilling lives, please share them with us on the 'Ideas' tab below.

We are also hoping to have ongoing conversations about social care in Southend-on-Sea. We will use the 'Forum' tab for this so drop by and join the conversation.




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If you have any questions, need any assistance taking part or would like to receive an alternative version of the content e.g. on paper, or to feedback another way please email:


To read about how the Council handles your data please visit our Privacy notice: Southend-on-Sea Borough Council Privacy Notice(External link)(External link).

  • Older Adults Strategy

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    Are you:

    • Over the age of 65 and living in Southend?
    • Are you or someone close to you living in a residential care home?
    • Have you had any adaptions made to your home or used the equipment service?
    • Do you receive a direct payment?
    • Do you have help at home?
    • Have you had help in your home to get your independence back?
    • Have you got an interest in adult social care in Southend?
    • Do you attend a day service?


    If any of the above apply to you please join the conversation and share your ideas and responses to different stories.

    Together we want to think about how we plan services over the next five years so people can live their lives in the way they want to.



  • Working Age Adults Strategy

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    Are you:

    • Between the ages of 18 and 65?
    • Living in Southend with a mental health problem, learning disability or physical disability?
    • Are you living in a residential care home?
    • Are you living in a supported living scheme?
    • Do you receive a direct payment?
    • Do you have help at home so you can stay in your home?


    • Have you had any help at home to help your recovery?
    • Have you got an interest in adult social care in Southend?
    • Do you attend a day service?


    If any of the above apply to you please join the conversation and share your ideas. Together we want to think about how we plan services over the next five years so people can live their lives in the way they want to.

  • Carers Strategy

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    Are you:
    Caring (unpaid) for a friend or family member who can’t cope without your support?
    The person you are caring for may have a: lifetime condition, illness, disability, serious injury, mental health condition, addiction or problem relating to old age.



    If this applies to you please join the conversation and share your ideas. Together we want to think about how we plan services over the next five years so people can live their lives in the way they want to.

  • Young Carers Strategy

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    A young carer is someone aged under 18 who helps to look after or support a family member who has a disability, illness, mental health condition, or an addiction to drugs and/ or alcohol. This is likely to be one of your parents or a brother or sister but can be other family members who may live with you, such as a grandparent.

    You may do jobs in and around the home that your friends do not do, such as:
    • Cooking for the family
    • Food shopping for the family
    • Cleaning the family home
    • Or helping someone move around the home.
    • Any other tasks that an adult would usually do
    You may also give lots of help to a brother or sister who is disabled or has long term health conditions.

    Some young carers may not do any of these jobs but may provide emotional support to a parent who is.


    If this is your experience we'd love to hear from you. Please join the conversation and share your ideas. We want to think together about how we plan services over the next five years so people can live their lives in the way they want to.